SANTA MONICA, California—Ten years ago, the LittleBigPlanet game series did the seemingly unthinkable for console players: it opened up the "mod and make your own games" experience that had previously been the domain of PC gaming. Its cute simplicity enabled a new audience to create (and share, via an online browser) their own 2D platform and adventure games, complete with higher-level concepts like if-then clauses, proximity triggers, and per-object logic. In 2015, LBP's creators at Media Molecule announced something even more ambitious: Dreams, a game that would do the same thing for the 3D-gaming world. Use controllers like a paintbrush, toggle through coding-command menus, and create your own 3D worlds, the Media Molecule devs promised. But thanks to a number of unclear media-event teases, we've gathered more questions than answers. Would Dreams really require those old, barely used PlayStation Move wands, as originally hinted during its 2015 announcement? How exactly would … [Read more...] about Dreams PS4 world-premiere hands-on: Finally, a good 3D take on LittleBigPlanet
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The review embargo is finally over and we can share what we found in the Nvidia Jetson TX2. It’s fast. It’s very fast. While the intended use for the TX2 may be a bit niche for someone building one-off prototypes, there’s a lot of promise here for some very interesting applications. Last week, Nvidia announced the Jetson TX2, a high-performance single board computer designed to be the brains of self-driving cars, selfie-snapping drones, Alexa-like bots for the privacy-minded, and other applications that require a lot of processing on a significant power budget. This is the follow-up to the Nvidia Jetson TX1. Since the release of the TX1, Nvidia has made some great strides. Now we have Pascal GPUs, and there’s never been a better time to buy a graphics card. Deep learning is a hot topic that every new CS grad wants to get into, and that means racks filled with GPUs and CUDA cores. The Jetson TX1 and TX2 are Nvidia’s strike at embedded deep … [Read more...] about Hands-On Nvidia Jetson TX2: Fast Processing for Embedded Devices
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author May 16 at 1:40 PM Email the author President Vladimir Putin's handlers had thought of nearly everything for the christening of a $4 billion bridge linking Russia to Crimea. Dressed in blue jeans and ditching his tie, Putin jumped into the driver's seat of an orange dump truck Tuesday and drove across the bridge with cameras recording every move. One camera in the cab of the truck captured his small talk with a construction worker who was along for the ride and broadcast it across state media. The imagery was deliberate: Putin was sealing his disputed 2014 … [Read more...] about Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat.
Arsene Wenger ended his 22 years as Arsenal manager with victory in his 1,235th game in charge, as the Gunners claimed a 1-0 win over Huddersfield. After a miserable record on the road in 2018, failing to win a single point away from home in the Premier League since December 31, Wenger's side gave him the send off he deserved in Yorkshire. Having been handed a guard of honour as he made his way out onto the touchline, after 22 minutes the entire stadium rose as one to applaud the Frenchman, with chants of "there's only one Arsene Wenger" emitting from both the home and away support. Sixteen minutes later Wenger saw his final signing as Gunners boss, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, hand his side the lead. The Gabonese slid home his 10th Premier League goal, turning captain Aaron Ramsey's cross past Jonas Lossl to give the Gunners the lead. Huddersfield, with little to play for having secured safety at Stamford Bridge in midweek, pressed for an equaliser in the second period, putting pressure … [Read more...] about 5 talking points as Arsenal handed Wenger the perfect send off at Huddersfield
Three Describe the Night of King’s Death 1. White: Editors Had ‘Domino Theory of Rioting’ 2. West: A Need ‘to Put Our Imprint on the Stories’ 3. Caldwell: ‘I Took It to Be a Bomb’ The Athletic Making Little Progress on Diversity NAHJ Reaches 7-Year Membership High Immigrants Found to Drive Crime Down, Not Up Ex-Anchor Depicted as ‘Raunchy Philanderer’ Black-Owned Broadcasters Urge ‘Buy Black,’ Voting Palestinian Journalists Injured in Gaza Protests Jim Vance and Tom Sherwood of Washington’s WRC-TV look back at the 1968 uprising in 2008. (YouTube) Three Describe the Night of King’s Death The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis 50 years ago on Wednesday. Earl Caldwell, reporting for the New York Times, was at the scene and phoned in the story to his newspaper. To this day, he told Journal-isms, he is more convinced than ever that the killer was never apprehended. Riots … [Read more...] about April 4, 1968, as Told by Black Reporters