The computer can then respond through the device using a bone conduction speaker that plays sound into the ear without the need for an earphone to be inserted, leaving the wearer free to hear the rest of the world at the same time. The idea is to create a outwardly silent computer interface that only the wearer of the AlterEgo device can speak to and hear. … [Read more...] about Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice
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“So far, quite a lot of money has been spent, but with little effect. We need to rely on public consultations and identify specific needs, rather than find them in the imagination of politicians,” said the Romanian EU official Ciprian Necula, who helped organise a pre-election debate over the weekend with candidates from seven different Romanian parties that focused exclusively on Roma issues. … [Read more...] about No voice, no future? Roma ignored as Europe goes to polls
This 9 May marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, elevated under Putin to the country’s most important holiday. Russia holds a military parade on Red Square with with soldiers, tanks and intercontinental ballistic missiles and sees hundreds of thousands march with pictures of their relatives in a new tradition called the Immortal Regiment. … [Read more...] about Russia defies calls to halt Victory Day parade rehearsals
Top talent: Jack was enlisted as a dialect coach in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which ie is pictured acting in with Harrison Ford) and went on to work on its sequel subtitled The Last Jedi … [Read more...] about ‘I will miss him greatly’: A shattered Chris Hemsworth mourns his dear friend who died from coronavirus complications aged 76 as his wife was in quarantine in Australia
Robert Lindsay (The Trial of Tony Blair, 2007) By far the most on-the-nose example of a screen Blair fulfilling the wishes of those who want Tony banged up for war crimes, this TV movie has him pegged as a pompous berk whose complacency is never quite punctured by the visions he keeps witnessing of dead Iraqis. Lindsay, who earlier played Blair in 2005’s “whoops, there go David Blunkett’s trousers” TV romp A Very Social Secretary, is the best thing about this. An awkward mix of righteous fury and light comedy, he’s very funny in the scenes where Blair is a smooth sitcom schemer, then slyly makes it clear that any real human guilt his Blair feels is secondary to his annoyance at the tarnishing of his legacy. … [Read more...] about The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?