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Tech Talk: This is not a photo of Morgan Freeman

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on December 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 1:55 PM

HOUSTON – You have to see what one artist was able to come up with using an iPad app – the end result looks like a photo! This and more in today’s Tech Talk…

== Smartbra in the works ==
Microsoft is working on a smartbra that would track the emotions and eating habits of its wearer. It would use sensors near your heart to detect when you’re stressed out and then send you a warning on your smartphone when it thinks youre about to dive into the junk food. The prototype only has a battery life of about four hours, so it’s still being tested.

== Applebee’s goes digital ==
Company reps for the family restaurant chain Applebee’s say they plan to put a tablet computer at every table. You’ll be able to use them to order appetizers, play video games while you wait, or even pay your bill. You’ll still have to talk to a waiter to make your main order, however. Who knows – maybe you’ll ‘have’ to talk to your family too? All Applebee’s restaurants should have the tablets by the end of next year.

== This is not a photo of Morgan Freeman ==
An artist is showing off his painting abilities on the iPad.  Artist Kyle Lambert uploaded a timelapse video to YouTube showing his use of a $6 app called Procreate. At first, Lambert does something that looks like a child’s fingerpainting, but as the video goes on, it becomes more and more clear it’s actually a digital painting of the actor Morgan Freeman. The video goes on to show every little detail being added -- so much detail the end result looks just like a photo. Lambert says it took more about 200 hours and nearly 300,000 brush strokes to finish the art. Watch the entire video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEdRLlqdgA4 

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