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Make Your Browser Talk With This Wonderfully Annoying Human Speech Simulator

Make Your Browser Talk With This Wonderfully Annoying Human Speech Simulator

If half your work day is spent thinking up ways to troll and annoy your co-workers, today’s going to be an easy one. Neil Thapen’s Pink Trombone is a browser-based speech synthesiser that lets you manipulate a simulated mouth, throat, tongue, and nasal cavity to create a remarkably realistic — and…

Vocal Fry Packs A Raw, Emotional Punch In Pop Music

Vocal Fry Packs A Raw, Emotional Punch In Pop Music

The growing popularity of so-called “vocal fry”, particularly among young women, is either a hot new trend or the bane of cultured discourse, depending on who you ask. But when it comes to popular music, vocal fry actually enhances expressiveness.

Yes, You Can Use Cortana In Windows 10 With Any Old Microphone

Yes, You Can Use Cortana In Windows 10 With Any Old Microphone

One of the coolest new Windows 10 features is talking to your computer. For many people, it will be the first time they have had a voice-activated personal assistant on tap. And yet, most computers won’t have Cortana turned on by default — allegedly because they don’t have certified high-quality…