Ever wondered about the origins of Apple’s Siri? Well if you did, science, tech, innovation, and culture website The Verge take a look inside the art of making computers talk by going behind-the-scenes at Nuance Communications, the creators of the smartphone voiceover.
Entitled, “How Siri found its voice” the 10-minute documentary charts the history of voice synthesisation and how machines are learning to talk to us.
This has made my day.
Honey boo-boo child and her la familia dressed as the Kardashian’s for Halloween.
This is a great time killing game.
Use your arrow buttons and space bar to back Kanye off from the zone. Don’t let him get in his zone. Because when he’s in the zone, he’s on the throne.
Who’s on the throne?
Adidas sign D. Rose to their continued ‘Take The Stage’ campaign for $250mil #DRose4
Final Day. BANKSY. Day 31.
An inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway.
Now available - the official Banksy New York residency souvenir T shirt
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The owners of this London flat have found a way to maximise their living space without resorting to a bed that foldings into a closet.
If you’ve ever relied on natural light from a high skylight, you know that it can often feel like a second-rate window. This brilliant hack put the bed just feet below the light, thanks to a wrought iron basket mounted to the ceiling—so the sleepers wake up with the sun.
Aside from that obvious awesomeness, it’s also a smart space saver. This particular apartment is a cozy 500 square feet, but it seems much larger once you get rid of the large mattress. Underneath the bed is an office space, and above it is a glass skylight that retracts to reveal a rooftop garden.
Great creative use of space. I want.
So you saw Jay get interviewed a few weeks back, now it’s Kanye’s turn in the hot seat.
This isn’t an actual PR stunt in itself, but it is a cracking use of technology (and a good time kill – I got to 16 seconds without blinking) which could be used in a wider stunt/campaign.
Virgin Mobile has created an advertisement you watch on YouTube dubbed ‘Blinkwashing’. However unlike normal ads we’re so used to seeing, the viewer has complete control of this one. By using your camera, it recognises every time you blink and the speed you’re moving your head.
Your head movement affects the speed of the video, and every time you blink, the scene changes, but the dialogue carries on. It runs you through a clip cycle and is just like changing the TV channel.
You need a really good internet provider (ahem, Virgin Media Broadband?) for it to work properly. Technology that requires the human body part to function is picking up. Apple has incorporated it into the new iPhone, Sony haspatented ‘advert-skipping’ technology whereby a viewer could stand up to skip an ad they’ve seen before, and there’s a whole heap of motion controlled technology out there.
Agency: Mother NYC
Nokia wins with a single tweet.
A simple tweet by Nokia which read “Thanks, #Apple ” and suggested that the colour scheme of iPhone 5C was influenced by Nokia’s bonkers colour palettes has gone Triple-A viral, with Twitter claiming it’s been one of the most successful marketing tweets in history.
New Banksy - “Better Out Than In”
Have you read page 46 of the Apple iOS agreement?
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