The new Samsung Galaxy S10 has an ‘Instagram mode’ to more easily post to your Stories — here’s how it works

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Instagram Stories have become wildly popular for users to share Snapchat-like updates with their friends and followers.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones, released earlier this month, are equipped with an “Instagram mode” that lets phone users seamlessly post to their Stories from the phone’s camera.
Here’s how the Galaxy’s “Instagram mode” works.

If you didn’t know popular Instagram Stories are, here’s an eye-opening statistic — roughly half of Instagram’s 1 billion users take advantage of the Stories feature on a daily basis.

The Stories feature has been wildly popular since it launched in August 2016, and surpassed Snapchat’s total user count in early 2017. It’s become an easy way to share status updates and interact with followers, and a simple alternative to publishing a more permanent Instagram post.

Samsung is capitalizing on the draw of Instagram Stories with a new feature on its latest line of Galaxy phones. The three iterations on the market — the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 Plus — are equipped with “Instagram mode.”

The feature allows you to post a photo or video to your Instagram Story straight from your Galaxy phone’s Camera app. It takes a few steps out of the process of posting to your Instagram Story, which is sure to be welcomed by the app’s faithful users.

Here’s how “Instagram mode” on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones works:

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The current Galaxy S10 lineup consists of three models — the S10, S10e, and S10 Plus. And they all ship with Samsung’s “Instagram mode.”

Samsung announced the partnership with Instagram at its Unpacked event in February, when it revealed the Galaxy S10 phones. Samsung even brought out Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, to demonstrate how to post to Instagram Stories …read more

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This basketball-shooting robot is more accurate than Steph Curry from 3-point range

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Toyota has created a six-foot-10-inch tall basketball-shooting robot named Cue3.
Cue3 uses a set of sensors on its torso to measure distance from the basket and adjust its shots. In a recent test, the robot made five of eight three-point shots.
Toyota built Cue 3 to demonstrate the robot’s use of “visual feedback” when shooting. Cue3 can’t run, dribble, or execute the other fundamentals necessary to play alongside humans.

Could NBA athletes be the next victims of automation? Probably not, but a new robot created by Toyota has the skills to beat a professional basketball player in a shooting contest.

Toyota’s Cue3 is a six-foot-10-inch robot built to shoot basketballs. The robot uses sensors on its torso to judge the distance and angle of the basket and uses motorized arms and knees to execute set shots. While Cue 3 can’t run, jump, dribble, or execute any other basketball fundamentals, it does have an amazingly accurate shot.

During a recent demonstration witnessed by the Associated Press, Cue made five out of eight three-point shot attempts, which Toyota developers say is below its usual average. Cue3’s shooting percentage from the three-point range during the demonstration was 62.5%; the NBA’s single season record is 53.6%, held by Kyle Korver. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, widely regarded as the league’s best shooter, has a 43.6% career average on three-point shots, which is the fifth-highest career average of all time.

Last year, Toyota’s original Cue robot won a shooting contest against two players on the Tokyo Alvarks, a team in Japan’s professional basketball association, the B.League.

Toyota engineers told the Associated Press that the Cue robot is designed to demonstrate the use of visual feedback. The robot’s shots demonstrate the accuracy of its sensors and its ability to adjust based on the data it receives. The …read more

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John Oliver slammed Vince McMahon over wrestlers’ lack of benefits and status as ‘independent contractors’ — WWE claims he ‘simply ignored the facts’

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John Oliver called out the Vince McMahon and the WWE on Sunday for their treatment of wrestlers as “independent contractors” with the company.
Oliver outlined a number of issues the distinction causes, centering around the health and well-being of wrestlers who have retired or otherwise left the company.
WWE responded on Monday, saying that Oliver had “simply ignored the facts” in his segment.

John Oliver called out Vince McMahon and the WWE on Sunday for their treatment of wrestlers and their status as “independent contractors” with the company.

During an extended segment on “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver explained how WWE was able to avoid providing wrestlers with benefits including paid leave and medical expenses by designating its employees as independent contractors.

Oliver notes that the company’s claim that wrestlers are independent contractors is flimsy when compared to the legal definition of the term. He also gave numerous examples of wrestlers who have felt as though the company had taken advantage of them, before closing the segment by calling on fans to make their voice heard with chants and signs at WrestleMania to let McMahon know that they care about the treatment of their favorite WWE performers.

You can watch the segment in its entirety below.

On Monday, WWE responded to Oliver’s segment.

In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, WWE claimed that Oliver “simply ignored the facts” during the broadcast.

“John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer, however, the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter,” the statement read, per THR.

It continued:

“Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation. John Oliver simply ignored the facts. The health and wellness of our performers is the single most important aspect of our business, and we have a comprehensive, longstanding Talent Wellness program.”

WWE …read more

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