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(Cosmiverse)   New cell phones can read your lips   ( divider line
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3615 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Apr 2002 at 12:24 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-05 12:25:02 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

No New Taxes.
2002-04-05 12:25:53 AM  
It's Butters!
2002-04-05 12:25:56 AM  
More technological crap people don't need.
2002-04-05 12:26:39 AM  
i have a computer.
2002-04-05 12:27:25 AM  
More technological crap people don't need.

Yeah, those people that can't use their vocal chords for whatever reason REALLY don't need something like this.
2002-04-05 12:29:16 AM  
2002-04-05 12:29:33 AM  
Um, no. Lip reading is hard, even for computers.

And what the fark is htat pic there for? It's a PCMCIA wireless card. Has nothing to do with the article.

So some assclown takes a bunch of super-hype marketing fluff peices and exercises the cut and paste keys and calls it news... Oh, wait, it's Cosmiverse. Never mind. Nothing to see here. Move along.
2002-04-05 12:29:36 AM  
"...New cell phones can read your lips..."

mmmm... high-tech panties.
2002-04-05 12:29:39 AM  
opps forgot
</bad joke>
2002-04-05 12:30:53 AM  
Contact sensor? I don't want to see folks frenching their phones. I surrender!
2002-04-05 12:31:07 AM  
DoCoMo rocks.
2002-04-05 12:37:13 AM  
Wake me up when it can read my ass!
2002-04-05 12:41:19 AM  
: Insert Obligatory Cosmiverse/Fark Comment Here :
2002-04-05 12:47:02 AM  
Its Butters!
2002-04-05 12:52:13 AM  
blabbing in public is half the fun
2002-04-05 01:00:52 AM  
I wonder what words will be dechiphered from farting into the "touch sensor".
2002-04-05 01:35:15 AM  
Wow! This is the first time I've been here and I must say that this Drew Cosmiverse's is way wicked mega cool!!!
2002-04-05 01:40:11 AM  
But can they cradle da balls?
2002-04-05 01:45:42 AM  
"The signals are then converted into spoken words by a speech synthesizer..."

There's something genuinely entertaining about a world where everyone sounds like Stephen Hawking on the phone.
2002-04-05 03:56:24 AM  
I dunno about you all, but every time I read an article on, I am more skeptical than the previous one. Seriously now folks - a "factual scientific news/facts website" whose tagline is "Join Cosmiverse ... and win $25,000!" makes me think their heads are having identity crises with their asses. Really, now!! REALLY!!! A lip-reading phone? The photo looks faked, in fact, it looks like someone took a PCMCIA 56K modem card and glued some shiat onto it and then Photoshopped the Judaism out of it 50 times over.

-he who stacks pork
2002-04-05 04:52:07 AM  
I'd like to stick one in a porn actress's crotch and see what it concludes.
2002-04-05 06:31:19 AM  
Let me know when it can suck my [image from too old to be available].
2002-04-05 06:53:37 AM  
It's Butters
2002-04-05 07:13:05 AM  

READ my lips, phone!

Pizza and beer!

2002-04-05 07:25:21 AM  
I think paul harvey mentioned this earlier this week. I thought it was his Athiemzers kicking in.
good day!
2002-04-05 07:25:42 AM  
Damn it, I submitted this link the other day, but not from Cosmiverse. My title was better, noting that this is a stupid invention. Unless as Quick1 noted in cases where someone is physically unable to speak, then I guess this would be useful.
2002-04-05 09:43:46 AM  
Might as well claim the phone will read your mind. The technology for that works about as well as machine lip-reading.
2002-04-05 09:54:25 AM  

If they can't use their vocal cords, how would they be able to use the phone?
2002-04-05 09:57:46 AM  
my bad, wasn't thinking.
2002-04-05 09:58:28 AM  
Until I can subvocalize and have an invisible "cell phone" in one ear like Ender, it's all crap.
2002-04-05 10:09:03 AM  
Yep. The HAL 9000 had this feature as well.

2002-04-05 10:38:23 AM  
WTF?! I submitted the exact same article 2 days ago!
2002-04-05 11:43:30 AM  
Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL?

HAL: I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.

Dave Bowman: Where the hell'd you get that idea, HAL?

HAL: Dave, although you took thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
2002-04-05 12:22:51 PM  
I submitted this article a few days ago too. but since it wasn't from ye almighty Cosmiverse, no dice.

I wondering if you can trick the phone though. What happens if you mouth "I wanna vacuum" into the phone?

does the person on the other end get told "I wanna fark you"?
2002-04-05 01:00:16 PM  
Wintermute: exactly what popped into my mind.
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