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Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice chats

Add Facebook to the list of tech firms who've halted their audio transcriptions over privacy concerns. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that contractors...

Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice chats

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Facebook Has Been Paying Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Facebook Messenger Voice Chats (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told w...
05:13, 08/14/2019

Facebook paid people to listen to and transcribe your voice clips Facebook doesn’t need any more bad press, but here we go again. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company paid hundreds of contractors to transcribe audio snippets from your conversations within its services – without making it sufficiently cle...
09:39, 08/14/2019

Facebook paying to transcribe users' audio chats, report says Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio chats, said a report. The social network said it will stop the practice.       ...
17:13, 08/14/2019

Flaw in Facebook's Messenger Kids Exposed Children to Unauthorized Chats A technical error allowed children on a Facebook messaging app to interact with users who weren’t approved by their parents, the latest misstep that further mars the company’s record on privacy and security....
20:13, 07/23/2019

A new Facebook privacy flaw allowed thousands of children on Messenger Kids to enter group chats with strangers (FB) Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images Facebook's Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allowed for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users — including adults — who hadn't been preapproved by their parents, accord...
10:13, 07/23/2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
22:40, 08/13/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Audio of Its Users’ Conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was r...
02:26, 08/14/2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio of its users' conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.       ...
14:26, 08/14/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors To Listen, Transcribe Users' Talks: Report Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users' conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network's data collection......
05:39, 08/14/2019

How to mute annoying chats on WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Modern-day chat apps have allowed us to stay connected with our friends and family. But there are some pesky peo...
14:26, 07/25/2019

It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down Having trouble using Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instagram or WhatsApp this morning? That's no surprise to those who view DownDetector on a regular basis. The site shows that all four Facebook-owned apps are currently experiencing issues. The outage...
20:00, 07/03/2019

Facebook Messenger is getting end-to-end encryption and a desktop app Facebook Messenger is getting a number of long- and oft-requested features, the company unveiled in a (now-removed) blog post ahead of its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California. Facebook claims that 2019 will be a "transition year" f...
16:00, 05/02/2019

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp: The new updates you need to know about Facebook announced an overhaul of its main mobile app along with changes for Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.        ...
21:26, 05/01/2019

How to Respond to Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' Mess Facebook’s Messenger Kids app—the kind of app you put on your child’s device to ensure they can only talk to approved contacts—had a not-so-helpful bug that allowed strangers to interact with kids....
06:39, 07/23/2019

Facebook's Instant Games are leaving Messenger Facebook's Instant Games, casual games that you can play with friends, have never quite found a home since they were introduced in 2016. While serious gamers tend to overlook them, free-to-play Instant Games are surprisingly popular with some es...
15:26, 07/26/2019

Facebook Messenger getting the major upgrades users have been crying out for Facebook has announced major changes to its products this week at it's annual F8 keynote, and chief among them are updates to the Facebook Messenger app and WhatsApp. Facebook aims to overhaul Messenger while also enhancing WhatsApp.Last year, F...
11:52, 05/01/2019

Facebook will let users chat across Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp There were rumors that Facebook was going to make its messaging products interoperable, but now it appears they're about to be a reality. At F8, Messenger's head of consumer product Asha Sharma said that in the future, users will soon be ab...
23:00, 04/30/2019

Facebook Messenger is getting faster, lighter and more secure in 2019 Facebook Messenger has undergone a lot of changes in the past few months. With Messenger 4, for example, it did away with clutter by going from nine tabs to four, and simplified the interface so it was easier to send a photo and start a video call. I...
23:00, 04/30/2019

Facebook makes major changes to Messenger for speed and privacy Facebook has announced major changes to its products this week at it's annual F8 keynote, and chief among them are updates to the Facebook Messenger app and WhatsApp. Facebook aims to overhaul Messenger while also enhancing WhatsApp.Last year, F...
20:52, 04/30/2019

Facebook begins limiting Messenger forwarding in Sri Lanka Facebook says that in Sri Lanka, it's begun to impose limits on Messenger message forwarding in an attempt to curb content that violates its policies.Read More...
09:39, 06/21/2019

Facebook launches new Avatar feature for News Feed and Messenger Facebook is desperately trying to keep up with the competition by launching alternatives to some of the nifty features that other social network giants offer to their users. Facebook Avatar is such a feature that wants to compete with Snapchat's Bitm...
09:26, 06/04/2019

Two U.S. senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenger Kids app....
09:52, 08/07/2019

Two US senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenger Kids app....
15:00, 08/07/2019

What's new for Facebook? Zuckerberg says Messenger and WhatsApp can save privacy When Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage at f8 Tuesday, Facebook's CEO will push a new vision for the scandal-ridden company: privacy and private sharing.        ...
01:52, 04/30/2019

Facebook's Zuckerberg says working on to make Messenger faster, smaller Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the social media company is working on "LightSpeed" in order to make its Messenger app smaller in size and faster....
21:52, 04/30/2019

Facebook let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users A design flaw in Facebook’s Messenger Kids app allowed children to enter group chats with unauthorized strangers. The app is meant to prevent children from interacting with people who are not explicitly authorized by their parents. However, Fac...
01:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook starts remodeling Messenger into the world's "digital living room" At F8, Facebook debuts some of the intimate yet robust sharing experiences that will put Messenger at the center of Facebook's more privacy-focused future....
22:39, 04/30/2019

Facebook warns flaw in Messenger Kids app let children chat with strangers A "technical error" in the app meant it was possible for a child to enter a group chat with friends-of-friends who hadn't been approved by their parents....
22:39, 07/23/2019

Facebook Messenger hits 40M business users, but won't replace Slack anytime soon Businesses are increasingly using Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, but the company is far from dominating the internal communications market....
21:13, 04/30/2019

Chrissy Teigen "apologizes" for "spoiling" The Voice after The Voice already spoiled The Voice This season of NBC’s The Voice finally came to an end Tuesday night. After auditions, battle rounds, semifinals, duets, sob stories, and regular finals (maybe even regionals?), Maelyn Jarmon was declared the winner. Her victory was shared by coach Jo...
20:39, 05/22/2019

At Facebook, Second-Class Workers Who Do The Hardest Job Are Paid Less The thousands of people who do the bulk of Facebook's work keeping the site free of suicides, massacres, and other graphic posts are not Facebook employees. As contractors employed by outsourcing......
05:00, 05/09/2019

"Want To Become The Voice Of People": Rahul Gandhi To NDTV - Highlights Congress chief Rahul Gandhi speaks to NDTV's Ravish Kumar after he addressed a rally in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh this afternoon. Earlier at the rally, he slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over......
12:52, 05/11/2019

Voice Of People Should Be Heard, Says Manmohan Singh On Article 370 Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said the government's decision to scrap the provisions of Article 370 is not to the liking of many people in the country and voices of Jammu and Kashmir residents......
04:13, 08/13/2019

Facebook CEO's Voice Recordings Testimony Doubted by US Senator Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Wednesday it sought information on how Facebook handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings....
19:13, 08/16/2019

Facebook tests paid video subscriptions, starting with CollegeHumor Facebook is testing a new video subscription service in Watch. You'd be forgiven for confusing this news with the announcement of "fan subscriptions," which Facebook made last month, but no, video subscriptions is an entirely separate thing....
19:00, 08/08/2019

Apple might force Facebook to change how its apps handle voice calls A change coming in iOS 13 could force Facebook to change Messenger and WhatsApp. As The Information reports, Apple will no longer allow these apps to run Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in the background when it's not in use. At the moment, ...
21:26, 08/06/2019

Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant....
17:39, 05/01/2019

A group of people paid $2.25 an hour to work at a makeshift 'office' in a San Francisco parking space, and it shows just how expensive and crowded the Bay Area has become randy andy/Shutterstock In San Francisco, a group of people paid $2.25 an hour to work in a parking space called WePark. Victor Pontis told BBC he set up WePark last week after being inspired by a funny tweet. WePark is the latest trend highlighting...
02:52, 05/02/2019

THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The top issues with voice discoverability, monetization, and retention — and how to solve them BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the ...
03:52, 05/04/2019

Amazon Adds Voice Command for Alexa to Delete Voice Recordings Amazon is making it easier for customers of its Echo device to delete recordings of their own voices as consumer and regulatory privacy concerns regarding artificial intelligence assistants mount....
07:39, 05/30/2019

Apple's Voice Control Feature Lets You Use Your Mac or iPhone With Only Your Voice Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote is a time for company execs to stand on a big stage and shout a bunch of new features and changes to a bunch of clapping geeks. While many of these changes are expected refreshes of Apple operating syste...
23:39, 06/03/2019

The best way to transcribe an interview without having to do shit Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Transcribing interviews is a pain, there’s no doubt about it. Listening back to the conversation, it becomes pai...
18:39, 06/26/2019

How Salesforce is making Einstein Voice a customizable voice assistant for today's mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
18:39, 06/14/2019

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to vote Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday....
07:52, 07/01/2019

Facebook Will Ban Ads That Tell People in US Not to Vote Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday....
11:52, 07/01/2019

Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio Just like seemingly every other major tech company with a voice assistant or voice chat service, it emerged that Microsoft contractors were listening to Skype and Cortana recordings. Apple, Google and Facebook have temporarily halted similar efforts,...
15:39, 08/15/2019

Google’s Live Transcribe is getting sound events and transcription saving Google is updating Live Transcribe with new features, sound events, and transcription saving, coming to the speech recognition tool next month.Read More...
22:13, 05/16/2019

Android's Live Transcribe gets sound alerts and transcript saving Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog barking or audience clapping. It'll give deaf a...
00:52, 05/17/2019

People are spending less time on Facebook, more on Instagram: report Are Americans spending less time on Facebook? Although active user counts continue to rise on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s popular platform, a new eMarketer report shows that average time spent on the platform dropped to 38 minutes last year, a declin...
21:00, 05/30/2019

Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few years, fining Facebook $5 billion for mishandling consumer data, and Equifax $575 million for action...
01:39, 07/26/2019

Facebook bans several people cited for hate speech After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” (May 3)        ...
05:00, 05/04/2019

Fugitive Says He’ll Surrender If Enough People ‘Like’ His Wanted Poster On Facebook HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29...
13:26, 05/23/2019

Facebook will be overrun by dead people within 50 years: study Facebook has a grave problem. By the year 2070, dead users could outnumber living ones on the social network, with potential implications for how our digital profiles are stored, according to new research from the Oxford Internet Institute. The resea...
12:13, 05/02/2019

Facebook uses people to ‘label’ content, posing privacy questions INDIA/SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past year, a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India, has plowed through millions of Facebook photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014. The workers categorize items according ...
23:39, 05/06/2019

Facebook Is Betting People Are Still Hungry For Another Heaping Ladle of Portal Facebook isn’t done with its spiffy new Portal video phones. You know, the ones which got largely favorable reviews, but are virtually impossible to fully trust, given they came out after months (years, really) of massive privacy scandals for the glo...
15:39, 06/11/2019

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Most People Should Get Off Facebook Permanently Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak deleted his personal Facebook account last year and is now telling everyone else they should do the same. Woz was stopped by TMZ at Reagan National Airport in D.C. recently and warned that the lack of privacy on the plat...
15:52, 07/08/2019

Facebook is suing a New Zealand company and three people over fake Instagram likes Facebook filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court against a New Zealand company and three people for allegedly selling fake likes, views and followers to Instagram users....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Why the joke Facebook page calling for people to storm Area 51 went viral More than a million people have actually RSVP’d – and the military have issued a serious response. The truth is out there, and there are grand plans to find it. As of Monday, 1.1 million people had RSVP’d to a Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, Th...
19:26, 07/17/2019

Facebook Bravely Limits Nonsense Health 'Cures' and Misinformation to Just Some People Facebook’s track record for tackling misinformation on its platform is, well, you might say not exactly great. It’s not just limited to dumb or misleading political memes either—it also includes seriously dangerous health misinformation and alleged “...
21:00, 07/02/2019

Bored Man Who Got Paid: "Board Man Gets Paid" As Kawhi Leonard plays the most impressive basketball of his NBA career, The Athletic’s Jayson Jenks checked in with Leonard’s teammates from his two seasons at San Diego State. It may not shock you to learn that Leonard was, even then, a man of few ...
19:13, 06/04/2019

Scammers Are Using Facebook to Trick People Into Thinking They Accidentally Donated Money to ISIS Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps in an attempt to convince Americans that they accidentally gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS, according to a new warning from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector Ge...
04:52, 05/21/2019

Facebook AI study: Major object recognition systems favor people with more money Facebook AI researchers found object recognition systems for major companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM work better for people with more money.Read More...
01:26, 06/08/2019

Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise The new Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social is packed with all the latest data you need to understand how people are using the internet in July 2019. You’ll find the complete report in the SlideShare embed below, but...
15:52, 07/17/2019

Fugitive tells Connecticut police he’ll surrender if 15,000 people 'like' his wanted poster on Facebook: officers A Connecticut fugitive told police he will surrender if 15,000 people respond to an online wanted poster on Facebook, according to the Torrington Police Department.  ...
02:00, 05/23/2019

The US Air Force is warning people to stay away from Area 51 after a viral Facebook joke to storm the base and 'see them aliens' A joke Facebook event encouraging people to band together and storm the highly secretive Area 51 site in Nevada has gone viral, inspiring alien memes on Facebook and Instagram. Area 51 is a US Air Force base; an Air Force spokesperson told INSIDER, "...
23:52, 07/16/2019

BlackBerry Messenger shuts down for good today Today, Emtek pulls the plug on BlackBerry Messenger. The company announced last month that it would shut down the consumer service, which has been steadily losing users and failing to attract new ones. As a consolation for diehard fans, BlackBerry op...
19:13, 05/31/2019

The Messenger’s New Island DLC Is A Perfect Substitute For A Day At The Beach It’s already mid-July, and I still haven’t made it to the beach. Maybe you haven’t either. The Messenger’s free Picnic Panic expansion can fix that....
20:13, 07/11/2019

| Thulani Hlatshwayo chats to Sport24 In an exclusive interview, Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo talks about South Africa’s expectations at AFCON 2019, how he learned of leading the side...
11:13, 05/24/2019

| Zane Waddell chats to Sport24 In an exclusive interview, backstroker ZANE WADDELL talks about his success in South Korea, why his pride in representing SA is undimmed and the Sun Yang controversy....
16:26, 08/02/2019

| Mark Robinson chats to Sport24 In an exclusive interview, ex-All Black scrumhalf Mark Robinson talks about why Springbok rugby is on the rise and who he is tipping ahead of the Wellington Test....
08:39, 07/26/2019

Slack update brings more speed to your chats Slack has revealed a significant upgrade to its dekstop app that should make online collaboration easier than ever.The company says that its desktop app now launches 33 percent faster and uses 50 percent less RAM than previous versions thanks to a nu...
16:00, 07/23/2019

The U.K.’s Version of the NSA Wants Access to Encrypted Chats. Here’s How it Would Work The term “ghost protocol” might remind you of a famous blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, but here it applies to a new proposal by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the United Kingdom. The GCHQ is the British equivalent o...
23:26, 07/12/2019

BlackBerry shuts down messenger service, blaming lack of users Consumer version of BBM will cease but app aimed at businesses will continueBBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, the encrypted messaging service that introduced many to the joys of mobile chat – and was blamed for the 2011 London riots – is finally shutting...
16:52, 05/31/2019

WhatsApp chats can be hacked to show fake information Security experts have warned that WhatsApp messages can be altered without the user's knowledge due to a flaw in the messaging app's systems.Researchers from Check Point have revealed that vulnerabilities in WhatsApp could allow hackers to ...
18:39, 08/08/2019

Telegram update adds location-based chats and much more What not as popular in the U.S. as it is overseas, the Telegram messaging app offers end-to-end encryption and no limits on the number of people you can chat with or broadcast to at one time. It's no wonder that protesters of all types outside of the...
06:00, 06/24/2019

Kristen Schaal to take over "messenger from the future" duties on Bill And Ted Face The Music More casting news from the ever more still-extent Bill And Ted sequel, Face The Music, today, as THR reports that Bob’s Burgers star and all-purpose comedy delight Kristen Schaal has signed on for the long-in-development film. Schaal is reportedly pl...
03:26, 07/12/2019

Apple, Google and others condemn UK plan to view encrypted chats Major players within the tech industry have long-opposed the idea of government access to users' messages and chat conversations -- now they're continuing the fight with an open letter to GCHQ (the UK's government communication headqua...
12:52, 05/30/2019

Hackers can alter WhatsApp chats to show fake information Security experts have warned that WhatsApp messages can be altered without the user's knowledge due to a flaw in the messaging app's systems.Researchers from Check Point have revealed that vulnerabilities in WhatsApp could allow hackers to ...
13:26, 08/09/2019

Bug in French government’s WhatsApp replacement let anyone join Élysée chats Enlarge / Around the same time French President was greeting firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from fire, a security researcher was burning a new "secure" chat application for French government officials intended to keep them off WhatsApp a...
15:13, 05/02/2019

Apple, Google and Microsoft are fighting to keep your encrypted chats private Just as more tech companies are starting to see the light when it comes to privacy and security, intelligence agencies would still like to be able to spy on encrypted communication, whether it’s text chats or calls. The same goes for the Britis...
03:13, 05/31/2019

Amazingly, This Vile Contraption Would Make Video Game Chats Better Be forewarned: the civil, polite, and respectful discourse that accompanies many online games could potentially devolve into something childish, even bordering on vulgar, with Nyko’s new Sound Pad. It’s a keyboard-like accessory that attaches to a co...
23:26, 06/11/2019

'I see dead people' on Facebook: What is to become of our digital remains? Facebook members who have died will outnumber the living on the social networking site within 50 years, analysis from Oxford suggests.        ...
19:39, 04/28/2019

'Kill the problem': Alabama mayor apologizes for Facebook post criticizing LGBTQ people Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, a town of about 2,000 people, said that he was sorry for making the comment.        ...
00:00, 06/06/2019

NBA Finals: Draymond Green gets defensive on defense, chats Boogie and the Klaw Golden State's Draymond Green came to media day to play, saying: ''If you don't have the mindset that you're the best ever, you failed already.''        ...
01:13, 05/30/2019

Leaked chats appear to show judge advised prosecutors in Lula case Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader....
20:26, 06/15/2019

Brad on a Bike - Wiggins chats to Van Avermaet and deals with the sweltering heat "Bradley Wiggins reviews an entertaining day at the Tour de France from the heart of the action. Watch the 2019 Tour de France LIVE on Eurosport 1 and the Eurosport Player"...
23:26, 07/24/2019

WhatsApp Spotted Adding a Shortcut for Quick Edits of Media in Chats WhatsApp for Android and iPhone have been spotted getting a 'Quick Edit Media Shortcut' feature that will enable quick editing of media files you have sent or received on the app....
08:39, 07/11/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro says his phones were hacked amid fallout over leaked chats President says judge and prosecutors in anti-corruption investigation were also targetedMobile phones used by Jair Bolsonaro were accessed by a group of hackers who also targeted a senior judge and prosecutors leading a sweeping anti-corruption inves...
04:00, 07/26/2019

Instagram's latest Stories sticker is a direct link to group chats Instagram is introducing a new feature that will let users start private group messages around specific Stories. The company announced the change on Twitter today. Users will soon be able to add a "join chat" sticker to their Stories. If followers ta...
23:52, 07/02/2019

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats GCHQ ‘ghost protocol’ would seriously undermine user security and trust, says letterA GCHQ proposal that would enable eavesdropping on encrypted chat services has been condemned as a “serious threat” to digital security and human rights.In an open le...
14:52, 05/30/2019

Duchess Meghan chats with Michelle Obama for Vogue, gets her to dish about Malia and Sasha It was celebrity kismet: Duchess Meghan interviewed Michelle Obama for British Vogue, got her to dish about Malia and Sasha.        ...
02:00, 07/30/2019

Tech Giants Slam British Spy Agency Proposal to Snoop on Encrypted Chats Some of the biggest names in tech - Google, Apple, Microsoft and WhatsApp, among them - have joined human rights groups and security researchers in condemning a British intelligence proposal that......
09:39, 05/31/2019

ZAGG Messenger Folio for Apple iPad Mini 5 review: Affordable keyboard with Pencil holder I recently went back to using an iPad, the small iPad Mini 2019, but to improve my productivity I need a keyboard. ZAGG sent along its Messenger Folio and despite the small size I am still able to crank out the words at a good clip....
16:13, 06/28/2019

Instagram's new group chats sticker for Stories lets your followers request to join The new feature, called the chat sticker, sits next to other tools like location, mentions, hashtags, polls, music, gifs and others.       ...
16:00, 07/03/2019

Puerto Rico's governor to resign amid protests over leaked obscene online chats Ricardo Rossello, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, announced his resignation early Wednesday after more than a week of massive protests and calls for his ouster in the U.S. territory over allegations of corruption....
13:13, 07/25/2019

David Letterman chats with Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres in new trailer for his Netflix talk show David Letterman’s been teasing his upcoming chat with Kanye West for a while now, but today we learned who else the one-time king of late night will dissect during his new season of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Ellen DeGeneres and T...
21:00, 05/16/2019

Yadier Molina, Alex Cora, And Others In Baseball Call For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Over Leaked Chats Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and a few other baseball players today have called for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign after his exposed texts revealed him making sexist and nasty remarks about other govern...
01:13, 07/18/2019

Are we alone? Nearly 400K people have signed up for Facebook event to 'storm' Area 51 and 'see them aliens' Over 370,000 people signed on to a Facebook event to raid Area 51 in search of aliens. The facility's purpose has long been a subject of speculation.        ...
09:39, 07/12/2019

Festival that charged white people $10 more than people of color backtracks on ticketing policy A Michigan music festival that was charging white people twice the amount for a ticket than "people of color" backtracked its ticketing structure on Sunday. ...
17:39, 07/08/2019

India, China Sign 4 Agreements To Strengthen People-To-People Ties India and China on Monday signed four agreements to strengthen cultural and people-to-people ties. The agreements were signed after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart......
15:59, 08/12/2019

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested ....
23:00, 06/17/2019

Biracial rapper pulls out of festival after learning white people charged $10 more than people of color A biracial rapper pulled out of a Michigan music festival after she learned that white people would be charged twice the amount to attend than "people of color."...
18:52, 07/07/2019

Facebook Cites Mass Shooting Streamed Live on Facebook as Proof Platform Has 'Gotten Better' Questioned over Facebook’s efforts to stop the spread of false information in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, a senior Facebook official called to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday said the company has...
08:13, 06/27/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done Facebook could be a monopolist, but it's not a slam dunk the courts would see it that way. A Facebook breakup is interesting but the details are messy....
17:13, 05/09/2019

Facebook Co-Founder Makes a Hell of a Compelling Case for Breaking Up Facebook If you’ve ever argued that Facebook has become the Ma Bell or, worse, the Standard Oil of our generation, you’re going to love what Chris Hughes has to say. The Facebook co-founder just published a lengthy and extremely convincing argument for breaki...
22:00, 05/09/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency spawns a wave of fakes, including on Facebook itself The accounts purporting to sell or represent the not-yet-available digital currency could undermine efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy regulators scrutinizing Libra....
02:00, 07/23/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly working with FTC on Facebook breakup Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly in talks with the US government about breaking up the social networking company.       ...
17:26, 07/26/2019

Zuckerberg Promises 'the Future Is Private,' but Facebook Will Still Be Facebook To open the decade, Mark Zuckerberg defiantly announced that the age of privacy was over. Now, as we approach the decade’s end, the Facebook founder and CEO says he’s rebuilding the world’s biggest social network around privacy first.Read more......
04:13, 05/01/2019

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said “Cool,” that’s understandable —...
02:39, 06/28/2019

Facebook’s co-founder: ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’ Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, is calling for the breakup of the social media juggernaut, citing the threat of the platform’s unchecked power and that of its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg......
21:26, 05/09/2019

How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook Stormchaser is a tool was designed to track hoaxes and "memes" about Facebook on the social network and other company-owned services including WhatsApp....
07:26, 07/09/2019

What to do if you've lost your voice People may be able to get their voices back by gargling salt water, drinking fluids, or resting their voice. A doctor may also provide medications. Learn how to get your voice back here....
08:26, 07/16/2019

What Your Voice Reveals About You The sound of your voice is becoming a new type of fingerprint. Technology that detects nuances in sound, inaudible to humans, is capturing new clues about people’s likely locations, medical conditions and even physical features....
09:40, 08/14/2019

A Divisive Voice Once Again Has Trump’s Ear Katie Hopkins, a far-right British commentator who has been labeled a racist for her views on immigrants, has reappeared in President Trump’s Twitter feed....
02:39, 08/08/2019

All you need to control your Mac or iOS device is your voice Accessibility has become a popular avenue for tech companies lately, and today Apple revealed its latest push: Voice Control. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, you'll be able to control your devices completely with your voice. At WWDC, Apple showe...
22:26, 06/03/2019

Draymond Got Paid How much is defense worth in the NBA? According to the Golden State Warriors, the price of an elite defensive player is a cool $25 million a year. Per an Adrian Wojnarowski report, the Warriors have locked Draymond Green up with a max four-year exten...
19:26, 08/03/2019

AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It A new approach to training artificial intelligence algorithms involves paying people to submit medical data, and storing it in a blockchain-protected system....
13:52, 08/08/2019

Why cat people and dog people's personalities match those of their pet People's personalities often have more in common with their dog or cat than their friends, and now we know why owners and their animals are such a purr-fect match...
15:13, 07/05/2019

Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Fa...
01:39, 05/12/2019

Google’s new AI can help you speak another language in your own voice Google Translate is one of the company’s most used products. It helps people translate one language to another through typing, taking pics of text, and using speech-to-text technology. Now, the company’s launching a new project called Translatotron, ...
14:52, 05/16/2019

Google's Working on a Translation AI That Uses Your Own Voice The worst part about visiting somewhere you don’t speak the local tongue is that sinking feeling as you squint at a phrasebook, open your mouth, and prepare yourself to totally butcher the language. If that’s your nightmare, good news. Google is work...
03:13, 05/17/2019

Spotify tests voice-enabled ads in the US If you're a free user on Spotify's streaming music service, you may hear an ad soon that asks you to respond verbally. Spotify has started testing voice-enabled ads on a small number of free subscribers in the US. The voice-enabled ads will...
00:13, 05/03/2019

Let Us All Celebrate NBA 2K's Terrible Voice Acting Things have mostly improved in recent years, but there was a while there 3-5 years back where the developers of NBA2K were more interested in getting NBA players into the recording studio than in checking whether they were actually any good at voice ...
03:00, 07/23/2019

With or Without a Stanley Cup, the Blues Will Lose Their Voice After 19 years of singing the national anthem at Blues games, Charles Glenn is retiring because his multiple sclerosis commands more of his attention....
04:52, 06/05/2019

You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having to delete your Alexa voice history manually, you&#...
17:00, 05/29/2019

Yao Li, ‘Silver Voice’ of Shanghai, Dies at 96 Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”...
01:26, 07/26/2019

Adam Levine has lost his The Voice (or maybe it's the other way around) It’s time for someone who you might not expect to be a good singer just by looking at them to take the stage for a sorrowful rendition of “Moves Like Jagger” or whatever, because longtime The Voice coach Adam Levine is stepping out of his spinning Em...
19:00, 05/26/2019

‘The Voice’: Season 16 crowns winner The finale also featured performances by BTS, the Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, OneRepublic and Hootie and the Blowfish....
19:26, 05/22/2019

The Voice Season 16 Crowns a Winner Congratulations are in order to Maelyn Jarmon, and her coach, John Legend. Maelyn was just announced as the winner of season 16 of The Voice, which should come as no surprise to anyone......
07:00, 05/22/2019

Mike Costello – Always the voice of reason Meet the man behind one of the most respected voices in the world of boxing, BBC's Mike Costello The post Mike Costello – Always the voice of reason appeared first on Boxing News....
16:39, 05/01/2019

Get Paid to Move to These States If you work remotely and are dreaming about a different setting in which to plant your laptop, it might be time to make a move: States and cities are starting to offer cash incentives to people who move to their areas. ...
17:13, 08/16/2019

More than $1.6M to be paid to MPs not running for re-election Thirty-nine sitting MPs have declared they won't run again in the next election, of whom 18 are eligible for severance payments totalling an estimated $1,618,850....
20:39, 07/09/2019

Instead of being tracked, get paid to see online ads "You are not a product," says the pitch for the rival to Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Advertisers pay to be seen, and Brave splits it 70/30 with us.       ...
16:53, 07/06/2019

Who Got Refunds, Who Paid More: Inside the New Tax Law The first tax-filing season under the new law jostled the upper-middle class, as people making between $100,000 and $250,000 became less likely to receive refunds and more likely to owe money with their returns....
14:39, 07/02/2019

The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that hand...
21:39, 06/19/2019

Pandora launches Voice Mode on iOS and Android Long after Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Bixby and a half-dozen others, Pandora has finally launched a 'voice assistant' helper of its own called Voice Mode for its iOS and Android apps that will begin rolling out to devices starting today. Vo...
20:26, 07/23/2019

How to Prevent Google from Saving Your Voice Recordings The unfortunate trade-off of a smart speaker is clear: for the convenience of having something to yell at that can tell you what the weather is, what the traffic is like, and whether your front door is unlocked or not (to name a few items), you have ...
16:26, 05/01/2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Is Letting A DJ Voice Sub-Zero And, Bless Him, He's Trying Renowned Belgian DJ Dimitri Vegas did the music for Mortal Kombat 11’s launch trailer. Next week, developer NetherRealm Studios is releasing a Sub-Zero skin featuring Vegas’ likeness, which is great. It also features Vegas’ voice, and that’s not so g...
08:26, 08/17/2019

Apple's Voice Control is important for accessibility, and you "Open Photos. Scroll up. Show numbers. 13." Over the years, Apple has frequently highlighted its accessibility work in commercials, but the ad that ran for a minute and a half during game 5 of the NBA Finals was particularly powerful. In it, a wheel...
23:00, 06/19/2019

PSA: You can now delete your voice recordings with an Alexa command Have ever asked anything silly to Alexa, and wished you were able to delete what you just said with a voice command? Amazon has got you covered. The company is now rolling out a pair of Alexa commands that allows you to delete voice recordings withou...
18:39, 05/30/2019

GOP Senators Voice Concern Over Stephen Moore at the Fed Numerous Senate Republicans expressed concerns over the possibility of President Trump nominating conservative commentator Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors....
13:26, 05/01/2019

Geralt Is The New Voice Of...The GPS In Euro Truck Simulator 2 Euro Truck Simulator 2 just added voice navigation in a range of languages, but of all the new options, the best might just be the English guidance provided by Doug Cockle, who plays Geralt in the Witcher series....
04:00, 06/03/2019

Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.Read More...
00:00, 06/04/2019

Auburn radio voice, wife die following car crash Rod Bramblett, who served as the radio voice for Auburn football, basketball and baseball, and his wife, Paula, died from injuries suffered in a car accident Saturday night in Alabama, the Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed....
14:13, 05/26/2019

The Loudest Voice Shows Us What We Already Knew. That’s Not Redundant—It’s Exactly What We Need Most people who watch Showtime’s new miniseries The Loudest Voice will go in knowing quite a bit about its protagonist. Though he started in daytime TV, Roger Ailes made his name as a ruthlessly effective media strategist for Richard Nixon, Ron...
19:52, 06/27/2019

Auburn radio voice involved in serious accident Rod Bramblett, who serves as the radio voice for Auburn football, basketball and baseball, and his wife were involved in a car accident Saturday night in Alabama that left one dead....
07:26, 05/26/2019

Spotify's first hardware is a voice-controlled device for your car Spotify will begin testing its first hardware device today. Dubbed "Car Thing," it's a voice-controlled music and podcast assistant that reportedly plugs into a car's 12-volt outlet and connects to both the car and the user's phone via...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Mexico says it may have recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Sound Library says it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto says it is possible researchers have found Kahlo’s v...
23:26, 06/13/2019

Google's Translatotron AI could translate languages into your own voice If you've ever visited a foreign country, you'll know how difficult it can be to get by when you don't speak the language – and even with apps like Google Translate readily available on most smartphones, using translation tools ...
14:13, 05/17/2019

Google introduces How-to markup for voice app developers Google introduced How-to markup today to bring voice apps to more search results. A template for How-to with video is also being introduced.Read More...
04:39, 05/08/2019

Community can voice concerns over I-11 at public meetings TUCSON – The Arizona Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to get input on the proposed Interstate 11. Wednesday’s event at the Tucson Convention Center is one of six meetings held to give the public a look at the propo...
04:26, 05/09/2019

The latest version of Monopoly is voice-activated We've seen a ton of different Monopoly versions over the years, including ones based on Fortnite, Mario Kart and Overwatch. Now, Hasbro is releasing the franchise's take on voice-assisted technology. Seriously. The Monopoly Voice Activated ...
18:26, 06/19/2019

Connected businesses ‘can give all workers a voice’ Workers across the world are feeling frustrated by a lack of communication between themselves and their bosses, according to new research.A report from Workplace by Facebook has found that today’s workforce is more dispersed than ever, with a ...
15:52, 05/22/2019

US companies voice alarm over China tariffs American businesses are telling the Trump administration that an escalating trade war with China will hurt the U.S. economy. This comes as public hearings are being held to consider extending the 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports. (June ...
16:26, 06/17/2019

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
01:39, 06/19/2019

Soon nearly a third of US consumers will regularly make payments with their voice This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. Click here to learn more. BI Intelligence A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Al...
22:13, 07/02/2019

Translator charged after his voice was intercepted on calls ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a former FBI translator with making false statements after they say he altered transcripts of calls in which his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects. Abdirizak Wehelie (wu...
16:13, 05/06/2019

Get ‘Slimy,’ Get Paid – It’s the Influencer Economy Do-it-yourself videos on homemade slime might not sound like cutting-edge marketing, but that’s the way the so-called “influencer economy” works. People who build loyal social media followings on a particular subject, no matter how odd, can expect to...
00:39, 08/07/2019

A former 'Jeopardy' champion says he won $20,000 on HQ Trivia, but has yet to be paid HQ Trivia One-time "Jeopardy" champion Alex Jacob claims that he won $20,000 on HQ Trivia in June — but one month later, he says he has yet to be paid. "It may take some eligible winners up to 90 days to receive cash prizes," HQ Trivia told Bu...
00:39, 07/10/2019

You Can Now Get Paid $1,000 to Take a Digital Detox For the Weekend If you can stand a weekend away from your phone for a digital detox, you could make a fast $1,000. Thanks to Satellite Internet, an online resource that helps people compare internet providers in their area, someone who’s willing to go off the ...
01:00, 08/08/2019

Get Paid to Watch Ads in the Brave Web Browser Brave, a chromium-based web browser that boasts an ad-free browsing experience, will now pay users to watch ads. That’s right—the ad-blocking browser will now be running ads, but in a more thoughtful way than we’re accustomed to....
23:39, 04/28/2019

Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price. Sabotaged meatballs. The wrong soap. Franchisees say supervisors manipulated inspections — then took their stores. A company ‘hit man’ says it’s true....
05:00, 06/29/2019

Brady jokes about not being highest-paid QB Tom Brady turned to humor Thursday when asked about not being among the NFL's highest-paid quarterbacks, which was appropriate considering it was during an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...
20:00, 05/03/2019

'Rage 2' will receive at least two paid add-ons after launch Just because Rage 2 is a single-player game doesn't mean its gameplay will remain all that static. Avalanche and Bethesda have published a 2019 roadmap for the open-world shooter, and it's evident that the developers want to treat the game...
15:00, 05/12/2019

DR authorities ID man they say paid Ortiz hitmen Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try to kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston...
05:26, 06/18/2019

More than 100 moms will get paid $12K for poverty study More than 100 New York City moms living below the poverty level will be given $12,000 with no strings attached as part of a new study measuring the effect of poverty on early-childhood ­development. The study, named Baby’s First Years and partially f...
07:39, 05/09/2019

Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform is now on 400 million devices Baidu revealed at its Create 2019 conference in Beijing that DuerOS' install base recently surpassed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billionRead More...
09:52, 07/03/2019

Women seek voice in Afghan peace talks Afghan women are demanding a strong voice in peace talks between the government and the Taliban but are so far meeting resistance. (April 29)        ...
11:39, 04/29/2019

Spotify starts testing voice ads on Android and iOS devices in the US Spotify has decided to be more aggressive with its ads and announced over the weekend that it will launch voice-enabled advertisements. They are meant to encourage customers to use verbal commands to take action on the ad's content available through ...
19:00, 05/06/2019

‘Miracle in Rwanda’ gives voice to survivors of 1994 genocide Soon after the killing started, Immaculée Ilibagiza’s parents and brothers begged her to save herself. The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda had begun, and a friend of her father’s, a kindly pastor from the warring Hutu tribe, said he could h...
11:52, 05/02/2019

Apple HomePod now has voice recognition for multiple users Starting soon, Apple HomePod will be able to pick up on who's speaking and give them personalized recommendations and notifications for Apple Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders and more, all part of Apple HomePod's new multi-user feature.The...
01:26, 06/04/2019

Amazon Alexa voice recordings sent into Polish homes Private voice commands told to Amazon's virtual assistants are being transcribed by agency workers, a newspaper reports. Numerous cases have emerged of smart speakers spying on users while breaking the law or having sex....
12:13, 08/04/2019

This feminist chatbot challenges AI bias in voice assistants The Feminist Internet, a non-profit working to prevent biases creeping into AI, has created F’xa — a feminist voice assistant that teaches users about AI bias and suggests how they can avoid reinforcing harmful stereotypes. Judging by a recent UNESCO...
17:00, 06/04/2019

WhatsApp is getting some nifty voice note changes in latest update WhatsApp probably has a dozen unannounced new features in the pipeline, but if you're running the beta version of the app, you already have access to some of them. The latest update for the stable build is adding a new feature that was available for ...
22:39, 05/30/2019

Sen. Marco Rubio: Small businesses need a voice in Washington If there is one thing I hear from small business owners in Florida, it’s that they feel powerless to confront the federal government’s regulatory regime. By contrast, large multinational corporations almost always have a seat at the table, with armie...
01:52, 07/26/2019

FBI translator arrested after his own voice was intercepted in terrorism investigation A former FBI translator was arrested on Saturday on charges of falsifying a translation and lying to investigators after his own voice appeared on an audio recording during the surveillance of a suspect in a terrorism investigation....
01:52, 05/07/2019

Fossil’s newest smartwatch can actually take iPhone voice calls One of the highlights of Fossil’s fifth-generation Wear OS smartwatch, which the company unveiled Monday morning, is a feature meant to appeal to Apple users that’s also a first for a Wear OS by Google device. The new watch, which Fossil ...
00:13, 08/06/2019

Google is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant The familiar microphone icon in Google's search bar might soon be a thing of the past, according to some recent changes spotted by 9 to 5 Google. On some phones, Google's old-school "Voice Search," with the prompt "Say 'Hey Google,...
10:52, 07/29/2019

Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It's meant to be more like a persona...
22:26, 07/23/2019

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop...
05:00, 07/04/2019

Tucson’s Kalvin Jarvis talks journey on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ TUCSON- Tucson’s Kalvin Jarvis is back in the Old Pueblo after making it in the top 24 on NBC’s The Voice. “It is pretty much your wildest dream come true,” said Jarvis. The singer stunned judges and ultimately landed a spot o...
05:26, 05/08/2019

'The Loudest Voice' is a damning portrait of Roger Ailes Roger Ailes was a larger-than-life figure, and Russell Crowe rises to that challenge with an epic performance in "The Loudest Voice," capturing the bravado and bombast of the Fox News founder as well as his well-documented abuses. The result is a com...
23:00, 06/26/2019

Why Gwen Stefani Was ''Shocked'' to Be Asked Back to The Voice Gwen Stefani is ready to have a "sweet escape"... to The Voice. Last month, Adam Levine surprised everyone when he announced he was leaving the singing competition show after 16......
05:39, 06/05/2019

Send Your Google Voice Voicemail Transcripts to Email If you have a phone, then chances are good you’ve been plagued by at least a few spam calls and texts—probably more than a few. To combat the issue, carriers have started blocking some spam calls and texts by default. Unfortunately, that blocking has...
09:26, 08/08/2019

Ukraine president wants to discuss coalition with Voice party Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said he wants to invite the Voice party, headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, for talks about forming a governing coalition in parliament....
22:13, 07/21/2019

Kevin Durant, In His Cheesiest Cheesebutt Voice: "Shit Happens" Kevin Durant has a long, long way to go before he’s back on an NBA floor, and likely has far further to go before he’s anything like the player he was before he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The circumstances that led to t...
09:52, 08/08/2019

Minorities still lack a strong voice in new European Parliament Ethnic and racial minorities make up at least 10% of the EU's population but will hold just 5% of seats in the new European Parliament, leaving them under-represented at a time when nationalism, far-right rhetoric and hate speech is on the rise, righ...
19:39, 06/12/2019

Ron Howard’s opera documentary Pavarotti can’t find the man behind the voice Luciano Pavarotti the superstar, the popularizer, the sell-out. By the 1990s, the bajillion-record-selling Italian tenor had all but abandoned the opera stage to play sports arenas and benefit concerts. He recorded cheesy crossover singles with the l...
21:52, 06/05/2019

Vegans march in Germany to 'give animals a voice' Vegans are aiming to better organize and advance their message through animal rights activism. Tens of thousands are joining the Animal Rights March wordwide, including in the German cities of Cologne and Berlin....
23:52, 08/17/2019

Randy Travis, After Stroke, Finds Voice in a Memoir At a tribute concert this month, the country star sang just one word of his hit “Forever and Ever, Amen”: the final “amen.” Fans cheered, some cried. The stroke survivor’s memoir, co-authored by Ken Abraham, is out next week....
22:39, 05/12/2019

AI Voice Assistants Reinforce Gender Biases, U.N. Report Says Artificial intelligence voice assistants with female voices reinforce existing gender biases, according to a new United Nations’ report. The new report from UNESCO, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” looks at the impact of havin...
00:00, 05/23/2019

Amazon devices save your voice recordings unless you delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you give your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there because the an...
19:26, 07/04/2019

Spotify Is Bringing Voice-Controlled Ads to Our Engagement Hellscape I think most of us can safely agree that there are few things consumers want to engage with less than ads. We certainly do not want ads that require us to actively speak to them. But the future is now, baby! And if this sounds like hell, now might be...
18:52, 05/03/2019

Rare recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice may have been found A long-lost audio recording could finally put a voice to an iconic body of work. Frida Kahlo’s celebrated art and iconic unibrowed face are globally recognizable, but her voice was thought to have died with her — until now. The National Sound L...
17:39, 06/13/2019

Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant Google says it will include a new version of its speech recognition software in some new phones, potentially transforming how people accomplish tasks....
21:00, 05/08/2019

Waze is getting a new celebrity voice for driving directions until June's end If you're a long time Waze user, then you're probably familiar with the app's habit to bring in celebrities to give you driving directions. Of course, if you haven't tried out the popular navigation app yet, this is a great chance to give it a go sin...
05:39, 05/24/2019

How our interactions with voice assistants normalize sexual harassment For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This story explores how the four industry-leading female voice assi...
15:39, 05/23/2019

Voice assistants seem to be worse at understanding commands from women More women report being misunderstood by voice assistants than men, adding to growing evidence that speech recognition is better with some groups over others...
18:26, 05/09/2019

How To Make Cookie Monster Your Navigation Voice in Waze The few months that Colonel Sanders was the voice behind the turn-by-turn directions in my car were some of my favorite times behind the wheel. A few years later C-390 helped me navigate across the country which was also a lot of fun, but his jokes a...
03:26, 07/22/2019

Google's Translatotron can translate speech in the speaker's voice Speaking another language may be getting easier. Google is showing off Translatotron, a first-of-its-kind translation model that can directly convert speech from one language into another while maintaining a speaker's voice and cadence. The tool...
22:39, 05/15/2019

Moore’s Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns Stephen Moore’s chance to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve dwindled after multiple Republican senators began to publicly question whether he would have enough votes if nominated....
01:39, 05/01/2019

Amidst the chaos, Sara Bareilles finds a new voice Feeling “lost” after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Sara Bareilles turned to songwriting to find healing. (May 23)        ...
05:00, 05/24/2019

Fentanyl use could end the opium era in Mexico: 'The only crop that paid’ The market price for opium has plummeted as addicts in the US have swapped heroin for fentanyl, and could force Mexico’s impoverished farmers to abandon the narcotics trade Every six months over the past two decades, Pedro García has planted a small ...
13:52, 05/02/2019

Va. town remembers the high price paid on D-Day The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has a solemn significance for a small Virginia town. (May 20)        ...
20:26, 05/20/2019

Best alternatives to Skype 2019: paid and free Skype was one of the early success stories when it came to easy-access VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). By the end of 2010 it had recorded over 600 million users around the world.However, after Microsoft bought Skype in 2012 they began to make ch...
14:52, 06/27/2019

Lena Dunham sells Brooklyn pad for less than she paid Actress and director Lena Dunham made her career with HBO’s “Girls,” about young women launching their lives in Brooklyn. Like the show’s characters, Dunham has since moved on by returning to Manhattan, where she grew up. Now she is in contract to se...
01:39, 05/30/2019

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats has already paid off "Oh shit, the Forbes list just changed," Tyrese Gibson proclaimed in a 2014 Facebook video. "The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherfucking West Coast," Dr. Dre chimed in....
22:26, 05/28/2019

Ethnic minorities paid 3.8% less than white workers Ethnic minority workers in the UK earned on average 3.8% less than white workers last year, according to the first analysis of its kind by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)....
15:13, 07/09/2019

NY Senate votes to allow paid surrogacy agreements ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate has voted to repeal a ban on paid surrogacy agreements, in which a woman is compensated for carrying the child of a couple or individual. The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure Tuesday. It has the su...
00:00, 06/12/2019

Best WordPress themes (paid and free) of 2019 The WordPress platform is one of the simplest ways to create colorful and well laid out webpages. Setup is usually performed with a few mouse clicks, so no coding knowledge is required.The platform supports thousands of various themes, some of which ...
18:26, 04/30/2019

Apple Music now has 60 million paid subscribers Apple Music now has 60 million paying subscribers. The company's Eddy Cue, a senior vice president of services, confirmed the milestone with French business publication Numerama today. According to Music Business Worldwide, Apple also noted that...
21:26, 06/27/2019

No rest for the workers: how the US is out of step on paid leave A survey of the 21 wealthiest countries has found that the US is the only one not to guarantee paid vacation timeOf the 21 wealthiest countries, the US is the only one not to guarantee workers paid leave, according to a recent report by the Center fo...
11:39, 06/18/2019

This boy really wanted a teddy bear — and he paid the price A mischievous 3-year-old boy in the UK really wanted a teddy bear — so badly that he climbed into an arcade claw machine to grab one, and got trapped, according to a new report. Natalie Draper, 37, brought her son Noah to an indoor play center in Man...
21:26, 05/23/2019

Ethiopia's garment workers are the least paid in the world With a range of economic incentives like the freshly built industrial parks for garment manufacturing, Ethiopia has positioned itself to become one of the world's top exporters of textile and garments....
19:52, 05/15/2019

Toni Duggan: ‘I believe we should be better paid, but not the same as the men’ | Suzanne Wrack Striker wants better facilities and better crowds for women’s football but does not think England’s Lionesses should earn the same as their male counterpartsOn the eve of the World Cup, Toni Duggan is keen to talk about equality. “I don’t want to jus...
01:26, 06/06/2019

Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence accuser Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during his 2008 trial that ended with his acquitted of all charges. (July 15)  ...
03:00, 07/16/2019

These are the highest-paid corporate board members in the U.S. At a number of major American companies, compensation for board of director members has come under fire from shareholders in recent years.       ...
16:13, 08/08/2019

Choosing Football Has Already Paid Off For Kyler Murray Kyler Murray officially became a part of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday when the first-overall pick signed his rookie contract with the team. His deal, according to multiple reports, is a standard four-year contract with a fifth-year option. He’ll...
07:52, 05/10/2019

Morehouse Class of ’19, Congratulations: Your Loans Will Be Paid Off The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would pay off the new graduates’ student loans....
21:39, 05/19/2019

Congratulations, Morehouse Class of ’19: Your Loans Will Be Paid Off The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would eliminate the new graduates’ student loans....
23:13, 05/19/2019

How did Canelo become one of the highest-paid athletes in the world? Unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is not a charismatic international figure or a flamboyant extrovert like Muhammad Ali was. But he is the right fighter at the right time -- and a damn good one, writes Nigel Collins....
18:00, 05/01/2019

ADOT paid thousands for car damage on I-10 in Tucson TUCSON – More than five hundred people filed claims with the Arizona Department of Transportation during an eight-month period, claiming conditions on Interstate 10 in Tucson caused damage to their cars. According to the records, the claims occ...
10:26, 07/31/2019

‘Jeopardy!’ champ claims he won $20K from HQ Trivia — but was never paid “Jeopardy!” champion Alex Jacob claimed he won money through the HQ Trivia app but has not heard anything regarding his prize. Jacob, who won the game show’s “Tournament of Champions” in 2015, tweeted Monday, “Guys, I need your help. I won $20,000 on...
04:39, 07/11/2019

Alex Rodriguez isn’t being paid by the Yankees anymore For the first time since 2003, the Yankees’ payroll does not include Alex Rodriguez. A Yankees spokesman confirmed that A-Rod no longer draws a salary from the team, even though the Yankees’ 2019 media guide lists the three-time American League Most ...
02:26, 07/30/2019

NYC mansion sells for $22.25M, double what owners paid A newly renovated Upper East Side townhouse just sold for $22.25 million. The buyer is shielded behind an LLC, but it appears to the successful female founder of a high-profile fashion retail website. The two-building property first went on the marke...
05:13, 07/04/2019

Why Students for Life is backing paid leave Advocates for the anti-abortion organization Students for Life of America met with lawmakers this week to make the case for Republicans backing paid leave as part of their goal to eliminate abortions....
17:52, 05/24/2019

You Paid for Bottle Service for MAGAholics and You Didn’t Even Know It Remember back when America was trying to figure out how Donald Trump the business man and Donald Trump the president were going to coexist, considering Trump could, say, host events at, say, a property he owns, like Mar-a-Lago, and, I’m just spitball...
05:13, 05/03/2019

It’s ridiculous that golfers are being paid like rock stars On Sunday, the winner of golf’s final major of the year, the British Open, will raise the fabled Claret Jug. While it’s one of the most iconic accolades in sport (and comes with a check for almost $2 million), you don’t need to win trophies or titles...
19:00, 07/20/2019

CEOs are paid 278 times more than average US worker CEO pay has increased 1,008 percent between 1978 and 2018, while typical worker pay has edged up 12 percent, according to an analysis from the Economic Policy Institute....
07:39, 08/16/2019

In Salary Negotiations, Ask How Much Your Male Colleagues Are Paid Maybe you’ve done your online research about what your experience is worth in the job market. But if you’re not asking your peers what they make, you might be selling yourself short at your next salary negotiation....
19:00, 08/09/2019

New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers Government plans to attract investors by making taxpayer help pay for cost overrunsThe government has confirmed plans for consumers to begin paying for new nuclear reactors before they are built, and for taxpayers to pay a share of any cost overruns ...
13:39, 07/23/2019

Melanie recalls Woodstock concert and not being paid for it Melanie, known as the First Lady of Woodstock, remembers having a supernatural experience as she walked on the rainy stage in 1969 to perform at the iconic event, though iconic isn’t how anyone would have described the day back then....
12:52, 08/16/2019

Spotify just hit a new milestone: 100 million paid subscribers Music streamer Spotify grew paid subscribers by 32% over last year, and now has 100 million, the company said in its earnings report Monday.        ...
18:00, 04/29/2019

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The move is controversial because both of the apps were born outside of Facebook, have very dif...
19:52, 08/03/2019

Why Kelly Clarkson Tells Her The Voice Contestants to Just "Have a Good Time" It could be the best you've ever sounded, but if the right viewers aren't at home watching, it doesn't matter. At least that's what Kelly Clarkson tells her team on The......
03:00, 05/08/2019

Spotify is testing its first piece of hardware – the voice-controlled ‘Car Thing’ Spotify has started testing its first piece of hardware, a music player for your car that the company has named “Car Thing” and which will apparently serve an even more important purpose than going on sale as a mainstream consumer electro...
22:39, 05/17/2019

Google demos car bookings by voice assistant at annual I/O event Alphabet Inc's Google business on Tuesday offered a preview of voice technology that lets users make rental car bookings for upcoming trips with just a simple ask of the company's virtual assistant tool....
20:14, 05/07/2019

Protecting children from voice assistants' data collection zeal A report by German parliamentary researchers has said that Amazon's voice assistant Alexa also collects data from children and clueless visitors. That needs to change, they say, but the "how to" remains unclear....
14:26, 07/09/2019

In China, a Podcast Inspired by ‘This American Life’ Gives Voice to the Real Hundreds of thousands of listeners are drawn to the stories of ordinary people on “Gushi FM,” told with an authenticity that’s rare in China’s media landscape....
01:26, 05/13/2019

Ashley Graham Gets Reals About Finding Her Voice and Reclaiming Her Body In case you missed it, Ashley Graham's body is hers and hers alone. The trailblazing model and host of American Beauty Star has not only shut down Internet trolls who shame her......
17:52, 06/18/2019

Alexa takes hands-free voice commands on Windows 10 PCs Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 now behaves more like you'd expect it to -- that is, it behaves more like an Echo speaker. An update to the software has introduced the option to invoke Alexa solely through your voice, whether or not the ...
05:26, 05/07/2019

Toshiba's Board Move Will Give Foreigners a Greater Voice Toshiba said it was proposing to replace a majority of its board and add more international business leaders, acceding to demands made by foreign shareholders in the latest sign of activist shareholders’ growing influence in Japan....
11:00, 05/13/2019

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are ...
21:00, 07/12/2019

Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker feared his voice was gone It’s been 25 summers since Hootie & the Blowfish released their blockbuster debut LP, “Cracked Rear View,” which went on to sell more than 21 million copies in the US. As the ’90s pop-rockers gear up to release their first studio album in 14 ye...
12:39, 08/09/2019

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device called "Car Thing" The company says don't be surprised if you hear about new devices like "Voice Thing" and "Home Thing" sometime soon.        ...
21:52, 05/17/2019

Warrant: Driver accused of killing pedestrians blames voice An arrest warrant says a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son, told police that a voice was directing his actions....
21:52, 06/19/2019

The future of voice recognition: meet your AI-controlled 'digital twin' This is a re-published article that we've picked as one of our favorites of the last year from our suite of TechRadar Originals.Speech is a much more natural way of interacting with devices than poking at buttons and screens, and its popularity ...
20:00, 05/12/2019

Russian bots rigged ‘The Voice’ spin-off so millionaire’s daughter won The 11-year-old daughter of a Russian millionaire was forced to give up the top prize in a “The Voice” spin-off show when it was revealed that bots rigged the competition. Mikella Abramova — the daughter of former Eurovision contestant Al...
02:52, 05/17/2019

Cockpit voice recorder recovered from plane in Florida river JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crash investigators say they’ve recovered the cockpit voice recorder from a chartered jet that ran off a runway and into a river at a Florida military base. The National Transportation Safety Board posted Tuesday on Tw...
00:52, 05/08/2019

Frida Kahlo's only known voice recording possibly found in Mexico National Sound Library of Mexico believes audio is of artist reading from her essay Portrait of Diego during the pilot of radio show El Bachiller Frida Kahlo might have one of the most recognisable and commodified faces in the art world, but what did...
09:26, 06/13/2019

UK study shows seals copying human voice, singing Gray seals can copy the sound of human words and songs, a new research by the University of St Andrews has found. (June 21)        ...
02:26, 06/22/2019

Original voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’ defends casting of Halle Bailey TODAY – Mermaids stick together! Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, is defending the casting of Ariel in the live-action remake of the animated classic. Jodi Benson, Halle Bailey/ AP Disney recently announce...
22:39, 07/09/2019

Latinos voice worries about being targeted after recent mass shootings ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard. Then she thought to herself: If a shooter bursts in, how do my husband and...
03:00, 08/13/2019

Fans Are Concerned About Barret's Voice In The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Yesterday a new teaser for the Final Fantasy VII remake dropped, and players got to see and hear more of the characters as they will appear in the new game. For the most part, the reaction is positive. In the case of Barret Wallace, the reaction has ...
23:26, 05/10/2019

Two sisters could be the voice of the WNBA — on the court, in labor talks and on ESPN Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike are teammates on the Los Angeles Sparks but playing larger roles: Nneka is the players' union president; Chiney is the vice president as well as an analyst for ESPN....
16:39, 07/26/2019

'Nora, my love, mum's here': Recording of mum's voice used in search for missing teen A recording of Nora Quoirin's mother saying "Nora, my love, mum's here" is being used by police searching for the missing London teenager in the Malaysian jungle....
21:00, 08/08/2019

This AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice Sounds Eerily Like the Real Thing In recent years, eerily accurate deepfake videos have gotten a lot of press, but automated voice replication has been quietly sliding into the uncanny valley as well. Case in point: The AI company Dessa has created a simulation of podcaster Joe Rogan...
21:26, 05/17/2019

Nurit Karlin, Who Found Her Voice in Wordless Cartoons, Dies at 80 Whimsical, thoughtful and caption-less was her style when The New Yorker took her on in 1974. At the time, she was the magazine’s only female cartoonist....
22:00, 05/07/2019

The Guardian view on female voice assistants: not OK, Google | Editorial When computer assistants reply in female voices, are they saying that women lack power in their world?Within two years there will be more voice assistants on the internet than there are people on the planet. Another, possibly more helpful, way of loo...
12:13, 06/25/2019

Mother’s voice pierces Malaysia jungle in girl’s search Malaysian rescuers are stepping up their search for a 15-year-old London girl who vanished from a nature resort six days ago by playing the voice recordings of her mother as they comb the hilly forest terrain...
10:39, 08/09/2019

Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are voicing concern that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas...
14:52, 07/09/2019

Rachel Held Evans, Voice of the Wandering Evangelical, Dies at 37 Ms. Evans’s spiritual journey and writing fostered a community of believers who challenged conservative Christian groups they felt were exclusionary....
02:00, 05/05/2019

10 reasons to consider switching your company's phone service to Google Voice Google Voice for G Suite is integrated with other G Suite apps. Find out how it might help businesses modernize and consolidate voice communications....
23:13, 05/15/2019

Beto O’Rourke Finds His Voice Helping El Paso Grieve Beto O’Rourke sits in an armchair in his El Paso living room, tapping his foot and trying not to talk about himself any more than he needs to. It’s three days after the mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead and 26 injured at a W...
16:43, 08/12/2019

Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, 98, a Voice for Lebanese Christians, Dies Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Catholic patriarch, supported a compromise that ended Lebanon’s 15-year civil war but resulted in 15 years of Syrian occupation....
01:00, 05/16/2019

Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking High street bank says Google Home trial could let you do the banking as you make a cuppa or iron a shirtGet ready to say: “Hey Google. How much do I have in my bank account?” NatWest is to begin voice-only banking that will give customers direct acce...
01:27, 08/13/2019

Blake Shelton and John Legend Are Enemies Until After The Voice Finale There are just two remaining coaches with artists left on season 16 of The Voice. On one side, Blake Shelton has three of his country stars and six wins under his belt. On the other,......
04:39, 05/22/2019

Amazon launches ‘Alexa, delete what I said today’ voice command The "Alexa, delete what I said today" voice command now works on Amazon's Echo devices, while an "Alexa, delete what I just said" command is coming soon.Read More...
16:00, 05/29/2019

How TD Ameritrade CIO Vijay Sankaran approaches innovation, voice interfaces, VR ZDNet's Larry Dignan catches up with TD Ameritrade CIO Vijay Sankaran to talk shop about the company's approach to innovation, agile development and how to pick innovation projects....
21:13, 05/20/2019

Apple’s Voice Control improves accessibility OS-wide on all its devices Apple is known for fluid, intuitive user interfaces, but none of that matters if you can’t click, tap, or drag because you don’t have a finger to do so with. For users with disabilities the company is doubling down on voice-based accessi...
06:26, 06/04/2019

Auburn radio voice Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, die following car accident Rod Bramblett, the lead radio voice for the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula died Saturday night from injuries suffered in a car accident.        ...
09:39, 05/26/2019

Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, the latest revelation about technology co......
05:52, 07/12/2019

'I wash all my food like crazy': researchers voice concern about nanoparticles US foods are packed with nanoparticles, even as long-term evidence of their safety is missing. How did we get here, and what should we do?France is clamping down on a common food additive that has been shown to be carcinogenic in animal studies. The ...
10:39, 05/29/2019

AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. ...
00:52, 05/22/2019

Auburn radio voice Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, die after car wreck Bramblett began working for Auburn University in 1993 and made legendary calls as the radio voice of Tigers football, men's basketball and baseball.        ...
01:26, 05/27/2019

Adam Levine Opens Up About The Voice Exit: "It Was Time to Move On" It was The Voice twist nobody saw coming: Adam Levine is saying goodbye. Levine's exit from the singing competition series was announced by The Voice host Carson Daly on Today during the......
21:00, 05/24/2019

A new controller aims to fix the Nintendo Switch’s lack of voice chat It’s 2019, the Nintendo Switch is the vanguard of the next generation of video game consoles, and — in case you needed reminding — it still doesn’t have voice chat support. Well, at least the company hasn’t personally enabled it yet. Third-party sour...
22:13, 07/23/2019

Claptrap voice actor accuses Gearbox CEO of assault, underpayment Enlarge / Claptrap, unsurprisingly, finds himself in trouble in a scene from the Borderlands series. The voice of Borderlands' Claptrap, David Eddings, is going public with allegations of abuse and underpayment against Gearbox and its CEO, Randy P...
21:39, 05/07/2019

macOS Catalina first look: Sidecar, Project Catalyst and Voice Control After Apple wrapped its WWDC keynote today, the developers went to coding sessions and the press, well, mostly showed themselves out. As it happens, we later had a chance to see most of the new software in action in private demos. First, an impor......
07:39, 06/05/2019

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hir...
05:13, 07/12/2019

Amazon's Alexa can delete your voice recordings – if you ask Amazon will let you utter the words, “Alexa, delete what I said today,” and recordings from the given day will be wiped out.        ...
22:00, 05/29/2019

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 pack in eight microphones and two voice assistants For years the Bose QuietComfort 25 were the reigning champs of noise-canceling headphones for travelers. Now, Bose might have just figured out a way to hook the everyday office worker too thanks to the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.The hea...
23:52, 05/29/2019

Apple and Google suspend monitoring of voice recordings by humans Apple is globally suspending the use of Siri voice recordings after reports emerged that contractors hired by the company listen to them to improve the voice assistant. TechCrunch, which broke the news, said Apple plans to issue a software update to ...
08:52, 08/02/2019

Adam Levine may have quit 'The Voice,' but you can catch him on tour this summer Adam Levine may be gone from "The Voice," but he's hitting the road with Maroon 5 over the summer (and saving rhinos over on his Instagram in the meantime.)...
20:13, 05/30/2019

Adam Levine Is Missing Out on a $30 Million Paycheck By Leaving The Voice New details are emerging about Adam Levine's departure from The Voice. It was announced last week that the Maroon 5 star would be leaving the beloved NBC reality competition series......
20:13, 05/30/2019

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it...
21:52, 08/05/2019

Karlie Kloss: “Only Now Do I Have The Confidence To Stand Tall & Know The Power Of My Voice” “I am deeply ambitious and driven, and there are a lot of big things I want to do – big things,” Kloss tells Elaine Welteroth in the August issue of Vogue...
00:00, 07/02/2019

A rock star was asked what God's voice sounds like. His answer is beautiful Nick Cave's website and newsletter, The Red Hand Files, has become a cyber-sanctuary for the Australian rocker to commune with fans and answer questions about everything from Elvis to the nature of evil....
07:52, 06/29/2019

An Algorithm Generated Eerily Accurate Portraits Based Only On Someone's Voice Technology can learn a lot about us, whether we like it or not. It can figure out what we like, where we’ve been, how we feel. It can even make us say or do things we’ve never said or done. And according to new research, it can start to figure out wh...
22:52, 06/07/2019

Amazon Alexa's voice-command history is now much easier to delete Following recent privacy concerns suggesting that Amazon employees may be listening to your recorded Alexa conversations, the online retail giant has announced new voice commands that will give users more control over their recordings.  New Amaz...
06:39, 05/30/2019

Amazon Alexa users can now donate school supplies via voice Amazon has announced a new way for customers to donate back-to-school supplies to students in need, in partnership with Communities in Schools.Read More...
21:26, 08/05/2019

Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant may be useful, but the privacy concerns aren’t going away anytime soon. Now, in a fresh turn of events, the retail giant has confirmed that it keeps transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, and only removes them i...
10:13, 07/03/2019

AI voice assistants fuel sexist gender stereotypes: UN study Hey Siri, is this sexist? A new study from the United Nations says that female AI assistants reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa all come with f...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Amazon Expands Voice Announcements to All Alexa-Powered Devices Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices. The feature lets users send a short voice message to Alexa-enabled devices that are part of the same network......
08:13, 05/27/2019

Should college athletes be paid? Some lawmakers, and a presidential candidate, say yes. Andrew Yang says the NCAA is exploiting college athletes and is one of many who think the government will have to play a role in overhauling the current model....
07:26, 05/23/2019

El Salvador ex-president Funes paid by Nicaragua government MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fugitive former El Salvador president who received asylum from Nicaragua in 2016 says he has been working there as a paid adviser to the government of President Daniel Ortega. Mauricio Funes engaged in a Twitter exchange M...
02:13, 05/14/2019

Trump Paid $1 Million of Taxpayer Money for Limousines He Might Not Use President Trump has spent $1 million of taxpayer money on four limousines he may or may not use on his trip to Ireland this week, according to The Guardian. The spending was confirmed by USASpending.gov, a government website that tracks federal spend...
07:00, 06/06/2019

UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and wo...
22:00, 05/24/2019

Source: Seahawks make Wagner highest-paid ILB The Seahawks and All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner have agreed to terms on a three-year extension worth $54 million with $40.2 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, confirming a report by Bleacher Report....
04:00, 07/27/2019

Debt free at 23: How this woman paid off $20K in loans in just one year Paying with paper instead of plastic helped Kristy Epperson eliminate $20,000 in student loan and car loan debt in just one year.       ...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Netflix just lost US paid subscribers for the first time in eight years The last time Netflix lost domestic subscribers was in 2011 after the company raised prices and tried to separate its streaming product.       ...
18:00, 07/18/2019

Marshawn Lynch paid $5K in quarters for useless AAF interview Here’s hoping Marshawn Lynch has an extra large piggy bank. While supporting his cousin at the now-defunct Alliance of American Football’s quarterback draft last November, the former Raiders running back and Skittles fanatic agreed to an ...
19:39, 05/09/2019

Dropbox Reports Slowest Paid User Growth Since IPO Dropbox's paid user growth has been slowing despite its try-to-buy freemium offer, causing investors to worry about its ability to convert free users into paying ones....
10:13, 08/09/2019

Epstein Paid Off Suspected Co-Conspirators To "Influence" Them: Reports Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sexually abusing young girls in a case that led to the resignation of the US labor secretary, was accused Friday of paying off possible co-conspirators to......
03:26, 07/13/2019

Mets’ stud draft pick kept his cool, and it paid off Matt Allan entered the draft prepared for “crazy” things to happen and said that helped him cope with the anxiety of not getting selected earlier. Considered a first-round talent who slipped to the third round because of concerns over whether he woul...
10:26, 06/29/2019

NYC teacher who paid students to build bombs sentenced A math teacher who paid students to dismantle fireworks and store the explosive powder was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Wednesday by a judge who cited these “dangerous times” when schools and places of worship must guard against violence....
08:13, 05/23/2019

For Lower-Paid Workers, the Robot Overlords Have Arrived It’s time to stop worrying that robots will take our jobs. But as millions of low-paid workers’ lives are increasingly governed by software, it may be time to start worrying that robots will determine who gets those jobs....
17:00, 05/01/2019

USWNT hit back at 'ruse' after US Soccer says women are paid more than men US women’s team involved in lawsuit with bosses over equal payUS Soccer releases its analysis has tension mounts between sidesUS Soccer says the players on USA’s Women’s World Cup champions were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 throug...
06:00, 07/30/2019

Women's British Open winner to be paid less than one-third of men's prize The Women's British Open winner's paycheck will be less than one-third of that of her male counterpart's at The Open, but the overall prize fund for the women's major has been significantly increased....
17:13, 07/08/2019

Paid Dropbox users are getting 1TB more storage space today Dropbox has spent much of the last few years focused on its products for enterprise business, but the company got its start by offering a simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and sync option. With major competition in the space from Google Drive,....
20:13, 05/29/2019

A Foreigner Paid $200,000 for Tickets to Trump’s Inaugural. Now He Says He Was Duped. A lawsuit by a Ukrainian-Russian developer highlights the lucrative business of accommodating wealthy foreigners’ interests in getting access to the Trump administration....
05:39, 06/19/2019

Here’s how much Binance paid to move $1.26 billion worth of Bitcoin Cryptocurrency exchange Binance moved a gut-wrenching $1.26 billion worth of Bitcoin today – and it paid just $124.60 in network fees for the service. The epic transfer was signaled by Binance CEO Changpang Zhao earlier this morning in a tweet. We wi...
00:52, 05/30/2019

Caf boss Ahmad paid expenses for same days but different countries Confederation of African Football president Ahmad received at least two sets of expenses, claiming to be in different countries, for the same nine-day period during the 2018 World Cup....
15:13, 07/15/2019

Looking To Invest In FDs? Compare Interest Rates Paid By Top Banks Some fixed deposits come with a premature withdrawal facility while some require a compulsory lock-in period. Fixed deposit interest rates are also higher than those offered by savings accounts....
19:26, 04/28/2019

R. Kelly Just Paid Up His Back Child Support, Says His Attorney He may still have several sexual abuse felony charges and a lawsuit for an extramarital affair (h/t the Blast) pending, but Robert “R.” Kelly has reportedly reconciled his back child support issues, according to his attorney, Steven Greenberg....
00:13, 06/20/2019

Uber and Lyft drivers strike for better transparency about how much they’re paid Ride-hailing drivers began striking and demonstrating in multiple cities, starting on the East Coast. Despite some drivers in New York City logging off between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., few riders appeared to be complaining on social media about any problem...
23:39, 05/08/2019

He Paid $9,100 To Buy House Online. It Turned Out To Be Strip Of Grass A Florida man thought he had landed a steal deal after paying $9,100 (approximately Rs 6.3 lakh) for a villa in Tamarac, only to be told that he had only bought the strip of grass in front of the......
11:26, 06/20/2019

Bolton players under ‘severe stress’ after not being paid for 20 weeks • Club’s friendly match at Chester on Friday cancelled• Players and coaching staff of League One club issue statementBolton’s friendly at Chester on Friday has been called off after the players issued a statement claiming they have been put under “se...
21:39, 07/17/2019

Shell Workers Had to Attend Trump Speech to Get Paid When Donald Trump stood before a crowd of workers earlier this week at a Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, and rambled on about how much he likes large trucks, the workers weren’t necessarily Trump fans. They had to be th...
23:00, 08/17/2019

Gary Lineker is BBC's best-paid star again, but women close gap Many female stars have had pay rises, while male news presenters have taken cutsGary Lineker has maintained his status as the BBC’s highest earner after the broadcaster’s leading male sports presenters refused to take pay cuts, although many of the c...
17:13, 07/02/2019

Bolton Wanderers Players And Coaches Have Not Been Paid In Four Months Despite staving off administration twice over in months prior, Bolton Wanderers finally met that dreaded fate on May 8. Since then, the club has been nothing but a disaster. With no potential owners stepping up to buy the team, and an unpaid tax bill...
20:52, 07/18/2019

Wilson Ramos starting to look like the hitter the Mets paid for The Mets had the whole Star Wars theme working Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Princess Leia was there in costume and a bobble-head of Obi-Wan Canobi was distributed to fans with the likeness of Robinson Cano. But no one carried a bigger lightsaber...
07:52, 05/26/2019

A stranger paid off a student’s debt so she could walk in her graduation Joe Belanger/Shutterstock Karen Moore, a woman from South Carolina, wanted to do something good for her community. She called the principal of her alma mater, asking if there were any outstanding debts. As it turned out, one student owed money to a ...
00:52, 06/08/2019

Spotify boasts twice as many paid subscribers as Apple Music Less than a month ago, it was revealed that Apple Music had overtaken Spotify in terms of paid subscribers in the US – a milestone for the music streaming service – but Spotify’s latest earnings report shows that it’s stil...
05:13, 04/30/2019

YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans c...
01:39, 08/17/2019

Have central bank gambles paid off? | Mohamed El-Erian Unconventional policies may have staved off short-term economic collapse but they may not foster long-term growthIn recent years, central banks have made a large policy wager. They bet that the protracted use of unconventional and experimental measur...
14:13, 07/22/2019

How Noah Syndergaard’s trust in Wilson Ramos paid off Noah Syndergaard didn’t have his personal catcher, his release point or his best stuff. But he had enough to help pitch the Mets to a series-clinching 4-3 win over Washington. Despite pitching to Wilson Ramos instead of personal catcher Tomas Nido fo...
09:52, 08/11/2019

Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggested that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects....
09:13, 08/17/2019

You could get paid $65K to review luxury yachts and travel the world A start-up website is advertising for what could be one of the best jobs in the world, with the successful applicant traveling the world testing luxurious yachts and being paid to do so....
23:00, 05/10/2019

Trump says U.S. paid no money to North Korea over Warmbier U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier, a day after a report said Trump had approved a $2 million bill from Pyongyang for the American student's care...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Former UA assistant wiretap says Miller allegedly paid Ayton TUCSON – New audio from a wiretap recording of Emanuel “Book” Richardson heard in court Wednesday mentioned Univerisity of Arizona men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller’s alleged involvement in paying Phoenix Sun’...
12:26, 05/02/2019

A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over. Weeks after Lake City, Fla., was hit by a cyberattack, the phones are back on and email is working, but the city has not yet recovered all its files....
09:13, 07/07/2019

Iowa places volleyball coach on 30-day paid leave IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has placed volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on paid administrative leave for 30 days for what it says was an unspecified violation of NCAA rules. The Hawkeyes said Monday they notified the NCAA and an investigation is ongoi...
21:39, 05/20/2019

Halsey Paid a Fan's Speeding Ticket Because They Were Listening to Her Song Halsey just saved a fan from a bit of a speeding ticket nightmare. As fans well know, the songstress dropped a new single and music video less than a week ago by the name of......
21:13, 05/22/2019

She Paid $6.5 Million To 'Consultant' For Stanford Entry. She Was Tricked The mother of a Chinese student said she was unwittingly ensnared in a sprawling college admissions scandal, believing the $6.5 million she paid to get her daughter into Stanford University was a......
05:13, 05/04/2019

Man Utd to make David De Gea highest-paid goalkeeper in the world Manchester United are set to make David De Gea the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world after a breakthrough in talks to hand the Spaniard a new deal....
11:52, 07/16/2019

Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry....
20:52, 05/19/2019

State lawmakers abandon ‘paid surrogacy’ bill They just couldn’t deliver. State legislators won’t pass a law allowing couples to pay surrogates to carry babies to term, Albany lawmakers revealed Thursday. “Many members, including a large majority of women in our conference, hav...
03:52, 06/21/2019

More millennials subscribe to video games than traditional paid TV NEW YORK – More American millennials now subscribe to a video game service than to a traditional paid television service, according to a survey on Monday, as consumers favor new forms of entertainment that are shifting the broader media landsca...
17:39, 06/11/2019

Microsoft bucks trend, maintains contractor reviews of voice recording Cortana integration lets Windows Phone users speak to the new Band. A wave of privacy scandals has led several major companies to end or pause their programs for human reviews of voice recordings. But Microsoft has bucked the trend. Last week, a w...
02:00, 08/16/2019

Voice assistants are listening to you: How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google recordings Apple suspended a program that let third party contractors listen to your Siri recordings. Here's how to delete recordings from Siri, Alexa and Google       ...
17:26, 08/05/2019

Walmart says it will keep selling guns, even as advocacy groups and workers voice concerns Walmart says it won't change its policies, after a man with an assault rifle opened fire Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Tx., killing 22 people. Days earlier, a Walmart employee in Southaven, Miss., July 30 fatally shot two co-workers....
00:13, 08/06/2019

Nintendo to replace 'Fire Emblem' voice actor after abuse allegations In the future, Fire Emblem: Three Houses will get a patch to completely replace the male protagonist's voice. That's because Nintendo has decided to re-record Male Byleth's lines after several accusations of abusive behavior against hi...
04:13, 07/28/2019

Germany planning to access voice assistant data to tackle crime German authorities are working on guidelines to allow them to access data held by voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa or smart fridges to help them fight crime, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday....
15:26, 06/05/2019

Paco Navarro, 82, Seductive Voice of Disco on New York Radio, Dies He became one of the city’s highest-rated disc jockeys when he moved from Spanish-language radio to WKTU in 1978, when the station adopted a disco format....
18:26, 08/14/2019

Texas Latina Emerges as House’s Voice of Passion and Reason on the Border Representative Veronica Escobar, at ease on both sides of the southern border, has become a voice of authority and emotion on the migrant issues roiling Washington....
02:52, 07/12/2019

R.I.P. Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse and The Simpsons' Martin Prince Russi Taylor has died. A prolific voice actor, Taylor’s credits stretch across a massive swathe of the animation history of the last 40 years—but she’ll probably be best known, and loved, around these parts for the decades she spent playing the perfe...
09:52, 07/28/2019

Senior Democrats voice fears over Ilhan Omar's safety – live Congresswoman targeted by president responded by quoting a Maya Angelou poem, which reads in part: ‘Like air, I’ll rise’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.43pm BST Reports coming in of arrests involving demonstrators opposing th...
18:52, 07/18/2019

Auburn Radio Voice Rod Bramblett Dies From Injuries Sustained In Car Accident Rod Bramblett, the prominent voice of Auburn sports for the last 16 years, and his wife Paula died from injuries sustained during a car crash on Saturday. They were 52 and 53 years old, respectively....
21:52, 05/26/2019

Rod Bramblett, legendary Auburn radio voice, and wife killed in car accident AUBURN, Ala. — Rod Bramblett, the longtime radio announcer for Auburn football and basketball games, and his wife were killed in a two-vehicle accident. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says in a statement that Rod Bramblett died Saturday night at UAB ...
19:13, 05/26/2019

The economy doesn't work for most Americans. The poor need a voice | The Rev William Barber Until we change how we think about poverty, politicians of both parties will continue to blame the poor for their problems and pit us against each otherAt a rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 Keep Americ...
09:52, 06/28/2019

'Time to rebel': Greta Thunberg adds voice to new song by the 1975 On band’s latest single, 16-year-old activist urges young people to act on climate emergency Greta Thunberg has made her musical debut on a single by the 1975. On a track called The 1975, a version of which traditionally opens each of the British ban...
03:00, 07/25/2019

Amazon Alexa Users Can Now Disable Human Review of Voice Recordings Amazon has started offering Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings. The option is now available via the Alexa smartphone app....
04:39, 08/08/2019

Amazon Alexa stores voice recordings for as long as it likes (and shares them too) Back in April, it emerged that Amazon employees could be listening to recordings of Amazon Echo speaker users' conversations with Alexa – and now, it's been revealed that those recordings can be kept indefinitely by the com...
20:39, 07/03/2019

Apple, Google pause reviewing audio recordings from voice assistants Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have globally suspended reviewing recordings from users interacting with their voice assistants, as concerns over data privacy mount....
08:00, 08/03/2019

Watch Keanu Reeves voice his ‘Toy Story 4’ character in this hilarious clip The fourth installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise doesn’t hit theaters until next week, but early reactions are starting to trickle in from reviewers and journalists who’ve already seen the film, which will feature the familiar To...
02:13, 06/12/2019

watchOS 6 adds App Store, Voice Memos, and new faces to Apple Watch The new version of Apple's OS for the Apple Watch brings greater independence for the four-year-old wearable, including standalone app downloads.Read More...
19:26, 06/03/2019

Marvel's What If...? Reveals Extended MCU Voice Cast, Out Summer 2021 on Disney+ Marvel's What If...?, the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has cast Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher. Over a dozen MCU stars from Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain......
06:39, 07/21/2019

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, 90, Voice in Cuban Boy’s Custody Fight, Dies She sought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father in Cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off Florida, his mother having drowned....
01:52, 06/21/2019

The Loudest Voice review – Russell Crowe flounders as Roger Ailes In a fast-moving new drama series, the birth of Fox News is examined in gory detail yet with a frustrating lack of depthIt’s extremely difficult for a viewer of the new Roger Ailes mini-series The Loudest Voice to tear their eyes away from the line w...
08:52, 06/28/2019

McDonald's Tests Robot Fryers and Voice-Activated Drive-Throughs McDonald’s is designing voice-activated drive-throughs and robotic deep-fryers as it works to streamline its menu and operations to speed up service....
04:39, 06/21/2019

Microsoft's latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors....
00:52, 08/15/2019

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering custom...
22:26, 05/29/2019

'Loudest Voice' TV series casts critical eye on Roger Ailes and Fox News Two years after his ouster and death, Roger Ailes returns to television in a new drama series that traces the rise and fall of the controversial creator of Fox News and underscores his lasting impact on the U.S. media landscape....
23:39, 06/26/2019

Hear Beyoncé Voice Nala for the First Time in New The Lion King Teaser "Simba, you have to take your place, as king." Disney has released a new preview for The Lion King, Jon Favreau's CGI-live-action remake of the beloved film, set for release......
04:13, 06/04/2019

Jodie Whittaker lends voice to 'Doctor Who' virtual reality game The voice of Jodie Whittaker will be a part of the virtual reality game "Doctor Who: Edge of Time," developer Maze Theory and BBC Studios said on Monday....
08:00, 05/21/2019

Own a ‘smart speaker’? Your voice also transforms it into a fun gaming platform You can play music games, solve mysteries and try to stump "Akinator" on games played with your voice on Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.       ...
17:00, 07/28/2019

Fresh protests rock Hong Kong as activists seek a voice at G20 Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on Thursday as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary's offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended....
08:39, 06/27/2019

Shah Rukh Khan to Voice Mufasa in The Lion King Hindi Dub Disney India has hired Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan for the Hindi-language dub of the upcoming remake of The Lion King, who will voice Mufasa and Simba, respectively....
07:52, 06/17/2019

Russell Crowe gets his best role in years with Fox News exposé The Loudest Voice Save for maybe Rupert Murdoch, there’s almost no one left who would even go through the motions of pretending to deny Fox News is anything but an outlet for right-wing propaganda. Even among its core viewership, that’s the appeal, not a smear. And as...
21:00, 06/28/2019

UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United Nations, the fact that most voice assistant are gendered as y...
21:26, 05/23/2019

Report: Female-sounding voice assistants fuel gender bias AI-powered voice assistants from Google, Amazon, Apple, and others could be perpetuating harmful gender biases, according to a recent UN report. The report, titled “I’d blush if I could” — Siri’s response to provocative queries or flirtatious stateme...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Is this Frida Kahlo’s voice? Mexico releases recording believed to be of the artist Though the iconic image and the work of the late legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are more popular than ever, the sound and the tone of her voice have remained a mystery for years. That is, until now — or so Mexican authorities believe. Mexico...
05:13, 06/14/2019

Adam Levine Leaving The Voice, Gwen Stefani Joins Season 17 There are changes afoot at The Voice. After 16 seasons on the NBC singing competition series, Adam Levine is departing his big red chair. In his place for the upcoming 17th season? Gwen......
15:26, 05/24/2019

How Naomi Watts Prepared to Play Gretchen Carlson in The Loudest Voice Naomi Watts took on quite the challenge playing Gretchen Carlson in Showtime's The Loudest Voice. Watts is on the cover of the new emmy magazine, and in a new interview, she talks......
20:26, 05/31/2019

China chip industry insiders voice caution on catch-up efforts Since the U.S. government put Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist, effectively banning American firms from doing business with it, China's leaders have spoken boldly about achieving self-sufficiency in the critical semiconductor business....
16:39, 06/13/2019

Voice, Data Recorders Recovered From Missing An-32 Plane Crash Site A rescue team has recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) of Russian-origin An-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force at the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh Friday, an......
13:52, 06/14/2019

Chrissy Teigen apologizes for spoiling 'The Voice' finale with premature tweet Model Chrissy Teigen apologized for spoiling "The Voice" finale this week after she mistakenly tweeted out the results before the show had aired in some places....
14:00, 05/23/2019

Voice Control hands-on: Deep OS navigation for iPads, iPhones, and Macs Apple has dramatically enhanced the Voice Control feature it debuted years ago with the iPhone 3GS, bringing offline OS-wide control to most of its devices.Read More...
19:52, 06/10/2019

'We have the voice': More than 150,000 Hong Kong protesters blast China extradition plan Protesters estimated by police to number more than 150,000 marched through Hong Kong on Sunday in a mass rally calling for the withdrawal of a local government proposal to allow fugitives to be handed over to authorities in China....
14:39, 06/09/2019

Nigel Farage, Brexit’s Loudest Voice, Seizes Comeback Chance The polarizing but effective populist shifted his focus to media work after the 2016 referendum. Now he’s back with a new party and an accusation of betrayal....
16:00, 05/14/2019

Russia’s Yandex expands its Alice voice assistant to the smart home Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a big expansion for its digital assistant Alice, introducing integrations with various smart home products.Read More...
13:26, 05/23/2019

Data: U.S. importers paid 3 times more in China tariffs in June The Trump administration's repeated acts to punitively tax China during the long-running trade conflict is costing U.S. businesses -- to the tune of $3.4 billion in the month of June alone, federal data shows....
20:39, 08/07/2019

Get up to £130 in pre-paid credit cards with BT's brilliant fibre broadband deals When you end up spending a fair chunk on your internet each month, wouldn't it be nice to be offered some of that money back? Well with BT's most recent freebie-filled fibre broadband deals, that's exactly what you get. With BT re...
16:00, 06/21/2019

Mozilla will reportedly launch a paid version of Firefox this fall Mozilla’s reportedly set to launch a premium version of its revered Firefox browser this fall. In an interview with German media outlet T3N, the company’s CEO, Chris Beard, said that it’s aiming to launch the new version by October, with features lik...
11:00, 06/10/2019

Why hasn't the Trump campaign paid all its police security bills? Ten city governments from Arizona to Pennsylvania say the president's political committee has yet to pay hundreds of thousands in security bills....
15:52, 06/13/2019

Why hasn’t the Trump campaign paid all its police security bills? WASHINGTON — “Do we love law enforcement or what?” President Donald Trump asked a cheering crowd during his “Make America Great Again” political rally Oct. 12 in Lebanon, Ohio. “Thank you, law enforcement!” the pre...
05:13, 06/14/2019

Student whose family paid $6.5M in scam says ‘hard work’ got her into Stanford A newly unearthed video appears to show the Chinese student whose family allegedly paid a fixer $6.5 million to get her into Stanford bragging that she’s living proof you don’t need to be that smart to get into the elite school. In a live...
01:26, 05/03/2019

Report: Spartans paid $1.2 million to settle Title IX disputes Michigan State paid $1.2 million combined to a woman and a former football player after two Title IX investigations first exonerated the player, then reversed that decision, ESPN reported Wednesday after an open records request....
04:26, 07/11/2019

Google paid passers-by for face scans to improve the Pixel 4 Reports have swirled for days of Google paying people $5 in gift certificates to scan their faces, and now it's clear just why: it's for the Pixel 4. Google has confirmed to The Verge that the paid scans were meant to improve the accuracy ...
00:52, 07/30/2019

Paid Family Leave Has Stalled in Congress for Years. Here’s Why That’s Changing Carrie Carpenter started as a full-time waitress at a South Dakota Cracker Barrel in 2016. Seven months later, she had her fourth child. Before her daughter Celena was born that August, Carpenter was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The temporary...
13:00, 05/04/2019

My Father Paid 6 Crore To Arvind Kejriwal For Ticket: AAP Candidate's Son Just a day before polling in Delhi, the son of an Aam Aadmi Party candidate made a sensational allegation on Saturday, claiming that his father had paid Rs 6 crore to party chief and Delhi Chief......
23:26, 05/11/2019

Firefox to Get a Paid Subscription for Premium Features, New Logo Unveiled Mozilla, the maker of open source browser Firefox, is planning to offer a subscription service within Firefox that would offer users access to "premium" features....
13:26, 06/12/2019

Road funding cuts could have paid for eight million pothole repairs News 6 Jul, 2019 Money cut from councils’ road funding budgets since 2010 could have paid for eight million potholes to be repaired, figures reveal...
16:26, 07/06/2019

In Ditching Paid Maps, Call Of Duty Finally Gets With The Program Over a decade after the original era-defining Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision said last week that 2019’s Duty will be a re-imagining of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare series. Along with the campaign trailer that dropped on May 30, the com...
02:13, 06/04/2019

Google Settlement That Paid Users Nothing Voided by US Appeals Court A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing "cookies" in their browsers....
10:39, 08/07/2019

Former Rio de Janeiro governor says he paid $2M bribe to host 2016 Olympics Sergio Cabral told a judge the money went to Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was used to buy as many as nine votes....
06:00, 07/05/2019

Why some of the world's top cybersecurity hackers are paid millions to use their powers for good There is a shortfall of cybersecurity workers that could reach as high as 3.5 million unfilled roles by 2021. A start-up called Synack provides crowdsourced security and hires freelance hackers to help companies find vulnerabilities....
22:39, 05/18/2019

Source: Titans make Byard highest-paid safety The Titans and Kevin Byard have agreed to a five-year, $70.5 million deal that will make him the highest-paid safety in NFL history, according to a source....
12:26, 07/25/2019

Here's How Long It Takes for Paid Debt to Be Reported to Credit Bureaus You just made the last payment on a large purchase you’ve been paying off for what seems like forever. A celebration is in order, right? Go ahead, dance in your seat as you hit that “pay now” button for the very last time. Crack open some bubbly. Cal...
20:39, 07/02/2019

Oregon GOP walkout threatens paid leave, money for housing SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Republican walkout in Oregon over sweeping climate change legislation has prevented votes on the nation’s most generous paid family leave program, money for affordable housing and other key measures. More than 100 proposals...
00:52, 06/28/2019

Northwestern paid football coach Pat Fitzgerald more than $5.1 million in 2017 Northwestern's new federal tax return shows that football coach Pat Fitzgerald received more than $5.1 million in compensation for 2017 calendar year.       ...
01:00, 07/24/2019

Meet the secret ‘ghost workers’ paid to keep the internet safe Kala, a 43-year-old mother of two, sits alone at her home office, in the corner of a tiny bedroom, and studies her laptop screen, trying to determine if what she’s reading is offensive. Her part-time job, which she picked up as a way to feel “fruitfu...
01:00, 05/19/2019

The Angels Paid Tribute To Tyler Skaggs With A Combined No-Hitter In their first home game since the death of 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs on July 1, the Angels threw a combined no-hitter in a 13-0 win over the Mariners on a night dedicated to the player’s memory....
01:52, 07/14/2019

Florida city that paid $500,000 Bitcoin ransom, fires IT director Lake City, the Florida city that paid a $500,000 Bitcoin ransom last week, has fired an employee following the debacle. In an interview with local television, the city manager of Lake City, Joe Helfenberg, said the city’s director of information tech...
12:00, 07/02/2019

HMRC outlay on Amazon over six times what firm paid in corporation tax – GMB UK tax authority spent £11m to use online giant’s web-hosting services in 2018, says reportHM Revenue & Customs spent £11m to use Amazon’s web-hosting service last year, more than six times the £1.7m it received in corporation tax from Amazon’s main ...
13:52, 06/11/2019

Cuomo in spat with female Assembly members over paid surrogacy law Gov. Andrew Cuomo singled out three female Assembly members by name Tuesday for holding up a vote to legalize surrogacy contracts that pay a woman for carrying someone's child....
07:00, 06/12/2019

Serena, Osaka top Forbes list of best-paid female athletes Naomi Osaka's Grand Slam title wins at the U.S. and Australian Opens have helped catapult the Japanese tennis player up to second, behind Serena Williams, in Forbes' list https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2019/08/06/the-highest-paid-female...
13:52, 08/07/2019

Best email providers of 2019: Free, Paid and business services Getting hold of an email account is easy. Sign up with an ISP and you’ve got one account for starters. Creating an account with Google and other big names will get you more. Buy a decent web hosting package and you'll probably get enough ...
20:52, 07/31/2019

Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners and became the richest black man in America, said that he and his family would pay the Class of 2019’s debt....
17:26, 05/22/2019

'Young Sheldon' paid sweet tribute to 'The Big Bang Theory' Just when loyal viewers of "The Big Bang Theory" thought they'd seen the very last of Sheldon, Leonard, Amy, Penny, Bernadette, Howard and Raj, "Young Sheldon" proved them wrong....
14:52, 05/17/2019

Man who paid for hit on David Ortiz reportedly identified by Dominican authorities The man was said in court documents to be a fugitive who used a go-between to pay approximately $7,800 for the shooting of Ortiz, who was injured in the attack....
08:13, 06/18/2019

Ex-Rio governor Sergio Cabral: Paid $2M for votes to win 2016 Olympics The former governor of Rio de Janeiro has told a Brazilian court he paid $2 million in bribes to buy votes at the International Olympic Committee to win the 2016 Summer Olympic Games....
18:52, 07/05/2019

$20m compensation paid to family of woman shot dead by police The US city of Minneapolis will pay $20m (£15m) compensation to the family of an unarmed woman who was shot and killed by a police officer outside her home....
23:13, 05/03/2019

Ex-Sears CEO fires back at Elizabeth Warren and AOC, says severance has already been paid Former Sears Chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert released a letter Thursday saying that all employees laid off in the company's bankruptcy have been paid.       ...
05:00, 06/14/2019

Dad reaches historic paid leave settlement with JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase on Thursday agreed to pay a bombshell $5 million to hundreds of men who claimed they weren’t given the same paid leave as women when they became parents. The proposed class-action settlement, filed in Ohio federal court, is the c...
02:39, 05/31/2019

These are the highest-paid CEOs at America’s largest companies 24/7 Wall Street reviewed CEO pay at the largest, publicly traded US companies to identify the best-paid CEOs. Tim Cook and Robert Iger make the list.        ...
13:00, 04/30/2019

India's Modi made the election a referendum on his leadership -- and it paid off In purely electoral terms, it is an extraordinary achievement. Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have won a clear victory in India's national elections....
05:39, 05/24/2019

Gen Z salaries: Highest paid tech jobs for recent grads To find a job in tech, new graduates need to combine technical skills and emotional intelligence. Senior developers and engineers make the most.       ...
20:26, 06/17/2019

British Steel says funding is in place for all employees to be paid in full for May British Steel is continuing "to work with all parties to achieve an outcome that secures its future success", with funding in place for employees to be paid for May, a spokeswoman has said....
18:26, 05/21/2019