Text-to-speech tech has moved on from the angry robot talk of Steven Hawking's voice box, but most of it still lingers in an uncanny place short of natural. YouTuber Alex's unsettling ability to impersonate it should take him far. Do some prank calls, Alex!
If you’ve been enjoying those videos where Bill Hader’s face morphs uncannily into whoever he’s impersonating, this one from Jim Meskimen is the overwhelming overdose. It’s a perfect intentional demonstration of the special effect, generated by adversarial networks, an enchanted warning. Actor/impressionist Jim Meskimen (Parks & Recreation, Whose Line?, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) recites “Pity […]
A tape has emerged of David Bowie doing impressions of other singers, apparently on-demand. Slate made a playlist. Here’s the order of the impressions, as best as we can tell: 0:00 Bruce Springsteen 0:49 Bob Dylan or Marc Bolan? 1:45 Tom Waits 2:29 Lou Reed 3:25 Anthony Newley 4:13 Iggy Pop 5:14 Neil Young “I’m […]
If you’re just jumping into app development for Apple’s devices, you’ve picked a heady time. The new iOS 13 has a ton of new features: A versatile SwiftUI language, a boosted role for Siri and a more robust Photos app, just to name a few. And if you’re making the transition from iOS 12? Get […]
Most people don’t spare a lot of thought on the potting for their plants. Perhaps something with a color that matches the walls, but that’s as far as it goes. After all, the plants don’t care what they’re wearing. Do they? Actually, they might. As eye-catching as the AIRSAI Floating Bonsai Plant Pot is, its […]
With the gains real estate has made over stocks in the past 25 years, it’s easy to see why the rich constantly use it to expand their wealth. What’s slightly less obvious is why only the rich seem to ever break into real estate investment. There are a lot of reasons, but a couple of […]