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This AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice Sounds Eerily Like the Real Thing

In recent years, eerily accurate deepfake videos have gotten a lot of press, but automated voice replication has been quietly sliding into the uncanny valley as well. Case in point: The AI company Dessa has created a simulation of podcaster Joe Rogan’s voice that is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. Read More >>

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The Person in Charge of Facebook’s Toxic Content Problem Keeps Crying During Interviews

Soon after Mike Schroepfer was promoted to Facebook CTO, he began recruiting top neural network researchers to build up the company’s AI capabilities. At the time, he and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted to use machine learning to focus on areas like facial recognition, targeted ads, language translation, and chatbots. Read More >>

science
Renowned Biohacker Is Being Investigated for Practicing Medicine Without a License

A NASA scientist-turned-biohacker celebrity and entrepreneur—who has won over mad scientists around the world for his anti-establishment science advocacy—is reportedly being investigated for practising medicine without a license. Read More >>

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Facebook Has So Many Apps, It’s Killing One You Didn’t Know Existed

Instagram is reportedly killing off its direct message app. And the most surprising thing about this is that—Instagram has a direct message app? Read More >>

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How to Find Google Pay’s Hidden Privacy Settings

Google Pay is an online paying system and digital wallet that makes it easy to buy anything on your mobile device or with your mobile device. But if you’re concerned about what Google is doing with all your data (which you probably should be), Google Pay has some secret settings to manage your settings. Read More >>

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Following Livestreamed Mass Shooting, Facebook Introduces One Strike Policy On Livestreams

In the two months since a man brutally attacked Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, and livestreamed his shootings on Facebook, the social media company has faced scrutiny and pressure from advocates and politicians to stop the spread of violent and hateful content. Read More >>

movies
Cinema Accidentally Shows Mother Drowning Her Child at Detective Pikachu Screening

The Curse of La Llorona is based on a Mexican legend about the ghost of a mother who drowned her children and now wanders the Earth snatching up lost kids. Much like Pokémon, you could say she’s “gotta catch ‘em all.” Read More >>

crime
Software Update Caused Hundreds of Police Ankle Monitors to Go Dark

Like a scene out of a dystopian police state film, a failed software update caused hundreds of ankle monitoring devices in the Netherlands to go dark from police surveillance on Thursday. Read More >>

science
Penis Enlargement Surgery Is a Total Scam, Big Study Finds

In case there was any doubt – penis enlargement surgeries are usually ineffective and can leave men psychologically and physically damaged, according to a new study. Read More >>

Tesla
Of Course Someone Shot a Porn Video in a Tesla Driving on Autopilot

It was only a matter of time of course. There’s now a porn video of two people having sex in a Tesla while it was driving on Autopilot. Read More >>

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Travel Vlogger Finds Suitcase, Two Years Later Discovers It Probably Contained a Dead Body

In Sarah Funk’s YouTube video about Cyprus’ Mitsero Red Lake, her partner joked, “This is what murder episodes are made of.” He probably didn’t realise how spot-on he was. Read More >>

health
A 28-Year-Old Man Cracked His Neck and Gave Himself a Stroke

A 28-year-old man in the US state of Oklahoma tore a vertebral artery in his neck that leads to his brain, causing him to suffer a stroke, ABC affiliate KOCO News reports. According to the news outlet, Josh Hader of Guthrie, Oklahoma ruptured the artery simply by cracking his neck. Read More >>

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Strange Buzzing in 9-Year-Old Boy’s Ear Was Actually a Tick Embedded in His Eardrum

Three days after a 9-year-old boy in the US state of Connecticut started to hear a strange buzzing sound in his ear, his parents took him to a doctor at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Read More >>

Tesla
Tesla Autopilot Malfunction Caused Crash That Killed Apple Engineer, Lawsuit Alleges

Apple engineer Walter Huang was driving his 2017 Tesla Model X on US Highway 101 in Mountain View, in the US state of California, the morning of 23 March 2018, when the car steered left into a concrete median, killing Huang in the resulting crash. Read More >>

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Indians Are Roasting Their Army for Posting ‘Evidence’ of a One-Footed Yeti on Twitter

On Tuesday the Indian Army’s public information account tweeted photos of tracks in the snow along with an image of a stoic team of officers. “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited [sic] Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019,” the caption read. “This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.” Read More >>