Microsoft’s Seeing AI App adds Five More Languages to Assist the Blind

While the Microsoft Seeing AI has proven to be successful for assisting the blind by describing objects and text, the only issue has been that it’s only been available in English, so you’re crap-outta-luck if that’s not your first language. Thankfully,  Microsoft recently updated the free (and currently) iOS-only app with five additional languages that it can support: Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  This means that Seeing can now process and describe things like signs or the facial expressions of other people to help the blind use the proper words in their (at least from the current six) home languages.

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Cincinnati’s Bunk Spot Gallery is Showcasing Disheveled, Deteriorating Architecture…

Should you happen to be in the Cincinnati area this coming Friday, November 29th and wish to take a break from (or completely avoid) the Black Friday rush, locals Jim Swill and Ben Brown will be presenting a free (yes, I said FREE) joint show at Bunk Spot Gallery, titled “Total Facade”, focusing on deteriorating and damaged buildings. Continue reading “Cincinnati’s Bunk Spot Gallery is Showcasing Disheveled, Deteriorating Architecture…”

Ex-WWE Star TJP to Compete in New Japan’s Super J-Cup Tournament (UPDATE: Full Bracket Revealed!)

Now that former WWE stars Jox Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (f.k.a. Hideo Itami) are competing in New Japan G1 Classic Tournament, another former WWE star seems to also have been stung by NJPW tourney fever. TJP (f.k.a. TJ Perkins; man, there’s a ton of “f.k.a.” so far) will take part in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J-Cup tournament.

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Dang Arcade 1UP! Back At It Again with the new Arcade Cabinets!

The crew over at Arcade1UP have been releasing replica arcade cabinets for retail for the past year-or-so with licenses from the makers of Pac-Man, Defender, and Street Fighter, to name a few. The arcade cabinets are less-expensive — starting at $199 — and smaller in scale compared to their original releases — allowing for play while sitting down, or standing with the optional 1 foot … Continue reading Dang Arcade 1UP! Back At It Again with the new Arcade Cabinets!

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Behold, the First Photo and Video of an ACTUAL Black Hole… [Update: Thank you MIT Grad Student Katie Bouman!]

Ladies, Gentlemen, and everyone in-between; we have witnessed a major milestone in astronomy. After many, many years of depending on computer-generated images based on the what the theory of general relativity has predicted for decades, we finally have an actual image of a black hole in space. I know, I know; IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED!!! A collaboration of scientists worldwide used the Event Horizon (heh-heh) Telescope to find this gigantic — that’s putting it lightly — black hole located in the Messier 87 galaxy that measures up to 6.5 million times the mass of the Sun.  The image shows a sort-of-shadow made by the event horizon bending and sucking in light. Continue reading “Behold, the First Photo and Video of an ACTUAL Black Hole… [Update: Thank you MIT Grad Student Katie Bouman!]”

How Do You Celebrate the Louvre Pyramid’s 30th Birthday? OPTICAL ILLUSIONS!!!!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of IM Pei’s Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, artist JR created a large-scale collaborative art piece, titled ‘The Secret of the Louvre”, that takes up the entirety of the Napoleon Court. The reason for the Pyramid’s creation was to ease down the congestion from museum’s thousands of daily visitors. The artwork was made with the assistance of 400 volunteers, resulting in the aforementioned optical illusion of Pei’s pyramid sinking into the ground.

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Jerry Lawler & Rikishi Dance, then Beat-up Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell at Grizzlies Game

During a Memphis Grizzlies game this past Saturday, where they fell 112-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Rikishi Fatu would join the Grizz Girls in the third quarter to perform the latter’s dance routine made famous with Too Cool trio in WWE. This was moment that was wonderful and poignant as Lawler’s son, Brian Christopher Lawler (a.k.a., Grandmaster Sexay), was one-third of the group (along with Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor) during their run in the Attitude Era.

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Circle March 25th, ’cause Apple’s has a (likely) Streaming Service Announcement Coming…

Apple has sent out invitations to members of the press and other guests for a March 25 “special event,” featuring the words “it’s show time.” That’s interesting because Apple used the same tagline back in 2006 (hey kids, remember 2006?) for an event that led to the unveiling of the Apple TV device. The language and references points to a possible announcement of the company’s long-rumored streaming TV service that might be the event’s main focused.

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The Resurrection of Segata Sanshiro (at SEGA FES 2019 at least…)

I have some fond memories of playing the Sega Saturn back in the day; mostly at friend’s houses and the karate studio as I had a PlayStation at home (along with a Genesis and Game Gear). I had fun playing Nights: Into Dreams, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Sonic Jam (believe it or not), Sega Rally, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and the like. Now, we are approaching the 25th anniversary of the Sega Saturn’s launch in Japan, and Sega’s going to turn back time and bring back a “dead” character.

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