These cute ‘selfie stickers’ of me were AI-generated through a new Google Gboard feature

Google Gboard

Google announced something fun today: It’s brought a feature from Allo, a sticker pack comprised of user avatars generated from selfies, over to both the iOS and Android versions of its Gboard keyboard app. The launch of the feature starting today means you can snap a selfie and then bring that into the Gboard app, which will use machine learning to customize it into a fun illustrated sticker pack.

In some background material about the new feature, Google says that a combination of machine learning, neural networks and artist illustrations means that there are more than a quadrillion possible designs for the new “Mini” stickers. “We believe that you have more than one side to your personality, so we have two Mini styles: Bold and Sweet. This lets you be sassy to a best friend and sweet to your loved ones (or vice versa!). Each style has hundreds of stickers, so you can fully express yourself in each style.”

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Researchers find a neural ‘auto-correct’ feature we use to process ambiguous sounds

Our brains have an ‘auto-correct’ feature that we deploy when re-interpreting ambiguous sounds, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings point to new ways we use information and context to aid in speech comprehension.
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Amazon is launching a new feature that’s been on users’ wish lists for a while now

Amazon Collaborative Wish Lists

Amazon is about to launch a new feature that’s somewhat minor in the scheme of things — but it’s one which users have wanted for a long time and will, let’s face it, be one more thing that keeps consumers consumer-ing inside Amazon’s empire of retail.

The e-commerce giant has confirmed to The Verge that collaborative wish lists are coming. The ability to build wish lists with friends and family hasn’t arrived for everyone yet and is apparently rolling out piecemeal for now. But it will be a welcome addition for people who until now have only been able to share lists and now have several new possibilities opened up — from using the new collaborative lists for birthdays to party planning and more.

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BWW Feature: Summer Stock Pioneer: John Kenley and the Kenley Players

One person who we have to thank for the influencing the tradition of summer stock theatre is none other than John Kenley, whose legacy lives on today. From the 1940s – 1990s, John Kenley championed summer theatre and brought shows to small towns across America.
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Play NYC Will Feature Games from First-Generation Immigrant Developers

Video game expo Play NYC will be showcasing the work of first-generation immigrants in its Graffiti Game installation second year. Playcrafting, the organizer of the event, says that diversity is in the DNA of New York, which is why it is “proud to celebrate what makes New York and the American gaming industry so special by commissioning six, […]

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Hit Documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ to Be Adapted Into Feature Film

The critically acclaimed documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” which made a splash at Sundance, is to be adapted into a feature film. London-based Raw, which produced “Strangers,” is partnering with Film4 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment on the project, which centers on the true story of identical triplets who were separated at birth and who stumbled across […]

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IAB’s NewFronts L.A. Edition to Feature Streamy Brand Awards for Advertising

When the Digital Content NewFronts West makes its debut this fall in L.A., it will include an additional element the content-pitchfest organizers hope will lure more attendees: the Streamy Brand Awards, recognizing branded content and digital-video advertising. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade group that runs the NewFronts, has entered into a pact with […]

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Monumental auction will feature a handwritten letter by Rosa Parks and unpublished pages by Alex Haley

Lights, camera — auction!

A note written by Rosa Parks detailing her meeting Martin Luther King Jr., Alex Haley’s “lost chapter” from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and early photos of black film stars including Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier and Paul Robeson are among the 700 items up for bidding…

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Norwegian boxer Braekhus to be first woman to feature on HBO

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cecilia Braekhus was barely a teenager when she began sneaking out the window of her family home in Bergen, Norway, to train secretly as a kickboxer. Although she had an instinctive love for the excitement and discipline of combat sports, she wasn’t quite sure how to tell her parents.

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Match shares plummet after Facebook reveals dating feature

Facebook is getting into the dating game. CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new dating feature at the social network’s annual F8 conference on Tuesday — a surprise announcement that sent shares of Match, the company that owns Tinder and OkCupid, plunging more than 17 percent. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships…
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Netflix’s next original series might feature Barack Obama

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In something of a modern twist on the fireside chats made popular by FDR in the 1930s and 1940s, it’s starting to look like former President Barack Obama will soon have his own show on Netflix. Or on Amazon. Or, perhaps, on whatever TV streaming service Apple eventually rolls out. In short, Obama now finds himself at the center of a bidding war between a number of media titans looking to enhance their catalog of original content.

While specific details are few and far in between,  The New York Times reports that Obama’s new show will provide him with a “global platform” to talk to the American people about whatever he wants in a relaxed and unfiltered setting. Notably, the report claims that the show could focus on “inspirational stories” or, just as easily, hot takes on whatever happens to be the pertinent political issue of the week.

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How to turn off Instagram’s new feature that tells others when you were last online

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In an effort to keep its direct messaging system up-to-date with the likes of Facebook Messenger and other chat apps, Instagram this week debuted a new feature that allows you to see when your friends were last online. In order to test the feature yourself, just open the Instagram app, tap on the Direct button at the top right of the screen and you can see when everyone that you have messaged within the app last logged on.

Only people who you follow and those that you’ve messaged in the past will be able to see your activity status, but the feature is turned on by default. In other words, without your prior knowledge, all of your connections on Instagram can now see the last time you opened the app. The good news is that you can toggle the feature off.

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NYC New Year’s Eve Ceremony To Feature #MeToo Founder

NEW YORK (AP) — An activist who started a “Me Too” campaign a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence will start this year’s ceremonial ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment say Tarana Burke will push the crystal button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the new year.

Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports.

A flurry of tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts ensued after actress-activist Alyssa Milano urged victims to respond with the phrase “me too.” Milano initially wasn’t aware of Burke’s earlier campaign and has since publicly credited her.

Burke says in a statement that 2018 will bring new momentum to the movement.

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Marvel Has Another 2018 Movie: ‘Secret Warriors’ Animated Feature

Marvel Has Another 2018 Movie: 'Secret Warriors' Animated Feature

Next year's already looking like a great year for Marvel movies. We've got Black Panther in February, Avengers: Infinity War in May and Ant-Man and the Wasp in June. Well, now there's one more. Arriving sometime late in the year is an animated Secret Warriors feature that will be an installment of a new franchise called Marvel Rising.

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Goro Miyazaki Is Directing a CG Anime Feature at Studio Ghibli

Goro Miyazaki Is Directing a CG Anime Feature at Studio Ghibli

Last month we covered the exciting announcement that legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki had emerged from his short-lived retirement and was already at work on a new feature film. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli, a world-renowned anime house responsible for such classics as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. We now have word that Hayao’s son, Goro Miyazaki, will be helming another feature for the studio.

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Why some privacy experts are spooked by iPhone X’s facial recognition feature

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to…
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The Galaxy S8 seems to be struggling with a very basic feature

Galaxy S8 Text Messages

Sending and receiving text messages is one of the most basic things you can do on a mobile phone. You don’t need an iPhone or Android device for that, but the instant messaging experience is better on smartphones, where you have various alternatives for texting with your family and friends.

That’s why it’s somewhat strange to hear that the Galaxy S8 suffers from an unexpected text messaging issue.

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There’s one Apple Watch feature Apple should steal for the new MacBooks

Apple Watch Series 3 Features

The brand new Apple Watch Series 3 is already sold out, but I’m not interested in getting one. However, I want one of the Watch Series 3’s upgrades inside my MacBook as soon as possible.

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Facebook tests Tinder-like ‘meet up’ feature

Mark Zuckerberg appears to be getting ready to ape another hot app. The tech titan’s Facebook has recently started a beta test of a new “meet up” feature that employs some Tinder-like features. The beta test, in Toronto and New Zealand, sent out notifications to Facebook users asking them if they would be interested in…
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iOS 11’s new Apple Pay Cash feature may require a photo ID

iOS 11 Features Apple Pay

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS 11 will enable iPhone and iPad users to send cash to friends and family members directly from within the Messages app. As Apple detailed, the feature — which is called Apple Pay Cash — leverages Apple’s existing Apple Pay frameworks and will allow users to securely send cash from their credit or debit card. Though a number of different person to person mobile payment options already exist, with Venmo being one such example, Apple’s own implementation might be easier to use.

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New iPhone 7s photos suggest wireless charging feature is on the way

iPhone 7s Specs

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This New Tinder Feature Will Save You Some Swiping

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Instagram’s Newest Feature Is a Blessing From the Memory Gods

Gone are the days of your camera roll full of screen shots.

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Hang on. Lina and Mindaugas had such a sexily gorgeous wedding in Kaunas, Lithuania, that I’m still fanning myself. The couple own a yoga studio together, so let’s start with how hot that is. Then let’s examine the bad-assery of getting matching wedding-ring tattoos. Next, let’s take into consideration how stunning the two-part ceremony was: Lina and Mindaugas exchanged vows both outdoors at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers and inside a Gothic church. St. George’s Church is still undergoing restoration (building is OLD, y’all), but you’d never be able to tell from these airy, light-filled photos.
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