Tag Archives: Roselle Chen

08Nov/17

Snapchat owner’s shares plunge

Snap’s shares tumbled after it disappointed with revenue and user growth. But the stock recovered slightly after Snap said China’s Tencent holds 12 pct stake. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Big U.S. retailers tap brakes on orders

U.S. department stores are ordering less this holiday season to keep their inventory costs down. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

06Mar/17

Pendant device turns your voice into text

Ukrainian programmers have developed a device in the shape of a pendant that can record your voice and transcribe it into a text file. Roselle Chen reports.

LVIV, UKRAINE / VARIOUS LOCATIONS, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / SENSTONE INC) – This little pendant packs a lot of punch by making it possible to convert your ideas into text.

Senstone was devised by programmers in the Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Kiev and transforms the user’s voice into notes stored on their phone or tablet.

SENSTONE INC CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, NAZAR FEDORCHUK,

“It’s relatively small. It records your voice once you tap it and converts it into text notes. The good thing about it – it can work anywhere, you can do it on the go while walking, driving, hiking, when your hands are busy or in any other situation.”

SENSTONE DESIGNER, YURIY KYRYLIV,

“Senstone is a sort of alien’s stone which records your thoughts and saves the moment when an idea comes to you and you have a short amount of time to write it down.”

Users press a button, and a series of tiny LEDs flash to indicate that recording is taking place.

Pressing the button again stops the recording.

An app on the user’s phone will sync with the Senstone automatically via Bluetooth.

The sound files are downloaded and speech is automatically transcribed.

The device recognizes twelve languages, including Ukrainian and English.

A Kickstarter campaign that ran to the end of February easily raised the required $50,000 (USD) funding.

06Jan/17

Robots, fertility trackers and porn come to CES

Las Vegas crowds are dazzled as the latest innovations are showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

10Dec/16

Tree pulp in mayo? Nanocellulose research gathers pace

Nanocellulose and lignin, derived from wood fibers, are on the verge of becoming available in larger commercial quantities, bringing the possibility of replacing a range of oil-based products with more environmental friendly alternatives. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

23Aug/16

Violent coral bleaching caught on camera

Rare video footage shows the violent act of coral bleaching, caused by high sea water temperatures forcing corals to expel the symbiotic algae they rely on for their food source. Roselle Chen reports.
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