The Voice Recap: Which of the Top 24 Really Brought the Live Playoffs to Life?

S— just got real on The Voice. In Monday’s jam-packed episode, all 24 members of Teams Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine sang for a spot in the Top 12 — or, rather, the Top 13 since a contestant from The Comeback Stage (probably Lynnea Moorer) would also be winning a place […]

Parkinson’s disease – does your voice sound like this? The signs hidden in your voice

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. It’s caused by a loss of nerve cells in a specific part of the brain. These nerve cells are used to help send messages between the brain and the nervous system. Parkinson’s disease symptoms tend to […]

The Voice Recap: Which Night 6 Blinds Left the Coaches Hearing Stars?

As The Voice’s coaches started filling up their teams Tuesday, I was feeling antsy. I like the getting-to-know-you phase of the show just fine, and although I’m not crazy about the way some of the Blind Auditions are being edited down to next to nothing in Season 15, it beats the dreaded montage treatment. Plus, […]

THE VOICE PAYMENTS REPORT: The next major interface for payments

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. Click here to learn more. BI Intelligence A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa gain the abilities of cashiers, personal shoppers, and bank tellers.See the rest of the story at Business Insider […]

Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the […]

FBI: We can’t listen to Facebook Messenger voice calls. Judge: Tough luck

Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A federal judge in Fresno, California recently denied prosecutors’ request to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls by suspected gang members conducted over Messenger. According to a Friday report by Reuters, despite already having substantive traditional wiretaps and intercepting Messenger texts between alleged MS-13 gangsters, the government wanted […]

Kristen Bell read President Donald Trump’s tweets using her ‘Gossip Girl’ voice — and she nailed it

NBC Kristen Bell appeared on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Wednesday and was asked to read three of President Donald Trump’s tweets using her “classic Gossip Girl send-off.” Bell narrated the titular character on the hit teen drama.  “We feel as though a lot of Donald Trump’s tweets feel very gossipy,” Meyers explained. […]