Best Tech Stories around the web #215

This week: Facebook’s AI system can speak with Bill Gates’s voice, new Stranger Things mobile game will feel familiar to Pokémon Go players, sensitive whiskers could make small drones safer and Uber plans skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with Uber air by 2023.

INNOVATION

Facebook’s AI system can speak with Bill Gates’s voice by technologyreview.com

The company’s AI researchers have developed a speech synthesizer capable of copying anybody’s voice with uncanny accuracy. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

New Stranger Things mobile game will feel familiar to Pokémon Go players by theverge.com

Finnish developer Next Games is partnering with Netflix for a Stranger Things mobile game that should appeal to Pokémon Go fans. Read more

QUERKY

Sensitive Whiskers Could Make Small Drones Safer by spectrum.ieee.org

This whisker sensing system can detect air pressure from objects even before they make physical contact. Read more

DESIGN

Uber plans skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with uber air by 2023 by designboom.com

With the goal to give riders the option of affordable aerial ridesharing by 2023, uber has unveiled new designs for skyports in different cities at its annual uber elevate summit yesterday, 11 june 2019. the company has partnered with top names in architecture, design, and engineering to create its vision for a network of distributed skyports that will handle an unprecedented number of takeoffs and landings of uber air vehicles. Read more