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Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what we do best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multi-talented …

The 50 best fitness Instagram accounts to follow in 2018

With the new year come resolutions and, inevitably, fitness resolutions.<p>In order to spur some fitspiration, Business Insider has compiled a list of the best fitness Instagram accounts to follow in 2018 that will motivate you to keep on track in the year ahead.<p>The resulting list contains everybody …

Fitness

10 Sex Scenes Where Actors Used Body Doubles

Lights, camera... eh, let's have someone else handle all the steamy <i>action</i>.<p><b>Dakota Johnson, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'</b><br>When you think of bashful, actress …

7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

The stomach is optional.<p>The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but …

How to Check Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Now that Apple’s admitted to slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, you’re probably interested in figuring out whether your battery is losing …

Batteries

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Apps

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are currently over 8,000 online courses available in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants …

Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'

A team of scientists has designed a new weapon to use in the war against bone metastases. The initial results have recently been published, and they …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>1 of 17<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p>Advertisement<p>2 of …

White hair: Causes and ways to prevent it

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s …

Anker’s waterproof LED tactical flashlight drops to $40 shipped (Reg. $60)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>AnkerDirect via Amazon currently has its 1,300 Lumen rechargeable tactical flashlight on sale for <b>$39.99 shipped</b> when you use …

Consumer Tech

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Aperture

Apple adds gift card compensation to Apple Watch recycling program

Apple first started accepting Apple Watch trade-ins last year, but only in the form of free recycling. Unlike other products, Apple didn’t offer users a gift card in exchange for their device. That changes today, however, as Apple is now offering a gift card to users who recycle an Apple Watch in …

Smartwatches

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Machine Learning

Organize your desk with these five cable management solutions under $10

If you’re anything like me, keeping a workspace clean and organized is a daily, if not hourly task. While I can’t seem to keep my desk free of papers, wrappers and microSD cards, I have found a few easy ways to cut down on out of control wires. You see, with two monitors, external hard drives and a …

Magnetism

watchOS 4: The MacStories Review

It is difficult to reconcile a critical appraisal of the Apple Watch with the product’s commercial success. To examine the most popular watch in the world1 and find it wanting seems wrong; yet as Apple’s bombastic smartwatch kicks off its third year, its history implores ignominy.<p>The integration of …

How you can have $1 million by the time you’re 40

<b>It can feel like hitting the $1 million mark requires having a Wall Street job, a trust fund—or decades to save. But these millionaires may change</b> …

14 Chemical Reactions That Honestly Seem Like Magic

"Wow." –You in a minute.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

BetterTouchTool is the best app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

In the months since Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro, with its distinctive Touch Bar display above the laptop’s keyboard, more and more developers have updated Mac apps with support for the component — from Chrome to Evernote, from documentation app Dash to Instagram client Flume.<p>Typically, …

Apps

A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here's why we aren't using it

The lifeblood of modern civilization is affordable, free-flowing energy.<p>It gives us the power to heat our homes. Grow and refrigerate food. Purify water. Manufacture products. Perform organ transplants. Drive a car. Go to work. Or procrastinate from work by reading a story about the future of …

Nuclear Energy

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though.<p>One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called …

Smartwatches

Google's new PhotoScan app makes it easy to digitize old prints

On the surface, Google Photos has a simple mission: to store all your pictures. Specifically, Google says it wants the service to be a home for all of your photos, and today that mission expanded to encompass the old photos you took on a point-and-shoot back in the '90s. The company just released …

What really happens in the cockpit

The five-and-a-half minute video was filmed by German YouTube channel Blick and shows Flight commander Luc Wolfensberger and First Officer Martin …

Apple Watch

By<p>WatchOS 4 for Apple Watch added a lot of quality features to the smartwatch, including new watch faces. My personal favorite addition is the new Kaleidoscope watch face that uses either a built-in photo or a photo of your choice to create a colorful image in one of three different styles. We’ll …

Smartwatches

How much naturally-occurring sugar (i.e. from fruit or milk) is healthy to eat? - Canada Q&A

From Lise Gleasure, Calgary, AB<p>Reader Lise Gleasure in Calgary asks, “I’ve been trying to reduce my added sugar (i.e. pop, candy) intake to improve health. How much naturally-occurring sugar (i.e. from fruit or milk) is healthy to eat?” Globe Health columnist and registered dietitian Leslie Beck …