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RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

 They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re windows to the brain. RightEye is a startup that looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell in minutes whether you should see a doctor — or look into becoming a pro… Read More

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Overwatch Impressively Reimagined As A 2-D Fighting Game

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This is a video reimagining Overwatch as a 2-D Street Fighter style fighting game (including player select and stage select menus and a destroy a motorcycle bonus stage). I thought it was very well executed. People really love that Overwatch, huh? And what’s that other one — Fortnite? I’ve got a lot of friends playing that one. Well, they’re not so much friends as strangers I watch on Twitch. I usually try to find a shirtless dude so I can pretend we’re just two shirtless best bros hanging out eating junk food and playing video games together. I cry in the shower a lot.

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Source: Overwatch Impressively Reimagined As A 2-D Fighting Game

Beautiful Slow-Mo High-Definition Footage Of The Falcon Heavy Liftoff

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I know I said earlier that was it for Falcon Heavy coverage, but, if there’s one thing you should already know about me, it’s that I’m a liar. This is some beautiful, slow-motion, high definition footage of the Falcon Heavy’s liftoff, shot by Jay DeShetler with a Canon 60D 1080P/60Fps – 400mm lens w/ BlackMagic microphone from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A. Glorious isn’t it? It looks like Jay was more interested in capturing the exhaust plume of the rocket more than the rocket itself, and I don’t blame him — I would have loved to have been in that fire. And the audio! I feel like my ears just have sex with that rocket. “They definitely did.” So… “You’re not a virgin anymore!” I thought it would feel different. “Did you though?” Not really, no. So do we smoke cigars now or what?

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Source: Beautiful Slow-Mo High-Definition Footage Of The Falcon Heavy Liftoff

What's Even Real Anymore?: Synthesized Obama Lip-Sync From Existing Audio

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This is a synthesized video of former President Obama convincingly lip-syncing existing audio thanks to the magic of modern technology. In one of the creator’s own words while I never believe anybody I ever see on the internet or television again:

Given audio of President Barack Obama, we synthesize a high quality video of him speaking with accurate lip sync, composited into a target video clip. Trained on many hours of his weekly address footage, a recurrent neural network learns the mapping from raw audio features to mouth shapes. Given the mouth shape at each time instant, we synthesize high quality mouth texture, and composite it with proper 3D pose matching to change what he appears to be saying in a target video to match the input audio track

We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? What’s even real anymore? How do we know we’re not just holographic projections anyways? You ever think of that? Maybe we really are just holographic Pokemon cards after all. “We’re not all holographic Pokemon cards.” Open your eyes, sheeple! “Shuppets.” What? “A Shuppet is an actual puppet Pokemon, number 353.” Get out of here, nerd!

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Source: What's Even Real Anymore?: Synthesized Obama Lip-Sync From Existing Audio

Ten Minutes Of A Guy Experimenting With Firecrackers And Gasoline

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This is a video of Youtuber The King Of Random experimenting with firecrackers and gasoline. Ideally he’s hoping to get firecrackers to explode in a pot of gasoline and eject fireballs out the top. Things don’t go according to plan and most of his attempts end with the firecrackers drowning in the gasoline and never exploding. I wish I wasn’t so lazy and unmotivated and I could be making all this Youtube money. But I am lazy and unmotivated so I’ll just left complaining online how I could have done a much better job (which I absolutely could have). I’m like an amateur pyrotechnics expert. I’m so well-renowned the city contacted me right before their big fireworks show last Fourth Of July. “What did they say?” Sir, you aren’t supposed to be here, please back away from the fireworks.

Keep going for the video, but definitely skip around (first decent result isn’t even until 4:45).
Source: Ten Minutes Of A Guy Experimenting With Firecrackers And Gasoline

Video Of Westminster Dog Show Handlers With Their Dogs Edited Out

This is a clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live of Westminster Dog Show handlers with their dogs removed from the video, making it the Westminster People Show. Or maybe it’s really always been the Westminster People Show and we didn’t realize it. They all look so funny! Remember when you were a kid and pretended to walk an invisible dog? I still do that. Plus it’s a service dog so it’s allowed to come everywhere with me. Also, you have to promise not to tell anybody, but it’s not actually a dog, it’s a wolf. “Oh you’re bad, GW!” I know I am!

Keep going for the clip, but skip to 1:30 for just ten seconds of the good stuff like most Youtube videos.
Source: Video Of Westminster Dog Show Handlers With Their Dogs Edited Out

Essential Phone’s new ‘Halo Gray’ color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

 The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own website, with a staged release schedule that began Thursday. On Friday, however, Essential revealed a surprise fourth new color, “Halo Gray,” which will be exclusive to Amazon and which is now available to… Read More

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A Little Footed Pillow For Napping At Your Desk

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This is the Adjustable Table Desktop Sleeping Pillow created by SMELOV and available for $10 on Amazon (available in both blue and yellow). It’s a little footed memory foam pillow specifically designed for using to sleep at your desk. Although I had no idea a regular pillow wasn’t good enough. I don’t even need a pillow, I can just sleep on my arm or the bare desk. Hell, I can sleep with my chin in my hands and my elbows on my knees sitting on the toilet in a bathroom stall. Speaking of — I’d say at any given time during a regular workday there are at least two men asleep in the bathroom. And some are SNORERS. How unprofessional is that? At least use one of those nasal strips so you can pretend you’re constipated (I play a loop of groans I recorded and uploaded to Youtube for extra job security).

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Ontario’s Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype

 Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demonstration vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show. The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white paint, as well as working lights and sirens, but it’s… Read More
Source: Ontario’s Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype