7 New Makeup & Skincare Products Out This Week, Because It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Now that Easter is almost here, you may be getting in the mood for a beauty overhaul. If that’s the case, this week’s new makeup and skincare products will be right up your street. With experimental palettes, perfected formulas, and more collaborations than you can count, you are truly spoilt for choice. The biggest news, however, is that the collection everyone has been waiting for is finally here. Urban Decay’s Game of Thrones range will allow you to pick and choose which family you want to be on any given day. There’s even the…

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Facebook is regulating its products before lawmakers force them to

Earlier this month, Facebook undertook an effort to recast the debate around the regulation of big tech companies on its own terms. Mark Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed; Sheryl Sandberg published a blog post; and their deputies gave interviews to outlets read closely by policymakers. The overall effect was of a company that has spent the past two years on the defensive organizing around a core set of principles to advocate for: principles that will allow the company to continue operating basically as is. This week, we saw the second plank of…

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Kylie Jenner Got Her Makeup Done by an AI Program and It’s Really Freaky

What kind of makeup would you end up with if a computer did it based off the artificial intelligence it gained looking through 17,000 of the most popular beauty and hair images on social media? Apparently something like Kylie Jenner’s in her Dazed Beauty editorial. AI program Beauty_GAN digitally applied hair and makeup to photographs of Jenner taken by Daniel Sannwald. Beauty_GAN is “first algorithm of its kind, trained to create its own beauty imagery based on what it sees on Instagram,” according to Dazed Beauty. DANIEL SANNWALD X BEAUTY_GAN In Dazed Beauty‘s article detailing…

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Indian-American Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

Prominent Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath has joined as the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first woman to occupy the top post at the global lender. Gopinath, 47, joined last week at a time, when she believes the world is experiencing a retreat from globalisation, posing challenges to multilateral institutions. The John Zwaanstra professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, Gopinath, a US citizen, succeeds Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Obstfeld retired December 31. Announcing her appointment…

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