The feature, which began rolling out to some users about a week ago, not only displayed the amount of calories users could burn by walking when they looked up a route, but also how many "mini cupcakes" those calories are worth.
In an apparent effort to encourage people to walk rather than drive, Google Maps started showing alternative walking directions when short driving directions were requested, complete with a note on how many calories you'd burn during the walk. Wegmans grocery offers mini-cupcakes that are 97.5 calories each, while Canada's Prairie Girl Bakery, for example, sells mini-cupcakes that each contain 200 calories.
Every mile walked burns 90 calories for an average person. "One mini cupcake is around 110 calories", stated the app. It turns out that Wednesday is National Chocolate Cupcake Day (not to be confused with regular National Cupcake Day, which is December 15) - which would have been a prime opportunity for gimmicks galore to show off Google's cupcake calorie counter. Furthermore, calorie estimates for "average" people is so vague that the information isn't very helpful without more context about how it was calculated.
In a response, Priya Tew, a member of the Association of UK Dietitians, also called the feature "triggering", adding it could make users feel "shamed".
Google is removing a cupcake-themed calorie counter from Maps after backlash from users, including concern over the feature being a possibly unscientific add-on that could trigger people with eating disorders.
A new Google feature that may have seemed sweet quickly turned sour. She also wrote: "Do they realize how extremely triggering something like this is for ppl who have had eating disorders?"
The feature was rolled out on a test basis to some iOS users, but was rapidly panned on Twitter. Unfortunately for Google, theirs is the most popular one.
After the interview, a current White House official told NPR that Obama did not call Kelly after his son was killed in action. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had to endure every parent's worst nightmare when his son, 1st Lt.
The ability to freely exchange the currency for hard tender suggests an official exchange is likely, alongside unofficial markets. If there is a rise in value, the same 13 percent rate will be applied upon sale of the coin only on the difference in value.
Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting in Syria, but has occasionally carried out strikes on Syrian military positions. On Monday morning, the Syrian air defense battery fired an interceptor missile at Israeli reconnaissance planes.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has found a smooth-moving dance partner while out on a surprise charity visit in London overnight. According to the Telegraph , a spokeswoman for the palace said the duchess is "better, but she's still suffering".
Joe Jonas kicked things off by posting a photo of he and Turner's hands with his bride-to-be sporting a pretty giant rock. The eighth and final season of " Game of Thrones " is slated to air in late 2018 or early 2019.
The Nintendo Switch port is developed by Panic Button, the studio responsible for the upcoming Rocket League port on Switch. Skyrim was teased in the initial Nintendo Switch reveal video before being given its November 17 release date.
He may cut the ribbon on the brand new U.S. embassy - close to completion at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station. Watch: King Felipe of Spain is welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II during a State Visit this year.
Artist Kehinde Wiley , who is known for his large, vibrant paintings of African Americans, will paint President Barack Obama . A Baltimore-based artist has been chosen by Michelle Obama to paint a portrait of the former first lady.
Maribor does not lose in his last two matches , last weekend, the team outplayed Rudar 2: 1 in the championship game in Slovenia. It was only the seventh time an English club had scored four first half goals in the Champions League.
This is an attempt at collective bribery?" he said. "This is a clear break down of the countrys democracy", the statement said. So, from October 3 to December 24 when the election process concluded, it was 83 days, which is unreasonable.
Google Honors Selena With Doodle
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The first Polestar is a sublime cut of 600 horses
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Harley-Davidson Q3 Income Retreats 40%
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Federer beats Nadal, wins Shanghai Masters
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Josh McCown throws for 354 yards in Jets' loss to the Patriots
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