2D video to 3D faces: Facing down a key challenge in VR

Smartphone input can now generate photorealistically lit and shadowed 3D human faces, viewed from any angle Creating a virtual experience that’s as close to real life as possible is one of virtual reality’s (VR’s) ultimate goals, as compa.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeMar 4th, 2021

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets "Freedom Expression" Award Sponsored By YouTube

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Newsweek: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki received a "Free Expression" award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony sponsored by YouTube, an online video platform owned by Google. On Thursday, YouTu.....»»

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Apple Announces New Apple TV 4K With Redesigned Siri Remote

The new Apple TV sports a more powerful A12 Bionic chip that lets it play HDR video at higher frame rates. It also comes equipped with a redesigned Siri remote. The Verge reports: The new Siri remote has an iPod-style scroll wheel, a five-way click p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 37 min. ago

Meet SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts before they blast off to space

As part of the build-up to SpaceX's Crew-2 launch on Thursday, NASA has released a video featuring a series of quick-fire questions for the astronauts......»»

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Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft

Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 9 min. ago

Belarusian regime’s thugs shut down Imaguru, the country’s key startup hub

After visits by unnamed masked intruders and the cancellation of its lease, Imaguru — the country’s key startup hub, event and co-working space in Minsk — has effectively been shut down by the Lukashenko regime, which has led a brutal crackdown.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 37 min. ago

Tesla drives on Autopilot through regulatory gray zone, report says

The automaker's Autopilot and "Full Self-Driving" systems present a challenge to officials responsible for motor vehicle and highway safety......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Apple updates the Apple TV 4K with the A12 processor, new remote

The A12 Bionic chip will make games run faster and enhances video as well. Enlarge The Apple TV 4K set-top box will receive some needed upgrades, including to the remote. Today at an event largely focused on the new M1-powered iMacs and iPad.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 10 min. ago

Database developed on key mollusk to study pollution in coastal areas

Scrobiculariaplana is a type of wedge clam widely found along the coasts and estuaries of northern Europe, the Mediterranean and West Africa. Like other mollusks, it is used as a bioindicator to study pollution in these types of ecosystems, for its a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

Certain gut microbes make mosquitoes more prone to carry malaria parasite

Dietary sugars and gut microbes play a key role in promoting malaria parasite infection in mosquitoes. Researchers in China have uncovered evidence that mosquitoes fed a sugar diet show an increased abundance of the bacterial species Asaia bogorensis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

Video: Orbital debris threatens satellites

The launch of Sputnik, humankind's first satellite, in 1957 marked the dawn of a new era for the people of Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

The seven best zombie games for the Xbox One

Zombies are a huge part of our entertainment, from classic Romero films to long-running TV dramas. Here are the seven best zombie video games for Xbox One......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 38 min. ago

Ten key Aldo Rossi projects that showcase the scope of his work

A new retrospective of postmodernist architect Aldo Rossi's work has recently opened at Rome's MAXXI museum. Its curator Alberto Ferlenga picks ten designs that demonstrate the scope of Rossi's work and how it is still relevant today. Read more.....»»

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SEOs rejoice: Core web vitals release moves to June; plus WordPress might block FLoC; Tuesday’s daily brief

And why you should use social media as a key component of your negotiation research Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated News14 hr. 9 min. ago

IBM breaks latest revenue losing streak as cloud revenue shows modest growth

For IBM, much of the last 8 years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight quarters of negative revenue growth. So when Big Blue rep.....»»

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Leo AR, user-facing marketplace for 3D objects, raises $3 million seed round

Apple’s introduction of ARKit changed the game for entrepreneurs, not unlike the App Store did on a much, much larger scale back in 2008. One entrepreneur, Dana Loberg, has capitalized on the launch of ARKit with her startup Leo AR. Leo is the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 9 min. ago

Research demonstrates how small amounts of strain can be used to control a material"s properties

New research on an atomically-thin semiconductor demonstrates how a material's magnetism can be controlled using small amounts of strain. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, this study provides key insights for applications ranging from new spintroni.....»»

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Atomic-level insights gained for a key lipid-binding protein implicated in cancer 

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified, at an atomic level, how a part of a protein called PLEKHA7 interacts with a cell's membrane to regulate important intercellular communications......»»

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How many Anthropocenes

The Anthropocene, in its brief but vivid history, has developed many faces. A new study from the University of Leicester suggests how these can add up to a wider understanding......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Isle of Cumbrae recreated in video game Minecraft

The popular tourist destination features in a new game aimed at teaching young people about its heritage......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in May 2021

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are free for all Prime members. Check out all the new content hitting Amazon Prime Video in May......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021