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We've all heard Siri's voice. Now for the first time, we can see her face! Susan Bennett has been revealed as the woman behind Apple’s digital assistant.

Bennett, a veteran voice actor, said she has stayed silent about her role as Siri’s voice since she first learned about with the software’s launch in 2011.

“A colleague emailed me (about Siri) and said, ‘Hey, we’ve been playing around with this new Apple phone. Isn’t this you?’” she told the network.

Bennett, who did not own the iPhone, went online and listened to clips announcing the groundbreaking technology, and knew right away it was her.

“It’s obviously me,” she said. “It’s my voice.”

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Dogs do a lot of cute things every day, but this may take the cake.

In a textbook example of the affection and excitement for their owners that make our four-legged friends so beloved, this one got REALLY excited about seeing his BFF.

On Skype, that is. Check out their long-distance reunion:

Dog on Skype

The dog owner, who goes by the Reddit username Nekofrog, is on deployment in the U.S. military and uses Skype to keep in touch with family back home.

On this particular occasion, he received the best greeting ever.

Clearly, the canine misses his human companion and vice versa, and the photo really says it all better than we can, but two thoughts come to mind:

  1. They need to Skype more often, for both of their sakes
  2. He's going to FREAK when they reunite in person

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Quin Woodward Pu's response to being dumped via text message illustrates why dumping someone via text message is probably never a good idea.

If a guy texting his mistress to break up but actually sending the offending message to his wife wasn't crazy enough for you, you've got to read this:

Quinn Text

Pu is the author two memoirs about becoming a writer, PR worker and girl-about-town in Washington, D.C. instead of attending medical school.

As such, she has a personal blog ... which she used to RUIN a guy she met in a bar, went on a few dates with and was soon dumped by over text.

The text above is what Pu (pictured) got right before her birthday. She was turning 26, she writes on her blog. She'd been out with the guy twice.

Pu, at first, was "stunned into paralysis" by the breakup text, and "had no words."

Then she decided to let the dude have it with this epic response:

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This can't be real... can it?

In an Instagram photo posted to EpicFail (dot) com, an Internet user has taken a screen shot of someone's text message exchange with his wife:

Awkward texts

His VERY awkward text message exchange, we should say, considering it opens with the man saying he has to break up with her... only to then backtrack.

He actually meant those words for someone else, he says.

Oh, okay. Phew... right? Wait... WHAT?!?

The World Wide Web has fooled up before (darn you, epic Twerking fail!), so check out the text messages now and decide: Did this really happen?

You be the judge, THGers ...

 

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Will Smith revealed that he learned about the alleged demise of his 15-year marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith recently while they were in bed together.

That's one hilariously awkward Google alert.

Smith opened up on Queen Latifah's talk show about how he learned of his better half seeking a divorce - one of many times that's been falsely reported.

"Like a year ago, there were all these rumors that me and Jada were getting a divorce. So I get the Google Alert, I'm laying in bed ... with Jada," he said.

"It says, 'Jada Pinkett Smith files for divorce.' So I'm like, 'This is crazy!'"

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As expected, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5S at a media event Tuesday.

Also as anticipated, the iPhone 5S will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5, however it will feature improved specifications and features.

Perhaps most notably, it be available in colors: silver, gold, and space Gray.

iPhone 5S

Another significant new feature is a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor built into the home button that's capable of scanning sub-epidermal skin layers.

Seriously. It's got fingerprint ID technology on a hand-held device, NCIS style.

Touch ID can be used to unlock an iPhone and authorize iTunes purchases.

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Have you ever purposefully avoided the bad part of town?

Most likely, but now an app that purportedly helps you accomplish just that has come under heavy scrutiny and even faces racism allegations.

The Ghetto Tracker app - seriously, that was its name - allows locals to rate the safety of cities, towns and neighborhoods so that visitors will know where to avoid.

It has since been renamed Good Part of Town following the inevitable backlash, but critics claim that the app is classist at best and racist at worst.

The app does not use any racial demographics to tell you which areas to avoid, but some say it helps the rich avoid the poor and perpetuate stereotypes.

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Yahoo unveiled a new company logo last week, but a version from an intern that was rejected by higher-ups has leaked, and is seen by many as superior.

Yahoo Logo New

After the new logo (above) was revealed, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer personally thanked design intern Max Ma for his help crafting the new design.

But Ma may have had other ideas about the direction the web giant should take.

The intern previously hosted his alternative design on his personal website, according to Business Insider, but has since taken his site entirely offline.

Here's a look at the passed-over version you were never supposed to see:

Yahoo Logo Intern

Company loves its purple. Some tech bloggers say it's as good if not superior to the version Yahoo chose for its revamped website. Do you agree?

Which Yahoo logo do you like better?

 

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The Apple rumor mill is churning like crazy once again amid gossip and speculation that the brand's new iPhone 5S may be released September 20.

The next iPhone's release date, gold and graphite phones, and a "revolutionary" patent that could replace hinges (seriously) are all unconfirmed.

Still, why let that stop us from excitedly guessing? The latest Apple rumors:

  • The iPhone 5S will be released three weeks from Friday, September 20.
  • The iPhone 5C, a new, cheaper and more colorful plastic-cased handset, will also be released, a report in Japan's Nikkei indicates.
  • Apple is to announce the devices September 10, according to speculation, and the products' release 10 days later is standard iPhone procedure.

Elsewhere in iPhone land...

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Nothing is supposed to show up on your Facebook Wall unless it's posted by you or your friends, but it can happen, as Khalil Shreateh just proved.

By posting on Mark Zuckerberg's wall.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Page Hacked

Shreateh, a security researcher from Palestine, first reported the bug to Facebook, which pays people to report such things rather than sell them on the black market.

But, instead of fixing the bug and paying the researcher the $500+ fee, Facebook told him "this was not a bug," according to an email that Shreateh shared.

When he tried a second time to warn the company and was rebuffed, Shreateh posted on the Wall of Sarah Goodin - a friend of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.

That got their attention REALLY fast.

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