Technology
Some of the entrepreneurs at UpWest Labs. Photo by Maki Oshiro.

Vivotext puts expression into computerized voices

Invented by a renowned pianist this Israeli technology can add and adjust expressiveness to computerized voices, making them sound happy, sad, angry, calm – just like the real thing. Gershon Silbert used his experience as a pianist to create natural …

Mind-controlled computing for the disabled

A new Israeli-developed tool enables the disabled to send emails by thought alone, and could revolutionize the world of mind-controlled computing. Photo by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University Ben-Gurion University of the Negev students Uri Usami, Ariel Rosen and Ofir Tam …

Israel: Communication satellite superpower

Spacecom’s rapidly growing satellite fleet provides communication capabilities for many of the world’s highest-demand markets. An artist’s rendering of the AMOS-4 satellite, the fifth communications satellite set to be launched by Israel’s Spacecom, sometime next year. Many people are surprised …

Don’t worry, roam happy

Congratulations go to Onavo, an Israeli startup that just received two awards at the Next Web Startup Rally in Amsterdam last week: the “public’s choice” and “best mobile company” prizes. Onavo makes a simple iPhone app that compresses the data …

AKOL – using the cloud to feed the developing world

Learning how to cope with drought and raise productive cows is now just a click away, thanks to a kibbutz-based company’s cloud-based software supported by IBM. Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90 AKOL gives low-income farmers the ability to get top-level information …

Get mobile with a touch free cellphone

Get mobile with a touch free cellphone

Forget pressing, tapping and keystrokes, Israel’s Extreme Reality lets you use your mobile phones with just a flick of the hand. Thumb fatigue and remote controls will be a thing of the past once phones are equipped with totally touch-free …

Will Snaptu survive Facebook?

Israeli feature phone app provider Snaptu was snapped up by the social media giant for millions. But some pundits fear it could face oblivion. Snaptu brings smart phone applications like Facebook, Twitter and AccuWeather to usual mobile phones. Mobile apps …