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22.06.17 Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community”, as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. These include Group analytics, membership request… Read More http://ift.tt/2sV8mz8
22.06.17 Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta With the release of iOS 11’s latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system’s most important – if not most glamorous – new features: a long-needed “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Announced in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the feature aims to combat the very dangerous practice… Read More http://ift.tt/2tSRjuC
22.06.17 DeepMind Health inks another 5-year NHS app deal in face of ongoing controversy DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s applying machine learning to medical data in the hopes of profiting from diagnostic gain, has inked another services agreement with the UK’s National Health Service — expanding the deployment of its alerts, messaging and task management app, Streams. Read More http://ift.tt/2tT1FLd
22.06.17 Hot sneaker marketplace GOAT adds former Twitter COO Adam Bain to board Sneaker resale marketplace GOAT has been on a bit of a tear since I covered them nearly two years ago. The streamlined app and the incredibly buzzy sneakerhead market has combined for some pretty impressive growth and stickyness. Now GOAT’s Eddy Hu and Daishin Sugano have recruited former Twitter COO Adam Bain, who is embracing his downtime by advising some companies. Bain was a natural… Read More http://ift.tt/2sV4dLA
22.06.17 Facebook changes mission statement to “bring the world closer together” “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn’t push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the News Feed, trading in-person friendship for online acquaintanceship, or the filter bubbles and echospheres that have further polarized the United States. So today, as Facebook… Read More http://ift.tt/2tSZ3gn
22.06.17 SmellPGH lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh Today in odd apps I present SmellPGH, an app that lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh. Why would you do this, you ask? Well hold on. “If you smell something bad in the air, chances are that air isn’t good to breathe,” said Beatrice Dias, project director for the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab. “Smell PGH provides a way for citizens to… Read More http://ift.tt/2txOC2s
22.06.17 Gritty Photos of the News Crews That Never Stop Rolling Satoshi Fujiwara documents the people documenting tragedy. http://ift.tt/2rZxmB6
22.06.17 The Woman Who Gave You the Video Game ‘Journey’ Returns With a VR Fairy Tale Created by Robin Hunicke and her experimental game design company, Funomena, the VR game Luna is a parable about mistakes and redemption. http://ift.tt/2suyiBb
22.06.17 Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research It’s easy to assume that the seat of human intelligence is similar to our increasingly smart devices. But that idea could be misdirecting neuroscience. http://ift.tt/2rZueFa
22.06.17 Wildly Absurd Experimental Body Animations by Esteban Diacono A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Jun 9, 2017 at 6:33pm PDT Argentinian motion graphics designer Esteban Diacono spends most of his time producing slick digital treatments for corporate clients around the world from Fox to FX and the Discovery Channel. But he also sneaks in a few hours each day to work on an ongoing series of hilarious (or completely discomforting depending on your perspective) animation experiments that he shares through his Instagram account. The floppy 3D renderings of haggard old men being shot at with donuts and imposing suited figures clad in scale-like armor are all ways for Diacono to learn new animation tools like Houdini while expressing himself creatively, free of commercial constraints. Dianco says the experiments began about 8 months ago, inspired in part by the wildly popular mo-cap dance video produced by Method Studios. “I started doing some small tests, and decided to start uploading them to Instagram as a way of forcing myself to start and finish something,” he shares with Colossal. “Otherwise, you can work on a piece forever and then forget about it when commercial work comes and you need to put it aside. These small things are manageable, they don’t take more than a couple hours to make and that’s great for me.” While Dianco states emphatically on his Instagram profile that he’s “definitely not an artist,” he was approached in May by ArtFutura to participate in an exhibition at Ex-Dogana in Rome that’s up through September. You can follow more of his works on Instagram. A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:07am PDT A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Mar 21, 2017 at 8:20am PDT A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Feb 28, 2017 at 6:05am PST A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on May 13, 2017 at 3:17am PDT A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:48am PDT A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:10am PST A post shared by Esteban Diacono (@_estebandiacono) on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:17am PST http://ift.tt/2sYjz2v