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Top of the Morning: In Photos: Baby Letizia's ChristeningPlus, Barbie's Dreamhouse gets a high-tech makeover, first photo of Tyra Banks's baby, and more!
1. Welcome to the Christian world, Baby Letizia!
Baby Letizia was baptized yesterday, Valentine's Day. The two-month-old daughter of Kapuso Primetime Couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes was christened at St. Alphonsus Parish, Magallanes, Makati City. Some of Baby Zia's godparents are her parent's co-actors like Bettina Carlos, Ana Feleo, Roxanne Barcelo, Gabby Eigenmann, and Dingdong's cousins Arthur Solinap and Carlo Gonzalez. Senator Grace Poe also graced the event. (pep.ph)
2. Tyra Banks shares first photo of son
Model and TV host Tyra Banks gave the world a sneak peek of her and boyfriend Erik Asla's son York via a post on her Instagram. "This is the Happiest Valentine’s Day of my life. York, Daddy @erikasla and I send you so much love," Tyra Banks wrote as caption to a photo of her carrying the newborn in a sling. The new parents, who struggled with fertility issues before going for the option to have a baby via surrogate, welcomed their York late in January this year. (people.com)
3. Barbie's Dreamhouse gets a makeoverADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
"Hello Dreamhouse..." Even Barbie gets a smart home in 2016 https://t.co/IvvkXQ0OIW— Mashable (@mashable) February 13, 2016
In keeping with the times, Barbie is updating her lifestyle to incorporate tech. Toy manufacturer Mattel recently unveiled Barbie's new Dreamhouse, equipped with smart technology. It's Wi-Fi enabled and connects with an app that features a voice recognition software so kids can talk to the home, similar to how Siri works on the iPhone. It's also equipped with a light control feature that lights up when Barbie is nearby or when voice activated. Of course, with the new tech features, the Dreamhouse would need to be connected to a power source. (mashable.com)
4. CDC introduces Zika test for pregnant women
Since the outbreak of Zika Virus and its link to the rise of cases of microcephaly in newborn babies, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced a test kit for pregnant women. The U.S. government has delivered these test kits to health departments. Pregnant women who suspect that they were exposed to the virus should take the test to see if they need further monitoring. Currently, the test kits might not be enough to meet the demand, but the U.S. government is working to get more funding to help combat this global health concern. (yahoo.com)
5. Kids with disability may soon make their own prosthetics using Lego
With the Iko Creative Prosthetic System, kids with disabilities can now customize their prosthetics with Lego pieces of different colors and shapes, allowing them the freedom to personalize these and express themselves. The battery-operated prosthetic arm and 3D-printed sockets are specifically designed for children ages 3 three to 12. The project aims to eliminate or reduce stigma around having a prosthetic limb. (huffingtonpost.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW