Communications


Unofficial in-flight dating app makes joining mile-club a whole lot easier

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Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app. This week, Qantas unveiled the Boeing Dreamliner that's being added to its fleet. And while the 787-9 comes with a bunch of fancy things like bigger seats and larger windows and fewer greenhouse emissions, there's an unassuming feature that's far more impressive and will revolutionize the dating world. The function has been around on some planes for a few years now but this is the first I've heard of it and honestly, I don't know why I haven't read more feature stories about couples who've met on this unofficial dating app. The feature, which appears on the tiny screen on the back of your headrest, allows you to message anyone around the plane as long as you know their seat number.


Pharmacist reportedly drugged woman on date, charged by police

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Robert Woods, a pharmacist in Tampa Florida, was charged with sexual battery after he allegedly drugged a woman he met on Tinder. A Florida man who works as a hospital pharmacist was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery after he reportedly drugged his Tinder date. According to a police affidavit, Robert Woods, 27, met the woman on the dating app Tinder and the pair agreed to meet at a bar in downtown Tampa, Fox 35 reported. She said she'd found two spots on the left side of her neck where it looked like she'd been injected with something, the Tampa Bay Times reported.


iPhone X: Privacy threat?

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During the event, Apple senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller said that the facial recognition technology can adapt as your face changes. During Tuesday's launch event, Apple's Schiller said that just holding the iPhone X up will not work if it's not properly aligned with a person's face. Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. According to The Verge, leaked source code shows the ability to opt out of Face ID, which Apple offered with Touch ID.


This smart home tech offers seniors independence

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One Cincinnati-based startup recently launched a DIY kit of smart-home connected products – which includes voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot technology -- that it says can help senior citizens live independently for longer. When a pattern shifts, TruSense notices, and updates the user and the circle of people who they've chosen via custom notifications--it can even notify the 24/7 emergency monitoring center through a voice integration with the Amazon Echo Dot. TruSense: We have gone to great lengths to ensure that TruSense delivers multiple layers of protection, providing a fail-safe system that provides a safety net. TruSense has personalized alerts and notifications when something goes wrong based on customized user thresholds that can trigger a text or voice commands can be used to notify our 24/7 emergency response team via integration with digital assistants such as Amazon Echo.


Embarrassing date goes viral

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A British man launched a GoFundMe campaign Tuesday asking viewers to help buy him a new window after his Tinder date got stuck in his old window while trying to retrieve her feces she discarded and had to be rescued by emergency officials. "I went for a poo in your toilet," Smyth's date told him. To replace the window, Smyth was told it would be $357, but he did not have the funds for it at the moment. But we got on very very well and she's a lovely girl," Smyth told the BBC.


Restaurant making BIG change

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After 40 years in show business, Chuck E. Cheese's famed animatronic band is being shooed off stage.: @naiahandelli A post shared by Chuck E. Cheese (@chuckecheeses) on May 13, 2017 at 11:18am PDT PAPA JOHN'S DEBUTS GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA, WARNS GLUTEN-INTOLERANT CUSTOMERS TO AVOID IT "It's the biggest thing we've done for the look and feel of Chuck E. Cheese for two decades," said CEC Entertainment chief executive Tom Leverton in a statement to CBS. "This man introduced me to music," wrote Father John Misty in reference to the Chuck E. Cheese mascot himself. A post shared by Chuck E. Cheese (@chuckecheeses) on Oct 3, 2016 at 12:51pm PDT "We are trying to make sure while we are focused on being a kid business, mom and dad will have a great experience," Leverton said.


Boston Univ. student transfers out because of death threats after rally - White supremacist kicked off dating site OkCupid - MEDIA BUZZ: Trump rips the press as Charlottesville backlash intensifies

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Nicholas Fuentes, an 18-year-old student who attended the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend, said that he's received death threats for months over his conservative viewpoints -- enough for him to decide it's time to leave Boston University. "I went to represent this new strain of conservatives, of people in the right wing who are opposed to mass immigration and multiculturalism," Fuentes told Fox News on Thursday. "The picture the media keeps using is of one person with a Nazi flag, there were more one thousand there who didn't have Nazi flags," Fuentes said. "It was one of my first picks after high school," Fuentes continued, adding that the "friendly territory" of the Deep South will enable him to express his opinions freely without jeopardizing his safety.


White supremacist Chris Cantwell kicked off dating site OkCupid

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White supremacist Chris Cantwell has been kicked off the dating website OkCupid following his participation in the recent Charlottesville, Va. In a series of tweets, OkCupid (owned by Match.com) said it had kicked Cantwell off the platform after being alerted of his profile. We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid. "We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid," OkCupid wrote in a tweet.


Smartphone cameras are getting

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Big changes are coming to your phone's smartphone camera next year, with Qualcomm previewing an update to its image signal processor (ISP) that will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality. While the next major Snapdragon update won't arrive until next year, the changes planned for the Spectra ISP have major implications not just for the cameras on 2018 Android phones but for virtual- and augmented reality headsets as well. Specifically, Qualcomm is promising that its new camera module will feature improved biometric sensing for detecting people's faces and support for depth sensing that can power mixed reality features for smartphones and headsets. The iris authentication module provides always-on security that can support phone unlocking features.


Why you should be sexting

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Sexting is now a normal part of human relationships, according to a massive new study of sex and tech -- 74 percent of Americans say they exchange saucy electronic messages with their lovers. "Sexting may be becoming a new, but typical, step in a sexual or romantic relationship," said Amanda Gesselman, a research scientist at the Kinsey Institute, which released its annual International Sex Survey this week. The researchers surveyed more than 140,000 people from 198 countries about the role of tech in their sex lives, and found Americans are some of the most prolific sexters on the planet -- second only to South Africans. Thirty-six percent said they used apps to find long- or short-term relationship, while only 20 percent were seeking to satisfy their carnal desires.