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Terrifying Robot Mouth Teaches Pronunciation, How to Choose a Typeface

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • We promise this is not a creepy sex toy. In fact, this moaning rubber mouth is an aid for the hearing impaired, specifically designed to help them improve their vocal articulations. Engineers at Japan's Kagawa University developed the disembodied, robotic kisser by marrying an air pump, artificial vocal chords, a resonance tube, a nasal cavity and a microphone. The bot records and analyzes users' speech patterns, and then gives them feedback for adjusting their pronunciation. The terrifying, can't-miss video is here. [From: PopSci]
  • Graphic design student Julian Hansen put together this handy chart as a way to help you pick a typeface for any given project. When we say "handy," we mean "obsessively circuitous," and when we say "chart," we mean "infographic that actually relays useful data." But you get the idea. [From: Inspiration Lab]
  • You may have heard that Gizmodo recently stumbled upon the ultimate device -- sure to ignite wars, tear apart families and revolutionize the way we consume media. No, we don't mean the iPhone 4G. The crack Giz team somehow located this Bob Evans Sausage Gravy Machine. Once we get our hands on one, your devoted Switched staff will retire to laying supine with our mouths agape under the generous spout of this glorious gadget from the heavens. [From: Gizmodo]
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