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Yanny or Laurel Sucks, Brainstorm or Green Needle Is Far More Interesting

if you think of the word “brainstorm†you hear the word brainstorm. if you think of the words “green needle†you hear green needle. pic.twitter.com/kNBfIINpgL — Vinny Skywalker (@sirvinnyd) May 17, 2018 While Yanny & Laurel swept the Internet this week, a far more interesting example using similar audio tricks also surfaced. “Brainstorm or Green Needle” however, puts you in charge of your destiny. Try it for yourself! Think of which word you want to hear and you will. Now go back and forth between the two and really have…

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The original clip from the great Yanny vs. Laurel debate has been revealed. Please stop fighting

If you have gone the past 24 hours without being asked, “what do you hear?” Then, well, I’m jealous.  The latest thing to divide our post-The Dress internet is the audio illusion of Yanny vs. Laurel. Believe it or not, a simple clip of a voice reading a word is tearing the internet apart. But the post, which was originally posted on an Instagram story and then shared to Reddit was eventually inescapable, but it didn’t just come out of nowhere.  SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen has broken down the 3…

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Audioburst launches a web and mobile search engine for audio news

Audio is beginning to play an increasingly important role in how consumers connect with information, thanks to the popularity of podcasts and other short-form audio programming, improvements in voice technologies, and the growing consumer adoption of smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Today, a company called Audioburst is unveiling a new search engine designed to connect you to the information found in audio content from podcasts and programs aired on the radio. Tel Aviv-based Audioburst, which also has staff in New York and Palo Alto, has…

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