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Some people say they hear " Yanny " while others hear " Laurel ". ". One of my friends sent it to me and the first time I heard it, it said " Laurel , '" the Redditor explained". The "audio illusion" is leaving the Internet confused, no matter which side. Here's another example of a visual cue affecting the way a word is heard .
  • Kellyanne Conway Says Melania Is 'Superior' First Lady ... to Michelle Obama

    Kellyanne Conway Says Melania Is 'Superior' First Lady ... to Michelle Obama

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    By definition, spouses have a difference of opinion when one is, I don't know, draining the joint bank account to support things maybe the other disagrees with. We bite our tongue plenty because I work for the people of this country, the United States government, and the presidency and the President of the United States, so there is plenty that I don't say".
  • 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale Nets Lowest Ratings Since Season 1

    'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale Nets Lowest Ratings Since Season 1

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    Be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for the latest results and to stay tuned as we approach the countdown to season end in May. But according to Deadline , it made for the lowest-rated finale since the show's first. Even taking into account the fans who might have ventured out of Sunday to watch the season ender in cinemas on the big screen, that's a 42% drop in the demo from the Season 7 "The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life" finale of previous year.
  • Amazon chooses Best Buy to sell Alexa-enabled smart TVs

    Amazon chooses Best Buy to sell Alexa-enabled smart TVs

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    Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos , and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly introduced the smart TV partnership at a Best Buy store in Bellevue, Washington, not far from Amazon's Seattle headquarters. Amazon's decision to partner with Best Buy is an interesting one. Best Buy will sell them in its stores and online in the USA, and later from Canada.
  • Samsung's latest phone can't connect to the internet

    Samsung's latest phone can't connect to the internet

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    On the front, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with an 8-megapixel camera . It might have chosen to take after its own design ethos for the Galaxy S9 , however Samsung is intending to take after whatever remains of the opposition and resound the champion component of Apple's iPhone X .
  • NCSC warns telecom providers ZTE could be security risk

    NCSC warns telecom providers ZTE could be security risk

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    Unlike the USA, which de facto banned Huawei and ZTE from competing to provide telco infrastructure back in 2012, United Kingdom firms have embraced partnerships with the former, with the blessing of government. Following a report in the UK's Financial Times newspaper on Monday, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a brief statement on its website describing ZTE Corp .
  • Sega reveal the Sega Mega Drive Mini, check out the trailer here

    Sega reveal the Sega Mega Drive Mini, check out the trailer here

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    As the veterans of video games will know, this console was known as Mega Drive in Japan and Europe and in America, we knew it as Sega Genesis. Sega Ages will be a collection of classic SEGA games that can be individually purchased, instead of the boxed collection coming to other platforms.
  • Telegram chat app blocked in Russian Federation

    Telegram chat app blocked in Russian Federation

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    Allaying the fears of Telegram and its users, the FSB said obtaining the encryption keys does not violate users' privacy because the keys themselves are not regarded as information of restricted access. Desktop users of Telegram can use the SOCKS5 protocol while mobile users can use proxy servers or virtual private networks. Influential users include Margarita Simonyan, the head of the state-funded TV station Russia Today, and Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin's press secretary, who ...
  • Trump orders Postal Service audit after taking dig at Amazon

    Trump orders Postal Service audit after taking dig at Amazon

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    Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos , also owns The Washington Post , which has aggressively covered the Trump administration. The task force will be assigned to study such factors as pricing in the package delivery market. Whether or not Amazon spurred the government audit, Schulman says its analysis of the Postal Service should be conducted as a part of routine business.
  • Gmail is testing sending confidential emails that automatically expire

    Gmail is testing sending confidential emails that automatically expire

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    Moreover, Gmail will also allow you to set a deadline for certain emails, which, when reached, will trigger the automatic complete deletion of the chosen emails. If a user is busy and unable to respond to a particular email, he or she can hit the snooze button. What's up with the new Gmail? Google is reportedly working on an overhaul of Gmail for web which will see a new design along with several new features, including a Confidential Mode .
  • Soon, you'll be able to download your Insta posts

    Soon, you'll be able to download your Insta posts

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    Instagram will soon let users download all their data. What that means is that users will be able to access all of their messages along with any photos or videos they may have uploaded to the platform over the past few years. This will enable users to take high-quality photos and videos using the Instagram app. Instagram , however, did not say when it expects to launch the tool.
  • Spotify to make its free service even better

    Spotify to make its free service even better

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    The free service has always been a way to nudge users of the service into the paid side of the operation (Spotify's cheapest paid plan right now is $9.99). That's a savings of $4.99 per month if you already pay for both services separately. Download Spotify to your PS4 - You'll find it on PlayStation Store, under the PlayStation Music tab.
  • South Korea's Park Gets 24 Years for Corruption

    South Korea's Park Gets 24 Years for Corruption

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    In addition to prison time, the court fined Park 16.8 million dollars. The court proceeding had been broadcast live on television for the first time since a law allowing broadcasts was passed a year ago. Moon's office said Park's fate was "heartbreaking" not only for herself but for the country, and added that history that was not remembered would be repeated.
  • You Can Now Broadcast Messages Across Amazon Echos with Alexa

    You Can Now Broadcast Messages Across Amazon Echos with Alexa

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    Do you think you'll use Alexa Announcements with your compatible Echo devices? The command also works with "Alexa, announce ." and "Alexa, broadcast.". The new Routines are rolling out slowly, so it may take you a few days to see the option within your Alexa app. Which Echo devices support the feature? The hands-free update is being rolled out to 2017 versions of the tablets via a software update, and will bring the company's tablet range closer in line with its Echo smart ...
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy Trailer Leaked, Coming in September

    Spyro Reignited Trilogy Trailer Leaked, Coming in September

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    Recently, a reporter at IGN received a mysterious purple egg from the folks at Activision . It was signed by Falcon McBob, which led them to this dormant Twitter account. Tom Kenny , the original voice actor in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Since then, Spyro headed up the popular Skylanders series , a once hugely popular toys-to-life franchise that has been winding down production after previously receiving annual releases.
  • Spotify's market debut is worth billions for Tencent and Sony

    Spotify's market debut is worth billions for Tencent and Sony

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    It closed at $149.01, a drop of more than 10 per cent but still above the pre-trading reference point - and ending the day with a value of $26.5 billion. Spotify owns about 9% of Tencent Music, a stake valued at €910 million ($1.1 billion), according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Spider-Man for PS4 gets release date and pre-order video

    Spider-Man for PS4 gets release date and pre-order video

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    That's right. We can now tell you that it'll be launching exclusively on PlayStation 4 on September 7th, 2018 and frankly, that date can't come soon enough! The magazine will also confirm the names of the villains in the game . The game was originally announced to release back in 2017, but that changed as the development of the game took longer than anticipated. Now, continuing on with this tremendous momentum is today's announcement of one piece of super important intel: ...
  • Former Google AI Head Moves to Apple

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    On Monday, Google confirmed that Giannandrea would be stepping down, but said he'd be remaining at the company in another position. A machine learning expert, Giannandrea had joined Google in 2010 after the company acquired his startup Metaweb Technologies.
  • Apple iPhone Pursues Touchless Control & Curved Screens For Future Models

    Apple iPhone Pursues Touchless Control & Curved Screens For Future Models

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    Apple introduced pressure-sensitive displays with the addition of 3D Touch following the release of the iPhone 6s and the Apple Watch, though few apps take advantage of the feature in a way that makes sense. Smartphones have become increasingly similar as Apple , Samsung Electronics Co., Google, and Huawei Technologies Co. adopt features like full screens, advanced cameras, and facial recognition at roughly the same time.
  • Lindsay Lohan's Four-Year Lawsuit Against Take-Two Ends in Unanimous Rejection

    Lindsay Lohan's Four-Year Lawsuit Against Take-Two Ends in Unanimous Rejection

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    Lohan's claim was that Lacey Jonas was essentially a "portrait" of Lohan, and that the game used her likeness to distribute promotional material, including putting the character on the box art, without her written consent. "Lacey says that she has so many fans that "they could fill the entire country of Africa", including one fan who sent his own junk to her in a box". But he added that Lohan could not prevail because Grand Theft Auto V merely depicted a generic "20-something" woman, ...
  • GoPro Introduces New $200 Hero Camera

    GoPro Introduces New $200 Hero Camera

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    The GoPro Hero action camera is available today on the company's website . It's waterproof down to 30 feet without a separate case, and has voice control and image stabilization. The main difference is that it's not quite as good of a camera. GoPro is going through a tough patch at the moment, and while the Hero won't solve all of its problems, the firm will be counting on its new creation for a quick win, which could eventually lead to healthier sales further up the chain.
  • Facebook Expands Bug Bounty Program for Data Mining Apps

    Facebook Expands Bug Bounty Program for Data Mining Apps

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    After user data from 50 million users may have be accessed by Cambridge Analytica , Facebook unveiled changes it the privacy portion of its app. Today Facebook announced it will be making it easier to find the tools to secure your account and is adding a way to delete your data.
  • France accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels

    France accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels

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    Iran's Revolutionary Guards denied on Tuesday Saudi accusations that Tehran has provided the Houthi movement in Yemen with ballistic capabilities, a day after a Houthi missile hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. This is the only way to stop the Houthis and the Iranian Regime from taking hold of Yemen. Iran basically believes in no other solution than a political one to the conflict in Yemen, Khoshrou said.