Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.

I am linking to this because I have been Team Brown Noise since I knew about different noise colors, and I’m feeling vindicated. Yes, it’s petty. Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.. “Whereas white noise encompasses sounds from all over the spectrum, including low, mid-range, and high frequency notes, brown noise uses only low frequency and bass-heavy notes. This makes brown noise much deeper in sound than white noise and more ideal for those who find the high frequency notes in white noise uncomfortable.”

Android Central: Google Assistant’s original white noise sound returns following backlash

Android Central: Google Assistant’s original white noise sound returns following backlash. “Several users expressed their displeasure with the company’s decision to change the white noise sound on the Google Nest community forum page and Reddit (via 9to5Google)…. Fortunately, a Reddit user has uploaded the original white noise sound’s one-hour and 12-hour versions.”

EurekAlert: Flickering screens may help children with reading and writing difficulties

EurekAlert: Flickering screens may help children with reading and writing difficulties. “Previous studies have shown that children with attention difficulties and/or ADHD solve cognitive tasks better when they are exposed to auditory white noise. However, this is the first time that such a link has been demonstrated between visual white noise and cognitive abilities such as memory, reading and non-word decoding in children with reading and writing difficulties.”

Techdirt: White Noise On YouTube Gets FIVE Separate Copyright Claims From Other White Noise Providers

And now for your weekend ridiculousness, from Techdirt: White Noise On YouTube Gets FIVE Separate Copyright Claims From Other White Noise Providers. “The implications of YouTube’s ContentID system in an era of user-generated content can sometimes be quite muddy. It is widely known that ContentID is open to abuse, and that it is indeed abused on the regular. However, too many stories about that abuse play far in the margins of what the average person could look at and recognize as a very real problem. This is not one of those stories.”