The only camera on a phone that's ever mattered has always been the one on the back. That's how it's been for years. But increasingly, the camera on the back isn't the one people care about the most, or the reason you might pick one phone over another. No, the most important camera on your phone is now the selfie camera. SEE ALSO: How Samsung's Galaxy S8 compares to the iPhone 7 Whenever a company announces a new phone, it's always how many more megapixels does Phone A have over Phone B? How much better are low-light photos on Phone A versus Phone B? Are the colors more lifelike or are they super saturated? And how is image noise? Read more... More about Tech Column, Smartphones, Cameras, Selfies, and Tech
When Cindy Wu was a student at The University of British Columbia, she began to suffer from depression. One thing that helped improve her health was yoga. "It was like a cure for me," the former mechanical engineering student said. Wu eventually became a yoga instructor herself. Then she did something even more ambitious: She built a smart sports bra to help take the health benefits of her favorite exercise off the mat. SEE ALSO: You can now pay for things with your sunglasses because what could go wrong Vitali is a smart wearable equipped with sensors that can measure vital signs like heart rate variability, (HRV) a key indicator of stress. It also has flexible, washable fabric sensors that can monitor your chest's movements. Read more... More about Kickstarter, Smart Tech, Wearables, and Tech
There is a clear wrongdoer within the rising drug overdose dying rely in Massachusetts -- the artificial opioid fentanyl.
A viral photograph of a young woman smiling as she confronted the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) has become a symbol of resistance against the far-right. In the photo, Saffiyah Khan is seen standing up to EDL leader Ian Crossland during the far-right group's demo in Birmingham on Saturday. Moments before the photo was taken — by Press Association photographer Joe Giddens — Khan had stepped in when members of the EDL surrounded a young Muslim woman. SEE ALSO: British protesters think they've kept Trump out for a few more months Days after the photo was taken, Khan has met woman she defended, Saira Zafar, for the first time, and the two shared an embrace in a video by the Guardian. Read more... More about Resistance, Protest, Uk, Islamophobia, and Conversations
North Korea warned Monday it will reply to "reckless acts of aggression" by the USA, with "no matter strategies the US needs to take," as a US plane service strike group headed towards the Korean Peninsula.
If you've been anywhere near the internet in the past 24 hours, chances are you'll have stumbled across that disturbing viral video of the United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel rips into United Airlines with parody vid In the hours since, United Airlines has been at the centre of a media firestorm. Pretty much everyone on the internet seems to have temporarily put their differences aside in order to troll them. Twitter is no exception. Over the past few hours, people have been coming up with some new ideas for United Airlines slogans and sharing them with the hashtag #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos. Read more... More about Twitter, Mottos, Slogans, Hashtag, and United Airlines
In a San Francisco Lyft car, there's a chart taped to the back of the front passenger seat: "The Rating System Explained." It details — in exaggerated terms — what Lyft's one- to five-star rating scale really means to drivers. Beginning at five stars — "got me where I needed to go" — the explanations quickly descend into parodic paranoia. Four stars: "This driver sucks, fire him slowly ... Too many of these and I may end up homeless." Three stars: "This driver sucks so bad I never want to see him again." Two stars: "maybe the car had something dangerously wrong with it or he was doing 120 in a 40 mile zone." Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News One star? “Threats or acts of violence possibly made, perhaps a callous disregard for his own safety.” Though tongue-in-cheek, this rating system explainer touches on an essential truth of the gig economy: When companies like Lyft, Uber, and Postmates penalize workers who have low ratings, anything less than five stars feels like..