1. A new gadget, the AUDIO SPOTLIGHT, will be able
The system works by beaming high-frequency ultrasound through the air. The beam is distorted by a computer back into audible sound before the target ears are reached.
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2. On the Subject of Autism
3. Then there’s’ hearing
what you don’t want to hear
I have done a certain
amount of living but this was a new one on me. Of
course I quickly realised that some gentleman in a cubicle behind me,
was using his mobile phone while he was in the 'bathroom'
(There is a suite
of offices across the way from us, and there are always businessmen
in suits striding in and out of there; some of them don’t stop working
for anything). It
was all going rather well, too, until he had to take down a number.
All he could say was, ‘I don’t have a pen right now. Can I call you
in a couple of minutes?.’ Which is what he could have said in the first
In the toilet in
a certain Italian restaurant (in Toronto) you get an Italian lesson
over the sound system while you do what you have to do. You walk in
and a mellifluous voice says: "Bongiorno. Good morning.
Come stai? How are you? Hai mangiato
bene quest’oggi? Have you dined well today?" And when you
have finished it says, "Grazie!".
Enough of that, let’s get back to something romantic
The king penguin
can call to his mate - and she hears him, over howling winds and above
thousands of competing messages - there are about 40,000 penguins in