Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos

Typically, the process to create fake slow motion videos is a difficult one, as it requires software to stretch a video clip out by creating hundreds-and-hundreds of non-existent frames to place in-between existing frames. The result of this hard process often yields low-quality success, as it produced stuttering and unconvincing visual quality. Nvidia aims to take advantage of the incredible image-processing potential of deep learning to create a method to produce high-quality fake slow motion videos from a regular clip. Continue reading “Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos”

Here’s Shane McMahon Doing MoCap for WWE 2K18…

When it comes to making WWE video games, the in-ring motion capture (MoCap) work is performed by very talented non-WWE wrestlers that learn everyone’s moves and entrances while wearing the motion capture suits. This method allows the actual WWE wrestlers from having to take lots of time out of their already busy schedules to film MoCap work. However, there are some instances when some WWE talent don’t want someone else to bring their moves to the virtual world; Shane McMahon is one of them. Continue reading “Here’s Shane McMahon Doing MoCap for WWE 2K18…”

Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller

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If you’re a designer of nearly ANY trade, then many of you feel that sliders are terrible. You might accidentally move your cursor or element just a little too far to the left; a little too far to the right. Plus, sometimes EVEN THE MOUSE can be frustrating method to control applications like Photoshop, Final Cut, AutoCAD or even Spotify. However, this new input device from Senic called Flow allows you to play your computer like an instrument, as it offers and relies on infinite dexterity through feeling instead of sight. Continue reading “Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller”

New School & Old School: Full Body Pong, Arkanoid AND Asteroids!

In the world of gaming, we have transitioned from traditional gaming controllers to full-body controllers (like the SEGA Activator; ugh), then back to game controllers and then back to full-body and motion controllers (Wii-mote, PS Move & Kinect), and back once again to traditional game controllers.  It’s fair to say that motion-related gaming has had some difficulty gaining traction, but it’s also fair to say that people are still trying to improve on the technology.  At this years JAEPO arcade game expo, a very creative game called e Sports Ground was shown off.  The game has you use your body as the controller (YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER) alongside a series of motion tracking cameras and projectors that transforms the floor into the game screen.  

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Son Hacks Kinect To Help Mother Email After Suffering Stroke

Some years ago, Chad Ruble’s mother suffered a stroke and now has aphasia.  She hasn’t been able to use a keyboard for years because it is extremely difficult for her to recognize text, due to the stroke. Earning his candidacy for “Son of the Year,” Chad hacked and built a Kinect-enabled interface that allows his mother to move her hand around a series of emoticons (happy, sad, upset, etc.) and other icons to help her compose and send e-mails.  Check out the video after the break.   Continue reading “Son Hacks Kinect To Help Mother Email After Suffering Stroke”