There is one feature that really creeps me out, though: Photo Reply.How will they know if the reply they received was a genuine, heartfelt, typed-out reply and not just what an app suggested?The developers behind this feature wrote a blog post explaining their rationale for the new feature yesterday, and it doesn t do much to make the feature seem less robotic:We utilize Google s image recognition technology, developed by our Machine Perception team, to associate images with semantic entities — people, animals, cars, etc.Can it tell the difference between a wedding and a funeral and then generate an appropriate response?Edges in the graph indicate when an entity was recognized for a photo, when a specific response was given for a photo, and visual similarities between photos.It s probably a sign of the times that software that instantly processes and forms emotions and reactions for us is celebrated as a cool future.
Home looks like a cross between a small vase and a large salt shaker, the kind you might find on a Williams-Sonoma wedding registry.You can choose among a variety of colorful shells for its lower-half, and four LED lights on the top blink cheerfully when it s working.And not just that; Google s broader range of services, from Gmail to Calendar to Maps and beyond, helps it know how those things relate to you.I don t feel like my experience is suffering because a lack of Google search integration.One of the last frontiers where you weren t necessarily connected to Google was the home says Dimitri Sirota, founder of privacy management firm BigID.Then again, it also can t know that you re near a grocery store, and set off a voice-reminder that you need to pick up some milk.
There is one feature that really creeps me out, though: Photo Reply.How will they know if the reply they received was a genuine, heartfelt, typed-out reply and not just what an app suggested?The developers behind this feature wrote a blog post explaining their rationale for the new feature yesterday, and it doesn t do much to make the feature seem less robotic:We utilize Google s image recognition technology, developed by our Machine Perception team, to associate images with semantic entities — people, animals, cars, etc.Can it tell the difference between a wedding and a funeral and then generate an appropriate response?Edges in the graph indicate when an entity was recognized for a photo, when a specific response was given for a photo, and visual similarities between photos.It s probably a sign of the times that software that instantly processes and forms emotions and reactions for us is celebrated as a cool future.
If you want to send out wedding invitations, but don t want break the bank, you should skip these fancy linings, lettering, and other embellishments.It s shocking how expensive weddings can be even before you ve started paying for the actual ceremony and reception.If you re going for a budget wedding, Chelsea Shukov, the owner of Los Angeles based letterpress company Sugar Paper, recommends you watch out for these simple details that can rapidly drive up the cost:Lined envelopesThick cardstockLots of colorsBorderingHand-letteringExtra cards with directions or informationSomeone adheres envelope liners by hand, and duplexing, the process of making thick cardstock, is done by hand as well.The same goes for bordering, or having the cards edges painted.In fact, if you want lots of color in your invites, you re better off going to a digital or offset printer instead.And calligraphers can charge as much as $24 per envelope if you want hand-lettering.
Long-expected marriage of operating systemsChrome boss proud to announce software weddingGoogle I/O 2016 Google has pulled the move the software market has been waiting ages for, and built a system to run Android apps on its desktop operating system.Chromebooks are more powerful than the smartphones that Android apps are designed for, so processors will have little problem running the mobile code.Android apps that require specific hardware, like an always-on cellular link, won't run on a laptop that doesn't have the necessary kit.Overall, Google was very pleased with the Chrome OS model, Liu said, citing figures from IDC saying that the platform is now outselling Macs in the US.Fifty million schoolchildren are now using Chromebooks, he said, and there was potential for great growth in the enterprise market.Liu said that the Android addition would be included in the next developer release of Chrome OS, M53, in the next few weeks, and then on to consumers later in the year when the bugs have been sorted out.
On the TV front, there is once again no new originals from the digital network this month, but Amazon does offer subscribers quick-and-easy access to two new series from CBS.The company gives access to the network s latest summer shows American Gothic and Braindead, making episodes streamable just days after they first hit TV screens nationwide.Noteworthy films coming to Amazon Prime in June are largely blasts from the past, including classic comedy Wayne s World, Clint Eastwood s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and the romantic comedies Runaway Bride and Rules of Attraction for those gearing up for wedding season.Those looking for something newer on the long-play format are encouraged to check out two relativelty recent biopics: The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, and Trumbo, a Brian Cranston-helmed drama about Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in the late-1940s for his political beliefs.Follow us below for the list of the best new titles coming to Amazon Prime Instant in April.TVDownton Abbey Season 6 Lego Ninjago Season 1 Mr Robot Season 1 Braindead Season 1 The Good Wife Season 7 American Gothic Season 1
In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost s Following Francis columnist, Sébastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues.Francis cites an unjust global economy in which, the great majority of humanity s wealth has fallen into the hands of a minority of the population.If Pope Francis represents the inclusive universal spirit, Donald Trump and his xenophobic counterparts in France, Austria — where elections this weekend will likely see the victory of the far-right — and elsewhere represent the exclusivist nationalist spirit that searches for scapegoats instead of solutions.Now these two waves — the one coming from biology and the other coming from computer science — are merging around this master concept of the algorithm, and their merger will create a tsunami that will wash everything in its way.Last week the Brazilian Senate ousted President Dilma Roussef from office by initiating impeachment proceedings.Alexandra Ma reports on a couple that spent their wedding night copying out the Chinese constitution as a gesture of loyalty to the Communist Party.
By the time the ice cream photoshoot was over, my appetite was gone and my dessert a melted mess.since cameras were invented.Foodtography has become really popular on a global scale in the last few years because of three things: smartphones with crisp screens and good cameras, social media and fast Internet for sharing.You're not suddenly the Annie Leibovitz of foodtography because you spent 10 minutes "thoughtfully" finding the right angle and composition for your salad at Olive Garden or capturing that generic leaf in your latte that you bought from some obscure hipster coffee shop.When I asked her why she did it, she just shrugged and laughed and said: "Because everyone else does it."TL;DR:Stop doing this every time you're about to eat:And focus on doing this more:So that you can be more this:You'll thank me later when you're having a quarter-life crisis and not sitting at home depressed over the fact you spent all your "fun" years snapping pics of your stupid Chipotle bowl.
ImWithHer— Laura @princessomuch May 18, 2016Initially, the answers came fast: BernieLostMe after I tried & tried to stay with the man.https://t.co/b09IqtnWoU— Sheesh Fondue @sheeshfondue May 18, 2016 BernieLostMe when I read his plans and realized he didn t have anything viable.I really want a prez who s grossly indebted 2 Wall St. BernieLostMe when he went to Drumpf s wedding and accepted campaign cash from him and other millionairesOh wait pic.twitter.com/4EOgVT6Bc5— Zach Haller @zachhaller May 18, 2016Perhaps best of all were those who took the hashtag in a more literal sense, turning the whole thing particularly surreal: BernieLostMe after he led me into an underground labyrinth filled with snake people.Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media think piecesWhat Really Happened: Kanye West showed up on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and in the process, broke the Internet s brain with an extended monologue about the state of art.— Melinda @mindamaureen May 18, 2016Before too long, the story wasn t Lively s appearance, or even her butt, it was the racism implied in the Sir Mix-A-Lot quote, with multiple stories centering on the offense it caused.— Tiernan Douieb @TiernanDouieb May 19, 2016I can t even imagine how much Daniel Craig must have hated Bond to turn down SIXTY-EIGHT MILLION to escape two further films— Camilla Long @camillalong May 19, 2016Working titles of next Daniel Craig 007 movies:Dr No ThanksThunderballs to thisGolden Eye can t be arsed.
What is the Internet s favorite book?Do try this at home: extreme backyard thrills.Human couple had 1,000-plus guests at their wedding — all of them cats.And what are Nile crocodiles doing in Florida?Illustration from MCT archives
The Do-Over TrailerFor a short period of time, Adam Sandler seemed destined for greatness.Thanks to his work on Saturday Night Live and iconic roles in films like Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, he was on the verge of becoming the biggest name in comedy hard though that is to believe .Somehow, the man who gave us gems like The Wedding Singer was soon bringing us abominations like Jack and Jill and That s My Boy.Starring Sandler and fellow Saturday Night Live alum David Spade, the film centers on Sandler and Spade s characters faking their own deaths to escape their boring and monotonous lives.— the fake identities they assume soon get them into big trouble with guys who know their way around a pistol.The film isn t going to win any awards, but the rare occasion when Sandler can deliver a trailer that doesn t look horrid is certainly worth drawing attention to.
Today, Netflix made an announcement seemingly tailored for these restless U.S. customers, touting a pay TV partnership with Disney, along with forthcoming titles that it will stream first or exclusively throughout the summer.The partnership with Disney allows Netflix, as of September, to offer Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm movies during the same window when cable networks like HBO would be allowed to air them, but after Blu-ray and DVD releases.Sarandos and Netflix then highlighted newer and classic films that will be available in its catalog this summer, including: The Big Short, Hotel Transylvania 2, Spotlight, Goosebumps, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Sixteen Candles and The Wedding Planner.Netflix also reminded users of a spate of forthcoming originals that had already been announced, including a Brad Pitt-starrer, War Machine, and Christopher Guest-directed Mascots.The company isn t just appealing to its existing customer base ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, when viewership on Netflix spikes.UBS and RBC Capital issued positive buy or hold ratings on Netflix today, the Street.com reported.
Netflix recently announced the upcoming shows and movies we can expect to see on the service soon, and casually amongst it all, almost as if were a minor note, was a simple statement: From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.Netflix has been increasingly criticized for its shrinking library, with the shrinking seeming to affect everything worth watching.It teases some of that content in the video above -- we'll be getting The Big Short soon, Hotel Transylvania 2, and a bunch of other stuff.Next month will bring Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and Jurassic Park 3, Spotlight, and The Fundamentals of Caring.Fast-forward to July, and Netflix subscribers will also be getting The Big Short, Brahman Naman, Tallulah, and assorted classic family favorite franchises including Lethal Weapon and Back to the Future.Finally, starting in September, Netflix will lay claim to all of the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm movies coming out; it ll also be launching some more originals, including Mascots and War Machine."
Keeping your wedding dress clean until you walk down the aisle can be a challenge, especially when you re all dressed up...and then you need to use the bathroom.Luckily, protecting your wedding dress is easy: all you need is a large garbage bag.When you need to use the bathroom, grab a bag and a bridesmaid to help you balance and stuff your dress into the bag.Put your feet through the bag smaller opening at the bottom , keeping them close together.Once you have the bottom of the bag around your waist and the bottom of your dress safely encased in the bag, you re ready to use the bathroom without risk to your dress.Make sure you use one hand to hold the bag and dress up.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f9797%2fscreen shot 2016-05-25 at 10.58.41 amFour years ago Chris Palmer was left paralysed after a long battle with cancer, leaving him fearful he wouldn't be able to walk his daughter, Heather, down the aisle on her wedding day.However his dream to get her down aisle became a reality on May 21 when Palmer used a £90,000 $131,000 robotic suit made by Rex Bionics to walk unaided on the special day."It's wonderful I can do this — it's fulfilling something that dads do," he said.
As of this September, Boxed is footing tuition bills for five students, including one who s headed to Brown University in September.The wedding perk wasn t just some lavish benefit dreamed up inside Huang s office.It happened because one of the startup s workers needed help.But he wound up spending his savings to help pay his mother s medical bills.HuffPost asked Huang why he wouldn t just give workers like Graham a raise, erasing the need to get help with weddings or school tuition.You can t, like, fuck off to Nepal for six weeks without telling anyone.
Max Levchin, your fellow founder at Paypal, told me back in 2007 you were concerned about the reaction, not in Silicon Valley, but among investors in your hedge fund from less tolerant places such as Saudi Arabia.Let us run through a few examples so that people can actually read the articles you find so illegitimate, and make their own judgment about their newsworthiness.Parker was stung more recently by criticism from his neighbors of the disruption to 10th St. in Manhattan when the street was dug up to get a Fios line to Bacchus House, the famous party venue where Parker had been planning to live.Valleywag covered that story, as well as his lavish and controversial wedding in the redwoods near Big Sur.Among the million posts published by Gawker and other properties since the company was founded, there have undoubtedly been occasions we overstepped the line.You said you wanted to even the legal playing field for people without your resources.
She didn t realize her boyfriend, Shane Birkinbine, was game for marriage.Birkinbine, a self-described geek, had used Super Mario Maker, which allows players to create their own levels, to fashion a wedding proposal.Then she came to a series of giant letters.Birkinbine, who was filming the proposal for YouTube, couldn t help but hint to her.But, as the video shows, she stays focused on finishing the level.No word on wedding plans, or whether the couple plan to have their registry at Nintendo.
It s honestly too personal to show you, but what I learned in the process is not.For my project, I decided to create a wedding video out of available assets our old wedding photos and newly shot material.Likewise, I couldn t edit it in the office when I was supposed to be working.Plus, it could run my increasingly go-to, mobile video editing app iMovie.Soon, I was attending events, grabbing a few clips of 1080p video with the iPhone and then editing them in the iPhone with iMovie before posting them on social media.As the months passed, I grew confident in my iMovie abilities.
Click to Open Overlay GalleryMacall B. Polay/HBOThe final confrontation of Game of Thrones—the great, foreshadowed battle of fire and ice—might still be on the other side of the black salt sea, but the major players are finally starting to arm themselves for battle.He saves Bran and Meera from another wave of the undead with a flaming mace and some truly sick finishing moves, confirming yet another theory for longtime fans: the mysterious figure known in the books as Coldhands really was Benjen Stark under that scarf all along.The woman s performance as Cersei at the Purple Wedding is so moving that even Arya is touched; it s a fascinating moment, remarkable not only because it persuades Arya to feel empathy for one of her most despised enemies, but because it helps her crystallize her own feelings about the deaths of the people she loved.Of course, they re all outmaneuvered by the High Sparrow anyway, who manages to disarm the Tyrell forces without striking a single blow—and get Jaime demoted and banished from King s Landing—by winning both Queen Margaery and King Tommen to his cause.Perhaps she has proved yet again how much more politically deft she is than Cersei: faced with the same dire circumstances, she managed to talk her way out of the cell and back on her throne.Indeed, given who seems to call the shots in King s Landing these days, is Tommen really still the one with his hand on the hilt?
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