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How To Fix Error Loading Player: No playable Source found – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo How To Fix Error Loading Player: No playable Source found Ubergizmo 'Error loading player: No playable source found' – you usually end up encountering this issue if the browser you happen to use does not allow Flash to run or maybe you need to re-install Flash manually for the browsers you want to use. In this article ... and more »

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Pocket’s reading app won’t sound so robotic now

Last year, Mozilla made its first acquisition by snatching up Pocket, the Instapaper competitor that helps you save longer articles for later reading. Today, this popular reading app is getting a major update that gives its app a visual makeover, including a new dark mode, and most importantly, a better way to listen to the content you’ve saved. Pocket had added a text-to-speech feature several years ago, so you could listen to an audio version of your saved articles, instead of reading them. Instapaper today offers a similar option. But these text-to-speech engines often sound robotic and mangle words, leading to a poor listening experience. They’ll work in a pinch when you really need to catch up with some reading, and can’t sit down to do it. But they’re definitely not ideal. Today, Pocket is addressing this problem with the launch of a new listening feature that will allow for a more human-sounding voice. On iOS and Android, the listen feature will be powered by Amazon Polly, Mozilla says. First  introduced  at Amazon’s re:Invent developer event in November 2016, Polly uses machine learning technologies to deliver more life-like speech. Polly also understands words in context. For example, it knows that the word “live” would be pronounced differently based on its usage. (E.g. “I live in Seattle” vs. “Live from New York.”) The technology has evolved since to support speech marks, a timbre effect, and dynamic range compression, among other things.

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Sony unveils miniature PlayStation Classic console for $99.99, with 20 pre-loaded games, launching on December 3 (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge : Sony unveils miniature PlayStation Classic console for $99.99, with 20 pre-loaded games, launching on December 3   —  20 ‘genre-defining’ games and two controllers for $99.99  —  Sony is following in Nintendo's footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years …

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eMarketer study: Amazon’s ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital…

Sara Fischer / Axios : eMarketer study: Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital ad market   —  Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61 billion this year, according to a new eMarketer study, up a whopping 60% from the projection of $2.89 billion in March.

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Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, one of the top Fortnite players in the world who shot to fame in March after he played the…

Elaine Teng / ESPN : Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the top Fortnite players in the world who shot to fame in March after he played the game with Drake   —  On a sweltering afternoon in Chicago, with the bass from the closest stage at Lollapalooza booming in the background …

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Google Cloud launches Work Insights, a tool that provides data on G Suite adoption rates and collaboration patterns across teams in a company,…

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Google Cloud launches Work Insights, a tool that provides data on G Suite adoption rates and collaboration patterns across teams in a company, available in beta   —  Google has today announced a couple of new tools for G Suite users.  —  First up, the company lifted the lid on a completely …

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Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their…

Garrett M. Graff / Wired : Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their sentencing   —  THE THREE COLLEGE-AGE defendants behind the the Mirai botnet—an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet …

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Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to…

ProPublica : Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to stereotypes   —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans drive for Uber.  And the company is looking for many more.  It runs ads on Facebook that say, for example: “Driving toward something?

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Cloudflare adds new "one-click" DNSSEC setup to make it far more difficult to spoof websites, likely increasing the protocol’s woeful…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Cloudflare adds new “one-click” DNSSEC setup to make it far more difficult to spoof websites, likely increasing the protocol's woeful adoption rate   —  Bad news first: the internet is broken for a while.  The good news is that Cloudflare thinks it can make it slightly less broken.

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Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3 . This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security protocol that secures much of the web by, among other things, providing the layer that handles the encryption of every HTTPS connection. The updated spec promises improved security and a bit more speed, thanks to the reduced need for round trips as the browser and server negotiate the security settings. And the good news is, you can already use it today, because, as Mozilla today  announced , Firefox already supports the new standard out of the box. Chrome, too, started supporting the new protocol (based on earlier drafts) in version 65. TLS 1.3 has been a few years in the making and it’s been 10 years since the last version launched. It’s no secret that TLS 1.2 had its share of problems — though those were mostly due to its implementations, which are obviously a favorite target for hackers thanks to their ubiquity and which opened up bugs like the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability. But in addition to that, some of the algorithms that are part of TLS 1.2 have been successfully attacked. It’s no surprise, then, that TLS 1.3 focuses on providing access to modern cryptographic methods (the folks over at Cloudflare have a more in-depth look at what exactly that means). For users, all of this ideally means that they get access to a more secure web, as well as a slightly faster one, as the new protocol allows the browser and server to quickly negotiate which encryption to use without lots of back and forth. Some of the companies that already support TLS 1.3 include Facebook (which says that it already serves almost half of its traffic over the new protocol ), as well as Google and Cloudflare

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Chrome Updated With Windows 10 Notifications Support – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Chrome Updated With Windows 10 Notifications Support Ubergizmo Chrome, one of the most widely used web browsers on the planet, has received an update for Windows this week. The update brings support for the native notification center in Windows 10. Google has actually been testing out support for Windows 10 ... and more »

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Baidu says its DuerOS AI assistant is now installed on 100M devices, up from 50M just six months ago, and 200+ partners have launched 110…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Baidu says its DuerOS AI assistant is now installed on 100M devices, up from 50M just six months ago, and 200+ partners have launched 110 DuerOS-powered devices   —  Amazon's Alexa.  Microsoft's Cortana.  Apple's Siri.  The Google Assistant.  They're among the world's most popular voice assistants …

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