Eavesdropping By Watching A Lightbulb

Researchers at Ben Gurion University have demonstrated that sound in a room can be reproduced by watching a lightbulb in that room, from up to 82ft away. The technology, named Lamphone, detects vibrations on the light bulb caused by the sound in the room and process these vibrations to recreate the sound. The resultant audio is good enough for Shazam to recognise a song that was played in the room.

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The annual Stack Overflow Developer survey has been released. Poor old VBA is still top of the pile as the most dreaded programming languages :-) Thoughtworks also released the latest version of their technology radar, which is a great resource in seeing which techniques, tools, platforms and languages that are gaining traction with the tech landscape.


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