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How to use Google's mega-hit viral app, which compares your selfies to famous works of art

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, my social media feeds of late are flooded with selfies next to famous artwork.<p>Moreover, the selfies are seemingly parallel in nature to the artwork.<p>You probably know what I'm talking about. These things:<p>As it turns out, all those photos are from a Google app …

Entertainment

Google Museum Arts, Culture App: How To Find Your Portrait Face Match

An update to Google’s Arts & Culture app now matches people’s selfies with a museum art portrait that features their doppelganger.<p>The Arts & Culture …

The Arts

Video Games and Politics in 2018

Waypoint talks about some of the best titles bridging the gap between politics and gaming on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and …

Podcasting

Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet

The No. 1 free app in the country gives you both the chance to appreciate some fine art and have a laugh while you’re doing it.<p>What more could you …

Andy Green

Fayetteville man facing human trafficking charge

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man has been arrested and charged after a 10-month-long human trafficking investigation was conducted by …

Crime

Switch to Google

Your guide to a new software ecosystem.<p>Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn't mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and Microsoft make iOS apps that are just as good as Apple's defaults. Although some apps require a few extra …

Google

A Fun Google Arts and Culture App Feature That Tries to Match Selfies With Art Portraits in Museums

<i>Take a selfie and discover if your portrait is in a museum</i><p>Google Arts and Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums around the world to …

Culture

Android TV’s Home and Core Services apps are now on Google Play for easier updates

Android TV was all over the place at CES 2018 last week, and now, two core apps for the platform have finally landed on Google Play for easier updates.<p>Late last week, Google added Android TV’s Home launcher to the Play Store, as well as the platform’s Core Services app (via <i>Android Police</i>). Adding …

Google

Ford to spend $11B on electric vehicles through 2022

Ford (F) will now spend $11 billion on electric vehicles through 2022, increasing its previous estimates as it races to catch up on battery-powered cars.<p>Ford previously committed $4.5 billion dollars on electric vehicles by 2020 and then added an additional $500 million dollars.<p>Ford plans to offer …

Business

Google Arts & Culture app matches selfies with famous artwork — and the results are hilarious!

Ever wonder if you have a 'fine art' doppelgänger?<p>Google's newly-updated Google Arts & Culture app offers a new feature that allows users to take a …

Cleveland

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 is dead, time to switch to a BlackBerry KEYone or Motion!

Although there was plenty of warning, the two-week grace period for WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10 is up and the app now no longer works. Those trying to …

BlackBerry KEYone

Google removes 60 apps from the Play Store following discovery of pornographic ads

Malware appearing in Google's Play Store apps isn’t something new, but a newly discovered piece of code proved to be particularly unpleasant. Among …

Technology (India)

Malware displays porn ads, earns from premium services, scareware

A type of malware which has been dubbed as “<b>AdultSwine</b>” has been discovered embedded in over 60 game apps in Google Play before it was discovered and …

Seduce

A Google app can now compare your selfies to fine art 

Taking selfies is already the modern equivalent of posing for a dozen hours while somebody paints a lavish portrait of you, but a new feature on …

Offbeat News

Don't Download These Fake Telegram Apps

Spotting a fake app is usually pretty easy, but that hasn't stopped hackers and scammers from trying to trick us. The latest example is a pair of …

Symantec

This week’s top stories: CES 2018, HomePod release speculation, iPhone SE 2, and more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Apple releases more Spectre fixes, CES 2018, iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple starts selling mesh Wi-Fi systems, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more…<p>While Apple itself didn’t have an official presence at CES 2018, that doesn’t mean we didn’t see a host …

Apple

63 games and apps on Google Play served porn ads

If you still haven't made it a habit to inspect Google Play applications before installing them, then maybe this will make you rethink your ways. Security firm Check Point has discovered a new malicious code hiding inside 63 games and apps on Google Play -- a malicious code the company dubbed …

Android News

SyrupCast Ep. 153: Discussing Apple's iPhone battery fiasco

This week on the SyrupCast, Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O’Rourke, Rose Behar, and now free agent, Josh McConnell, are back after a two week holiday break …

Google Play Music

Google Duo calls work even when your contact doesn't have the app

Google is attempting to push its Duo voice and video calling app with a clever new Android feature: the ability to ring contacts who don’t have the app installed.<p>First spotted by Android Police, this works only with fellow Android users; there are some other limitations that keep your entire …

Technology (India)

It’s cocktail o’ clock with the best bartending apps

Do you know the difference between a Manhattan and an old fashioned? How about a martini and a cosmopolitan? Can you make a good one, even after …

Cocktails

How Google may be jeopardizing African-American literature websites

The search engine keeps making websites redundant by providing answers to queries directly on Google.com.<p>Troy Johnson started The African American …

Search

First Android malware written in Kotlin found posing as Swift Cleaner app and stealing user data

The malware-laced app, which was found on Google Play Store, has 1,000 to 5,000 installs.<p>Security researchers have discovered a new Android malware, …

Google

Weekly Update 69 (Boat Edition)

It's my last day in the sun ☹️ Well, at least it's my last day in the sun for a couple of weeks so today I've gone to the sunniest place I know. It's …

Aadhaar

Google Play names the best Android apps and games for Q1 2018

Back in June, Google announced a new Editors’ Choice section for the Play Store. Besides topical curated lists of apps and games, Google Play also publishes a quarterly collection of the absolute best Android experiences, with the latest one now available.<p>Android Excellence is separated into two …

Google

How Many People Did That Story Reach? It Depends Who’s Counting.

Publishers say they’re not getting credit for the audiences they’re reaching with social media videos.<p>By<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@benmullin<p>benjamin.mullin@wsj.com<p>As digital publishers bet big on video in search of advertising riches, many believe that a …

Digital Media

LG G7 breaks cover with leaked April release date

The next LG flagship smartphone has been a point of contention with lots of sources that have suggested the old naming style was to be done away …

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Daytime Star Jacob Young Releases an Amazing New Song From His Upcoming EP!

Soap fans are well aware that Jacob Young is a talented actor, but he’s also a singer and a songwriter and you can download his brand new song, …

Soap Operas

Pandora wants to build the ‘podcast genome project’ and help shows monetize

Pandora launched its Apple Music competitor last spring after acquiring Rdio, and now it sounds like building a massive podcast catalog is next on its radar. In an interview with <i>Variety</i>, Pandora Internet Radio CEO Roger Lynch says he wants to build the “podcast genome project” and help podcasters …

Apple Music

Another 10 Chromebooks get Google Play Store support

It took its time getting there, but the Google Play Store is now rolling out to various Chromebooks on a semi-regular basis. All Chromebooks released going forward will come with the Play Store preinstalled, but Google is still adding its store to previous devices, and it has just updated its list …

Google

Tasker v5.1 is out with Oreo-specific changes and removal of the Accessibility Service

Recently, Google threatened to remove applications from the Play Store that “misused” Android’s Accessibility Services. We explained how many apps …

Mobile Development