Andrew Nickerson

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Here’s how Google created the new voice of Search

You might’ve read about the smooth new voice rolling out to Google Search, or maybe you already have it on your devices. Now, Google’s Nat and Lo are giving us a peek at how the magic happens.<p>In a new video, the two Googlers talk to the linguists, voice coaches, and voice actors that work to make …

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How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Reveals He Secretly Met Edward Snowden to Research Biopic Role

An actor meeting the real-life person they’re about to portray in a movie is more or less expected these days, but for the new Oliver Stone film</i> …

Former Obama aide: Try diplomacy with Russia before arming Ukrainians

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama at the White House Monday, there is one big point of contention they are expected to …

Japan Confiscates War Photographer’s Passport To “Protect His Life”

Japanese law allows the government to confiscate a national’s passport in order to protect his life. This step was taken for the first time on …

Answer to What do the defenders of freedom of speech have to say about an Australian newspaper apologizing for an 'anti-semitic' cartoon?

I've read other answers and agree with them, but they seem not to have convinced you. So I'm going to take a stab at it:<p>Freedom of speech refers to …

President Obama’s 2016 budget targets retirement accounts

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>This year’s budget featured over a dozen provisions that, if enacted, could directly impact your retirement savings. See full …

How Uber Keeps Working in China Despite Ban on Hailing Apps

Uber Technologies Inc. said its strategy of working with vehicle-rental companies in China instead of individual car owners has allowed it to …

GOP, President Obama clash on immigration

President Barack Obama and Republican leaders are stuck on an immigration collision course following a lengthy bipartisan meeting at the White House on Friday afternoon.<p>Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and newly empowered Senate Republicans urged the president not to move forward with executive action …