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How to make a fun sticker of yourself from a photo on iPhone

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How to make a fun sticker of yourself from a photo on iPhone

Have you heard about a cool feature in the latest iPhone software update? 

It’s all about turning your favorite photos into fun stickers to share with friends and family. 

And guess what? You can create not one, not two, but five different types of stickers: Original, Outline, Comic, Puffy and Shiny. Let’s dive into how you can start sticker-fying your memories.

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How to create a sticker from a photo on iPhone (Apple)

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How to transform your photos into personalized stickers on your iPhone

Turn your favorite snapshots into stickers right on your iPhone; here’s how to get started:

  • Open up the Photos app on your iPhone
  • Find that perfect photo, maybe it’s your pet, a selfie or a memorable landscape.
  • Now, press and hold your finger on the subject of the photo until a silver outline appears around it.
  • A box will pop up with a few options. You’re looking for “Add Sticker.” Give that a tap, and voilà, you’ve just added your new sticker to a collection that’s uniquely yours.

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How to transform photos into personalized stickers on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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How to add some flair to your sticker

  • Want to spice up your sticker? Long press on the sticker in your collection.
  • You’ll see the option to Rearrange, Edit Effect or Delete. Click Edit Effect.
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How to transform photos into personalized stickers on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Here’s where the magic happens. Choose between five styles and watch your sticker come to life in unique ways. You can select the following:

  • Original: Keep it real with the unedited version.
  • Outline: Add a white outline to give it that fresh-from-the-sticker-sheet vibe.
  • Comic: Transform your sticker with a cool filter that screams comic book chic.
  • Puffy: Make your sticker pop with a 3D effect that moves as you tilt your phone.
  • Shiny: Give your sticker a holographic sheen that changes with your phone’s movement.
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Five styles to change your stickers in unique ways (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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How to sticker-fy your photos

Now, let’s get those stickers onto your photos:

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  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone
  • Select a photo you want to add stickers to.
  • Once the photo is open, tap Edit in the right-hand corner of the screen.
  • In the editing mode, you’ll see several icons at the top of the screen. Click the pen icon inside a circle.
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Steps to sticker-fy your photos (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Tap the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the screen while in markup mode.
  • Tap Add Sticker
  • Choose a sticker from the menu that appears
  • After choosing a sticker, it will appear on your photo. You can move, resize and rotate your sticker by pinching and dragging it.
  • Once you are happy with the placement and size of your sticker, tap Done in the right-hand corner to save your changes.
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Steps to sticker-fy your photos (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Tap Done again to exit the editing mode and save the edited photo with the sticker.
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Steps to sticker-fy your photos (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

How to add stickers to your messages

Ready to show off your stickers in messages? Here’s how:

  • Open Messages app
  • Start a new chat or pick an existing one
  • Tap the plus (+) button next to the text input field
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Steps to add stickers to your messages (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Scroll through the app icons and tap Stickers
  • Choose your sticker icon
  • Select a sticker you created earlier
  • Now, tap on the sticker you want to send. The sticker is going to be added to the conversation. You can add text before sending it.
  • Then tap the up arrow to send it

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Steps to add stickers to your messages (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

With these simple steps, you can personalize your photos and messages with custom stickers that are sure to bring smiles all around. So go ahead, get creative and let your stickers do the talking.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

Isn’t it amazing how a simple photo can transform into a sticker that expresses a thousand words? With just a few taps, your memories aren’t just frozen moments in time but lively characters in your digital story. So, keep creating, keep sharing, and most importantly, keep smiling with every sticker you send.

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Yahoo resurrects Artifact inside a new AI-powered News app

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Artifact is dead, long live Yahoo’s version of Artifact. The architecture behind Artifact, the news aggregation app built by Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, will live on inside the body of a brand-new Yahoo News app.

Available to download today on iOS and Android, the new Yahoo News app brings an AI-powered personalized news feed for users based on their interests, while a feature called Key Takeaways can give a bullet summary of a news article when a reader is feeling TL;DR.

Other features of the Yahoo News app include Top Stories, which picks up on trending stories for users to read and will soon include key takeaway summaries. You can block stories with undesired keywords, as well as filter out certain publishers to your preference. And just like Artifact, Yahoo News also lets you flag content like clickbaity headlines, then lets AI rewrite them to something better.

Yahoo is also taking some of what it’s building in the News app to the Yahoo News online homepage. Starting today, the website has a new layout that highlights top news, gives personalized recommendations, and shows trending topics. The new homepage experience is opt-in.

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Former head of NSA joins OpenAI board

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Former head of NSA joins OpenAI board

OpenAI has appointed Paul M. Nakasone, a retired general of the US Army and a former head of the National Security Agency (NSA), to its board of directors, the company announced on Thursday.

Nakasone, who was nominated to lead the NSA by former President Donald Trump, directed the agency from 2018 until February of this year. Before Nakasone left the NSA, he wrote an op-ed supporting the renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the surveillance program that was ultimately reauthorized by Congress in April.

OpenAI says Nakasone will join its Safety and Security Committee, which was announced in May and is led by CEO Sam Altman, “as a first priority.” Nakasone will “also contribute to OpenAI’s efforts to better understand how AI can be used to strengthen cybersecurity by quickly detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.”

Recent departures tied to safety at OpenAI include co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, who played a key role in Sam Altman’s November firing and eventual un-firing, and Jan Leike, who said on X that “safety culture and processes have taken a backseat to shiny products.”

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to have huge positive impacts on people’s lives, but it can only meet this potential if these innovations are securely built and deployed,“ board chair Bret Taylor said in a statement. “General Nakasone’s unparalleled experience in areas like cybersecurity will help guide OpenAI in achieving its mission of ensuring artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.” 

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Chilling fake of birthing 30,000 babies in eerie artificial wombs

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Chilling fake of birthing 30,000 babies in eerie artificial wombs

The intriguing yet fictional video, “EctoLife: The World’s First Artificial Womb Facility,” has recently regained traction on social media, likely due to creator Hashem Al-Ghaili releasing another fake video – on head transplants called “BrainBridge” – sparking discussions and raising questions about the EctoLife video’s authenticity. 

However, both videos are conceptual presentations and do not depict an existing facility or technology.

An image from the controversial concept video (EctoLife)

A thought-provoking concept, not a reality

The EctoLife video, created by Hashem Al-Ghaili, a science communicator and filmmaker, presents a futuristic concept of an artificial womb facility that claims to offer a safe and pain-free alternative to natural pregnancy and childbirth.

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The video showcases rows of fetuses in clear, football-shaped pods inside a high-tech building, accompanied by a narrator describing the facility’s capabilities.

However, it’s crucial to understand that the EctoLife video is a concept video and not a representation of an existing reality. Al-Ghaili himself has clarified that the technology depicted in the video does not yet exist, and the video is marked as a “concept” near its end.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

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Partial ectogenesis: A more realistic approach

While the concept of complete ectogenesis (gestating a fetus entirely outside the womb) remains a distant possibility, researchers are making progress in the field of partial ectogenesis. In 2017, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia successfully gestated premature lambs in artificial womb-like “biobags” for several weeks. However, experts emphasize that these efforts are focused on potential life support options for premature human babies, not an alternative to full gestation.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

Sparking discussions and ethical considerations

While the EctoLife video may not depict a current reality, it has succeeded in igniting discussions about the potential implications and ethical considerations surrounding artificial womb technology. As scientific advancements continue, it is crucial to engage in thoughtful dialogue and address the complex ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise.

As Hashem Al-Ghaili stated, the main goal of creating the video was “to ignite the discussion about an emerging technology and to highlight scientific progress in the field of ectogenesis.” By presenting a thought-provoking concept, the video has sparked conversations that could shape the future development and regulation of artificial womb technology.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

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Kurt’s key takeaways

While the resurfacing of the EctoLife video has reignited discussions and raised eyebrows, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. The video, though intriguing, is a conceptual presentation and not a depiction of an existing reality. However, its creator, Hashem Al-Ghaili, seems to have a knack for sparking conversations with his thought-provoking, albeit fictional, videos.

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The recent release of Al-Ghaili’s “BrainBridge” video on head transplants has likely contributed to the renewed interest in the EctoLife concept. While these videos may not represent current scientific capabilities, they serve as a reminder of the rapid pace of technological advancements and the ethical considerations that must accompany them.

As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, it’s crucial to engage in thoughtful dialogue and address the complex ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise. The EctoLife video, though fictional, has succeeded in igniting discussions about the potential implications of artificial womb technology, and these conversations could shape the future development and regulation of such technologies.

Ultimately, while we may not have artificial womb facilities like EctoLife just yet, the video serves as a thought-provoking glimpse into what the future might hold and a reminder to approach such advancements with careful consideration and ethical responsibility.

What are your thoughts on the implications of artificial womb technology? If a facility like the conceptual “EctoLife” were to become a reality in the future, what potential concerns would you have? Let us know by writing us at Cyberguy.com/Contact.

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