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Susan Bennett confirms that she is the original voice of Apple's Siri (video)

If you're ever thrust into the mire of a trivia quiz at short notice, there are just some facts that everyone needs to know. Robert April was the first Enterprise captain, the largest organ in the body is the skin and the original voice of Siri in the US? Susan Bennett. The Atlanta-based voice …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

WNBA players receive double technicals for kissing

Well, this is new.<p>Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus were defending each other during Thursday night’s WNBA conference finals game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. As the commentators note, Taurasi and Augustus have known each other for a very long time and there is genuine …

How chimps are making monkeys out of humans…

Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests<p>Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is …

The Week In Numbers: The Periodic Table Gets An Update, Curiosity Finds Lots Of Martian Water, And More

<b>2 percent:</b> the portion of Martian soil that was water in a recent analysis from the rover Curiosity<p><b>4:</b> the number of aluminum mirrors in these telescopic contacts lenses<p><b>66:</b> the number of radio dishes in the most ambitious ground telescope ever built<p><b>1969:</b> the year scientists first used the word …

Space

How Valve’s announcements have changed gaming forever

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>In one week, Valve has changed the gaming landscape for the next generation. Before now, everyone was focused on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches, with …

Nikon 1 Waterproof AW1 Camera | HiConsumption

It’s not that we try drop our cameras, it’s just that life happens. The folks at Nikon know this, and have released a fully life-proof camera in …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch | HiConsumption

Posted in Tech<p>After all the buzz, it looks like smart watches are finally starting to materialize on the tech scene. The latest to surface is an …

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Man Who Built Nintendo's Gaming Empire, Dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who transformed Nintendo from a maker of playing cards and board games into a global videogame giant, has died at 85.<p>The Associated …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Ostrich Pillow Junior

Remember the popular and fun Ostrich Pillow? the perfect companion to nap, disconnect and dream? Now the same guys behind the famous product have …

Kinetic Sand: 98% Sand, 2% Silly Putty Ingredients

This is a video demonstration of Kinetic Sand, a sand play toy made from 98% sand, and 2% Polydimethyl siloxane, a "silicon-based organic …

It's Uncanny: Han Solo In Carbonite Spotted On Mercury

And by 'It's uncanny' I mean whoever looked at this photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe and thought "HOLY SHIT, IT'S HAN SOLO IN …

Why does your voice sound different on a recording?

No one likes listening to themselves, but why? It’s because when you speak you hear yourself in two different ways.<p>What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you hear your own voice in two different ways. Greg Foot explains all.<p>The first is …

YouTube

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Find A Blue Chicken Egg? Congrats, Your Chicken Has A Virus

Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.<p>Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay <i>blue</i> eggs. Yeah, weird, right? And a new study has figured out why that happens.<p>The Araucana chicken …

Hoodies Carved From Marble And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Ultra Rare Pikachu Illustrator Card on Sale For $100,000

Only six were ever put into circulation.<p>One of the rarest Pokemon trading cards has gone on sale for a whopping $100,000.<p>A copy of the Pikachu …

The Kitchn

Wisconsin Restaurant Group Drops MLB's Ryan Braun

<b>SURG Restaurant Group</b> has dropped Major League Baseball player <b>Ryan Braun</b> following his 65-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. According to the <i>Journal Sentinel</i>, the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was involved with three Wisconsin restaurant projects with SURG: a restaurant called</b> …

Now You Can Get ‘Spaghetti’ Gelato

First we get the magic soufflé, and now there’s this: Newly opened Dolce Gelateria on Barrow is offering “Spaghettieis”: vanilla gelato strained …

Yes, It Matters What Kind Of Onion You Use

Here's a guide to what to use when.<p>That's not very specific, and you may find yourself at the grocery store staring at mountains of varieties. Dinner isn't going to be ruined if you use a red onion where you should use a yellow onion. That said, there are some onion best practices, and here they …

Best Software for Making a Book of Family Recipes?

<b>Q:</b> My mother wants to put together all the recipes she's gathered over the years into a nice cookbook that she can pass on to the family. I know …

Recipes

Bon Appétit Magazine

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Bon Appétit Magazine. …

What We Can Never, Ever Know: Does Science Have Limits?

I got two books in the mail that, if they could have, would've poked, scratched and ripped each others' pages out. I don't know if Martin Gardner and Patricia Churchland ever met, but their books show that there are radically, even ferociously, different ways to think about science. Gardner died …

This zoomable map displays race of every US resident - Futurity

A new interactive map lets you zoom in to view the racial diversity and population …