Harvard: Learning about nutrition from ‘food porn’ and online quizzes

Harvard: Learning about nutrition from ‘food porn’ and online quizzes. “Many of our social media feeds are dominated by beautiful, mouth-watering photos of food. These photos inspire some serious food envy but could they also educate and encourage healthier eating? That was the question explored by a team of researchers from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).”

Engadget: Google Photos adds an archive button to declutter your stream

Engadget: Google Photos adds an archive button to declutter your stream. “Google Photos has been gently nudging users to store and share more on its service lately. Earlier this month, the Photos team unveiled some AI-powered sharing suggestions and a Google Lens integration that will make its image recognitions even smarter. But the latest update is a much simpler one meant to keep your photos in Google’s cloud without crowding up your main stream.”

Duke University: New Project Uses Phones And Drones To Monitor Endangered Species

Duke University: New Project Uses Phones And Drones To Monitor Endangered Species. “Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can ‘read’ digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the species, sex and age of the animal that made the tracks, and even match tracks to individual animals. Researchers at Duke University and SAS developed the interactive software to help scientists monitor and map the world’s most elusive and endangered species. Anyone who spots animal tracks can upload images, even if they’re unsure what species made them.”

Alan Levine: If Dave Pell Won’t Attribute His Images I Guess Someone Has to Help

Alan Levine: If Dave Pell Won’t Attribute His Images I Guess Someone Has to Help. “I don’t know Dave Pell but I read his medium posts. He’s a good writer, and publishes NextDraft “a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news.” Dave has 126,000 followers on medium. He uses great lead photos in his posts. He never, ever, as far as I can see, attributes the sources of his photos.”

Los Angeles Times: Snapchat introduces group Stories so friends can have self-destructing photo albums

Los Angeles Times: Snapchat introduces group Stories so friends can have self-destructing photo albums. “Any user may now create an album to which multiple people can upload, a feature previously available to only Snap Inc. employees, contractors and automated software. The change means attendees of a graduation party or a family on vacation together could have single hub for exchanging memories. The album gets automatically deleted — unless saved by the user — after a day goes by without a new upload.”

Armenia News Agency Getting Digital Archive For Its Photos

Armenia news agency ARMENPRESS is getting a digital archive for its photos. “ARMENPRESS news agency, Beeline Armenia and the Technological Development Center Fund are announcing the launch of the ARMENPRESS: History project. The purpose of the project is to digitize the news agency’s unique photo archive: nearly 10,000 photos from the archive, and create the ARMENPRESS: History website.”

Mashable: How to post Google Photos’ awesome animations to Instagram

Mashable: How to post Google Photos’ awesome animations to Instagram. “I’m constantly amazed by how great the automatically generated animations are, and it sure beats using a separate app like Burstio to convert your burst photos into a video or a GIF. There’s just one little thing: While you can download and share the animated GIFs online to Twitter, Giphy or wherever using a computer, sharing GIFs natively to Instagram is still impossible without first converting the file into a video. Here’s how to do that quickly and easily.”