Jun 21, 2017

Pinterest wants to provide outfit ideas with its newest tool

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As Pinterest continues to bolster Lens, its image recognition feature, it aims to help fashionistas with outfit ideas. This way, users can point the Pinterest app's Lens feature at an item (or outfit) in their closet, and get recommendations of what to pair it with. Pinterest previously rolled out to Lens the ability to recognize food and recommend recipes.

Why it matters: Pinterest's lofty ambition is to become the "Google of images" and is investing heavily into its image recognition tech. However, it's also competing with major tech players like Microsoft and Google, the latter of which recently unveiled its own tool competing with Lens (and with the same name). Pinterest recently raised an undisclosed amount of funding from existing investors, upping its valuation to $12.3 billion, which it says will help it continue to advance its technology.

More: Pinterest's Lens feature is also getting a new design, as well as new features such as zooming in and out, and analyzing photos previously saved.

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Primary elections test impact of protests, coronavirus on voting

Election official at a polling place at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the midst of a global pandemic and national protests over the death of George Floyd, eight states and the District of Columbia held primary elections on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to win 425 of the 479 delegates up for grabs in order to officially clinch the nomination. There are a number of key down-ballot races throughout the country as well, including a primary in Iowa that could determine the fate of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

Rep. Steve King. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report.

Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party.

Updates: George Floyd protests continue past curfews

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued Tuesday across the U.S. for the eighth consecutive day — prompting a federal response from the National Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

The latest: Protesters were still out en masse even as curfews set in in New York City and Washington, D.C. Large crowds kneeled at Arizona's state capitol nearly an hour before the statewide 8 p.m. curfew, and a peaceful march dispersed in Chicago ahead of the city's 9 p.m. curfew.