Hannah's Headlines- 6/20/2018


Facebook Can Open Your Blinking Eyes In Selfies

How many times have you taken a selfie only to find that you blinked at the exact moment that the photo was taken? It feels like the photo is not salvageable – which is why Facebook is coming in with a feature to help you out. Why waste a potentially good selfie?

There’s a strong possibility that in the future, Facebook will roll out an AI feature that will retouch your blinking photos to make you wide-eyed and beautiful again. It’s the same technology they use to make fake photos of celebrities and change the weather in footage. Using AI, you’ll even be able to create realistic looking photos from scratch. It’s coming for us!

Of course, the system has to learn what your eyes look like open before it can hook you up with some sweet edits. And this is only the beginning for tweaking photos using AI technology. And in a world where we want to make sure we have all the best content possible, who wouldn’t want a little retouching feature to make your selfies as bomb as possible?

The only issue with the technology? It still doesn’t really know how to work around people wearing glasses or people with bangs in their face. But we can’t have it all, right?

Source: The Verge

Comfy Or Creepy? Amazon Is Bringing Alexa To Hotels This Summer

Amazon’s virtual assistant is coming to hotels this summer. The tech giant has announced that Marriott will be their launch partner in Alexa for Hospitality. Starting this summer, Alexa will be at your service at all of the hotels under Marriott’s umbrella.

That means key info like checkout times, pool hours, and breakfast hours will be just an “Alexa” away. You’ll also be able to contact housekeeping, make spa appointments, get room service…whatever amenities they have. Alexa will even be customized by every hotel so that it can be used as a smart home feature to control lights and the TV and more.

But that's not all. You'll be able to access your iHeart Radio app, some third party apps, and TED Talks. Amazon also plans to expand the service to vacation rental companies, too. And PS? If you try and pack it with those hotel towel and robes you're swiping, they’ll get an alert…so leave it behind!

Source: Tech Crunch

“Gatsbying” Is Another New Dating Trend

We literally can’t keep up with all the new dating trends and their cute names, but now along with breadcrumbing, ghosting, and stashing, we’ve got another one to be concerned about. Meet “Gatsbying” - which Australian model Matilda Dods defines as “To post a video, picture, or selfie to public social media purely for a love interest to see.”

So how many of us are guilty of this? Probably lots. The name is a reference to “The Great Gatsby,” the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where mysterious businessman Jay Gatsby throws extravagant parties at his mansion to get the attention of the woman he’s always loved. And Dods points out that people do this on a night out, just on a smaller scale.

Gatsbying can bait someone into paying attention to you, but it can also keep you from enjoying the present moment because you’re too busy trying to show a particular person you’re having a good time. And it can also be very obvious. You know you’ve seen Instagram posts that were shared just for the purpose of getting one person’s attention. So proceed with caution if you’re Gatsbying and if it’s happening to you, at least you now have a name for it.

Source: MamaMia

Tween Calls 911 After Parents Serve Him Salad

A 12-year-old boy from Halifax, Nova Scotia was so unhappy when his parents served him up a leafy dinner last week that he made his displeasure known — by calling 911.

When the cops did not respond to his emergency in a timely fashion, he called again, just to reiterate how much he hates crunching on a bowl of raw, tossed vegetables.

As CBC News reports, the Canadian police did eventually arrive at his door.

They did not, however, intervene on the quality and substance of the family’s dinner. Rather, they used the unexpected house call as an opportunity to educate the boy about the appropriate uses of 911.

“Hopefully this will be a learning lesson,” Corporal Dal Hutchinson told CBC News.

Meanwhile, the kid’s parents were reportedly “not impressed” by their son’s over-the-top cry for help.

But was it a Caeser or a Waldorf? Sadly, Hutchinson had very little to say about the composition of the salad.

“Obviously [it was] one to dislike because he called 911."

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/06/19/tween-calls-911-after-parents-serve-him-salad/

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