Livekick raises $3M to use live video for one-on-one training

Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company was founded by entrepreneur Yarden Tadmor and fitness expert Shayna Schmidt. Tadmor said that with all his travel for work, his …

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This Dating App Exposes the Monstrous Bias of Algorithms

Ben Berman thinks there’s a problem with the way we date. Not in real life—he’s happily engaged, thank you very much—but online. He’s watched too many friends joylessly swipe through apps, seeing the same profiles over and over, without any luck in finding love. The algorithms that power those apps seem to have problems, too, trapping users in a cage of their own preferences.

So Berman, a game designer in San Francisco, decided to build his own dating app. Sort of. Monster Match, created in collaboration with designer Miguel Perez and Mozilla, borrows the basic architecture of a dating app. You create a profile (from a cast of cute illustrated monsters), swipe to match with other monsters, and chat to set up dates.

But here’s the twist: As you swipe, the game reveals some of the more insidious consequences of dating app algorithms. The field of choice becomes narrow, and you wind up seeing the same monsters again and again.

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Picture of the day for May 26, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

Wikipedia picture of the day on May 26, 2019: Aali Qapu (“Great Gate”) Palace, Isfahan, Iran. The name Great Gate was given to this place as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naqsh e Jahan Square to the Chahar Baq Boulevard. The building, another wonderful Safavid edifice, was built by decree of Shah Abbas I in the early seventeenth century and is 40 metres (130 ft) high with six floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. It was here that the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors, and foreign ambassadors. http://bit.ly/2Ka86EO

Space Photos of the Week: Bumper-Car Galactica

Billions of years ago, the universe was much more tightly bound; it held closer together. I mean, it’s not like galaxies didn’t like each other, but sometimes two would clash. That’s exactly what happened here. The center spiral galaxy, NGC 4485, was sideswiped by the smaller, brighter, yellow galaxy NGC 4490 hanging out at the …

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Uomo ucciso nel giardino di casa della ex fidanzata nel milanese: accoltellato dal nuovo compagno

Un uomo di 43 anni è morto dopo essere stato ferito al fianco da una coltellata, all’interno del cortile della villetta dove vive la sua ex fidanzata a Cusano Milanino (Milano). E’ accaduto questa mattina verso le 11. A ferirlo sarebbe stato il nuovo compagno della donna, dopo averlo sorpreso all’interno della proprietà, in via Buffoli 5. Una delle ipotesi è che il 43enne fosse uno stalker della donna, ma tutte le piste sono aperte per i carabinieri di Sesto San Giovanni, che indagano sul caso. Uomo ucciso nel giardino di casa della ex fidanzata nel milanese: accoltellato dal nuovo compagno
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