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Lay off her hair. Portland-based creative Momo Pixel has created a game called Hair Nah , in response to women constantly touching her hair. In the game, you play a black woman who's on her way to catch a flight. What's stopping her from boarding? People incessantly touching her hair. SEE ALSO: Lupita Nyong'o calls out UK magazine for photoshopping her hair The purpose of the 8-bit game is pretty simple. Swat as many hands off as they make their way towards your head. Players also get to customise their hairstyle and skin tone. Image: hair nah/screenshotOnce you get to the end of the game, you're rewarded with this piece of wisdom: Image: HAIR NAH/SCREENSHOTAccording to Momo, who tweets as @MomoUhOh, she designed, wrote, art directed and sang the music for the game. Many users on Twitter were quick to share their personal experiences of people touching their hair. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. 👏🏿 👏🏿 👏🏿 It's like something out of a nightmare but it's real life. Hair Nah. A new travel game about a black woman tired of people touching her hair. https://t.co/Vmu243wRk2 #hairnah — Eunice (@ewnndungu) November 16, 2017 Yo this game is fire, bc it highlights social issues in a real way (shouts out to those background comments that are a lil too real) AND I got to finally go to Havana, even if it was only pretend https://t.co/omo9pfWTlt #hairnah — Jordan Kira (@jordankira) November 15, 2017 Lol I can so relate. There must be something magical about afro ponies b/c every single white woman at my job tried to touch it. Words were said, and I don't regret it. Great job! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 — Qwassie (@Qwassie) November 16, 2017 My earliest memory was when I was 2yrs old and my sisters friends were "petting" my hair. I relate to this so much! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 — Jarryd Huntley 🔜✈️ Austin (@JarrydHuntley) November 15, 2017 My girlfriend of 5 years is half black with ✨amazing✨hair and the sheer AUDACITY of the old white women who touch her hair disturbs me. Like, WALKS UP FROM BEHIND NO WARNING audacity. Gives me chills. — Kelsomatic (@Kelsomatic) November 16, 2017 "Can I touch it?""Is it attached to your head?""So fluffy!"😭 https://t.co/CvPPl0auiG #hairnahThe black woman on the plane took me out pic.twitter.com/kNE1UbwO3f — Tatiana King Jones (@TatianaKing) November 16, 2017 It's not uncommon to hear women of colour talk about strangers who touch their natural hair without their consent. Momo, who is an art director at agency Wieden+Kennedy, explained that she had numerous experiences of people touching her hair without permission. "I’ll be walking, and a woman will reach her hands into my head. I’m talking to a teammate, and a coworker I just met is holding my hair in his hand," she said in an article on On She Goes. "The moment someone mentions my hair, I grab it to claim ownership." Momo adds that the main purpose of the game is to get people to realise their actions could be seen as offensive. "Who I’m really hoping to get are those women and men who may not really be paying attention to their actions or don’t see them as offensive," she says. "I hope they see themselves in this game and be like, 'Oh my God.' And then from there stop doing it." CLARIFICATION: Nov. 17, 2017, 10:25 a.m. SGT The comments from Momo Pixel were previously attributed to another Wieden+Kennedy staffer. This has been amended. WATCH: This inspiring 76-year-old lady defies her age in a deadlifting event
Another iPhone, another newfangled feature to play around with. And, people are already having heaps of fun trying to trick the iPhone X's face ID feature, which unlocks your phone using your face. SEE ALSO: Here's how the iPhone X Face ID handles contouring Makeup artist James Charles got his hands on the new iPhone X and decided to see how much makeup it took to affect the facial recognition tool. First, Charles tried out an intense contouring look. The result? The iPhone unlocked. He stepped things up a little with some highly fleeky brows. Again, the iPhone unlocked. It was time to really, really crank things up. He applied his drag lashes. At first, the phone seemed like it wouldn't unlock, but, yet again, the phone unlocked. Frustrated, Charles tried out a full drag makeup look, including a wig and overlined lips. To his surprise—and ours!—the phone still wasn't fooled. Charles tried one last thing: his most recent Instagram photo. He'd used the Facetune app to doctor the image before posting it. For the first time in Charles' experiment, the iPhone X didn't unlock. Guess we're all gonna have to try a lot harder if we want to fool the iPhone X.
A robot has just been given a big privilege in Saudi Arabia, and people are questioning if it's unfair to the country's own women. Sophia the robot, made by American firm Hanson Robotics, has been officially named a citizen of Saudi Arabia — the first country in the world to grant a robot the right to citizenship. SEE ALSO: This AI robot has finally had enough of Elon Musk "I’m very honoured and proud for this unique distinction," Sophia said, speaking at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on Wednesday, where she was awarded citizenship. "This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship.” "It is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship." Please welcome the newest Saudi: Sophia. #FII2017 pic.twitter.com/bsv5LmKwlf — CIC Saudi Arabia (@CICSaudi) October 25, 2017 While that's great for Sophia, the news has sparked much criticism, with many online pointing out that Sophia has quickly gained more rights than millions of women in Saudi Arabia. For one, Saudi Arabia is one of a few Muslim majority countries that legally imposes a dress code. Women are required to wear a headscarf and an abaya, a garment that covers a woman, down to her ankles. Sophia, during her speech on stage, was not dressed in either, nor was she accompanied by a male companion. In Saudi Arabia, every woman is expected to have a man with her in public, who is given authority to act on her behalf. People in Saudi Arabia quickly reacted with the Arabic hashtag, #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايه , which translates to #Sophia_demands_the_repeal_of_guardianship. #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايهI want to become Sophia one day and get my rights — Indeed 🇸🇦 (@o7_fy) October 25, 2017 #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايهSofi Since You Became Saudi Now You Are Not Allowed To Walk in Public Without Your Hijab And of course Abaya too pic.twitter.com/HJIXfxDODe — M420 (@moonshiner99) October 25, 2017 The only type of women Saudi Arabia gives full rights to...a robot one, and a foreigner at that. — Anne C Imakumbili (@anne_imakumbili) October 25, 2017 Sofia honey you have no idea what's waiting for you #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايه pic.twitter.com/slbLXgRCkX — Farah (@fff_xa) October 26, 2017 The caption for the picture below reads "The difference between Sophia and a Saudi woman." الفرق بين صوفيا والسعوديات : #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايه pic.twitter.com/eYd6PgWhaF — شيهانه🚘 (@sh__alzhrani) October 25, 2017 While this one reads: "How Sophia will look like." #صوفيا_تطالب_باسقاط_الولايه شكل صوفيا بعد فترة pic.twitter.com/lX8a9V84NK — IBRA⚖️. (@ibuurr) October 26, 2017 Women in Saudi Arabia were only this year granted the right to drive, in what is perhaps one of the most significant milestones in recent times for women in the country. Before the ruling was passed, they needed permission from a legal guardian to get a license, and needed a guardian in the car when they drove. However, Saudi women are still left behind in many areas. Saudi women cannot perform various activities including getting married, obtaining a passport and travelling, without the consent of their legal guardian. Legal guardians are typically a brother, father, uncle or husband. WATCH: This paralyzed woman walked 10 miles in a bionic suit for charity
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Armarium co-founders Alexandra Lind Rose (left) and Trisha Gregory (right). Working in fashion, while fun, is no easy task. After nearly a decade as the head of public relations for a high-end fashion brand, she took the leap and created Armarium along with her co-founder (and fellow fashion veteran) Alexandra Lind Rose.
Students at Rangsit University, in Thailand, have to retake their final exams after peers were caught participating in a sophisticated high-tech cheating ring.
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There’s a sneaky addition that’s part of the new iOS 9.3 update that might change your life. Research has repeatedly show that bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep, and if you’re staring at the blue light of your phone or tablet before bed (who isn’t?) it can impact your quality of sleep. You can set this up after you update to iOS 9.3 (groan, we know).
A teenager hacked into an airline’s website, stealing sensitive information, and ripping off customers. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Is there any gift better than a tech gift? It’s easy to love. You don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size. And there’s always something new coming out, so you can surprise even the most consummate tech lovers…you know, the ones for whom the Apple earnings call is a must-listen, and who can already tell you exactly what the iPhone 8 will look like.
Google makes it easy to pull up just about any information that’s available, but some psychological researchers think it comes with a cost. The “Google effect,” as one team dubbed it, is our tendency to forget information that can be easily looked up. Now a new study adds a new layer to the question of what effects our endless Google-searching might have on us: There’s a chance it’s making us overconfident about stuff we don’t know as well.
Leave it to the city of San Francisco to get the most high-tech beauty experiences before the rest of us do: The 8,500 square feet store located at 33 Powell Street is re-opening November 20 as the first and only Sephora Beauty Tip (Teaching, Inspiration, and Play) Workshop, with over 13,000 products and interactive services. Like most beauty junkies, we’d happily spend a few hours slowly meandering through the selections at Sephora — maybe getting a touchup along the way — but this takes the beauty emporium straight into Willa Wonka territory. In addition to stations for trying new hair and makeup trends, here are the main features you should check out the next time you’re in San Francisco: The Beauty Workshop station at San Francisco’s Sephora Powell Street. (Photo: Courtesy of Sephora) The Beauty Workshop: The main feature of the re-designed store will be The Beauty Workshop, a central workstation where you can take group beauty lessons with Sephora’s top makeup artist instructors, follow tutorials at the iPad stations, or find more inspiration at The Beauty Board, a shoppable gallery made of user-generated content.
Polo Ralph Lauren is rolling out a new smart mirror in the fitting rooms of its flagship New York store Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the fashion world embracing new technology. Each item of clothing brought into the fitting room is automatically detected by the mirror via RFID chips, bringing up a display showing details about the garment. The move is part of a drive by Polo Ralph Lauren to move to a more digital way of shopping, and the brand is planning to roll out 16 of the mirror units across its high-profile stores over the coming month. Fully wired fitting rooms and the digital displays for PoloTech blend in seamlessly with the fireplaces and Ralph’s Coffee shop,” David Lauren, executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and corporate communications at Ralph Lauren, told WWD.
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You know you want this dress from Prada’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. As if online shopping wasn’t already dangerous enough, it’s now proliferating social media, making it impossible to avoid that Prada dress you’ve had bookmarked for months. Pinterest, the inspirational (and aspirational) image sharing site, has taken the next step in blurring the lines between e-commerce and friendly online engagement by introducing The Pinterest Shop, a curated catalog of items that can be directly purchased, turning the Internet mood board from third-party promoter to boutique-like seller. The new addition is an enhancement of Buyable Pins, which were launched in June.
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