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Get the colorful Vegas-style beauty looks from Moschino's L.A. fashion show

Los Angeles Times

Color and more color are the name of the beauty game at Moschino's Vegas-style fashion show at Milk Studios in Hollywood on Thursday. Color and more color are the name of the beauty game at Moschino's Vegas-style fashion show at Milk Studios in Hollywood on Thursday. The beauty looks were as vibrant as the runway backdrop of flashy neon signs at the June 8 presentation of Los Angeles-based designer Jeremy Scott's Moschino women's resort 2018 and men's spring/summer '18 collections at Milk Studios in Hollywood. Emphasizing individuality, each of the runway show's 32 female models was decked out in a unique glittery eye color and nail shade and a carefree hairstyle. Before the show, we talked to the experts backstage for a beauty rundown.

New apps are helping smartphones to recognize images

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"OK, this one is pretty cool," said 6-foot-tall Omar Tayeb as he held his left hand in front of himself and snapped it with his iPhone. He left it there as an app detected each of his fingernails and proceeded to paint each one. On the phone's screen, Tayeb's nails turned a dazzling shade of Maybelline purple. "So the app was able to detect where my nails were, paint them in one of Maybelline's nail polish colors, then adjust to the room's lighting so it looks natural," Tayeb said. And it is impressive, given that as little as five years ago the smartest smartphones would have struggled to recognize the most basic of images, let alone identify individual fingernails and accurately color them.

"See You Next Time" Explores the Meaning of the Manicure for Black Women

The New Yorker

When Wang puts crystals on Lewis's index finger, Lewis shimmies in sheer happiness. The magic of "See You Next Time" is that Chinese nail technicians and their black customers are creating art together. The women are involved in a commercial exchange but also an exchange of creativity and care. The film shows a bubbling pedicure bath and a luxurious shea-butter massage. But the highlight is the thoughtful manner in which Wang handles Lewis's hands, and Lewis's joy and appreciation of that care.

Podcast: Attention shoppers–you're being tracked

MIT Technology Review

In some stores, sophisticated systems are tracking customers in almost every imaginable way, from recognizing their faces to gauging their age, their mood, and virtually gussying them up with makeup. The systems rarely ask for people's permission, and for the most part they don't have to. In our season 1 finale, we look at the explosion of AI and face recognition technologies in retail spaces, and what it means for the future of shopping. This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Anthony Green, Tate Ryan-Mosley, Emma Cillekens and Karen Hao. Strong: Retailers have been using face recognition and AI tracking technologies for years. And what if you could know about the presence of violent criminals before they act? With Face First you can stop crime before it starts.] It detects faces, voices, objects and claims it can analyze behavior. But face recognition systems have a well-documented history of misidentifying women and people of color. And they're trying to sell it and impose it on the entirety of the country?] Strong: This is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a 2019 congressional hearing on facial recognition.

Rana el Kaliouby on teaching computers to read our emotions


Read the full transcript of our Science Focus Podcast interview with Rana el Kaliouby about making machines emotionally intelligent – listen to the full episode at the bottom of the page.