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Friday August 12, 2005 3:18 pm
NTT DoCoMo Cell Phone Will Slow Down Fast Talkers
This should come as great news for everyone with an auctioneer in the family: Japanese cell phone maker NTT DoCoMo is preparing to release a new cell phone that allows the user to slow down the speech of incoming callers to nearly half their original speed. The system will activate with the touch of button and will digitally stretch the incoming audio. There is also an automated limit to the slow-down that kicks the audio back to normal to avoid conversational overlapping.
Here’s hoping that the slowed audio sounds better than a similar feature on iPods that allows the slowing of audiobooks. In a recent experiment with my iPod, the audio stretcher, despite not having to deal with real-time speech, made my Harry Potter reader sound like he was getting smacked by a digital hammer in order to get him to slow down.
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