Terrifying Things Happen When an AI Generates Fake Faces Synced to Music

We’re still trying to figure out the best applications for neural networks, machine learning, and all the recent advancements in artificial intelligence. Amongst all the practical research being conducted, there’s also lots of frivolous experimentation being done with results that walk the line between fascinating and terrifying. Automated image processing has emerged as a strong…

Ubisoft offers free games to encourage you to stay at home

Future offers will be available through Ubisoft’s Free Events site. There’s no doubt that Ubi is using this partly as a promotional tool for its catalog. You might try a game you skipped the first time around, or might feel compelled to subscribe to Uplay+ to see more. At the same time, it might be…

Remastered ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ is available now on PS4

[embedded content]According to its PlayStation Store listing, the remaster updates the game with improved textures and animations. It also adds support for high-dynamic range lighting. In other words, it should make the 2009 game look better than ever. While there’s no multiplayer included, you do get bonus content for Modern Warfare and Warzone. The Underwater…

10 Genre Road Trip Movies to Satisfy Your Need to Get Out

Scenes from Mad Max: Fury Road, The Wiz, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Logan.Image: Warner Bross. Universal, Disney Practicing social distancing means doing everything you can to minimize the need to physically leave your house so as to avoid exposure to/transmission of the novel coronavirus. Being cooped up, though, can lead one to feeling the need…

New Rapid Coronavirus Tests Could Scale Up U.S. Testing

SARS-CoV-2 viral particles, seen in blue, in a sample taken from the first known U.S. case of covid-19.Image: Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin (CDC) Scientists across the U.S. are developing new tests meant to detect whether someone is infected by the novel coronavirus in much less time than conventional tests now available—from five hours to…

Save $60 on Master & Dynamic’s much-improved true wireless earbuds

With the MW07 Plus, Master & Dynamic managed to deliver its trademark sound while correcting some of the key issues its original MW07 earbuds had. Unlike the predecessor, the MW07 Plus model offers decent battery life, strong Bluetooth range, active noise cancellation (ANC) and increased water resistance (IPX5). When Engadget reviewed the earbuds, we gave…

Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android users have many reasons to hate on Apple, but the company just gave them one more: It’s taking away the popular weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced in a blog today that it was joining Apple, and as a result, it’s ending API access in 2022 and killing off the Android app. While…

EPA weakens annual fuel economy standard increase to 1.5 percent

According to the new rule, the EPA will require automakers to increase the average fuel economy of their new vehicles by 1.5 percent between model years 2021 and 2026. Eventually, that standard will lead to cars that average about 40 miles per gallon. By contrast, the previous 2012 Obama era standard pushed manufacturers to increase…

Star Trek: Picard’s Best Callbacks to The Next Generation

For better or worse, Star Trek: Picard leaned heavily into the nostalgia of its returning hero. Over the course of its recently concluded first season, this didn’t just mean bringing back familiar faces, it meant many sweet callbacks to the beloved Next Generation for fans to spot over its 10-episode run. With Picard’s first season…