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Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74 Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74

Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74

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Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74 (nytimes.com) Posted by msmash on Friday August 21, 2020 @12:04PM from the RIP dept. Ann Syrdal, a psychologist and computer science researcher who helped develop synthetic voices that sounded like women, laying the groundwork for such modern digital assistants as Apple’s Siri and…

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Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute

Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute

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Three students were a little sad when NASA’s Opportunity rover went silent after 15 years on the Martian surface. So they decided to build their own rover inspired by Opportunity to roam their backyards using an off-the-shelf robot chassis, a Raspberry Pi, and the usual list of parts like motors, H-bridges, and batteries. Like the…

Master online learning with this Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop on sale Master online learning with this Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop on sale

Master online learning with this Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop on sale

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All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Miller KernMashable Shopping2020-08-13 14:26:24 UTC TL;DR: As of Aug. 13, get the new Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 laptop from Dell for $685.99, a savings of $143. This school…

The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored) The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored)

The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored)

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This story was originally published 2020/09/01 8:08am PDTon Sep 1, 2020 and last updated 2020/09/05 10:25am PDTon Sep 5, 2020.  The end of summer is almost here, which means the holidays are right around the corner. Whether you’ll be spending time with loved ones or socially distancing by yourself this season, having a clean home…

This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

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Buy the Fire HD 8 tablet at Amazon – $60Buy the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet at Amazon – $80Buy the Fire HD 10 tablet at Amazon – $100Echo Studio + Echo Show 5 bundleBilly Steele / Engadget Best Buy’s solid deal that includes a free Echo Show 5 and a Philips Hue smart light…

Should I Buy a PC or Mac for College? Should I Buy a PC or Mac for College?

Should I Buy a PC or Mac for College?

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Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with “Tech 911” in the subject line.Yes, we’re wading into these waters this week: The classic PC or Mac debate that spawned countless, hilarious ads from Apple and John Hodgman a decade-plus ago. (I’m sure…

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone

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On Wednesday, Samsung took to the “stage” at its virtual Unpacked event to unveil the latest additions to the Galaxy Note family: the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.  Yes, much like it did with the Galaxy S20 lineup from earlier this year, Samsung has jumped from the Note 10 moniker all the way up…

The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online

The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online

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It sounds like a sci-fi movie: pitting an artificial intelligence against human pilots. (In fact, it’s definitely been done already.)Sadly, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial. It’ll happen virtually, instead, with participants and viewers watching online as AI algorithms control simulated F-16 fighter planes in aerial…

Boost your Oculus Quest library with these sideloaded games and demos Boost your Oculus Quest library with these sideloaded games and demos

Boost your Oculus Quest library with these sideloaded games and demos

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★ Featured Favorite: To the Top Why Facebook rejected this game, in which robotic cheetahs with jets in their paws soar through beautiful, geometric sandboxes full of obstacles, challenging puzzles, and hidden treasures, we’ll never understand. Climb, skate, fly, and fall through 35 maps, with Mirror’s Edge-esque time trials encouraging you to improve your movement…

Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds

Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds

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Ceres is rich with water, the Dawn spacecraft finds. What can this mean for finding life on other worlds? Ceres is the largest dwarf planet in the inner solar system, and new findings from the Dawn spacecraft reveal this body is covered in salty oceans. Data from the Dawn spacecraft, the first robotic explorer to…

NASA tests a new version of its large SLS side boosters—and it delivers NASA tests a new version of its large SLS side boosters—and it delivers

NASA tests a new version of its large SLS side boosters—and it delivers

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Big fire, big smoke — These solid rocket boosters are a holdover from the space shuttle era. Eric Berger – Sep 2, 2020 10:24 pm UTC Northrop Grumman’s full-scale booster ignites on Wednesday afternoon. This test took place in Promontory, Utah. NASA TV NASA and Northrop Grumman were collecting data on the booster’s performance. NASA…

S.Korea stocks end over 1% lower on Wall Street tech plunge – Reuters S.Korea stocks end over 1% lower on Wall Street tech plunge – Reuters

S.Korea stocks end over 1% lower on Wall Street tech plunge – Reuters

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* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar * South Korea’s benchmark bond yield rises * For the midday report, please click SEOUL, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares dropped on Friday, tracking losses in wider Asian stock markets after a selloff […]

The Acer Spin 7 is the first laptop with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip The Acer Spin 7 is the first laptop with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip

The Acer Spin 7 is the first laptop with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip

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Acer has announced the newest iteration of its Spin 7 lineup at IFA 2020, and there’s a twist: instead of the usual Intel processor, the new model will be the first laptop with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip. It’s also Acer’s first 5G laptop. From the outside, the new Spin 7 appears to…

MSI unveils its first Intel Evo-certified laptop MSI unveils its first Intel Evo-certified laptop

MSI unveils its first Intel Evo-certified laptop

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On top of that, MSI has updated its other Prestige and Modern series (pictured above) laptops. They’ll have 11th-gen Intel chips too, along with a new logo and “chic, contemporary” color options.MSI There’s a new gaming laptop on MSI’s slate as well, the Stealth 15M. The company claims it’s “the world’s thinnest 15-inch gaming laptop…

Researchers have built a dog-like robot nurse to remotely measure patients’ vital signs Researchers have built a dog-like robot nurse to remotely measure patients’ vital signs

Researchers have built a dog-like robot nurse to remotely measure patients’ vital signs

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(CNN)Testing a patient for Covid-19 can be an unnerving experience for health care workers, but researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston a…

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