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Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations

Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations

It feels almost like a scene straight out of a spy movie or crime procedural show. You only have a video a of man talking with his back to the camera. No audio to tell you clearly what he's saying and there are no lips to read to give you a clue. But by observing just the movement of the leaves of a plant nearby, you are able to reconstruct what the man is saying, stop his evil plot, defeat the bad guy, and save the day.

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Microsoft sues Samsung: Pay your Android dues

Microsoft sues Samsung: Pay your Android dues

Samsung could find itself in court again, after Microsoft announced it would sue the South Korean company in the US over unpaid late fees due on tardy smartphone royalties. According to Microsoft, Samsung has flouted the patent deal it agreed to in late 2011, which sees it hand over a fee based on every Android device it sells, and giving the Nokia Devices and Services acquisition as its justification.

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White Xbox One release official with Sunset Overdrive

White Xbox One release official with Sunset Overdrive

This week the folks at Insomniac Games and Microsoft are bringing the heat with some low-key news on the next bundle for the Xbox One. It’ll be a White edition, a version of the console only previously released to employees. This version will be branded with Sunset Overdrive fare and will have the game included in the box as well.

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You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and while the preview is intended to be used by developers to get their apps up to speed with the new version, it's also available to anyone who wants to get a taste of what's coming. The new version began showing up on devices registered to Microsoft's App Studio program today, the same route by which the company gave pre-final access to Windows Phone 8.1 itself back in April.

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Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Jealous of the game-themed special editions for the PlayStation 4 coming out of Japan but are more of an Xbox fan? Be jealous no longer as the Xbox One will soon be getting its due. French retailer Micromania.fr's short-lived listing just confirmed leaks that the fabled white Xbox One will really soon be available in players' hands, together with a copy of the upcoming Sunset Overdrive game.

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Surface Pro 3 arrives with Intel i3 and i7 cores

Surface Pro 3 arrives with Intel i3 and i7 cores

The return of the Surface Pro means heftier processors and more refined hardware around the edges, and this week new store availability. Both the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i7 versions of the Surface Pro 3 will become available immediately if not soon in the United States and Canada. This week’s release will appear at Best Buy, Tiger Direct, Staples, and a variety of other major brand stores.

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