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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 17, 2019 at 00:44.

Make Jordan Peterson Say Anything You Want With This Spooky Audio Generator

Make Jordan Peterson Say Anything You Want With This Spooky Audio Generator
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People are really freaking out about deepfake videos, the technology that can make people say things they never actually said. But what about deepfake audio? Audio spoofing has gotten very good, and there’s no better example than this website which lets you say anything you want in the voice of self-help...

Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 16, 2019 at 18:15. 3 comments

Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media

Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media

Huawei plans to triple its research and development (R&D) staff in Russia within the next six years, according to a new report from Russian state media outlet Sputnik. The Chinese tech giant, which is currently the largest telecom company in the world, will reportedly hire about 500 new staff by the end of the year and 1,000 more personnel after that.

Huawei currently has about 550 people at...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 16, 2019 at 17:15.

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns, Airline Releases Cryptic Statement About Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns, Airline Releases Cryptic Statement About Hong Kong

Rupert Hogg, the CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, has resigned following conflict between the Hong Kong-based airline and the Chinese government in Beijing. The new CEO will be Augustus Tang Kin-wing, according to the South China Morning Post, and the airline released a bizarre statement about the future.

Hogg’s resignation comes as Cathay Pacific found itself in the middle of a heated debate...

Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 15, 2019 at 17:45.

Congress Subpoenas 8Chan Owner to Testify About Website's Connections to White Supremacist Violence

Congress Subpoenas 8Chan Owner to Testify About Website's Connections to White Supremacist Violence

8Chan has become an incredibly popular place for violent white supremacists to post their manifestos before a mass shooting. Now Democrats in Congress want to hear from 8Chan’s owner, Jim Watkins, and has issued a subpoena for him to testify on Capitol Hill on September 5.

The news of the subpoena, first reported by Politico, comes as Watkins has denied 8Chan had any role to play in the recent...

Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 14, 2019 at 23:15. 7 comments

Insurance Companies Will Have to Cover EpiPen for Kids Under New Illinois Law

Insurance Companies Will Have to Cover EpiPen for Kids Under New Illinois Law

Illinois will become the first state in the nation to require that insurance companies cover the EpiPen auto-injector for anyone 18 years of age or younger. The state bill, which passed 92-0 in the Illinois House and 51-0 in the state Senate, will take effect on January 1, 2020.

The EpiPen is a life-saving medication that’s used in emergencies when people experience a severe allergic reaction....

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 14, 2019 at 17:30. 2 comments

Terrorist Who Allegedly Killed 51 People in New Zealand Gets Letter Published to 4Chan From Jail

Terrorist Who Allegedly Killed 51 People in New Zealand Gets Letter Published to 4Chan From Jail

The white supremacist accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, currently has no access to internet, TV, newspapers, and radio. Yet he’s still able to get his hateful ideology out into the world, all thanks to extremists on 4Chan and lax rules about letter writing in New Zealand prisons.

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian national who allegedly...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 13, 2019 at 22:30. 9 comments

Donald Trump Saves Christmas

Donald Trump Saves Christmas

President Donald Trump has saved Christmas. For now, anyway.

The Trump regime announced it’s postponing the implementation of a 10-percent tariff on roughly $300 billion of imports from China, including smartphones, laptops, computer monitors, video game consoles, and a host of other products.

“Certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 13, 2019 at 18:30. 1 comments

Eighth Busiest Airport in the World Shuts Down For Second Day Over Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Eighth Busiest Airport in the World Shuts Down For Second Day Over Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport has been shut down for the second time in two days after pro-democracy protests disrupted normal operations. The airport, which handles 75 million passengers a year, is the eighth busiest in the world and a major international hub in Asia. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam warned that Hong risked sliding into “an abyss.”

The airport reopened this morning...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 12, 2019 at 20:15. 22 comments

Over 10,000 Guns Handed Over in New Zealand Buyback Program After Livestreamed Christchurch Attack

Over 10,000 Guns Handed Over in New Zealand Buyback Program After Livestreamed Christchurch Attack

The people of New Zealand have handed over at least 10,242 firearms since July 13, the start of a nationwide buyback program in the wake of a terrorist attack in March that killed 51 people and injured dozens more, according to a new report from CNN. The alleged white supremacist terrorist livestreamed his attacks on two Christchurch mosques, leading to calls for tighter gun laws and better...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 12, 2019 at 17:00. 14 comments

Hong Kong Cancels All Flights as Thousands of Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hong Kong Cancels All Flights as Thousands of Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled flights for the day after 6 PM local time (6 AM ET) as pro-democracy protests in the city rage on for the tenth consecutive week. Incoming flights will be allowed to land, but outgoing flights for the night have been halted and it’s not clear when air travel might resume.

Thousands of people are currently protesting in the Hong Kong airport,...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 03, 2019. 10 comments

These Robot Burlesque Dancers Were a Less Advertised Part of the 1939 New York World's Fair

These Robot Burlesque Dancers Were a Less Advertised Part of the 1939 New York World's Fair
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The New York World’s Fair of 1939-40 is perhaps best known for its optimistic look at the future, with demonstrations of early television and the Futurama ride that showed regular people a glimpse of tomorrow. But there are some lesser known exhibits from the...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 02, 2019. 17 comments

New York Times Publishes Anti-Google Rant, Doesn't Mention the Author Is a Facebook Board Member [Updated]

New York Times Publishes Anti-Google Rant, Doesn't Mention the Author Is a Facebook Board Member [Updated]

The New York Times published an anti-Google screed by billionaire Peter Thiel last night but failed to mention a fun fact that readers might find relevant: Thiel sits on the board of Facebook, one of Google’s largest competitors.

Thiel first blasted Google as “treasonous” last month, saying that the FBI and CIA should investigate the company for working with the Chinese government. The tech...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 01, 2019. 19 comments

Jeff Bezos Cashes in $1.8 Billion of Amazon Stock, Will Keep $1.4 Billion After Taxes

Jeff Bezos Cashes in $1.8 Billion of Amazon Stock, Will Keep $1.4 Billion After Taxes

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest person, has cashed in $1.8 billion worth of Amazon shares, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted last night. Bezos will keep an estimated $1.4 billion from the sale after taxes, based on calculations by Forbes magazine.

The $1.8 billion coincidentally matches the amount of money Bezos made back in...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 31, 2019. 18 comments

What Would You Put in a Time Capsule For the Year 2024?

What Would You Put in a Time Capsule For the Year 2024?

I’m fascinated by time capsules. Sometimes they’re incredibly boring , but every once in a while they’re filled with some very cool stuff . So I was surprised this week when I did a search for “time capsule” on YouTube and saw a bunch of young people creating videos that were directed at the year 2024. It’s just five years away, but it really does feel like a lot could change between now...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 31, 2019. 14 comments

The History Channel is Digging Up John Dillinger's Body But Nobody Really Knows Why

The History Channel is Digging Up John Dillinger's Body But Nobody Really Knows Why

The History Channel has received a permit to dig up the body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger from his grave at a cemetery in Indiana. Why? Nobody really knows yet.

Dillinger became a folk hero for robbing banks as a kind of Robin Hood figure during the Great Depression. And by all accounts, Dillinger was strangely polite during his robberies, leading many average Americans to celebrate...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 30, 2019. 3 comments

Wikipedia Editors Fight Over What to Call America's Concentration Camps

Wikipedia Editors Fight Over What to Call America's Concentration Camps

The U.S. government currently has over 75,000 migrants in custody, according to the latest estimates. But what should Americans call the vast network of camps, cages, and prisons that are being used to hold these people? Many experts say “concentration camp” is accurate, but others insist the term should only be used for the Nazi death camps of the 1940s. The dispute has been raging on...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 29, 2019.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Keep His Job at Hayden Planetarium After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Keep His Job at Hayden Planetarium After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Neil deGrasse Tyson will keep his job as director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium following an investigation into three incidents of alleged sexual misconduct. Two women had accused Tyson of unwanted sexual attention while a third accused Tyson of drugging and raping her in 1984 when they were graduate students together in Texas.

“The museum’s investigation into...

Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 26, 2019. 22 comments

Border Patrol Chief Says She Didn't Know the Violent and Racist Facebook Group She Joined Was Bad

Border Patrol Chief Says She Didn't Know the Violent and Racist Facebook Group She Joined Was Bad

The head of Border Patrol told lawmakers this week that she didn’t know the secret Facebook group she joined was bad. Carla Provost, who’s been leading the Border Patrol since April of 2017, said that the Facebook group’s racist and violent posts were “not indicative of the Border Patrol that I know.”

Provost testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, where she was...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 25, 2019. 10 comments

Flyboard Inventor Fails to Cross the English Channel, Falls Into Water

Flyboard Inventor Fails to Cross the English Channel, Falls Into Water

Daredevil inventor Franky Zapata failed to cross the English Channel today on his flyboard after taking off from Sangatte, France. Zapata traveled only halfway across the 22-mile waterway before he ran into trouble at his refueling point and went tumbling into the water. He was wearing a lifejacket and reportedly didn’t suffer any major injuries.

Zapata was supposed to refuel at the 11-mile...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jul 25, 2019. 23 comments

Trump Stands Next to Photoshopped Presidential Seal That Reads '45 is a Puppet' in Spanish

Trump Stands Next to Photoshopped Presidential Seal That Reads '45 is a Puppet' in Spanish

President Donald Trump spoke to an adoring crowd of young Republican activists in Washington D.C. on Tuesday at an event hosted by Turning Point USA. But if you take a close look at the presidential seal that appeared behind the president, you’ll notice something peculiar. That’s not actually the presidential seal—it’s been photoshopped.

The image that was projected behind President Trump on...

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