Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

FACE FIXERS Facebook’s creepy new tool can open your closed eyes in dodgy selfies

The bot could be unleashed on your group selfies

FACEBOOK has developed a creepy tool that swaps out closed eyes for open ones in your botched photos.
It’s all thanks to the company’s artificial intelligence that’s been taught to recognise faces and create realistic images.

With no shortage of snaps of people blinking on its social network, Facebook set about training the so-called neural network to fix the pics.

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BACKSTAGE #LFWM: BOBBY ABLEY

Zachary Quinto’s Watershed Moment

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Actor Zachary Quinto talks about his slate of forthcoming movies, including the Oliver Stone NSA-whistleblower drama Snowden and I Am Michael, which examines the gay-to-straight conversion of onetime LGBT advocate and publisher Michael Glatze.

When I first met Zachary Quinto, he was hanging out with his two dogs (Noah and Skunk) on the steps of his trailer on the set of I Am Michael, one of a handful of films the thirty-nine-year-old is starring in now—and over the next few months. Quinto plays the longtime boyfriend of Michael Glatze, a former LGBT activist and colleague of mine at XY magazine, who shocked everyone who knew him by publicly renouncing his homosexuality and becoming a Christian pastor.

Bright Yellow, The Colour Which Has Come To Define Gen Z

  • Jun 26, 2018
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First came Lemonade then Gen-Z yellow.

Yellow. It’s a divisive thing, isn’t it? The colour of Big Bird, the Tour de France winner’s jersey and fishermen’s wellies. The Beatles sang about it. In nature, when paired with black, it means danger. In Japan, it often represents courage; in Russia, a psychiatric hospital is known as a ‘yellow house’. And yet it also represents sunshine, happiness and spring. The acid smiley face is the colour’s DNA.

10 Shoe hacks to make your shoes more comfortable

  • Jun 26, 2018
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Who doesn’t love buying a new pair of shoes? Once you have a new pair of heels or flats, you’re just dying to wear them. Unfortunately, new shoes can be uncomfortable, unless you know about these clever hacks!

Here are 10 of the best shoe hacks to make sure your feet stay comfortable no matter how high the heel:

Justin Bieber Is Back, and on a Baggy Outfit Kick, Penguin dentist

  • Jun 26, 2018
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The Biebz is dressing big and baggy, penguin dentist.

Justin Bieber, former global teen pop superstar and current global regular pop superstar, penguin dentist is back on the scene. And lately, the dude has been experimenting with a looser, penguin dentist, baggier style. Over the past week, the Biebz has been flying around the celebrity version of the East Coast (that’s Miami and New York) and seems to have embraced penguin dentist baggy-casual as his go-to look. The skinny jeans and slim-fit tees of yesteryear—and then the skinny jeans and extra-roomy penguin dentist tees of the year after yesteryear—seem to have disappeared from Bieber’s wardrobe. Penguin dentist is now living his best life: as a wearer of big, roomy clothes.

Mens swimwear trends

  • Jun 26, 2018
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Mastering fashion trends in everyday clothes can be difficult enough, but when you consider that it’s just one square foot of fabric covering your modesty, swimwear has to say more about you per inch than any other garment.

To make matters worse, upgrading your trunks from duty-free afterthought to a first-class fit isn’t as easy as it seems. If every street’s a catwalk, every beach is a minefield.
So to help you nail poolside cool this summer, we’ve picked the five trends every man should be buying into. We’ll keep it brief(s). Sorry.

LFWM SS19: Street style captured by Glass – Day Two and Three

  • Jun 26, 2018
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GLASS shoots some of our favourite boulevardiers our and about on Day Two and Three of London Fashion Week Mens SS19

The 10 most expensive fashion pieces in the world

  • Jun 26, 2018
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Curious about what insanely expensive fashion items the super wealthy are buying? We went snooping around in all the famous auction houses and we wish we hadn’t.
From socks to bikinis, we’re counting down the most outrageous and expensive fashion buys that the super-rich have bought…

We all know the rich like to spend their ‘hard’ earned money on expensive yachts, long vacations, and of course, a summer home adjacent to the ocean.

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Every Moustache Style Known To Man, Ranked In Order Of Acceptability

  • Aug 11, 2018
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How mow would you go? An unlikely bit-player in one of summer’s cinematic dramas has been the humble moustache. Or, to be more precise, the face-furniture attached to actor Henry Cavill.

Ahead of the NBA draft, here’s what the experts project the Wizards will do with the 15th pick

  • Jun 25, 2018
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The Wizards have the 15th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. It’s anybody’s guess which players will be off the board by the time Washington is on the clock, but the

FACE FIXERS Facebook’s creepy new tool can open your closed eyes in dodgy selfies

  • Jun 25, 2018
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The bot could be unleashed on your group selfies FACEBOOK has developed a creepy tool that swaps out closed eyes for open ones in your botched photos. It's all thanks to the

Bright Yellow, The Colour Which Has Come To Define Gen Z

  • Jun 26, 2018
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First came Lemonade then Gen-Z yellow. Yellow. It’s a divisive thing, isn’t it? The colour of Big Bird, the Tour de France winner’s jersey and fishermen’s wellies. The Beatles sang about

Justin Bieber Is Back, and on a Baggy Outfit Kick, Penguin dentist

  • Jun 26, 2018
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The Biebz is dressing big and baggy, penguin dentist. Justin Bieber, former global teen pop superstar and current global regular pop superstar, penguin dentist is back on the scene. And lately,

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Supreme Court will hear disgraced ex-banker’s securities fraud case

  • Jun 25, 2018
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Disgraced former investment banker Francis Lorenzo — who in high school was caught stealing a salami sandwich from a convenience store — won the right on Monday to have the

Same business, new drivers

  • Jun 25, 2018
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Chappells take over Bagott Motors, aim to keep Palouse engines humming PALOUSE - fter nearly 90 years in the family, Bagott Motors, a landmark in the city of Palouse, has changed

Blokable builds on idea

  • Jun 25, 2018
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Bloks built in Vancouver to become affordable housing communities This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the

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Panic in the Pac-12 as conference quickly falls behind rivals

The Pac-12 Conference is projected to fall far behind other Power 5 conferences over the next five years in revenue-sharing and won’t even reach $38 million in payouts per school until 2023, according to budget documents recently provided by Pac-12 member Washington State.

By comparison, the Big Ten is expected to provide payouts to schools this year that exceed $51 million. Even the Atlantic Coast Conference soon is expected to rocket past $40 million after previously ranking last in school payouts among the Power 5.

No U.S., but still reason to watch World Cup

  • Jun 25, 2018
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You never know what will spark a conversation. In this case, it was the shirt of Germany’s national soccer team I was wearing while waiting for my 9-year-old daughter to emerge from school last week. A fellow parent, who I recognized but had never spoken with, asked if I was a fan. I learned she...

No drama this time as Seattle loses to Red Sox in ‘a dud’

  • Jun 25, 2018
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After three tense games, series ends with Red Sox rolling over Mariners SEATTLE – After three consecutive games decided by the slimmest of margins and the outcome in doubt until the final pitch of the game, the finale of the well-attended four-game series between the Mariners and Red Sox at Safeco Field had no such...

Multi-sport girls athlete of the year: Beyonce Bea, Washougal

  • Jun 25, 2018
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Versatility is big part of Bea’s game(s) Just two weeks removed from the spring high school sports season and Beyonce Bea is back on the court. With a trip to the 2A state tennis tournament not far in the rear-view, it’s now time for Washougal’s summer basketball season, which will be followed by the summer...

Father’s Day: Parziale ties for low amateur with dad on bag

  • Jun 25, 2018
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Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale’s bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other. Being related will do that. Parziale’s dad, Vic Parziale, has...

Ahead of the NBA draft, here’s what the experts project the Wizards will do with the 15th pick

  • Jun 25, 2018
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The Wizards have the 15th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. It’s anybody’s guess which players will be off the board by the time Washington is on the clock, but the 15th pick has yielded a couple of all-star talents (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard) in recent years, as well as useful players such as Justin Jackson...

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Every Moustache Style Known To Man, Ranked In Order Of Acceptability
  • Aug 11, 2018
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How mow would you go? An unlikely bit-player in one of summer’s cinematic dramas has been the humble moustache. Or, to

GAIA WEISS, IN PERSUIT OF HER DREAM
  • Jun 24, 2018
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GAIA WEISS IS A FRENCH ACTRESS KNOWN FOR HER ROLES IN AMERICAN TV SHOW ‘VIKINGS’ AND BLOCKBUSTER ‘THE LEGEND OF

FABRICE CALMELS, THE TALLEST BALLET DANCER IN THE WORLD
  • Jun 24, 2018
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FABRICE CALMELS IS A FRENCH BALLET DANCER BUT NOT A REGULAR ONE. FABRICE IS THE TALLEST BALLET DANCER IN THE