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Why Are Digital Assistants Like Siri Given Female Voices?

At an artificial intelligence conference, a good question gets a surprising answer.<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- An interesting question came up Saturday at the MIT Tech Conference on artificial intelligence: "Why are most 'serving' machines given female voices?"<p>The query, which was asked anonymously via the …

10 Famous Logos Affected By Their Products

Italian industrial product designer Marco Schembri decided to show what famous logos would look like if they were affected by their own products. …

Graphic Design

NASA on Interstellar Travel: "There Is No Known Reason Why We Cannot Do This"

Achieving near-relativistic speeds is the "holy grail" of space travel, as it would allow humanity to visit potentially habitable exoplanets, explore …

Watch This Kid Coach His Dad to Success by Talking Like DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled breathed new life into his career in recent months when he began revealing his “major keys to success,” a.k.a. various morsels of worldly …

DJ Khaled

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Then, the lights went down and music rumbled on. With blue spotlights flashing, the robots began a coordinated dance to the '80s hit "Mr Roboto," swiveling their heads, waving flags clutched in their "hands," and moving with flaunts and flourishes that had the crowd hooting with glee.<p>This raucous …

What We Can Infer About Apple's Car Plans From The One Car They Bought

Rumors of Apple venturing into the automotive space have been swirling for quite a while, and that swirl really swirled the swirl when Apple-watchers …

Jony Ive

User Onboarding Isn’t a Feature

I’ve spoken to many companies about their onboarding experiences, and I often hear them enthusiastically tell me that they finally got onboarding on …

Red Dead Redemption is playable on Xbox One after getting backward compatibility

<i>Update on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time: It looks like Microsoft has patched this. If you go through the process detailed below, you will now end up with Hexic HD (which is crazy). If you’ve already downloaded Red Dead Redemption to your Xbox One, it will now ask you to download an update that</i> …

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video

Social video apps are nothing new. However, these video tools have been slow to gain widespread enthusiasm from brands as a serious content distribution channel — until now.<p>Meerkat and Periscope put instant video into the hands of the masses, but now we’re finally seeing the rest of the major …

The Rumors Were True: Michael Jackson Actually Did Write Music for Sonic the Hedgehog

For years, rumors have long eddied around the internet that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop himself, composed music for the classic Sega Genesis …

Space Pirate Trainer is good VR if you want to blast robots out of the sky

Kablam! Kablam! Kablam! I’m tempted to write just that much about Space Pirate Trainer from I-Illusions. It’s a shooter game in virtual reality, and I saw a demo of it this week in Seattle at Valve’s event for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.<p>The title is one of a dozen games we saw for the …

Virtual Reality

StartmeupHK Venture Forum - Elon Musk on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Why the war on VPNs is one Netflix can't win

Netflix has started blocking users who try to bypass country-based content restrictions by using a VPN, beginning its enforcement last week with Australian subscribers. The problem is, by forcing customers to turn off their VPN, Netflix is putting them at risk of being maliciously hacked.<p>Netflix is …

AOL expands its ‘One’ platform to include tools that help publishers sell to advertisers

AOL has developed an offering that gives publishers a way to monetize their work without having to use tools from multiple companies. Called One by AOL: Publishers, it consolidates the company’s portfolio of services into a single package that provides audience engagement, analytics, content …

Abused and beaten: MPs need help against violent public – report

Four out of five MPs have been victims of intrusive or aggressive behaviour, study finds<p>Psychiatrists working with the Home Office have advised that MPs need greater protection after a groundbreaking study found that four out of five had been victims of intrusive or aggressive behaviour, and 36 …

It's Hard To Believe This Sharp, 5-Point Business Memo Was Written By A 23-Year-Old

Just three years ago, Evan Spiegel was a senior at Stanford University. Today, he runs a mobile application worth $10 billion, Snapchat. Spiegel turned 24 in June.<p>Going from a college frat boy to the CEO of today's hottest new startup isn't easy. Spiegel has been painted as tactless, spoiled and …

Yahoo Opens a Treasure Trove of Research Data

In the era of big data, where researchers truly need massive amounts of information from many sources, more really is more. Extremely big data sets …

Webscope | Yahoo Labs

A1 - Yahoo! Search Marketing Advertiser Bidding Data, version 1.0 (81 MB)<p>Yahoo! Search Marketing operates Yahoo!'s auction-based platform for selling …

Rob Faigin's Natural Hormonal Enhancement carb cycling diet book

<b>Natural Hormonal Enhancement</b><p><i>by Rob Faigin</i><p><b>Excerpts<br>Natural Hormonal Enhancement, 351 pages, charts and graphs, indexed and referenced</b><p><b>From Chapter</b> …

11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>Former astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space":<p>There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

75 Science Fiction and Fantasy Films To Look Out For In 2016

Is there anyway the movies of 2016 could live up to 2015? 2015 had S<i>tar Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator</i> and <i>The Avengers</i>. 2016 has Batman, Superman, …

The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster - Issue 31: Stress

Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies—blew …

Literature

DJ Shadow Gifts Monstrous New Song, 'Swerve'

DJ Shadow has shared his first new solo cut in over a year, "Swerve," a surprise holiday offering meant to tide fans over as the legendary musician …

A Real-Life Trader Talks About “The Big Short” - Facts So Romantic

After watching <i>The Big Short</i>, I felt I had a decent grasp on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. The film, which is being released across the …

Finance

What I Learned from Losing $200 Million - Issue 31: Stress

I’d lost almost $200 million in October. November wasn’t looking any better.<p>It was 2008, after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Markets were in …

Durham University

Is Santa Claus a God? - Facts So Romantic

Santa Claus occupies a strange place in Christian belief. On the one hand, only children seem to really believe he exists; on the other, he gets a …

Anthropology

Are You Resilient? - Issue 31: Stress

Most of us experience at least one traumatic event in our lives, ranging from bankruptcy to violence. Even the luckiest will stumble upon hard times, …

Psychology