In trending news this morning, Snapchat users are expressing their frustrations over a recent update, a new drone takes selfies from the air, and a new flower company is selling roses that will stay alive for an entire year.
First up, people are upset over Snapchat's newest update. More than one million people have signed a change.org petition to help convince Snap Inc. to change the app back to the basics. Snapchat previously featured content from friends, publishers and celebrities on one page, and snaps sent to you individually were on a separate page. Now, all of your friends' updates, whether they're sent directly to you or not, are on one page and there's a designated page for publishers.
Snapchat is getting criticism that the new interface is difficult to navigate. A Snap spokesperson says the company "hopes the community will enjoy it once they settle in." The redesigned app was rolled out to 40 million users as of last week, and all of its users will have it by the end of this quarter.
Also trending, a new selfie drone has hit the market. The R1 is designed to follow you wherever you go and is created by a company called Skydio. Using 13 cameras and advanced artificial intelligence, the R1 scans your body, your clothes and your individual movements to capture the best shot. It's the first of its kind boasting so many cameras and flying up to 25 miles per hour, but to get those perfect shots, you'll have to shell out $2,500 for the device.
Lastly, a company called "Venus ET Fleur," specializes in boxed roses that it says last an entire year. The owners worked with a farm in Ecuador to develop a wax-based solution that can preserve each rose's texture, shape and even some of its scent. They don't come cheap. A single red rose costs $39, while a box of 42 costs upwards of $399.