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Netflix to host social networking series entitled “Clickbait”

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Netflix will bet on an original series called Clickbait where it will explore the dark side of social networks. Netflix says the series will be a look at the dangers of social networking and how people present themselves online.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot will be about a young woman looking for the your missing brother. The case becomes mediatic thanks to the internet and social networks, making life difficult for the young woman, who just wants to reunite her family.

Clickbait will explore the behaviors fueled by social networks, illustrating the defragmentation between the people we are on social networks vs. who we are in real life. The series is still under development, and has no release date yet.

Clickbait is obviously inspired by Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a British series that exploits the interactions between humans and technology in our society, often negatively. The series illustrates scenarios and realities where technology and social networks make people’s daily lives easier but have potential consequences.

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Some of the most iconic episodes in the series include “Nosedive”, “15 Million Merits “and the famous” Bandersnatch “. The latter became almost viral as it was the first episode of any Netflix series to allow multiple choices. Eventually Netflix expanded this concept into something similar to the adventurous Bear Grylls series.

As such, Netflix continues to focus on creating original content. It remains to be seen whether the series will be successful or just a “copy” of the aforementioned Black Mirror, who has already become an expert in exploring fiction in the context of social networking and technology.

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Attention! Bug on Android is frustrating users using PIN code

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Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.

There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.

Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code

The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.

That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.

Problem will stem from a process of validating your password

Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.

It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.

As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.

Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.

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You can now hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on your Amazon Echo

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Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.

This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology

Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.

Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa

In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.

Alexa will have an option “uncensored”

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.

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