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People can ‘facetune’ digital facelifts to look good in video calls

Working from home isn’t the cozy affair it used to be. As millions have been forced out of classrooms and offices in a monumental effort to curb the global coronavirus outbreak, so too have they learned that the dream of working in pajamas all day vanished with the advent of easy video conferencing software, such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. These days, many are being asked to report to virtual classrooms and offices, with not just two participants on either side of the call, but several, and maybe even dozens or more. But it’s tech that got us here, and it’s tech that will save us — thanks to one particularly ingenious “Zoom University” student. Grant Rosenthal, who was forced back to his family home in Irvine, Californi ...