Apollo 16 footage interpolated from 12 to 60 frames per second

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DAIN is an AI-powered method for adding “missing” frames of footage. Standard interpolation treats the existing frames as flat fields of color and contrast, but the AI models the depth of regions in the scene, resulting in a more convincing and less “smeary” results. Let’s go for a ride on the moon!

Apollo 16 Rover Traverse to Station 4 16mm footage interpolated from 12fps to 60fps with DAIN-AI. Colour corrected and synchronized with audio.

Raw 16mm film & Audio: NASAVideo & Audio Processing: Dutchsteammachine

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Stella the ‘talking’ dog is mad about something

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Stella, the dog who has been taught to ‘speak’ using pre-programmed buttons, has now learned to express when she’s ‘mad.’ Watch the video to find out why she’s upset — I don’t want to spoil it for you.

One morning when I was working at home, Stella alertedly stood in front of me, whined, and wagged her tail. I could tell she was upset so I asked, “Stella what’s wrong?” Stella walked to her device, said “mad,” and let out her frustrated little bark.

I carried on the conversation by asking, “Why are you mad?” It was raining so I thought she was wanting to play outside more since she didn’t get to stay out as long as usual. Or I thought she might’ve wanted the blanket I was using…

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Superhot creators are giving away millions of free copies of Mind Control Delete expansion

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The team behind time-bending first-person shooter Superhot has a pretty good proposition: buy or have bought the first game and you get the follow-up for free. Called Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the standalone expansion has been in early access on Steam since 2017. But it’s releasing in full on July 16th, and developer Superhot Team wants to reward buyers of the original with a free copy. That means as many as 2 million people are eligible to receive the expansion without paying for it, the studio says.

All you need to do is purchase Superhot, or have already purchased the game, on one of the supported major platforms and the expansion will be automatically added to your library. It’s important to note that this is for the non-VR…

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Getting Started With AVRO

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Recently we want very fast communication between our distributed system, our payload was also considered so we try to evaluate different protocols like AVRO, Thrift, Protobuff, and MessagePack. I will try to cover each one in-depth starting with AVRO, so stay tuned for others.

So what is AVRO?

AVRO is a data serialization framework. It uses JSON to define the schema and serialize data into a binary compact format that can be store in persistent storage or transfer across the wire. We are not going to go in details of definition but will concentrate on implementation and its pros and cons.

iOS 14’s public beta is rolling out today

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iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 should be available this Fall, the Public Beta is available now.

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The public betas for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are rolling out today, and they bring a laundry list of new features, including the biggest changes to the iOS home screen that we’ve seen in years.

This will be the first opportunity for anyone who’s not enrolled in Apple’s developer program to try out the new operating systems, which we expect to see in their final form at the end of this summer. The usual caveats about beta releases apply: it’s very possible you’ll experience bugs or glitches that Apple is still in the process of ironing out, so if that’s going to be a huge hiccup for you, make sure your device is backed up (or just wait for the final release).

What you’ll probably notice first is that Apple has redesigned the iOS home…

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GoPro now lets you transform the Hero 8 into a webcam

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You might not be getting much use out of GoPro’s outdoor action cameras during the coronavirus pandemic, so GoPro is making it a lot easier for you to repurpose its flagship Hero 8 camera for use indoors as a macOS webcam. GoPro says support for Windows is currently in development.

Using new beta software, you can transform the Hero 8 into a webcam that connects to your computer via USB for use on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other videoconferencing services. Mind you, the Hero 8 is not known for its high-quality imagery compared to DSLR cameras, though it’s certainly a better alternative to the poor image quality of most laptop webcams.

Many people social distancing and working from home during the pandemic have relied on…

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How to install the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas

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iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available in public beta, and you can download and install them. The process for installing each is similar. We’ll walk through what’s new and how to get the betas onto your devices.

Unless you’re enrolled in Apple’s developer program, this is your first opportunity to try out the new software in beta. These betas will update periodically, culminating in the final release, which we expect at the end of summer. It’s usually timed for the new hardware announcements Apple usually makes at its annual September event, though given that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown most things for a loop, it’s hard to say if this year’s cadence is on a similar track.

Before we start, the usual word of warning about beta…

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Sony reveals the PS5 game box design

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Sony revealed what the physical boxes for PlayStation 5 games will look like in a blog post on Thursday, using the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales as an example. While they look a lot like, well, game boxes, there are still a few interesting design details to note.

Sony will once again sell games in blue cases, similar to PS4 games, but the PS5 cases are a slightly darker blue that seems to match the blue accents on the PS5 console and controller. And the PS5 header at the top of the game label is white and black (instead of the blue of the PS4 header), also matching the design of the PS5 hardware family.

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The PlayStation 5 consoles and controller.

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Watch this maker restore a WWI lighter made from a bullet

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During World War I, skilled craftsmen stuck in trenches would fashion useful items from spent bullets and other war materials. Watch Canadian maker Steven from the Steven’s Fix YouTube channel restore a century-old bullet lighter back to working condition.

As Steven points out:

This video is of a WWI trench art brass bullet lighter. Trench art was what soldiers made while waiting to fight. The earliest reference to a lighter that looks like this is 1909. They were made in Canada, France and other countries up until the 1940s. A soldier would order them or be sent one from a loved one and would decorate it themselves. This one has a very fine flower pattern on the lighter and the cap. Starting with the Crimean War, up through WWI and WWII, there was a superstition about 3 to a match – where if three cigarettes were lit on the same match one, or the third, soldier would be shot. This prompted many soldiers to write home to loved ones asking for lighters of their own. The lighters would also be more resilient to water and mud.

Check out his Instagram for more cool maker projects like this file knife:

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File knife is coming along

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Save 30% on a home delivery of your favorite beer, wine, or spirits with Saucey

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Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However, that ease and simplicity certainly isn’t in place today. 

Alcohol delivery laws in 2020 are a mishmash of conflicting regulations that shift from state to state. Right now, only 12 states allow for some method of home delivery of all alcohol products. Out of all that uncertainty, services like Saucey have jumped in to fill those gaps, offering fast, reliable home delivery of everyone’s favorite alcoholic beverages. 

They want to get users to try out the service — so right now, first-time buyers can get a $50 gift card to the full roster of Saucey Liquor Delivery services for just $34.99, a savings of 30 percent.

Started in Los Angeles, Saucey works with local liquor stores in 20 metropolitan areas around the country. All you do is go to the Saucey website, create an account, pick out your beverages of choice, drop a pin on your address — and within 30 minutes, your order has arrived. From literally hundreds of beer, cider, and hard seltzer varieties to red, white, rose and sparkling wines and champagnes, the expanded options of a truly epic liquor store are all available to you, 24/7/365.

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