The Microsoft app How-Old.net, despite it’s AOL-ian branding, has become a big hit with the internet because there’s nothing that greases the wheels of social media like the excuse to post yet more pictures of one’s self.
Still, the app can be amusing, especially when it doesn’t work as intended. f(x)’s rapper and all-around-cool-person Amber posted a shot from the How-Old.met app of herself, Krystal, Victoria and Luna on Twitter. Guess what stands out.
Now, the app was off by a whole adult when it came to Amber (she is 22) but let’s examine the other three before we come down too hardly on a facial recognition app that scanned the face of a woman and found a preschooler.
How-Old.net miraculously guessed Krystal’s age correctly. It was only off by three years when it came to guessing Luna’s age which might as well be accurate given the Amber Grading Curve. One can even forgive the app for thinking that Victoria is 22 because she’s actually an immortal vampire who will outlive this entire planet and still look utterly flawless while doing so*.
Lastly, that’s a nearly unrecognizable picture of Amber and a less silly picture could garner more accurate results. Sure, I could see that being a reasonable hypoth…
*Victoria is somehow really 28 years old.
** I had planned on doing a review of BESTie’s “Excuse Me” but I’m sick and thinking hard about anything is annoyingly difficult right now. Long story short, “Excuse Me” is a cute, forgettable jam that tries way too hard to make “excuse me” into a hook (the members look great though). Feel free to comment on that release below as well. Now, off for some Tylenol and a nap.