Alexa developers get 8 free voices to use in skills, courtesy of Amazon Polly

Now Alexa’s voice apps don’t have to sound like Alexa. Amazon today is offering a way for developers to give their voice apps a unique character with the launch of eight free voices to use in skills, courtesy of the Amazon Polly service. The voices are only available in U.S. English,

Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector

In 2019, we still don’t really know what to do about fake news. With nothing to disincentivize viral hyperpartisan headlines and other exercises in confirmation bias, online misinformation seems to run as rampant as ever. It’s a tricky problem,

Hola Code tackles the real migration crisis

Tamara Davison Contributor Share on Twitter Tamara Davison is a British journalist reporting from Mexico. She has written for The i Newspaper and Entrepreneur as well as many regional newspapers worldwide, and she is the current editor of Aztec Reports.

Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is ‘meritless’

Oracle says the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is “meritless.

Verizon Media Group is laying off 7 percent of its workforce

The Verizon division formerly known as Oath is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, which amounts to roughly 800 employees. Oath was created after Verizon acquired AOL, followed by Yahoo, bringing them together two years ago as a combined digital media entity with a new name. However,

Aibo learns to be a better watchdog

I wanted to love the new Aibo. Really, I did. But once I aactually spent some time with it, it turned out that it was a $3,000 dog with only a handful of tricks. It seems the days of buying true robot dog companionship are still a long ways away. A few months after bringing […]

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S.,has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an Elasticsearch database,

Facebook may proactively close Pages and Groups before they’re in violation of policy

Facebook today announced changes to the way it handles the removal of content from Facebook Pages that’s in violation of the social network’s Community Standards, as well as when the Page has posted items that are rated false by a third-party fact checking service.

Circle raises $110 million (or 13,300 BTC)

Cryptocurrency startup Circle has raised a $110 million funding round, which values the company near $3 billion. Cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain is leading the round. Existing investors IDG Capital, Breyer Capital, General Catalyst, Accel,

Gear for getting better at your side gig

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. In this day and age, either you have a side gig or you know someone who does.

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year,

Here's an Apache flying away from a gigantic smoke monster explosion

I think it's safe to say that this picture is better than most Michael Bay movies. Taken by Cpl Neil Bryden of the British Army, it shows an Apache attack helicopter flying away from a gigantic fiery Godzilla smoke monster explosion. So damn cool.Read more...

Voyat种子轮获180万美元用于酒店社交CRM工具

Voyat是一款针对酒店行业的社交CRM 工具,今天该公司从幕后走出,宣布获得180万美元的种子轮融资,投资者有MetamorphicVentures、EniacVentures、BoxGroup 和部分天使投资人,这其中包括谷歌分析的创始人之一布雷特·克罗斯比(BrettCrosby)。

联想和小米,到底谁是第一?

悲催的三星成了筛子。在Canalys宣布二季度三星智能手机销量在华被小米超越之后,IDC也宣布联想智能手机在华销量超越了三星。但,问题接着又出现了:Canalys称小米以1499万台的销量成为中国市场的NO.1,IDC则认为联想是第一。

诺基亚员工回忆抗议裁员始末:眼见他楼塌了!

“眼见他起高楼,眼见他宴宾客,眼见他楼塌了。”一位加入诺基亚几年的员工引用《桃花扇》里的名句向腾讯科技表达了自己现在的心情,更悲哀的是,他并不是旁观的看客,而是崩塌的大楼里被裁掉数千人中的一员。

IOS开发之显示微博表情 - 青玉伏案

在上一篇博客中山寨了一下新浪微博,在之后的博客中会对上一篇代码进行优化和重用,上一篇的微博请求的文字中有一些表情没做处理,比如带有表情的文字是这样的“我要[大笑],[得意]”。

Volvo 概念車廂讓乘客擁有頭等機艙享受

不少「老闆車」都強調豪華舒適的乘坐體驗,瑞典車廠 Volvo 日前在上海車展發表的 XC90 Excellence Lounge 概念車,就完美演繹「老闆車」的舒適乘坐感受,因為 Volvo 將前座乘客位拆除,換取後座老闆位的腿部空間。

设置不接收Windows 10升级也没用 微软每天都会骚扰你

微软现在是要为各种还没用上Windows 10的PC做升级Windows 10的准备,先是要用户看到我们有个Windows 10啦,然后再推荐用户在Windows Update中下载升级,微软大概觉得这还不够快,所以微软就对Windows 7和8.

[图]JIC:可对通话录音的iPhone保护套

Just In Case(JIC)是一款可对任意通话进行录音的iPhone保护套。这款保护套装备了内置了麦克风,用于播放的扬声器和存储通话的MicroSD卡槽,在装备之后不会看到非常明显的麦克风所以有利于进行偷偷的录音。当iPhone用户需要对当前通话进行记录的时候只需要在背面按击相关按钮就能激活,尽管这种保护套对于记者、间谍和任何需要存储通话的用户来说非常有用,但是在美国12个州销售该产品是属于违法的。

Michael Best发起众筹:欲向互联网公布70万份CIA解密文档

美国马里兰州某座图书馆的3层楼,有四台计算机存储着千万页CIA解密文档,其中许多是冷战时期的内容。中情局记录搜索工具(CREST)允许所有人免费阅读,但麻烦的是,你必须亲自上门才能访问到。也就是说,如果你想要将某份资料分享给任何人,必须前往马里兰州,打印所需页,然后扫描并将之上传到网上。显然,这会是一项合法而艰巨的任务。

【首发】已完成700万人民币首轮融资的“电影炮”认为,看电影得看你的“七情六欲”

2015年,全国电影总票房达440.69亿,这个数字在2007年还不足30亿,再说一个惊人的数字,春节期间,《美人鱼》上线十一天斩获23亿票房。去年同档期同导演的《西游降魔篇》也才12.34亿而已。总之,这个领域留给创业者的机会又多了一些。从影迷观影情感诉求出发的“电影炮App”,则希望为影迷提供按照七情六欲划分的影片分类和精彩片段,以及提供围绕IP版权开发轻游戏等衍生品服务。其创始人孙野近日向36氪透露,电影炮项目在2015年3月由晨兴龙至投资管理有限公司孵化启动,第一轮融资获得汉唐韵文化投资有限公司以及个人投资者共计700万人民币资金。

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