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BBC Beeb voice assistant is built to understand different UK accents

BBC Beeb voice assistant is built to understand different UK accents

The British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC may be best known for being, well, a broadcasting company but it actually has left very important legacies in the tech industry today. The BBC Micro in the 80s, for example, is one of history's most important early computers, one that eventually inspired the Raspberry Pi that, in turn, created the single-board computer (SBC) market that we have today. Back to the present, it seems that BBC is once again getting knee-deep into technology, this time sinking its teeth into the already congested AI voice assistant market.

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Killing Eve season 3 will premiere two weeks early on AMC

Killing Eve season 3 will premiere two weeks early on AMC

The third season of hit BBC America drama Killing Eve will premiere two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, the opposite of the trend we've seen from the movie industry. The decision to air the season early isn't surprising -- many people are currently at home and consuming far more media than they typically would in a week. You'll still have to wait a couple of weeks before the first episode drops, however.

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Killing Eve season 3 teaser trailer reveals premiere date

Killing Eve season 3 teaser trailer reveals premiere date

The BBC has revealed the upcoming premiere date for the third season of its hit drama Killing Eve. The show first debuted in April 2018 with an annual season release schedule. In keeping with the trend it has established, the BBC will release the show’s forth season in April, but it has little else to say about the premiere at this time.

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BBC Box personal cloud aims to rewrite the rules on internet privacy

BBC Box personal cloud aims to rewrite the rules on internet privacy

The BBC has built a personal cloud that not only collects up your data from services like Spotify, Instagram, and others, but promises to make interesting mashups like recommendations and more without demanding that you share your private information online. The BBC Box is part of a research project into ways people can control access to their personal data, at a time when trust in services like Facebook, Google, and others is pointedly low.

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Killing Eve season 2 trailer teases the return of a lethal love story

Killing Eve season 2 trailer teases the return of a lethal love story

Hit British drama series Killing Eve finally has a season 2 trailer. The video gives fans their first glimpse of the popular show's upcoming second season, teasing viewers with the growing tension between Killing Eve's two main characters. The trailer is short at only one minute in length, but it manages to pack a lot of details into many tiny clips.

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Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Much like most conspiracy theory-worthy phenomena, the Bermuda Triangle's explanation starts with hysteria. Once it became fashionable to find the Bermuda Triangle mysterious, research bias and the onset of television and the internet kept this legend popular. Scientific facts suggest there's already been an answer - and a series of answers - for quite a while now. It's just that the mystery is more popular - and profitable - than the truth.

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Doctor Who season 11 trailer reveals 13th Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

Doctor Who season 11 trailer reveals 13th Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, BBC released the trailer for Doctor Who season 13, revealing the long-running show's latest Doctor: Jodie Whittaker. This marks the first time a woman has played the Doctor role, marking a new milestone for the popular show. The trailer is more of a teaser at less than a minute in length, but offers a tantalizing glimpse of what's coming.

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Top Gear test track to become housing development

Top Gear test track to become housing development

This one makes our hearts hurt. Car guys and gals that have spent decades watching the BBC show Top Gear in its current and former glory will remember The Stig flying various cars around the test track. The track is a runway at the Dunsfold Aerodrome and it's been clear for a while now that the track will be replaced by a housing development.

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BBC iPlayer Radio app gains Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

BBC iPlayer Radio app gains Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

In an effort to get people to leave their smartphones alone while driving and reduce distractions, many car infotainment systems now support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Those two infotainment systems allow drivers to use some apps like music and navigation offerings on the screen of their infotainment system instead of the smartphone. Fans of the BBC iPlayer app will be glad to hear that a new version of the app is out and it specifically supports Android Auto and CarPlay.

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Doctor Who’s female Doctor isn’t its first regeneration controversy

Doctor Who’s female Doctor isn’t its first regeneration controversy

Doctor Who's decision to make the 13th Doctor regenerate into a female body prompted the predictable degree of controversy, but it's not the first time the BBC series has come under fire. The news over the weekend that Peter Capaldi would bow out after the upcoming Christmas 2017 special, and be replaced by Jodie Whittaker, left many sci-fi fans gleeful at the new representation after decades of male Doctors. However, not everybody felt the same way.

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Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Iconic science fiction series Doctor Who has named its latest star character, and as has long been rumored there's now a female Time Lord at the helm of the TARDIS. The BBC has confirmed that actor Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth Doctor, replacing Peter Capaldi, who will leave the show after the Christmas special. It's the first time in the character's many regenerations that a female actress has taken the role.

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Indiegogo stops Sinclair ZX Vega+ from getting more funding

Indiegogo stops Sinclair ZX Vega+ from getting more funding

It isn’t exactly rare for crowdfunded projects, be it on Indiegogo or Kickstarter, to fall through. Some of those happen quietly, with some amount of dignity and recompense. Other just fail spectacularly. The Sinclair ZX Vega+, which was supposed to be another homage to the old days of gaming, is definitely the latter. Indiegogo has just stopped the project from asking for more funds through the crowdfunding platform, long after the project was successfully funded. As it turns out, there is more to the story behind this rather controversial gaming handheld.

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