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TigerDirect TV: Tech Update 139

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Science Attempts to Decode Barks Linguisticly

Bark AnalysisScientists at a Budapest University have made great strides in utilizing computer technology to convert dog barks into a language. The emotional reactions of 14 dogs are being tracked in order to distinguish the various acoustic samples obtained from the dog.

50% of the time, the computer and interpret it’s intent. Barking is a tool of communication between man and dog. In different situations, barking varies to convey specific meanings.

Russia to Complete Cold War Era GPS Style Satellite Positioning System

GPSRussia may start getting into the global positioning system business.

As it turns out, Russians have been pretty satellite savvy for years. While the United States was heading for the moon, the former U.S.S.R. was launching global positioning satellites similar to the ones the Western World has been using for GPS readings for years.