Adobe Voco ‘Photoshop-for-voice’ causes concern

Adobe Voco ‘Photoshop-for-voice’ causes concern

Image copyright Adobe Image caption Adobe has yet to say when it might release Voco to the public A new application that promises to be the “Photoshop of speech” is raising ethical and security concerns. Adobe unveiled Project Voco last week. The software makes it possible to take an audio recording and rapidly alter it […]

Viewing of online child abuse images a ‘social emergency’

Viewing of online child abuse images a ‘social emergency’

Image copyright Thinkstock The numbers of people viewing online child sex abuse images in the UK amounts to a “social emergency”, says the NSPCC. A report by the charity suggests the number of individuals looking at such images could exceed half a million. It is calling for a “robust action plan” to cut off the […]

Rurik Jutting, British banker, guilty of Hong Kong murders

Rurik Jutting, British banker, guilty of Hong Kong murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jutting denied charges of murder British banker Rurik Jutting has been found guilty of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, in a case that has gripped the city. A jury took around four hours to find an expressionless Jutting, who denied murder but admitted manslaughter, guilty on both […]

Philippines court grants Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial

Philippines court grants Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial

Image copyright AP Image caption Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for 20 years before more than a million people took to the streets to overthrow him The Philippines’ Supreme Court has voted to allow the body of former leader Ferdinand Marcos to be moved to the Heroes’ Cemetery in Manila. The decision follows months of […]

Provocative ‘tourism ad’ stirs mixed feelings in Australia

Provocative ‘tourism ad’ stirs mixed feelings in Australia

Image copyright Thinkstock A provocative Australian advertisement has swept the internet, sparking assumptions that the Northern Territory (NT) has unleashed a startling new tourism campaign. The logo quickly made headlines – it was dubbed “the wildest tourism slogan ever” by one news outlet – with critics variously hailing it as hilarious or distasteful. It bellows […]

Watch Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi Duet at Hillary Clinton Rally – Billboard

The marathon is over and the election is finally upon us. But that doesn’t mean Lady Gaga is done with getting her message across.  The pop superstar delivered a stirring speech and joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi at a special midnight rally in support of the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.  Gaga and Bon Jovi appeared together […]