Facebook is testing augmented reality ads in the News Feed

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You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app.

The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed. 

For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world objects. For example, when people play Pokemon Go on their smartphone, the technology that visually superimposes Pokemon on their street corner is considered AR.

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Facebook is testing augmented reality ads in the News Feed

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You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app.

The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed. 

For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world objects. For example, when people play Pokemon Go on their smartphone, the technology that visually superimposes Pokemon on their street corner is considered AR.

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This less-known DNA testing company is offering a way to match immigrant parents, children

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Emojis used to develop a modern face scale for product testing

A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better test products in non-Western cultures.
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Lyft is beta testing an all-access monthly subscription plan

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If you use Lyft to get around town on a regular basis, you might be able to take advantage of a new pilot program that lets heavy users of the service sign up for a monthly subscription service. Put simply, imagine Netflix for ridesharing.

According to The Verge, Lyft’s subscription service began popping up as an option for some users late last week. As far as the details go surrounding payment, users willing to pay $ 200 per month can receive upwards of 30 rides, an offer which breaks down to about $ 6.66 per ride. All in all, that’s a pretty good deal assuming that you’re not prone to using Lyft Line which can sometimes be as cheap as $ 3.50 per ride. Other riders, meanwhile, are being offered 7 rides in exchange for an upfront payment of $ 50.

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Bitcoin is testing $9,000, but Litecoin is the one to watch

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The crypto market is doing just fine this morning, as Bitcoin and all its peers are continuing their ascent to new heights. Bitcoin is testing the $ 9,000 resistance level, up 4% since yesterday. The top 10 coins by market cap are all on the rise compared to the other day, but the one coin you should keep your eyes on right now is Litecoin.

Unlike most other coins, which are trading 2% to 4% higher than yesterday, Litecoin is up by 21.52% as of this writing. That puts its price at around $ 188 per coin. So what’s happening?

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Herpes vaccine company backed by Peter Thiel vows future testing will follow FDA guidelines

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JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder Investigation: Authorities Exploring New DNA Testing

Police in Boulder, Colorado, have discussed using new DNA testing in the infamous unsolved death of JonBenét Ramsey, according to a Wednesday news release.

“As part of the ongoing investigation into the death of JonBenét Ramsey, the Boulder Police Department continues to discuss and evaluate evidence with the Boulder District Attorney’s Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation,” the police department said.

“With the emergence of new DNA testing technology, the Boulder Police Department is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations to determine if this new technology could further this investigation.”

Officials won’t disclose any additional details “until there is new information to announce,” according to the release. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation could not comment to PEOPLE.

A spokeswoman for the Boulder Police Department tells PEOPLE the District Attorney’s Office and Boulder police most recently met to discuss the possibility before Thanksgiving, but she noted they’ve gathered throughout the year.

The CBI now uses “more advanced” DNA testing kits, the spokeswoman said: “That’s what is prompting us to look into the possibility of using the more advanced technology.”

Earlier this year, Colorado’s 9News found in a joint investigation with the Boulder Daily Camera that the 2008 interpretation of the trace male DNA found in the case may have been flawed.

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JonBenét was discovered dead in the basement of her family’s Boulder mansion on Christmas Day in 1996. She was 6 years old.

No one has ever been charged in her killing. In 2008, following the trace DNA analysis, JonBenét’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were formally cleared in the investigation — two years after the latter’s death from cancer. But former Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said in 2015, “Exonerating anyone … is absurd.”

John and Patsy have always maintained their innocence in their daughter’s death.

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In recent months, as the anniversary of JonBenét’s killing approaches, her case has received renewed media interest. It was the subject of a Lifetime movie as well as a CBS two-part special.

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JonBenét’s older brother, Burke Ramsey, subsequently filed a $ 150 million defamation lawsuit against Dr. Werner Spitz for his participation in the documentary The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey.

In The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, a panel of investigators — including Spitz — developed a theory that JonBenét was accidentally killed by her brother.


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2015-01-05-EgonSchielegirlwithgreenpinafore200x401.jpgI shifted in my seat. I slid my jaw from side to side. I bit down on the inside corner of my mouth. Then, I pursed my lips and inhaled as if I were about to respond. Only, I had nothing to say. All the possible answers that occurred to me felt wrong. The air felt thick. And when my wordless breath escaped, I felt small.

My 7-year-old niece had asked me a simple question. Without filter, pretense, or padding, she blurted out, “What are you?”

She was curious about how I spent my days when I was not visiting her family. A different
person probably could have answered her with a few quick, uncomplicated descriptions. I couldn’t manage that. Instead, I fumbled and foundered and choked on my thoughts. My messed up feelings about my identity rushed in; my mind flooded; my throat filled; and my voice fled.

Within seconds, though, my sister deflected the question for me. She began pointing out some of my art work hanging in their house. The implication that I was an artist seemed to appease my niece. So, I remained silent and happily let the subject drop. The conversation then proceeded without any other awkward breaks, and I pretended that my inertia and discomfort had been unremarkable. But I noticed them. And while those feelings in my throat have repositioned themselves, they haven’t disappeared.

Truthfully, I am always struggling with how to define my identity. I often don’t even know how to locate the boundaries of who I am. My ideas about myself — the ones that belong to me and the ones that don’t, the positive and the negative, the true and the false, the childhood and the adult — all blend together. I would like to erase or look beyond the labels and constraints that have limited me in the past, but I usually can’t figure out where my sense of my identity begins or ends. As a result, I expend an embarrassing amount of energy trying simultaneously to erase and discover notions about myself, and most of the time I feel that I have failed to accomplish either of those tasks.

2015-01-04-Henri_de_ToulouseLautrec_018275X353.jpgEven so, I foolishly continue to delude myself into thinking that a solid sort of identity must be out there somewhere just waiting for me to own it. I imagine being able to hold onto something that feels legitimate and true — something that will not slip through my fingers and leave me feeling empty.

With my niece’s question still stuck in my head, I tried to come up with some positive ways to identify “what” I am. As I started contemplating all of my conflicting beliefs about myself, I began to think of them as the disparate parts of an internal armature. I pictured a series of rusting tangled wires, crooked posts, and jagged fittings, haphazardly linked together and erratically soldered to my insides. The way I saw it, all of my competing perceptions had piled up, intertwined, and fused together over time to form an identity armature custom-fitted to me.

This chaotic structure has defined my shape for as long as I can remember. However, because my identity armature is also riddled with antiquated and faulty components, it has not always held me up or kept me together. In looking at some of the most unsound elements in this framework, I noticed that many of them were fabricated with ideas that originated in childhood and — just like some of the materials used in real-life support structures built long ago — a number of those old misconceptions have turned out to be not just ill-suited, but toxic. As I thought about how poisons end up in unwanted places, it occurred to me that people pick toxic substances for their metaphorical constructions for the same reasons that they pick them for their real-life architecture.

2015-01-04-tennielwonderland350X426.jpgI had always assumed that I developed an unhealthy sense of myself because as a child I did not have a good source of sturdy and appropriate materials readily available to me. That was only part of the equation, though. To make good choices about building materials, you not only have to have access to suitable and strong resources, you also have to know which resources are safe and sound and which are not. In the past, many builders, who had a variety of materials at hand, still chose substances like asbestos or lead simply because they did not know any better. They constructed support systems out of those toxic supplies — just as I used childhood misconceptions for my armature — because no one had properly tested out the raw materials before they were put into place.

Until this realization, I had never considered the concept of specifically testing out identity notions. I was aware that children test authority as part of their normal development. But as a kid, testing reality reliably and safely was not something that I could do, and I guess I believed that as an adult it was not something that I should do. And yet, I couldn’t help wondering what an adult experimenting with identities would look like. As I pictured it, not only did I see nothing wrong in that behavior, I also recognized that all of the testing was happening out in the real world. In other words, I realized that you cannot properly test identity notions in your head. To test reality, you have to try things out by interacting with people in the world around you.

Most of my efforts to solve my “what”-am-I problems have involved searching for ways to fix, 2015-01-05-TheVeilLaVoiletteGeorgesSeurat320x414.jpgreplace, and eliminate the negative misconceptions in my identity armature. I have tried using the force of logic to expel them and the power of denial to silence them. Neither strategy has proven very successful, though, because you can’t find a fitting identity by thinking through what might have been or what might be. It just doesn’t work like that. The only way to test out who you are is to try to live as that person in the real world, in real time, and with real people.

I wanted a right answer to my niece’s question, but I was wrong about what I needed to do to locate it. I had become so accustomed to analyzing and repudiating the deeply embedded, messy, anachronistic armature inside me that I forgot that you don’t always have to rip apart or entirely rebuild unsteady structures in order to right them. There are ways to construct new *external* scaffoldings or buttressing systems. Those structures can be as strong if not stronger than the original frameworks, eventually bearing most of the weight and ultimately becoming the primary source of support.

Maybe testing identity notions outside of my head could help me build new, external identity supports. If I stop trying to destroy my familiar, life-long, albeit dysfunctional armature, maybe I could redirect that energy in more positive ways. At the very least, I increase my chances of finding new identity materials, just by turning my efforts around to face outward instead of in. The idea of testing reality feels daunting in all sorts of ways. However, the alternative of hopelessly accepting the status quo frankly feels even less tenable.

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The other day, I was listening to a radio show. One of the stories, called How Do You Construct a Voice, was about Rupal Patel. Patel is a scientist who designs and develops ways to make and customize synthetic voices for people who do not have the physical ability to speak for themselves. She creates “unique vocal identities” for non-speakers by combining the specific qualities of their non-verbal sounds with recordings of age and gender appropriate surrogate voices. At the end of the story, Patel describes the first time she introduced a custom-built voice to its new owner. When the 9-year-old boy listened to his very own sound, he immediately typed on his communication device: “Never heard me before.”

When I heard that, I cried. I cried because Patel had given the boy something that he truly needed and deserved. I cried because the something was ordinary. I cried because the boy had been missing and waiting for that something for most of his life. But I also cried because, when I thought about that little boy finally getting his own voice, I realized that I have spent most of the last year testing out mine.

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I don’t know how to identify myself. I can’t say that I am a writer or an artist or any other neatly defined, entirely cohesive entity. But my writing belongs to me. When I listen to my words, I hear the sound of me. And if I look at all the words that are now outside of my head out there in the real world, sometimes I can even see “what” I am.

This originally appeared on The Not Me.

Image credits in order of appearance: Egon Schiele; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; John Tenniel; Georges Seurat; Aris Moore; Francesca Milliken.
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