Melanie Kurapatti

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Photo editor uses neural networks to airbrush like a pro

Most people think Photoshop is a magical tool that can change reality, but it does require a skilled artist for decent results. Using neural networks, however, University of Edinburgh researcher Andrew Brock has built an uncanny image editing app that can transform someone's entire hairstyle with …

7 Fashion Apps + Websites That Are *Actually* Worth the Hype

If there’s one thing a self-proclaimed fashion girl doesn’t have enough of (besides an endless supply of Louboutins), it’s time. Time to coordinate the perfect outfit in the morning, snag a pair of the most coveted chunky-heeled shoes of the season and track down Gigi Hadid’s latest workout threads …

Your Dog Understands What You Say, So Don't Be an Asshole

Dogs understand your tone and your vocab.<p>Everyone knows that saying "good boy!" in a cheerful voice will make any dog wag his tail wildly in excitement, but most dog-owners also have learned that they know certain words no matter the tone (hence why so many have to spell W-A-L-K). And now, science …

Lifestyle

Science has determined how many friends you really need

How many friends do you have?<p>Ok got that number? Now get ready to downsize your crew.<p>According to new research, you only need five friends in your life. British psychologist, Robin Dunbarm breaks down our friendships into layers.<p>The top layer consists of a spouse or best friend that you interact …

AOL

21 of the Hottest Athletes at the Rio Olympics

See if you can catch them at the Opening Ceremonies tonight.<p>Behold, the best eye candy to look out for at the Rio Olympics—as if watching the games wasn't entertaining enough. From swimming to gymnastics to track & field and more, scope out the hottest sportsmen from around the world.

United Kingdom

10 tips to avoid getting lost with Google Maps and Apple Maps

By David Nield<p>Few phone apps are as useful as the mapping ones: whether you're taking a road trip across the United States or you just want to know …

Maps

Fannie Mae Is a Whopping $36 Million Over Budget on its New Headquarters

Fannie Mae is no stranger to opulent spending.<p>It’s history is checkered with accounting scandals that helped inflate executive pay and instances …

Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik Are #CoupleGoals On Instagram

Model Gigi Hadid just shared an adorable photo of herself hugging her boyfriend Zayn Malik on Instagram. It's a rare public display of affection for …

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

Welcome To Hawaii: A Place Of Pure Magic

Try not to fall in love with the entire state -- we dare you.<p>Hawaii is the world's most isolated landmass, and from the moment you step off the plane, thousands of miles from your starting point, one thing is immediately clear: The Aloha State just <i>feels</i> magical.<p>Jason Matias, a photographer and …

Photography

The World's Largest Cruise Ship Has Officially Set Sail

It houses a "miniature" Central Park.<p>Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas makes the Titanic look like a bath toy.<p>The newest addition to the cruise line's fleet weighs a whopping 226,000 tons and is 124 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower, making it the largest cruise ship to ever set sail. (The …

Tony Parker: Hamstring still an issue

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs guard Tony Parker said Saturday the strained right hamstring that wore him down this week could tear "any time now" heading into …

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone makers, while Google's Android and iOS remain the top platform, according to ComScore, with the rest of the leaderboard ceding share to them.<p>The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new …

Mobile

Instagram takes bite out of Vine in first week

The number of people sharing Vine videos has declined significantly since Facebook introduced Video on Instagram.<p>Facebook's Instagram video announcement last week went a long way in hurting its chief competitor Vine, a new study has shown.<p>According to data compiled by Marketing Land using Topsy, a …

Research

Closet Tour!!! ♡ Afternoons in June ♡ | Blair Fowler

Celebrate summer solstice with these goooorgeous bright looks! And get a little "pinspiration," too. What's your favorite summer makeup look? http://ow.ly/mhf6m

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's Championship Party | TMZ

Tebow: 'Honor' to play for Belichick

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tim Tebow said Tuesday it was "an honor" to be able to play for Bill Belichick and learn from Tom Brady, saying he expects his …

NFL

Kelly: If we’re lucky, Curry will be the yang to James’s yin

Every once in a while, Steph Curry will try to explain what makes him the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA.<p>"Everybody shoots differently … I'm more, like, finesse," Curry says in one clip. A bunch of pasty mopes stand around, nodding seriously, having no real idea what he's talking about. …

The Most Outrageous Outfits At The CMT Country Music Awards

Hosted by actress Kristen Bell and musician Jason Aldean, the night's top honor went to Carrie Underwood.<p>But the real winners of the night are those who rocked the red carpet in sequins, feathers, cowboy boots and hats in all their country glory.

3 Things You Need To Know About The NBA Finals

We won't dwell on the obvious. If you care about basketball at all, you know by now that Game 1 of the NBA finals is set for Thursday night in Miami, where the hometown Heat will play the San Antonio Spurs.<p>Time: 9 p.m. ET.<p>Broadcaster: ABC-TV.<p>Led by LeBron James, Miami is defending its 2012 …

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star and producer her upcoming film Rules of Inheritance. Seriously, does this girl ever sleep?! If you could have any celeb star in a movie based on your life?