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Her Spotlight: Social Media and Keiko’s gateway to stardom

Get to know more about this singer-songwriter!



This month’s Her Spotlight is all about Keiko Necessario. She is a singer-songwriter from the Philippines who serenades crowds with her soothing voice and astounding guitar skills.

Throughout the years, there have been more and more people viewing content online — an important factor to consider when you do song covers. A lot of startup singers, musicians, artists, and even creatives, use social media as a platform to share the talents and skills they have.

Keiko is no doubt successful with her established and expanding circle of supporters, especially when she started posting song covers on her YouTube channel. As time passed by, people from the other parts of the globe started showing their love and support that made her follower count grow even further, especially on Instagram.

Inspiring tomorrow’s musicians

Keiko has given some tips for people who are just starting to explore their musical journey. First and foremost, you should know what musical instrument you’re good at (in Keiko’s case, it’s a guitar). She tells everyone that “it’s important to practice” and learn the sound that an individual wants to hear. It’s important to hear one’s self for that person to realize what needs to be improved.

For gear recommendation, Keiko hasn’t mentioned anything specific about condenser microphones, but it is one important thing to consider, especially when you record your voice often. If you are into posting your song covers online, owning a camera is a big help. Keiko uses a Canon EOS M3 to record her footage, which does the trick with its clear video recording and output.

You can watch more about the interview in this video:

Her Spotlight is a monthly feature on women we admire.

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Emoji documentary to show at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Tracing the history



Linguist Tyler Schnoebelen with the San Francisco emoji poop rock

Have you ever wondered where emoji came from? Are they connected to symbols as ancient as Hieroglyphics? Were they simply evolved from our lazy typing as a product of cellphones? A documentary will finally explain all that and more.

Picture Character is an 81-minute film that explores all this. Directed by Martha Shane and Ian Cheney, the documentary explores the rise of the emoji, roughly translated from Japanese: picture character.

Emoji inventor Shigetaka Kurita drawing his original smiley face emoji

The visual narrative looks at the history, evolution, and present purposes of these cute but meaningful characters. It also looks at the process of how emoji came to be — from their journey to being lobbied up until being passed by the Unicode Consortium.

Rayouf Alhumedhi, the creator of the hijab emoji

The documentary looks at the rise and fall of the biggest text symbols in today’s time, putting into perspective the meaning of each one and just how exactly they came to be.

You can catch Picture Character at the Tribeca Film Festival happening in New York from April 24 to May 5.

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Huawei P30 hands-on: All the cool features applied in real life

How zoomed in is zoomed in?



After all the “oohs” and “ahhs,” and as the dust settles from Huawei’s flagship launch, the question is: What’s so great about the Huawei P30? And no, I don’t want to hear any specs.

To answer this question, I road tested the Huawei P30 to see just what it can do and how I can use those features in real life.

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

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Meitu ventures into AI skincare with MeituSpa

Personalized skincare treatments at home!



Remember Meitu? Yes the Chinese selfie phone brand. Also, yes, the same company behind that awesome makeup app MakeUpPlus. Well, they have more stuff coming your way.

Meitu just announced the MeituSpa, an AI cleansing brush that checks your skin quality and uses tech to cater a specific cleansing routine to your face. To work, the device connects to MeituSkin, a corresponding app, to offer users a personalized AI-based spa cleansing experience.

The MeituSpa is compatible with all skin types and offers four different modes: sonic cleansing, deep extraction, nourishing, and warm massage. It uses sonic pulsations with 12 different settings that adjusts according to your skin readings.

“Though Meitu has always been a major provider of beauty services through photo editing, style recommendations, and virtual makeup looks, we are also working to bring Meitu’s brand of beauty out of the virtual world and into the real one,” explains Meitu CEO Xinhong Wu.

The MeituSkin is available in Coral Pink and Aqua Green. Starting April 23, they’ll be available online for CNY 589. Unfortunately, it will only be in mainland China and there’s no news regarding global availability.

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