Put simply, NVIDIA researchers have developed a deep learning-based system that is capable of producing high-quality, 240-frames-per-second slow-motion videos using a normal 30-frame-per-second video. This new system outperforms various state-of-the-art methods that claim to do the same. "While it is possible to take 240-frame-per-second videos with a cell phone, recording everything at high frame rates is impractical, as it requires large memories and is power-intensive for mobile devices. For these reasons and others, it is of great interest to generate high-quality slow-motion video from existing videos," said the researchers. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the ten weirdest lighters ever made.
Jessie Lipskin wanted to combine her love of travel and homes into one, starting with a 1966 Greyhound Commuter Bus. She spent the next few years transforming it into her dream home on wheels. "I love DIY, however, I donít have experience with plumbing, electrical, carpentry needed for this project. The big challenge was that it was very different from working on a home that's fixed in one location. I constantly had to account for movement, on top of that the angles of the bus and slanted style windows made it challenging to design the best possible layout and curved woodworking. Levels were useless as the bus incline changes depending on location, it was all about calculating angles. This added a lot of time onto the project," Lipskin told Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures of the conversion process.
You can't always get the perfect selfie, and for those when you just happen to be blinking, Facebook has a solution. Researchers have created an artificial intelligence system that automatically replaces closed eyes with open ones. How? Well, they trained the AI with photos of people with their eyes open, and after learning that person's eye shape and features, it automatically replaces the closed eyes with artificially generated eyes. Continue reading for many more examples and information.
First revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept gives us a sneak peak at the company's next supercar, or the successor to the LFA. This pre-production model is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter direct-injection V6 engine - THS-R hybrid system - that outputs an impressive 986-horsepower. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Bruiser Conversions turned a normal Jeep Wrangler into the 6-wheeled beast that you see above, complete with lengthened body to accommodate the extra axle, an open rear bed, increased ground clearance, a special suspension, front winch, and special alloy wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson off-road tires. It's powered by a GM-sourced LS3 V8 engine that produces 480 horsepower, mated to an Atlas 3.0 transfer case. Continue reaidng for another video, more pictures and information.
Oppo's newly announced Find X smartphone skips the notch on its 6.4" display, and instead has a slide-up camera system that is concealed when the handset is powered off or the camera app is closed. When either of those things are opened, the entire top section automatically slides up to reveal a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Erik Finman, also known as the world's youngest Bitcoin millionaire, managed to build a real-life, working Dr. Octopus arm prosthesis for a young Marvel fan who also suffers from hypermobility symptoms. The suit boasts four flexible tentacles, controlled via rear-mounted microcontrollers, and is powered by a total of eight servo-motors, which run on a 4-cell Lithium Motorcycle battery. The 12.5 pound creation is manageable, even for 10-year-old Aristou. "He came up with this idea - because he's a huge comic book fan, a huge Spider-Man fan - of having his own Doctor Octopus suit. He said 'that would solve my problems. I thought that was such a smart idea and sweet. For me, it would have been so great if someone had helped me at that age. So I felt like a kindred spirit in a lot of ways," said Finman. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one someone who decided to buy $150 worth of weird Amazon Tech.
BlackBerry may not be a household name, or at least anymore, but they're still around, and thriving, thanks to the automotive industry (autonomous technologies, etc.), as well as licensing their many patents. The BB Network breaks away from the traditional smartphone design, and is actually a smart touchscreen nametag of sorts. Featuring RFID technology that can be used to clock in at work, syncing tasks, BBM Hub (Blackberry's Slack), and even its own payment gateway. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
DJI has catapulted to become the world's best known drone maker, and that means a new headquarters is in store. Called the "Drone Towers," these buildings will be located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and feature quadruple-height indoor drone flight testing spaces as well as a stunning sky bridge to showcase new technologies. It was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Samsung's T5 500GB Portable SSD not only offers blazing fast speeds, but it's palm-sized and goes anywhere, all for $129.99 shipped, today only, originally $189.99. With Samsung V-NAND flash memory and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, the T5 provides transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s, that's up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs. Transfers and backups of large-sized data including 4K videos and high-resolution photos will be much faster. The top to bottom metal design and rounded unibody fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.