Tag Archives: AUDIO

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, Facebook sent a team to India to learn what features they’d need to embrace Stories across a variety of local languages on phones without much ...

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Yanny or Laurel? Internet divided over infuriating audio (POLL)

Yanny or Laurel? That’s the question sparked by an infuriating piece of audio that has split people into two camps. In a 2018 version of ‘The Dress’ debate, people are arguing over whether a computer-generated voice is saying ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’. The short recording first surfaced on Reddit this week and has subsequently gone viral on Twitter, provoking an intense debate. ...

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Democratic Party tried to push Colorado congressional candidate to leave race, leaked audio reveals

The Democratic Party meddled in the Colorado congressional primary by favoring one candidate and pressuring another to drop out, a newly released secret recording has revealed. The recording published by The Intercept involves an incredibly blunt conversation led by Steny Hoyer, the Democratic whip in the House of Representatives. Hoyer has a history of campaigning on behalf of current and ...

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‘Stored in giant thermos bottles’: How a 'cryonics club' freezes people for the future (AUDIO)

Steeped in liquid nitrogen, 92-year-old Robert Ettinger is waiting patiently to wake up. The academic is one of 165 bodies held by the Cryonics Institute, which stores the dead ‘on ice’ in the hope they might one day live again. Located in Michigan, the Cryonics Institute is one of the foremost names in the business of freezing people and pets ...

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Highlights and audio from Zuckerberg’s emotional Q&A on scandals

“This is going to be a never-ending battle” said Mark Zuckerberg. He just gave the most candid look yet into his thoughts about Cambridge Analytica, data privacy, and Facebook’s sweeping developer platform changes today during a conference call with reporters. Sounding alternately vulnerable about his past negligence and confident about Facebook’s strategy going forward, Zuckerberg took nearly an hour of ...

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Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Amazon today is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts. The resulting audio can be played from within the blog post itself, or accessed in podcast form using a feature called Amazon Pollycast, the company says. The plugin itself was jointly designed by Amazon’s AWS team and ...

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Facebook invents ‘flick,’ a new unit of time to measure digital audio & video

Facebook has created its own unit of time called the “flick,” aimed at helping those who work in the digital audio and video fields to divide frames in an easier manner. Flick was created by Christopher Horvath, who began working at Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality subsidiary in May. He explained the unit on GitHub, an online repository and hosting service ...

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‘They’re holding government hostage’: White House phone line blames Democrats over shutdown (AUDIO)

The recorded greeting for the White House comment line is telling callers that Democrats are holding the US government hostage over the immigration debate. After dialling the number, an automated message declares that the call cannot be answered  “because congressional Democrats are holding government funding – including funding for our troops and other national security priorities – hostage to an unrelated ...

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Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

Alphabet, the umbrella corporation of Google, Inc. etc., has quietly acquired a UK-based startup called Redux, reports Bloomberg. Redux was founded in 2013 out of Cambridge, and built technology that uses vibrations to turn surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers or provide haptic feedback. The acquisition is reflected on Crunchbase, and in confirmed transfer of shares within U.K. regulatory ...

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Twitch launches an Alexa skill that plays your channels on Echo Show, offers live audio streams

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming service, is now available on Alexa. The company says it has launched a new skill for Alexa device owners that will allow Twitch users to track their favorite video creators and be notified when they start streaming, as well as discover new games and channels, among other things. The skill seems best designed for ...

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