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Check Out This Ridiculous Flying Jet Board From France’s Bastille Day Parade

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On this day 230 years ago, hundreds of French civilians stormed the military prison known as the Bastille in Paris. It was one of the biggest events in the French Revolution, and its anniversary in 2019 was an excuse to show off a goofy hoverboard. New military tech was showcased at the annual Bastille Day…

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It’s Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People’s Faces

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Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos. Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow developed a way to create “living portraits” from a very small dataset—as few as one photograph, in some of their models. The paper, “Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models,”…

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We tried Google’s Stadia controller and it’s … OK?

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At this year’s I/O developer conference, Google shared its vision to “make a more helpful Google for everyone,” offering up a slew of useful features — AR in search, Live Captions for video, dark mode for Android, and a beefed-up Lens camera, for instance. It’s a positive and empowering mission, no doubt, but what’s up with Stadia, Google’s upcoming video…

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