Democrats introduce bills in House and Senate making it illegal for telcos to shut off internet service during pandemic, a step beyond FCC's voluntary pledge (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

[ad_1] Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Democrats introduce bills in House and Senate making it illegal for telcos to shut off internet service during pandemic, a step beyond FCC’s voluntary pledge  —  Democrats also pitch $50 monthly discounts with low-income broadband fund.  —  A proposed US law would make it illegal … [ad_2] Source link

Sonantic is ready to convince listeners that synthetic voices can cry – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When you think of voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, the words “emotional” and “expressive” probably don’t come to mind. Instead, there’s that recognizably flat and polite voice, devoid of all affect — which is fine for an assistant, but isn’t going to work if you want to use synthetic voices in…

Sources: Apple plans to return employees to offices sooner than rival tech companies with staff coming back in phases (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

[ad_1] Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple plans to return employees to offices sooner than rival tech companies with staff coming back in phases  —  – Company to start letting more workers return to major offices  — Google, Facebook will allow remote work through end of 2020  —  Apple Inc. plans to soon start returning…

RenovAI helps retailers offer automated interior design advice to their customers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Alon Gilady, CEO of RenovAI, told me his startup is trying to solve the problem that many of us face when we’re moving into a new home — we aren’t interior designers, but we can’t afford to hire real designers, either. Apparently Gilady’s co-founder and vice president of products, Alon Chelben, had this issue…

Elon Musk thanks Trump for supporting Tesla factory reopening

[ad_1] President Donald Trump waded into Elon Musk’s Tesla drama, and the CEO appreciates the presidential support. Trump tweeted in favor of Musk’s Fremont, California, plant reopening despite the county’s orders to keep non-essential businesses closed through the month as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The state opened up manufacturing businesses on Friday, but California…

Users told to migrate to YouTube Music

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