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Get one of these Kodak projectors for the ultimate summer movie night experience

TLDR: These Kodak projectors and other accessories can turn movie night into something truly special this summer. Here’s an idea…how about holding your weekly movie night in your backyard this summer? With the warm nights ahead, now is a great time to put your backyard movie palace plans into motion, complete with a brilliant projector, a giant screen,...

Here’s why predicting space weather is even harder than it sounds

Recent developments at the forefront of astronomy allow us to observe that planets orbiting other stars have weather. Indeed, we have known that other planets in our own solar system have weather, in many cases more extreme than our own. Our lives are affected by short-term atmospheric variations of weather on Earth, and we fear that longer-term climate...

What we’re expecting from Google I/O 2021

Because we’re still in the midst of COVID19, Google I/O is going virtual this year, — it was canceled last year — livestreamed for free to all. The company’s developer conference begins on Tuesday, May 18, with the keynote event set to kick off at 10 AM PT/ 1PM ET. With that date soon approaching, it’s time to speculate about what might make an appearance,...

This quantum paradox will make you question reality

If you don’t finish reading this article it may never be written. If that’s not incentive to abandon a boring news piece, we’re not sure what is. A team of researchers from Australia recently published a new take on Wigner’s Friend that’s pretty mind-blowing. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic: this might be the most exciting quantum physics theory...

Ex-Apple designer’s ‘triphonic’ speaker may be the hi-fi HomePod we deserve

Say what you will about Apple’s original HomePod, but it was actually a really solid speaker by technical standards. So when Apple discontinued it, we wondered what might eventually replace it. Although there are currently rumors of a HomePod with a screen and camera, it’s now looking like one of the best alternatives may actually come from an ex-Apple...

This AI can tell what an instrument sounds like from pictures

A team of researchers from Politecnico Di Milan have developed an AI system capable of helping master instrument makers determine what an unmade violin might sound like. Violins have been around since the 16th century and, for those who build and play them, not much has changed. Modern luthiers tend to apply modest design twists to centuries-old designs...

Watch GTA V get an AI-powered photorealistic makeover

The sprawling cityscapes of Grand Theft Auto V have been given an AI-powered makeover that makes the game’s online world look almost photorealistic. Researchers at Intel Labs transformed the graphics by training convolutional networks on real-world images. The network then applied the style of the training data to rendered images from the game. In one...

This Android TV box streams movies and shows to your TV in up to 6K glory

TLDR: The Q Plu Android TV Box can turn any TV into a streaming TV, capable of playing back all your favorite streaming media or video files right out of the box. While it probably feels like every TV today is now a smart TV, that’s not actually the case. In fact, there are plenty of TVs who need some real help if you want them to stream anything from...

New AirPods and Apple Music HiFi may arrive next week (but don’t bet on it)

Now the AirTags are finally out, we need new unreleased Apple products to obsess over. So, please make some noise for the new AirPods and HiFi Apple Music! Here’s the meat: a YouTuber with no real leaking history has said Apple will release the aforementioned products on May 18 via a press release. Should you believe this? Umm, kinda? We know for certain...

Watch this Waymo driverless taxi freak out and cause a scene

Here’s a hilarious video I came across just now, featuring a delinquent Waymo taxi. Yesterday YouTuber JJRicks Studios has shared a video of their eventful ride with a Waymo driverless robotaxi. Halfway through the ride the vehicle was required to make a right turn to the main road — however the right lane was closed off. The taxi’s planner showed that...

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