That's right! All someone needs is a one-minute sampling of your voice to clone it! Using artifical intelligence, this company can clone your "voice DNA" to not only generate sentences with your voice, but with human emotions like anger, stress or sympathy. So powerful, it can generate 1,000 real-time sentences in less than a half a second. Of course, there are ethical concerns despite the practical uses such as virtual assistants, audio book reading with celebrity voices, speech synthesis for the disabled and for voice-overs for movies and video games. Get the scoop here.
Uber partnered with NASA last year to develop new traffic concepts that will enable safe and efficient operations of robotic flight systems, and is working with aircraft, infrastructure and real estate partners to operate fixed routes between city hubs. The company’s vision for the network, dubbed “uberAir,” would let customers push a button and get high-speed flight in and around cities. Read here to get an insight into the innovation Uber is pushing.
Astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond could soon survive off a “Vegemite-like” substance made from human waste. Bringing food from Earth takes up valuable space and weight, while growing food on board requires a lot of water and energy. Water is already extracted from astronaut’s urine at the International Space Station, so the next step isn't that big of a leap! Find out here how the tech could work to solve food issues for long space flights!
In a quest to make electronic devices more environmentally friendly, researchers have created an electronic skin that can be completely recycled. The e-skin can also heal itself if it’s torn apart. It's basically a thin film equipped with sensors that can measure pressure, temperature, humidity, and air flow. Get the scoop here!
If you’re looking for love, you might want to ditch your old smartphone — at least according to new data from a popular dating site. Women are 92 percent more likely than men to judge their suitors for having an aging handset. But there's more!
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The high-tech gadgets of Star Trek have fascinated legions of fans for decades. Find out how Lockheed Martin and other organizations are turning some of those props, like tractor beams, into reality. Get the scoop here!
Google has announced the first major redesign of Gmail's web interface in years, which is focused on quick productivity actions. Features include attachments chips, hover actions, and hover cards to make the static inbox experience more interactive without the need for mulitple clicks. Also surfacing are several labs features that were previously hidden in Settings > Labs, like canned responses, the ability to create multiple inboxes, and a preview pane to customize your preferences for different inboxes. Get the latest here!
The FBI has been unable to retrieve data from more than half of the devices it’s tried to access. The Bureau was unable to access the contents of about 6,900 devices in the first 11 months of the fiscal year. Get the scoop here!
Surveillance in China means the authorities know pretty much everything about you whenever you appear on camera. Now police there have a new weapon with which to fight crime and capture criminals: high-tech glasses that allow for facial recognition at the push of a button. Here's what's behind the tech!
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The fifth generation wireless broadband technology is on its way. It operates with a 5Ghz signal and will offer super-fast speeds when compared to 4G networks. Unfortunately, there could be some negative health effects that come along with this new technology. Find out how, why and what to look out for here!
In case you haven't heard, for years, Facebook has collected detailed call logs from users’ Android smartphones, including the time of calls, the names and numbers of call recipients, and call duration, according to a new report. Facebook also collected text message metadata such as recipient and time sent.
The collection was noticed earlier this week by a user on Twitter who downloaded his own records from Facebook, and found call logs spanning 2016 and 2017. Ars Technica investigated and confirmed the prevalence of the call tracking, dating to at least 2015.
So how did this happen and what can you do? Read on here.
Google could soon move ahead with plans to launch a cloud-based game-streaming service, competing directly against Microsoft and Sony. Get the latest scoop here!
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Every time shoppers return purchases to Best Buy, they are tracked by a company that has the power to override the store’s touted policy and refuse to refund their money. Read here how it works and how to work the system.
Facebook began using facial recognition technology, which uses artificially intelligent algorithms, in 2010 to suggest the identities of people in photos. Now, after incorporating feedback from billions of user interactions, Facebook felt confident enough to push its use into new territory. Read here for the latest!
I thought it would be a good idea of taking a break today from the regular tech news. This article is about the women from the various series of Star Trek, both then and today. Many are still with us, some started as Playboy playmates, some are directors today, one is in prison and some are no longer with us. Read this interesting article about how these women changed our perception of the gender today!
While it's been previously known some of the Best Buy workers have alerted law enforcement whenever they found illegal material like child pornography on customers’ hard drives, new documents show that the FBI met with the Geek Squad team at least as early as 2008 and apparently viewed some workers as paid informants. Geek Squad employees have been working as FBI informants for more than a decade, newly released documents show, revealing a much closer relationship between the two organizations than formerly reported. This raises concerning questions about potential violations of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Get the scoop here! At The GoTo Tech Guru, we will never sell or otherwise use your information, ever!
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed the disaster during a conference call on Wednesday, saying that Intel has “assigned some of our very best minds” to work on “silicon-based” changes that will provide built-in protections against Meltdown and Spectre. The first chips featuring this updated architecture will start shipping later this year ...
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Soon Apple and its partnership with a number of leading medical institutions will let your iPhone be the portal to your entire medical data. Get the details here!
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When the CIA, FBI, and NSA all reach the same conclusion, you should probably listen. In the age of fake news, collusion, coercion, and bots, the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies agree on one thing: don’t buy Huawei phones. The intelligence community has been warning about the risk of Huawei for years, but the timing of the message here is clear: buy the Mate 10 Pro at your own risk. The intelligence community seemingly has ample reason to suspect Huawei of cyber espionage which has long been suspected of using its technology to spy on users. Huawei has been caught bribing users to leave glowing reviews for the new handset on BestBuy.com. Those comments have since been removed. Get the inside story here!
As it gears up to launch Chrome's built-in ad blocker on February 15, 2018, Google shared some details about how the new feature will work. First announced in June, the new feature will remove only the most intrusive types of ads that violate the Coalition for Better Ads' standards. Find out the latest here.
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Online ads are annoying to say the least! Google will start rolling out a new control that allows users to mute reminder ads in apps and websites that use Google Ad services for up to 90 days. The muting tool will also roll out to other Google services like YouTube and Gmail soon. Here's how it works.
Mitigations for two critical architectural flaws in CPUs can cause performance degradation, but real-world impact is lower than synthetic benchmarks. Read here on how this will affect the cloud and you. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to answer your questions and concerns. Just Contact Us!
According to Microsoft, if your PC over 2 years old, expect slowdowns from Spectre fixes, especially if you're not on Windows 10. The nature of the Spectre flaw means that fixes to guard against attacks also have the effect of slowing down computers in certain circumstances. Here's how the patches will affect you. To find out why and what to do, read here.
In 2017, we saw great mobile phone innovation from the prior year. But 2018 holds even more amazing potential. Read here for the inside scoop!
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Microsoft has updated its support notice to say that Windows computers will not receive any security updates at all until their Anti-Virus (AV) software is certified compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches. Check here to see if your AV is on the list!
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I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!