Four short links: 8 November 2016
Photoshop for Speech, Magic Leap, Someone Else's Problem, COBOL Microframework
- Photoshop for Speech Editing — amazing to see Adobe extend into every medium. The tech, dubbed VoCo (voice conversion), presents the user with a text box. Initially the text box shows the spoken content of the audio clip. You can then move the words around, delete fragments, or type in entirely new words. When you type in a new word, there’s a small pause while the word is constructed—then you can press play and listen to the new clip.
- Inside Magic Leap (Fortune) — “The first time we had a single pixel in space, where we could move it around the room, we were so excited,” Abovitz says. “Other people were like, ‘What is that? That’s just a dot.’ But we knew. I knew at that point this was going to work.” Doing the smallest thing that might work.
- Employees are Faster and More Creative When Solving Other People’s Problems (Telegraph) — my experience backs this up: whenever I have a problem, there’s no shortage of clever buggers happy to chime in with what I should do.
- COBOL on Wheelchair — Micro web-framework for COBOL.