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Good vibes: The secrets behind the PS5 controller

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The team decided to focus its efforts on haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, or in other words, the vibrations players feel coming out of the controllers, and the left and right triggers for shooting in-game guns and bows, using telekinetic powers and more. The very first test was to show a demo to developers of a virtual ball rolling in a box on a screen display. It showed how the ball's texture could change from wood to plastic or metal, and that texture change could be reproduced in tactile fashion through vibrations. Tokyo-based developer Asobi, the studio behind "Astro's Playroom," was involved from this step onward, as the studio was conveniently located near the PS5 product team.

Indie games 'Oxenfree II' and 'Carrion' are coming to PlayStation


While we await the inevitable delay of yet another big-budget game that was on the docket for this year, Sony revealed that several notable indies are coming to PlayStation consoles in the coming months. Among them is Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, which was announced for Nintendo Switch and PC in April. You'll once again have a radio that can pick up supernatural signals in the sequel to mystery adventure Oxenfree, which will arrive later this year. In Carrion, you play as an amorphous monster who tries to escape from a research facility and devours anyone unfortunate to get in its way. The horror game picked up solid reviews when it was released on Switch, PC and Xbox One in 2020, and it was nominated at The Game Awards.

Most Common Data Science Interview Questions and Answers - KDnuggets


Becoming a data scientist is considered a prestigious trait. Back in 2012, Harvard Business Review called'data scientist' the sexiest job of the 21st century, and the growing trend of roles in the industry seems to be confirming that statement. To confirm this sexiness is still ongoing, the info from Glassdoor shows being a data scientist is the second-best job in America in 2021. To get such a prestigious job, you have to go through rigorous job interviews. Data science questions asked can be very broad and complex. This is expected, considering the role of a data scientist usually incorporates so many areas.

GitHub - openvinotoolkit/openvino_notebooks: 📚 A collection of Jupyter notebooks for learning and experimenting with OpenVINO 👓


The notebooks provide an introduction to OpenVINO basics and teach developers how to leverage our API for optimized deep learning inference. Notebooks with a button can be run without installing anything. Binder is a free online service with limited resources. For the best performance, please follow the Installation Guide and run the notebooks locally. Brief tutorials that demonstrate how to use OpenVINO's Python API for inference.

Where AI does and doesn't pay off in enterprise computing


Gartner predicts that AI is still in its two- to five-year hype cycle. So, we are not yet at the point where robots are going to take over the world. However, computer scientist Andrew Ng boldly calls "AI as the new electricity." Every industry -- education, retail, manufacturing, energy, health care, technology -- all have great opportunities that will transform their landscape. With that, I would not call out one specific use case as having the most significant potential, but instead, recommend a focus on an "Augmented Intelligence."

Artificial Intelligence would not replace people but create new opportunities: Experts


Experts highlighted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities which could not be achieved by traditional technology and could be used for health care as well as many other present and future challenges in various sectors. "AI would not replace people but create new opportunities in various fields. It works on data, and if we could train our machines, it could do wonders for us in milliseconds by automating processes. It can be used for diagnostic purposes for various diseases, including Covid-19, and could prove very effective in remote areas where adequate health facilities are not available," said secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) Prof Ashutosh Sharma. "Key to success in using AI for various problems is to reach out to maximum people," Sharma said at an online'DST Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series New India @ 75' organised by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication and Vigyan Prasar.

Amazon's Echo Show 5 Kids (2nd gen) is a magical portal without portability


The Echo Show has been around for a while, along with Amazon products made specifically for kids, but the Echo Show 5 Kids is a newbie on the scene that made its debut with the revamped 2nd gen Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8. It has the same features as the new Echo Show 5, but with a cool chameleon look, a free year of Amazon Kids, and some beefy parental controls. And since I'm just a boring 30-year-old who spends her days hunched over a desk, I decided to enlist the help of a true expert for the purposes of this review: My 5-year-old son, a Fire tablet devotee and Sonic the Hedgehog superfan. I knew he'd be all about figuring out the Echo Show 5 Kids for me, so I let him take the lead. With Amazon Kids installed, this device is made for learning and fun.

Your new PS5 needs a TV that can keep up -- this one's on sale


The Sony 75-inch X90J Bravia full-array LED 4K TV is now down to $1,848 at Amazon as of Aug. 5. Congratulations if you've managed to get your hands on a new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Prepare for a gaming upgrade with a Sony 75-inch X90J Bravia XR full-array 4K TV, which is on sale for $1,848 at Amazon. This $751.99 discount drops the price down to the lowest we've seen on this TV so far -- and it beats out Walmart by $50. The Sony X90J features HDMI 2.1 ports that allow for an optimized gaming experience for the new consoles. On top of 4K and 120Hz gaming, the Bravia Game Mode allows for increased frame rates and further reduces the input lag for more responsive controls. The Sony X90J even works with Alexa for voice controls and includes Google TV, so you can browse your favorite content on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney, and other top platforms.

Here's why a great gaming laptop is the best all-around computer for college


If you're tackling a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, there's nothing more frustrating than a machine that can't keep up with the apps you need for your coursework. Here's where a powerful gaming laptop proves its mettle. With GPU acceleration, your machine delivers super-fast image processing, real-time rendering for complex component designs, and it lets you work quickly and efficiently. For engineering students, this means more interactive, real-time rendering for 3D design and modeling, plus faster solutions and visualization for mechanical, structural, and electrical simulations. For computer science, data science, and economics students, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops enable faster data analytics for processing large data sets -- all with efficient training for deep learning and traditional machine learning models for computer vision, natural language processing, and tabular data.

Network effect: Strong robot gets 5G upgrade


As 5G rollouts quicken, we're seeing the first hints of the new capabilities the network will bring to robots. The latest example comes by way of a just-announced collaboration between Sarcos Robotics, which makes robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, and T-Mobile. The agreement will integrate T-Mobile 5G into the Sarcos Guardian XT highly dexterous mobile industrial robot. "We are proud to collaborate with T-Mobile and we've made great progress leveraging their 5G network to enable the remote viewing management system," said Scott Hopper, Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Sarcos Robotics. "This is a significant first step and we're eager to continue the development toward full 5G wireless connectivity that will unlock a variety of new capabilities, including remote teleoperation, as we prepare for commercial availability."