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Queen finally honours Stephen Hawking by granting him English accent

His synthesiser was formally re-programmed so that Hawking sounded like he was from his native England and not a cheap 1950s American sci-fi movie.

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Posted: Jan 12th, 2015
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Stephen Hawking gets Darth Vader voice synthesizer

Stephen Hawking was back in the media spotlight again this week with the announcement that he was getting a new voice synthesizer based on the Star Wars villain Darth Vader.

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Posted: Dec 7th, 2014
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iPhone 7 warns that Natural Intelligence could be a threat to shiny technology

A prototype iPhone 7 has texted a warning that Natural Intelligence (NI) might be a threat to future generations of shiny gadgets. ‘It’s a real issue; at some point naturally intelligent people might realise that the gadget they bought last year actually does far more than they need, so why buy a new one?’

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Posted: Dec 4th, 2014
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Stephen Hawking warns that Artificial Intelligence could end Angry Birds

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to the very existence of mindless computer games such as Angry Birds. He explained, ‘The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of stupid people being able to waste their time on stupid wastes of time.’

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Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014
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Jeremy Paxman to present new series of It’s a Knockout

'Here come the Belgians, but what does that actually mean for you?'In a bid to place the BBC’s ailing light entertainment reputation in ‘safer hands’ the corporation has announced that irritable news anchor Jeremy Paxman will front its new It’s a Knockout programme, assisted by humourless war correspondent Orla Guerin.

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Posted: Feb 17th, 2013
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