Star Wars: How Darth Vader could now be voiced by AI

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Relaxnews

By DON EMMERT / AFP His voice is one of the most famous in the movie World. And yet, the character of Darth Vader now looks set to be dubbed by artificial intelligence. His voice is one of the most famous in the movie World. And yet, the character of Darth Vader now looks set to be dubbed by artificial intelligence. James Earl Jones is a movie icon. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, his voice is unmistakable. The 91-year-old has lent his voice to one of the most cult characters in cinema for 45 years: Darth Vader. But this deep, breathy voice now looks set to be provided by artificial intellige… Read More “Star Wars: How Darth Vader could now be voiced by AI”

Soon, you’ll be able to control all your smart devices from a single application

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Relaxnews

By Courtesy of Connectivity Standards Alliance The Matter standard, which is designed to ensure interoperability between connected devices, should be rolling out by the end of 2022. This means that Matter-compliant devices will be able to operate in any connected environment, via a single application, regardless of the smartphone or tablet used. The Matter standard, which is designed to ensure interoperability between connected devices, should be rolling out by the end of 2022. This means that Matter-compliant devices will be able to operate in any connected environment, via a single applicati… Read More “Soon, you’ll be able to control all your smart devices from a single application”

Can’t Stand Right-Wing Rhetoric? Here Are Five Books For Left-Leaning Readers

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Radar Online

The current tumultuous state of politics in America has understandably turned off — quite literally — a large number of citizens from tuning in to political-based television shows and documentaries. With many Americans forgoing the choice to form opinions based on televised coverage, RadarOnline has compiled a list of five books for the left-leaning crowd that discusses recent events, scandals and political history without the pomp and circumstance of on-air coverage. Scroll to see and shop our picks on the best books for leftwing enthusiasts. SHOP NOW The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Op… Read More “Can’t Stand Right-Wing Rhetoric? Here Are Five Books For Left-Leaning Readers”

Boot Season Has Arrived! Shop Our Favorites

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SI Swim

By Margot Zamet We’ve pinpointed some of the hottest trends and boots that are worth the investment. My ankles are already crying over the pain they’re about to endure in a new pair of fall boots. They (my ankles) will have to get some Band-Aids and get over it. Since it’s unfair to try to break in more than one pair of boots a season, but lots of worthy options on the market, we’ve pinpointed some of the hottest trends and boots that are worth the investment. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this w… Read More “Boot Season Has Arrived! Shop Our Favorites”

Japanese ex-PM Abe’s state funeral to begin despite public opposition

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Kyodo News

A state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to be held in Tokyo later Tuesday, with more than 4,000 mourners in attendance, despite mounting opposition to the controversial ceremony for the country’s longest-serving leader. Ahead of the state-funded event, costing more than 1.6 billion yen ($11.2 million) in taxpayer money, calls have grown to cancel the ceremony as the legal basis is lacking to hold such a funeral, as well as due to Abe’s complicated political legacy. In the service at the Nippon Budokan hall starting at 2 p.m., Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his predecessor… Read More “Japanese ex-PM Abe’s state funeral to begin despite public opposition”

Digital Transformation? How About a Security Transformation?

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CIO

Organizations in every sector are either talking about, planning, or launching digital transformations. Whether it’s making a big move to the cloud, enhancing or expanding e-commerce applications, automating business processes, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and advanced analytics or building an Internet of Things (IoT) environment, enterprises are using technology solutions in multiple ways to become modern digital businesses. Many of these efforts have been accelerated by the pandemic. For example, organizations have had to quickly build and support remote an… Read More “Digital Transformation? How About a Security Transformation?”

5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry

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ValueWalk

It’s natural to link technology and artificial intelligence to industries like telecommunications, marketing, and manufacturing. In the insurance sector, perhaps not so much. Clients still receive cards in the mail, meet with agents in their offices, and speak with adjusters for claims. Yet technology is transforming the way insurance carriers provide coverage and how policyholders receive service. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Technological advancements are starting to automate and predict standard insurance-related tasks, from filing a claim to adjusting a policy’s coverag… Read More “5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry”

The best free VPNs for Windows

Free VPNs are a tricky business since you always have to ask how the company is covering the costs of such an offering. Some services see it as a chance to encourage upgrades or just as free advertising for the paid service. Others, however, host third-party ads, which means you may be targeted based on your browsing habits—potentially killing the point of using a VPN in the first place—while others might be analyzing the websites you visit in the name of optimization or big data collection. If you plan on using a VPN long term it’s a good idea to pay for the privilege. That way you get more s… Read More “The best free VPNs for Windows”

Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

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Kaiser Health News

Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you.” President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” Biden said. “But the pandemic is over.” Critics countered that the U.S. is still averaging about400 deaths daily from the virus, that nearly 30,000 Americans remain hospitalized, and that many others are suffering from “long covid” symptoms stem… Read More “Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes”

Bitcoin price marked lowest weekly close since November 2020

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City AM

By Darren Parkin The price of Bitcoin remains below $19,000 this morning, where it’s been for most of the past week. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation was changing hands for $18,783, down around 1.5 per cent over the past 24 hours. Last week’s drop means that yesterday marked Bitcoin’s lowest weekly close since November 2020. It was a flat weekend in other alt markets, with Ethereum continuing to disappoint investors who thought the recent Merge event could spark an uplift in price. It’s down to around $1,300 this morning, down more than a percentage point since this time yes… Read More “Bitcoin price marked lowest weekly close since November 2020”