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These teen girls from Kenya invented an app to end female genital mutilation

“Through the i-Cut app, girls who are being forced to undergo the procedure can alert authorities with a distress call” writes April Hautea for mashable.com. With the i-Cut app, “The Restorers” hope they can bring the number of women affected by FGM down to zero.According to a UNICEF report, more than 200 million women and girls worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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She Invented a Self-Cleaning House, but World Wasn’t Ready

“The house in Newberg is still there, but none of its self-cleaning gizmos are in operation anymore” writes John Johnson for newser.com. She not only scored a patent for the idea—back in 1984—she built one in Oregon and lived in it for years.Her patent lapsed in 2002, and Gabe herself moved into a nursing home about a decade ago. Source: newser.com Share This:

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Google just invented an awesome way to find that perfect emoji, every single time

“Gboard’s Emoji drawing recognition comes after a series of AI-based drawing experiments by the company, including Autodraw, which recognizes drawings and suggests professionally produced illustrations you can use based on your drawing” writes Freia Lobo for mashable.com. Following the company’s latest update to GIF and Emoji suggestions, Google’s made it easier than ever to type (and type fast) on Gboard after announcing new updates to the Android app on Monday. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The 7 most promising things that came out of Facebook’s F8 conference

“Facebook’s F8 conference comes to an end today, and boy oh boy, are these announcements big and also unique” writes Max Knoblauch for mashable.com. Facebook invented it.The announcements at this year’s F8 are going to make huge waves in the tech world and inspire creativity and innovation for years to come. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The history of the hot dog and other strange food tales

“It was his solution to gambling and eating lunch at the same time without smudging food all over his cards” writes Kashmira Gander for independent.co.uk. Granny took the apples, which were created by a concept known as open pollination, and, voila, a new strain of apple was born.” Chetwynd is full of such incredible food stories.But food truths are hard to come by – and often on purpose. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human’s

“See if you can guess which ad was created by a human and which was created by a robot: Answer: The first was created by the AI creative director” writes Lara O’reilly for businessinsider.com.au. LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan’s creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the “creative genome project”: he wanted to create the world’s first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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