Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… outlandish menu items from food and beverage chains that seem to be geared more toward online sharing than actual consumption. The impulse of customers to broadcast Photos of meals on Instagram or other social media has broadly changed the way restaurant and fast food chains think about their visual presentation. It’s also pushed them to roll out increasingly outrageous offerings just for the sake of online reactions a type of product known to people in the industry as “stunt …

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… in your Photos and can automatically label your pictures? The image recognition systems that Facebook – and other social media – uses to automatically tag Photos is based on machine learning. When users upload images and tag their friends and family, these image recognition systems can spot pictures that are repeated and assigns these to categories – or people. Read more Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs Will a robot take your job? Artificial intelligence ‘as …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

Don't be afraid to show the real you.Image: ambar del moral/mashable Think you’ve obsessed over your dating profile pics and finally managed to get them just right? Sorry, but you’d better think again. The dating app Hinge sifted through thousands of their users Photos and figured out what gets those likes and what gets ignored. The results are pretty surprising. Hinges profile requires you to add six Photos, and people can like them and start conversations based on them …

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… “although she LOVED the carrots and beef jerky she got as a treat for taking the pictures and videos.” Image: thatgoldendoodle [h/t BravoTV] This story was updated on April 16, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. ET to include comments and Photos from Murphy’s owners. WATCH: Now you can play fetch with your pet even if you’re stuck at work …

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Photos of the Rhine River from a ‘fish-eye’ view

April 5, 2017

… “I love swimming. I love water,” Boissaye said. “I don’t like swimming. I don’t like water,” Rand joked. In every photo, water covers the lower part of the frame. Above the water, the Photos reveal Western Europe’s different cultures. Below the water, they show a wide spectrum of colors and clarity — from the Rhine’s headwaters in Switzerland, north through Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands. “We chose the …

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Vanessa White on life after The Saturdays – BBC News

April 4, 2017

Inside, Vanessa’s producers are ready and waiting, sorting through various tracks they’re hoping she might choose for her forthcoming EP. But first, the singer has a confession: “I’ve got a sore throat and I’m a bit hung over.” It doesn’t seem to matter. If anything, the consensus is that a husky voice is better for the material – a sultry and sumptuous serving of downtempo R&B; all heavy breathing and soaring harmonies. Image copyright …

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Meet Memoji, the app that turns you into an emoji

April 3, 2017

same tbhImage: Shutterstock / photototo What came first, the face or the emoji? Okay, there’s a clear answer here but Facetune’s new Memoji app by Lightrick lets you make Photos and selfies look more like classic emojis. Forget the real tears and slap on a cartoon water droplet! Why make a kissy face at the camera when the app can do it for you? Also, there’s a unicorn filter, and it’s magical. SEE ALSO: The new emoji coming this year include broccoli, a T. rex and this …

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Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

… can expect that there will be a new, exciting color coming soon!Of course, the 24 box will always have that number of crayons.” Have you seen our larger than life crayon box in Herald Square in NYC?! Tag us in your Photos & click the link in our bio to find out #whosleaving the box on 3/31/17! A post shared by Crayola (@crayola) on Mar 26, 2017 at 5:24pm PDT Everything wrong with this heartless decision: The general timing of this ordeal: Do we really need this added drama …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… after going public. How it’s doing that beyond inking deals with the world’s biggest entertainment studios is convincing businesses that they should fork over a few hundred dollars per year and make an annual commitment to have geofilters on the app. Geofilters allow Snapchat users to overlay artistic designs over their selfies or other Photos and videos. As soon as they take a snap, Snapchat users have access to a handful of filters targeted to their specific location. The ones that …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

Fake Photos are everywhere.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for some guidance online, but came up short. That’s when the idea for the Retouchers Accord was born. What if she could get retouchers, photographers, designers, brands, celebrities and media companies to …

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Don’t dismiss these alleged ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leaks so quickly

March 27, 2017

Image: imgur It’s time to shoot Nazis again, apparently. The annual Call of Duty hasn’t been announced yet, but a set of allegedly leaked Photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World War. The same military conflict that was at the center of the first three Call of Duty games, as well as 2008’s World at War. SEE ALSO: Blizzard remastered the original ‘StarCraft’ so you can game like it’s 1998 The mystery begins with a series …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… out of his mouth. When the yelling and sirens filled the air, Meichan says his group was separated into three. He didn’t know where his tutor was; he hopes she has been locked inside the building. He says he’s worried some of his friends have gone toward the bridge to take Photos. “I’m a bit shaken up, you never expect this to happen to you,” he explains, his hands trembling. Meanwhile, curious bystanders have gathered next to the police tape, their phones …

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WhatsApp reintroduces plain old Status updates to pair with its Snapchat clone

March 17, 2017

… persistent text-only update in their profile, so weve integrated this feature into the About section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, were continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share Photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day. The rep also confirmed the feature will be …

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The world’s wanted hacker is basically a nerdy Bond villain

March 13, 2017

The face of a super-villainImage: FBI On Sunday, the New York Times published a story on Evgeniy M. Bogachev, described as “the most wanted cybercriminal in the world,” full of details about the hacker’s crimes, plots, some incredible tidbits and a photo to end all amazing FBI Photos. Bogachev has long been sought after for his hacking schemes, draining millions of dollars from businesses the world over and placing him in control of hundreds of thousands of computers. His …

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Huawei plays it safe with its new flagship, the P10

March 13, 2017

… quicker and even prepares the next app you might want to use in advance for an even faster response. A feature called Ultra Memory is a RAM optimizer that learns from your usage habits and frees the RAM from the stuff you probably won’t need. One new feature that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever used Google Photos is Highlights. The phone will automatically sort your Photos and create highlight reels of the best ones; this happens in the background when the phone is idle, so …

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What Is Catfishing? Scary Signs Youre The Target Of An Online Scam

March 9, 2017

… suspicious. After all, there is definitely such a thing as “too good to be true.” If your online friend is exceptionally beautiful or handsome, it’s possible that the real person behind the account is stealing Photos from a modeling or body-building website. Also, be cautious about extremely professional Photos or images that look like glamor shots; a real person will usually use a profile photo snapped by a friend on their smartphone, not a professional portrait complete with …

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People want this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

March 8, 2017

… A post shared by SAINT LAURENT (@ysl) on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:41am PST People have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the offending add using the hashtag #YSLRetireTaPubDegradante (#YSLRemoveYourDegradingAd). Some have been comparing images of previous YSL adverts with the current campaign. “YSL in 1967 and today. Equality is making progress, would you say? Anorexia, submission and humiliation,” read one tweet. 50 ans sparent ces Photos La femme selon @YSL 1967 …

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The Invisible Way Guns Keep Women In Abusive Relationships

March 4, 2017

… Violence In America Trumps Election Raises Fears Of Increased Violence Against Women The Children Who Saw Too Much Behind The Photos That Changed How America Saw Domestic Violence Were Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings Woman Accused Of Murdering Her Abusive Ex Goes Free After Almost 3 Years Behind Bars She Was Leaving Her Emotionally Abusive Husband. Now The Whole Family Is Dead. 14-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Her Allegedly Abusive Father …

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