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January 19, 2004

Takara Releases Memory Tool

Toy maker Takara, in conjunction with mobile content developer Index, has developed a handheld device that helps users memorize information. The first software package made available for the device is a game-like program that helps students memorize English vocabulary for university entrance exams. It takes the form of a multiple-choice quiz with pictures and sound. The program's Artificial Intelligence analyzes answers in real time to adjust the rate and difficulty of questions. Users can also set a deadline for completing a set of vocabulary, which the program uses to create a study schedule. The device is set to go on sale this autumn. The two manufacturers teamed up in the recent past to bring you the dog translation tool Bowlingual, which Index recently made available for mobile phones.

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