Yash Manivannan

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I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

An introduction to Firebase - build powerful, cloud-enabled Android apps

Google I/O 2017 is rapidly approaching and taking a look at the scheduled sessions, it’s apparent that Firebase will be featuring heavily. This is something of a clue as to how Google views Firebase. In short: it’s kind of a big deal. And Google is right to want to promote the service. Firebase is …

Apps

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Launch a six-figure career in white hat hacking with these 7 courses, for the price you want to pay

Security breaches are happening every day, and they’re increasing in severity. Considering this, it’s no wonder companies are hiring white hat hackers at an unstoppable rate.<p>White hat hacking, or the field devoted to battling hackers and data thieves using their own methods – has expanded rapidly …

Windows 10 could be limiting your internet speed, here's how to change it | On MSFT

Microsoft began shipping a feature that improved the performance of programs that sent TCP data via a network. This feature first arrived in Windows …

Flow, Microsoft's cloud automation engine, gets an Android beta app

Microsoft wants to get in on some of that sweet action that services like If This, Then That and its competitors have been working on for years. To …

Android News

How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications …

Windows 10

These Packing Techniques Save Space and Let You Carry More

We’ve covered lots of ways to cram a lot of stuff in small suitcases, but this video and infographic from Expedia is full of handy packing tips to …

Sweaters

IoT Networks Report

BI Intelligence<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) — a vast network of connected devices — is set to become the world’s largest device market over the next decade, potentially creating trillions of dollars in economic value. However, without a reliable and secure network connection, these devices will …

10 productivity tools every successful web developer relies on

As a web developer your job is to deliver high quality websites which can help users find what they are looking for, without being prevented by bugs …

How To Create Bootable USB Without Any Software In Windows 10 (Using Command Prompt)

<i>Short Bytes: Creating bootable USB without any software in Windows 10 is the cleanest and easiest way to make a bootable USB without errors. Just</i> …

Extreme wedding photographer Jay Philbrick helps newlyweds tie the knot - Telegraph

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It's way too easy to buy legal hacking gadgets online

As more of our devices become connected, we have a greater chance of becoming a victim of cybercrime.<p>And to make matters worse, there's a number of tools readily available online that can help a hacker break into anything from your WiFi network to your car.<p>We rounded up eight gadgets that anyone …

Infernal Twin – Automatic Wifi Hacking Tool

Infernal Twin is an automatic wifi hacking tool, basically a Python suite created to aid penetration testers during wireless assessments, it …

Note-Taking

Got A Spare Android Phone Or Tablet? Perch Turns It Into A Home Security Camera

Right now there are three Android phones and four Android tablets within arm's reach of my desk, and another half dozen or so in my closet. (It's OK, …

Android News

Must-have Software and Tools for Windows IT Professionals

As an IT professional, I am sure that you must be having your favorite set of must-have software which you cannot do without. Here is my list of some …

Apple facing $862m in damages after being found guilty of patent infringment

Apple has lost a lawsuit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which alleged the Californian company had used its technology in iPhone and iPad chips<p>Apple could face up to $862m (£559m) in damages after being found guilty of infringing a patent held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison by using …

25 Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Most of people spend enough time on computers every single day to want shortcuts for the repetitive tasks they perform most often.<p>For many people, …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

17 of the best Android apps from June 2015

June was a busy month for Android apps, from pure productivity to an app that will make personalized game recommendations for you and much in between.<p>We also take a look at a painfully simple way of streaming porn on your Android device, if that’s your sort of thing. PushBullet managed to score two …

Lego just apologized for this offensive toy description

Global toy brand Lego has had some explaining to do over the description of one of its new toys.<p>The product, called Turg and part of the company’s …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …