Lance Phan is a 3D artist that uses Blender (software) to not only create photo-realistic models of real-life objects, but also transforms Instagram portraits of strangers into Pixar-inspired characters upon request. “His animated portraits perfectly resemble the human subjects and whole fantastic animated worlds around them that could serve as an inspiration for a new movie script,” said Bored Panda. Continue reading for more examples.
Verizon announced today that it’s launching “the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service” on October 1st, called 5G Home. No cable or fiber hookups are required, thanks to next-generation wireless technology, and will be initially rolled out in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Those who pre-order beginning on Thursday will receive 3-months of service free of charge. Continue reading for another video and more information.
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Most know that Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California, but did you know that the company has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier? That’s right, in February 2010, Google Fiber was announced, a fiber-optic infrastructure that was installed in Kansas City; while in April 2015, it launched Project Fi in the United States, combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks from different providers; and in 2016, it announced the Google Station initiative to make public Wi-Fi available around the world, with initial deployment in India. Continue reading for a few more useful Google Search tips.
An internet user who goes by “Insta Repeat” on Instagram combed through countless popular accounts and discovered that many of the popular photos all had a “visual sameness” “A purpose of Insta Repeat is to critique originality in media creation through the lens (pun intended) of this one ‘genre’ of Instagram photography accounts. I have noticed it in general on a lot of different platforms and media and have been guilty of it myself for sure. Artists and creators fall into patterns. But I think that what is happening on Instagram is more extreme,” said the artist to Bored Panda. Continue reading for more.
Money scams are nothing new, whether they be online, telephone, or even snail mail, but when NHS nursing assistant Tom Sheerin from Liverpool, England received a message from the “CEO Of Facebook”, he decided to take things into his own hands. “Decided to have a little fun with someone trying to scam me on Facebook, kept him busy for about 2 hours,” said Tom. Continue reading to see the entire conversation.
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Let’s face it, many domestic flights do not have in-flight entertainment systems, so when there’s in-flight WiFi, you take advantage of it as best as possible. Actress Rosey Blair did just that when she noticed two strangers flirting in front of her. It started off as simple conversation, but quickly escalated into a scene straight from a romantic comedy. Continue reading to read and see the entire story.
For those who don’t already know, “Distracted Boyfriend,” also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman,” is basically a stock photo series in which a man looks at another woman walking by while his romantic partner looks on disapprovingly. However, Charlie Chaplin may have created the meme long before the internet noticed. Continue reading to see where the still frame was captured from in Chaplin’s 1922 silent film “Pay Day”.
Yes, it’s been years since this Easter egg was discovered, but now, a programmer has trained an artificial intelligence neural network to play Google Chrome’s dinosaur game. This time waster is only accessible when the browser detects you’re offline, and on the ‘Unable to connect to the Internet’ error page. If you’re at said page, simply press the space bar to get T-Rex jumping, while the ground beneath him will extend to the right, and then start running. “Using NEAT I created an AI to play the Google Chrome Dinosaur Game, and its awesome,” said the programmer. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including seven more kitchen gadgets put to the test.
Head of social VR at Facebook unveiled an experimental feature at the company’s F8 keynote this week where its AI machine learning algorithms converts 2D photos or videos into a virtual three-dimensional worlds. This technology uses “photogrammetry” to reconstruct your photos or videos into 3D space. In other words, Facebook combines images shot in the same location with tier AI for ‘point cloud reconstruction’. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Forget Tinder and other dating apps, Facebook is set to launch a dating feature, and according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday: “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships – not just hook-ups.” This opt-in feature matches users with people they aren’t already friends with, and will be able to build a dating profile that even their friends won’t be able to see. Continue reading for another screenshot of the interface and more information.