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,

Elon Musk has a very bad idea for a website rating journalists

Elon Musk has, as I imagine he often does during meetings or long car rides, come up with an idea for a new thing. Unlike the HyperLoop, which was cool, and various space-related ideas, which we know he's at least partly expert about, this one is just plain bad.

GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system

GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline. The company behind the project (which should probably change its name and logo…) today announced that it has raised just over $1.

It’s unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump cannot block people on Twitter, as it constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights. The court also ruled he must unblock all previously blocked users.

Spotify launches ‘The Game Plan,’ a 10-part educational video series for artists

On the same day that Spotify’s class-action settlement with musicians gets final approval, the company is making a big push to encourage artists to participate on its streaming service – in this case, by offering them a host of educational material to help them get started.

Uber is done testing self-driving cars in Arizona

Uber, which had already pulled its autonomous cars off the road following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, is officially calling it quits on the state of Arizona, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing an internal memo from Uber Advanced Technologies Group lead Eric Meyhofer.

Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis — and more to the point, were downright creepy. But at launch,

Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles

A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla’s lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in the U.S. over the first months of 2018 alone,

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,

微软移动站点已启动 nokia.com将成为历史

威智网 9 月 19 日消息,根据外媒 WPC 报道称,微软近日已经开始着手准备将针对诺基亚网站页面 nokia.com 的访问转向至微软移动的网站页面(microsoft.com/mobile),这意味着不久之后,nokia .com 将会成为诺基亚的历史。  

福特虚拟现实新突破 豪车任你各种玩!

在福特的 Innovation for Millions 活动上,这家著名汽车制造商展示了他们的虚拟现实技术。在虚拟世界里,你将可以“亲密接触”那些平时遥不可及的豪车。  

[视频]谷歌 Nexus 9 开箱体验

感谢FView的投递Nexus9作为首先搭载全新谷歌安卓5.0操作系统的平板设备,它的行业引领意义不言而喻。

Ferguson prosecutor says grand jury heard witnesses who lied under oath

St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch said in a local radio interview on Friday that some of the witnesses who testified before the grand jury that declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown were clearly not telling the truth,

波音开始组装首架737MAX 预计2017年交付

波音员工已经开始在位于华盛顿州的伦顿工厂按期开始制造首架737 MAX。上周,工人们开始组装首架737 MAX试飞飞机的机翼。机翼是伦顿工厂生产流程中制造的首个737部件。

国外设计怪才让计算机可以“深情”演绎情歌

随着科学技术的不断发展,计算机可以替代人类处理的事情越来越多,并且占据了日益重要的地位。而随着计算机的智能化程度不断提高,有不少人都在担心,计算机会不会发展出自身的心智从而反抗人类。

如何统计出一片沼泽地中有多少棵树?

前面有人已经回答了林分调查的方法。这应该是最基础和通用的方法。林分调查的方法常用一般有两类,Fixed area plot 和 variable radius plot。 第一种方法设置固定面积的样地。如口天一十一所说。设置随机分布的圆形、带状样地。

Android Hook神器:XPosed入门与登陆劫持演示

Xposed是一款可以在不修改APK的情况下影响程序运行的框架服务,基于Xposed能够制作出许多功能强大的模块,且在功能不冲突的情况下同时运作。在本文中,作者详细介绍了Xposed的操作步骤以及登陆劫持实战演练。

Justin Bieber took over an entire island in Sydney and we all survived

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Sometimes you just have to isolate the crazy, and so it was that the city of Sydney let Justin Bieber take over an entire island on Wednesday morning to throw a concert for his fans.Even before 6 a.m. local time,

Reflektive Raises $3.6 Million From Andreessen Horowitz To Rethink Annual Performance Reviews

Everyone dreads them: The annual performance review. After all, it’s hard for employees to do much with a yearly sit-down where some past accomplishments and failings are outlined, and a vague improvement plan with far-off objectives is set in place.

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