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Toshiba's newest hire (of sorts) is called Aiko Chihara -- and she's manning a reception desk at the company's booth at CEATEC 2014 in Japan. Oh, and she's silcone-coated robot. Interaction isn't in her repertoire just yet -- a Toshiba spokesman said that it was certainly a possibility in the futu...

October 7th 2014 at 8:38am 0 Comments
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If you're fluent in American Sign Language, congratulations: you know one more language than most of the people reading this post. The rest of us? A solution to our communicative failures is on the way. A company called MotionSavvy is building a Leap Motion-equipped tablet case that can actively i...

May 17th 2014 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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Marlee Signs is a sign language learning app for the iPhone that introduces you to the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). It is a joint project between MEDL Mobile and well-known deaf actress Marlee Matlin, who provides the sign language lessons for the app. Rather than just static diagr...

November 5th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Sign language pocket tools aren't all that uncommon, but Krown's latest just exemplifies utility. This relatively low-fi device can reportedly display "short video clips showing how to sign any of 4,500 stored words in US sign language." Unfortunately, there's not a lot of details beyond that right...

January 12th 2008 at 2:05pm 0 Comments