Saturday, January 23, 2021

Folding a paper samurai from a single sheet of paper

This is a video of Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä (his Instagram) folding a single sheet of paper into a samurai. Some people call it origami, I call it magic. I can't even being to imagine how you design something like this. Even with instructions it would be impossible, but to create it from scratch…

Aged EA exec Peter Moore returns to gaming as Cohesion SVP of sports activities...

Dean Takahashi@deantak January 20, 2021 11:35 PM Peter Moore, former leader at Sega, EA, and Microsoft, has joined the board at Nifty Games.Image Credit: Nifty Games Peter Moore made his mark on video games as one of the top bosses at Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox, and Sega of America. And now he’s coming back to…

Devsisters launches Cookie Sprint: Kingdom mobile RPG

Dean Takahashi@deantak January 20, 2021 6:30 PM Cookie Run: Kingdom by Devsisters.Image Credit: Devsisters Devsisters is launching Cookie Run: Kingdom today as the latest title in a franchise that has had more than 100 million downloads. It’s a base-building, role-playing mobile game where players outsmart their opponents and, yes, fight each other with cookies. Cookie…

Rival Height interactive actuality tell hits 22 million views

The game-like interactive reality show Rival Peak has turned into a hit on Facebook, with more than 22 million views of the first six episodes of the weekly show. Genvid Technologies and Pipeworks Studios created Rival Peak, a new kind of interactive experience that is partly a game and partly a reality show. The audience…

University of Pisa leans into the I/O announce AI applications dangle

At a time when workloads that employ machine and deep learning algorithms are being built and deployed more frequently, organizations need to optimize I/O throughput in a way that enables those workloads to cost-effectively share the expensive GPU resources used to train AI models. Case in point: the University of Pisa, which has been steadily…

Allen Institute launches GENIE, a leaderboard for human-in-the-loop language mannequin benchmarking

There’s been an explosion in recent years of natural language processing (NLP) datasets aimed at testing various AI capabilities. Many of these datasets have accompanying leaderboards, which provide a means of ranking and comparing models. But the adoption of leaderboards has thus far been limited to setups with automatic evaluation, like classification and knowledge retrieval.…

Ford begins sharing its driver-calm accident files with diversified automobile makers

There would be fewer accidents if drivers could tell each other about accidents and other potentially dangerous obstacles. That’s why Ford has started sharing its own car data, which includes airbag activations, emergency braking and fog light usage, with other manufacturers. In theory, these signals are a good indication of something problematic on the road.…

Samsung Disclose to invent 90Hz OLED shows for laptops

Of course, such a display could also end up in enterprise and productivity-focused laptops. We’ve see plenty of mainstream smartphones, after all, ship with 120Hz panels, such as last year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8T. The question now is simple: which companies and models will use Samsung Display’s new laptop panels? The latter has…

Trump left Washington with ‘no one in fact attempting to send him off’

Chuck Todd says that President Trump "imploded" after losing the election in November, but there might be an opportunity for President-elect Biden.Jan. 20, 2021

How ancestral village of Kamala Harris is celebrating inauguration

THULASENDRAPURAM, India - Residents of the ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president on Wednesday by setting off firecrackers and distributing food.Thulasendrapuram, a leafy village about 320 km (200 miles) south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago.Calendars featuring…