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Apple introduces AI audiobook narrators, but the literary world is not too pleased

Science March 6, 2023 0 Comments

Although computer programs have long been able to read text aloud, their performances aren’t exactly known to be compelling. As AI capabilities continue to rapidly advance, however, the potential for more nuanced and “human-like” narration is more possible than ever. That possibility received a major expansion this week from Apple with its announcement of a new AI service capable of…

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The Opt Out: When it comes to privacy, smart devices are not the smarter choice

Science March 5, 2023 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY in modern home appliances has breathed new life (and plausibility) into the old saying “If these walls could talk.” Your fridge and smart speaker may not have mouths, but they have an internet connection, and that can be more dangerous than the sharpest of tongues.  Tech companies and manufacturers have made it seem like privacy is just a…

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A guide to sharing streaming service logins while you still can

Science May 2, 2022 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on June 22, 2019. If you’ve got access to a Netflix or Spotify account—or any other subscription streaming service—you might be using a friend or relative’s login details rather than your own. Or maybe you’re the one doing the login lending. It’s common practice, but should you be doing it? Might…

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The Apple self-service repair shop just opened for business

Science April 27, 2022 0 Comments

Apple’s highly-anticipated Self Service Repair program launched Wednesday, giving US customers tools, parts, and instructions to fix common iPhone issues. For now, only iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and third-generation iPhone SE lineups are available as part of the program. Apple lays out the process in four parts: first, iPhone users dealing with a faulty phone would try to identify the…

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Apple is opening an online repair shop with original iPhone parts

Science November 17, 2021 0 Comments

Apple is going to start allowing everyday customers to repair their own devices, if they choose, with genuine Apple parts and tools. This new capability is available as part of Apple’s new Self Service Repair program, which the company announced on Wednesday. The move marks a striking evolution from the company’s previous attitude on the issue. The program, which is…

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