This App Will Change the Way You Eat

There's a new app coming that'll let you take photos of your meal and then it guestimates the contents and also tells you how many calories is in that Double Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Uh, if you really want to know that. Of course, the real question is whether or not it actually works. The app makers have some thoughts on that: [Dror] Oren [executive director at SRI Ventures, the makers of the app] explains that because of hidden fats like oils and butter used in foods, you can’t get a precisely accurate count of the calories in all foods, but he stresses that for many people, getting a range — between 400 and 600 calories, for instance — is still helpful. The plan is also to use context clues about where a person is or what they have eaten in the past to figure out a more accurate calorie count. For example, if you’re taking a picture your burrito at Chipotle, Ceres could figure out the right questions to ask to approach a more accurate calorie count. Norman Winarsky, the VP of SRI Ventures, expanded the concept to include heard conversations at the table that could be sent to the cloud and other information, perhaps pulled in from other apps like food logging services. The primary technology, though, is the image recognition. “If a human can recognize the food, so can the app,” said Oren. (Cosmo)



The combination of sandals and socks has long been seen as a major footwear faux pas. Last year 1,500 adults were polled on what they felt was the most egregious of all fashion offenses -- sandals with socks ranked No. 1. But according to the L.A. Times, sandals with socks is now a trend embraced by celebrities and fashion industry insiders.


GOONIES: Sequel in the Works

Thirty years after its release, The Goonies is getting a sequel. Richard Donner, who directed the comedy-adventure, confirmed that the project is a go while signing autographs and posing for photos with fans in Beverly Hills over the weekend. He told TMZ photographers, "We're doing a sequel." Asked whether the original's stars would return, Donner said, “Hopefully all of them.” Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman were in the cast of the 1985 movie.