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Creating 3D models of people from 2D images

Continuing humanity's race towards potential deepfake hell, researchers have developed a way of creating 3D models from 2D images using neural networks. The full title of the project is PIFuHD: Multi-Level Pixel-Aligned Implicit Function for High-Resolution 3D Human Digitization and here's some gibberish from the researchers: Recent advances in...

Landing at LAX in real life vs Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

This is a side by side comparison of what it's like to land an Airbus A320 at Los Angeles airport in real life compared to Microsoft Flight Simulator. It's one of those instances where the simulator looks more realistic than reality. If it wasn't labeled I think most people would have a tough time figuring out which was which. The textures on the runway...

Guy accidentally reboots squirrel and it's super adorable

This is a video of a guy trying to feed a squirrel some pine nuts but then he somehow accidentally hits the reset button on it. It's the cutest, weirdest thing you'll see today unless you're subscribed to some sort of puppy breakdancing video channel. At 1:30 he starts just putting the nuts in the broken squirrel's arms and it's so adorable I almost...

Gollum lip syncs The Scatman using AI Lip Sync

Another day, another video of movie characters lip syncing to pop songs. This time, somebody turned AI Lip Sync on Gollum to make him lip sync The Scatman. There's something about his expression that perfectly captures the horror of deepfake's potential, like he's aware he's being made to sing The Scatman against his will. To make it perfect somebody...

CBP brags about seizing counterfeit Apple Airpods that are actually OnePlus Buds

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted last night that they seized a shipment of counterfeit Apple AirPods. However, just a quick glance at the pictures they posted show they're clearly OnePlus Buds. The CBP even sent out a press release bragging about their "mission success": On August 31, CBP officers seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple Airpod...

Turtle climbing up a wall like Jackie Chan

Ninja Turtle Oh, you know, just a turtle doing things I had no idea a turtle could do. Apparently Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a documentary? (via /OddlyGruntled/)

Fine art but with The Simpsons

Instagram account Fine Art Simpsons mashes up fine art with The Simpsons. They're all pretty great, but the one above featuring Cy Twombly's 'Untitled' on the chalkboard really shows the absurdity of the art world, since that thing sold Sotheby's for $70,530,000 USD. That's $70.5 million. For the thing that if nobody had pointed out you really would've...

Fine art but with The Simpsons

Instagram account Fine Art Simpsons mashes up fine art with The Simpsons. They're all pretty great, but the one above featuring Cy Twombly's 'Untitled' on the chalkboard really shows the absurdity of the art world, since that thing sold Sotheby's for $70,530,000 USD. That's $70.5 million. For the thing that if nobody had pointed out you really would've...

Somebody took drone footage from the Bay Area fires and set it to Blade Runner 2049

Because 2020 has decided it hasn't screwed with us enough, California is currently on fire and has turned San Francisco into a scene from the apocalypse. Well somebody took drone footage from the Bay Area fire and set it to the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack. It's insane that this is what San Francisco actually looks like right now. It's weird seeing...

The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Dune

The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Dune is here. I'm not sure what the human limit of anticipation is, but I think I hit it. Although the Pink Floyd cover they chose kind of sucks and I feel like there was a missed opportunity to use Darude's Sandstorm.

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