Google pranks with a feature many users would love to have -- automatically adding emoticons to Google+ photos
Google just won't stop with the April Fools' stunts, and this one got more than a few people to fall for it -- an algorithm that automatically adds the right emoticon to a Google+ photo based on the facial expressions of the people in it. Dubbed +Emotion, it's said to "plumb the emotional depths of everyone in the photo, then summarize their feelings with a beautifully crafted, emotion icon" with the click of a button.
Of course, there is no such button, but folks commenting on the Google+ posting sure seem to want it, and were sufficiently fooled. We cant blame them, it certainly sounds like something Google could -- and would -- implement.
We're used to Google pulling a bit of April Fools' silliness, but this year they seem to have kicked things into high gear. With 24 more hours to go, we expect to see more before it's all over.
Source: +Erik Murphy-Chutorian
It's difficult enough to stay motivated and upbeat without the rest of the world weighing on your shoulders. If you're feeling unmotivated or starting to feel a bit down, Zack Shapiro
, an engineer at previously mentioned Taskrabbit
has a suggestion for you: take some time each day to write down three positive things that have happened to you. It improves your mood, and gets you thinking positively, which in itself can be a step in the right direction. More »
It's only Wednesday, and things are already going wrong. Your coffee maker spilled everywhere, your commute to work was a traffic jam, Apple rumors are driving you nuts, and the first thing you notice on your desk is a note from your boss reprimanding you. It's easy to lose your cool in the moment, and make a knee-jerk reaction you'll hate yourself for later. Here's how to track what's causing those reactions, and teach yourself to chill out. More »
When you can't find your keys, you probably think you're unlucky. When your friend notices you can't find your keys, they probably think you're careless. The reason for this odd behavior, as BBC explains, is what psychologists call fundamental attribution error. More »