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Apple patent could bring polyphonic tuning to Logic Pro

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for polyphonic note detection, or the ability to parse out single pitches and tones from a plurality of voices, a technology that may make its way to an expected version of the company's Logic Pro music editing software....
Apple patent could bring polyphonic tuning to Logic Pro

Megaupload's hosting company teams up with EFF to identify legal files

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Carpathia Hosting, the Virginia company that owns more than 600 servers previously leased by Megaupload, today joined forces with the EFF to collect the stories of legitimate users who want access to their now-inaccessible files stored with the defunct file-locker. The new site, megaretrieval.com, hopes to hear from the...
Megaupload's hosting company teams up with EFF to identify legal files

Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Presented in New Video

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BioWare has just deployed a fresh video that centers on the impressive voice cast of its upcoming Mass Effect 3 role playing shooter, highlighting some of the celebrities who lend their voices to the game’s characters, from Martin Sheen to Seth Green, Tricia Helfer or Jennifer Hale. The Mass Effect...
Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Presented in New Video

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

Here's What Went Down When Facebook Acquired Instagram, According To 'The Filtered Network'

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Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion just yesterday, but the behind-the-scenes of the sale is already being envisioned on-screen in this hilarious "The Filter Network" video. In the latest from FunnyorDie, voices are dubbed over actors' from "The Social Network" to have Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, say things...
Here's What Went Down When Facebook Acquired Instagram, According To 'The Filtered Network'

New Update Brings Collaborative Editing To Google Docs Android App

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It’s safe to say we’ve all been in a situation where a few extra pairs of eyes could come in handy, and the folks at Google know just how that feels. In an effort to give people that backup when they need it, they’ve just pushed out a useful...
New Update Brings Collaborative Editing To Google Docs Android App

Map Strips a Bit of Anonymity From Chatroulette [Voices]

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By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal A new site that maps users of Chatroulette is taking a little of the anonymity out of the random video-chat service. The Laughing Squid blog points us to the site, Chatroulettemap.com, which puts users — and their images — on a Google...
Map Strips a Bit of Anonymity From Chatroulette [Voices]
450,000 Yahoo passwords just got hacked; find out if you might be affected

SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is promoting her controversial book, Lean In, on 60 Minutes tonight. In a CBS preview, she defends her message that women should take more responsibility for their own success by saying, "I'm not blaming women" but "there's an awful lot we can do."  Her critics also say...
SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

FCC Chairman voices 'concerns' about US phone unlocking ban, says he'll look into it

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Bad news travels fast, so by now many US phone buyers ought to know about this country's depressing u-turn on phone unlocking. The latest policy -- which makes it illegal to unlock a phone without a carrier's permission -- looks to be set in stone for at least three...
FCC Chairman voices 'concerns' about US phone unlocking ban, says he'll look into it

Yahoo Site Apparently Hacked, Exposing 400,000 Passwords (YHOO)

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A Yahoo website has apparently been compromised, with hackers publishing an 18-megabyte file of email addresses and passwords, according to TrustedSec, a security research firm. A tipster familiar with Yahoo security alerted Business Insider to the hack and shared a copy of the file with us. Software developer Adam Caudill...
Yahoo Site Apparently Hacked, Exposing 400,000 Passwords (YHOO)

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

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Tonight, before the next financial week begins, I want to take a moment to stare at Groupon, and its marked recent decline. It’s important, as the tech IPO well could be quite poisoned if Groupon is about to suffer even greater losses. Facebook, for example, could experience public-market discomfort when it...
The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

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Microsoft is spending big-time bucks to get the word out about Windows 8 (reportedly to the tune of $1.5 billion). But are folks buying it? A report out from Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrot seems to indicate things aren’t going that great, with Thurrot citing unnamed sources at the company who...
Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

Biz Stone’s Obvious invests time and money into Neighborland to help citizens unite

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Obvious Corporation, the new endeavor of Twitter founders Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, has announced that it will be investing both ‘capital and effort’ into community connection startup Neighborland. Stone, in a post on the Obvious site, says that they’re doing so because they like what the team...
Biz Stone’s Obvious invests time and money into Neighborland to help citizens unite

Facebook launches its "I'm Voting App" with CNN

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When the globe flocks to the Internet for its communicating needs, it’s only a matter of time before all of the things we do in our daily lives gets translated. While you can’t vote for a US President on the Web, yet, you can share your intent to vote on...
Facebook launches its "I'm Voting App" with CNN

Man allegedly cuts Internet, TV wires 'to relieve brain'

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A Minneapolis man allegedly believes that his brain is suffering excessive pressures from wires that conduct data and voices. He takes action. [Read more]...
Man allegedly cuts Internet, TV wires 'to relieve brain'

Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders

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MindTouch has developed a top 20 list of the most powerful voices in open-source, compiled using Twitter and other sources. It's a good example of how a research project can be transparent and in the process, help garner thought leadership for both the individual and the company. MindTouch Vice President...
Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response

AT&T CEO voices regret over iPhone unlimited data model

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It's always refreshing to hear the head of a major corporation cop to past mistakes -- particularly in front of a large crowd of on-lookers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted some misgivings about the way the carrier handled iPhone data, telling a crowd at the Milken Institute's Global Conference...
AT&T CEO voices regret over iPhone unlimited data model

Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

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Swivl, the crowdfunded, swiveling smartphone dock that uses sensors to follow your movement like a mini-cameraman, is getting a price cut. A new version of Swivl, called Swivl-it, will cost $129 — down from $179 — and will come with fewer bells and whistles. Swivl-it will still automatically move from...
Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

CEOs With Deeper Voices Get Paid $187,000 More Than Others

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Male CEOs with deeper voices get paid more, reports the WSJ's Melissa Korn. After studying almost 800 male CEOs, professors from Duke and the University of California system concluded that CEOs on the deeper end of the vocal spectrum are paid, on average, $187,000 more in salary, than male CEOs on...
CEOs With Deeper Voices Get Paid $187,000 More Than Others

Released Video From Silva Beating Shows His Last Moments; Video Of Actual Beating Still Missing

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A pair of the cell phone recordings of the David Silva beating have been released by attorney Daniel Rodriguez. 23ABC News received the videos first, both of which capture the final moments of Silva's life. Unfortunately for those seeking more clarity as to the actions of the nine responding...
Released Video From Silva Beating Shows His Last Moments; Video Of Actual Beating Still Missing
Jukeboxer: A singing app with more "Gangnam Style" than YouTube

Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

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At TEDx Edinburgh today, the BBC reports, mathematician Max Little today launched a new project that uses a speaker’s voice to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which is a devastating neurological disease that develops gradually and often starts with very slight tremor in one hand, is notoriously hard to diagnose...
Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

Say It Loud: ATD Relaunches the "Voices" Section

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One of the least-changed parts of AllThingsD since we started this site has been our “Voices” section, which has attracted robust and ever-increasing traffic over the years. But today Voices gets a new look as we relaunch an updated section to bring you even more writing and information from...
Say It Loud: ATD Relaunches the "Voices" Section

Delivering More Search Results as You Type

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Discovering and making connections to friends, applications and other voices is an important part of your experience on Facebook. That's why today we are rolling out an improvement to Search to help you quickly find and connect with the people, Pages, groups, events and applications you care about. Now as...
Delivering More Search Results as You Type

Teen Fashion Blogger's Site Blocked [Voices]

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By Rachel Dodes, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal Just four days after celebrating her 14th birthday, fashion blogging phenom Tavi Gevinson got the smackdown from Blogger, Google’s (GOOG) blog publishing tool that she uses for her site, “The Style Rookie.” A click on the site reveals that it is “under...
Teen Fashion Blogger's Site Blocked [Voices]
China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)

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How will Motorola beat Samsung in the Android phone market? By gutting its staff and focusing on just a few phones. Google announced its big plan for turning Motorola around in the New York Times today. It sounds much like what Steve Jobs did when he took over Apple. Focus...
Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)
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