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Some inhabitants of the RPS treehouse (Alice B) have been extremely vocal in their love of giant women in games, mainly some Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC and then Immortals Fenyx Rising. Those are both Ubisoft games though, so now I get to crow about how influential we are: a teaser trailer for the next Resident Evil Village reveal suggests Capcom have been reading Alice’s posts.
Check out this massive woman.
The teaser only shows a few glimpses of the game, because it’s a trailer for a trailer. If you come back a week from now on January 21st at 2pm PST (10pm GMT) you’ll see more in the Resident Evil Showcase, including a new trailer for Resident Evil Village. VIIIage.
Since it’s due to be a showcase for the whole series and not just Resident Evil Haml8, there’s hope it’ll also bring an update on the Netflix animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and maybe even the movie reboot.
I don’t have any other information for you about this giant woman at this stage. I hope she is Mrs. X, and that Resident Evil 2’s Mr. X is actually a devoted family man once he hangs up his bin bang trenchcoat for the day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first season has been out for a few weeks now and Treyarch is already adding content. Along with some additions like a new Zombies map and new weapons, Treyarch is using the midseason point to add Express, a Black Ops fan-favorite map, to multiplayer.
Express is set in a high-tech train station with teams facing off on opposites sides of the station. The map features a luggage area, two wide-open train tracks that are dangerous to cross, and some fantastic choke points for firefights. The map was originally part of the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and quickly grew to be one of the community’s favorite maps from the game.
Black Ops Cold War’s midseason update also includes a new big-team map called Sanatorium which is live now. There’s also a new Zombies mode called Cranked, which forces players to constantly kill zombies to keep themselves from exploding. The update also brings a new Operator the game.
The Express map, along with the new Firebase Z Zombies map, will be available on Feb. 4 for free for all players on all platforms.
AI capable of determining a person’s political affiliation based on their photo with finds liberals face the camera while conservatives have a look of disgust
- Stanford experts built an AI capable of guessing political affiliation by a photo
- It was trained with over one million images from dating sites and Facebook
- The AI focused on head orientation and facial expressions when guessing
- It found that most liberals look at the camera while conservatives look disgusted
The Stanford research who made headlines in 2017 for designing an AI that uses ‘facial landmarks’ to determine a person’s sexual preference is back with what may be another controversial system.
Dr. Michal Kosinski claims to have a facial recognition algorithm capable of identifying if a person is a liberal or conservative based on a single photo – and with over 70 percent accuracy.
The technology, which builds on the 2017 AI, was trained with more than a million images from dating websites and Facebook and programmed to focus in on expressions and posture.
Although Kosinski and his team were unable to pin down exact characteristics the algorithm associated with a political preference, but they did find some trends like head orientation and emotional expression in pictures.
Some examples include people who looked directly at the camera were labeled as liberal and those showing disgust were judged as more conservative.
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The technology was trained with more than a million images from dating websites and Facebook and programmed to focus in on expressions and posture. The machine learning system crops and resizes the face, as to reduce capturing non-facial features
The study, published in Nature, states that when humans are asked to distinguish between two faces – one conservative and one liberal – they are correct about 55 percent of the time.
‘As humans may be missing or misinterpreting some of the cues, their low accuracy does not necessarily represent the limit of what algorithms could achieve,’ reads the study
‘Algorithms excel at recognizing patterns in huge datasets that no human could ever process, and are increasingly outperforming us in visual tasks ranging from diagnosing skin cancer to facial recognition to face-based judgments of intimate attributes, such as sexual orientation (76% vs. 56%)7, personality (64% vs. 57%; derived from Pearson’s rs), and—as shown here—political orientation.’
Researchers used a sample of 1,085,795 participants from the US, Canada and the UK, along with their self-reported political orientation, age and gender.
The Stanford research who made headlines in 2017 for designing an AI that uses ‘facial landmarks’ to determine a person’s sexual preference (pictured) is back with what may be another controversial system
The study notes the ethnic diversity of the same included more than 347,000 non-white participants.
The machine learning system crops and resizes the face, as to reduce capturing non-facial features.
When it came to identifying US images the AI was 72 percent accurate.
Similar accuracy was seen in the Canada sample, 71 percent, and the UK with 70 percent.
Researchers used a sample of 1,085,795 participants from the US, Canada and the UK, along with their self-reported political orientation, age and gender. When it came to identifying US images the AI was 72% accurate. Similar accuracy was seen in the Canada sample, 71%, and the UK with 70%
The highest predictive power was afforded by head orientation (58 percent), followed by emotional expression (57 percent).
Liberals tended to face the camera more directly, were more likely to express surprise, and less likely to express disgust – those with a look of disgust were labeled as conservative.
‘In other words, a single facial image reveals more about a person’s political orientation than their responses to a fairly long personality questionnaire, including many items ostensibly related to political orientation (e.g., ‘I treat all people equally’ or ‘I believe that too much tax money goes to support artists’),’ the study reads.
This week we got our first look at Windows 10X for single screen PCs. Now, a supposed near-final build of the software has been created by the community after Microsoft uploaded files for build 20279, giving us a much better idea of what Windows 10X will look like when it’s pre-installed on machines shipping later this year. Spoiler alert: It takes a lot of design cues from Chrome OS.
Both The Verge and Windows Central got their hands on the pre-release build of Windows 10X, which unmistakably looks like Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS. It’s a lightweight take on Windows 10 that looks primed to target enterprise and education circles.
In Windows Central’s video, we get a good idea of what using Windows 10 will be like, from the reworked taskbar to running progressive web apps (PWA). The video demonstrates some of the software’s settings, the process of installing a PWA, and running apps side-by-side. It’s an interesting glimpse at what Microsoft has planned for those who want a more lightweight, tablet-esque experience.
Windows 10X isn’t something you’ll be able to upgrade to. Rather, the software will come pre-installed on new machines similar to laptops that run Chrome OS. If you’ve been tempted by a Chromebook but are embedded in Microsoft’s ecosystem, the arrival of Windows 10X will be exactly what you’re looking for.
Credits: Tom Warren for The Verge
Windows 10X was originally meant for foldable and dual-screen devices, but last year Microsoft announced it was reworking the software for single screen PCs. The result looks to be an experience that will provide users with access to Microsoft services in a more affordable package.
We’re expecting the first Windows 10X devices to launch later this year, but an exact timeframe hasn’t been revealed. Similarly, we’re not sure how much these devices will cost, but if we had to venture a guess they’ll be in the $400 to $700 range.
If you’re curious to test out Windows 10X yourself, Twitter user thebookisclosed shared a download link to an “emulator-esque image” that can be installed by following user NTAuthority’s guide.
Would you like to toy around with a newer build of Windows 10X yourself? I built an emulator-esque image (read: use in Hyper-V only)
Simply create a Generation 2 VM and use this as its disk:https://t.co/7mQOA8ldUM
Enjoy 😄 https://t.co/w28SiVdkmu
— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) January 14, 2021
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Next month, on 27th February, it will have been 25 years since the launch of the original Pokémon Game Boy titles.
This also happens to line up with “Pokémon Day”, and as usual, there’ll likely be a special presentation to go with it. So what can trainers around the world possibly expect, if there are any big announcements?
Spanish fansite Centro Pokémon says sources close to the project have confirmed remakes of the DS titles Pokémon Diamond & Pearl are in development and will be revealed next month. Here’s a rough translation, courtesy of Google:
“Pokémon Center can confirm that, according to sources close to the company, remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl , originally released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, are in development for the Nintendo Switch .”
These new versions apparently won’t be like the Pokémon: Let’s Go games released on the Nintendo Switch in 2018, and will be closer in style to the original DS releases from 2006.
Pokémon insider Kelios – who also happens to be the webmaster of Pokekalos – has backed up these latest claims. A few days ago they also mentioned how a Pokémon Direct would be taking place next month.
Would you be interested in returning to the Sinnoh region? Leave a comment down below.
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“I had to learn how to put myself first and I think the entire album has that vibe,” she says. “It was very important to empower myself through my music.”
In celebration of her new set, Billboard asked Danna Paola 20 questions. Check out her answers below.
What’s the best word to describe your new album, “K.O.”?
Personal. I would say it’s my most personal album yet because I was involved in every way. The art, the lyrics, the music, the visuals, the videoclips, just all of it. This is my newborn baby.
Which song on the album do you connect with the most and why?
“Amor Ordinario.” This song is my most personal track on the album. It defines my emotional process and everyone that heard it felt my pain and what I went through from beginning to end. I wrote this song in January 2020 and I had to understand what ordinary love meant and that I deserved better.
Which song on the album do you think will become a fan-favorite and why?
I hope all of them! I created this album so that my fans can understand a personal part of me.
Which songs on the album were the first and last to go on the album?
The first one I wrote was “Friend de Semana,” when I was living in Madrid back in 2018. The last song that made it on the album was “Justified,” which I had for about five or six years — but I knew it was the missing piece for my album.
What’s your biggest goal for 2021?
Focusing on my mental and emotional health. I feel very happy at this point in my life, but I’m trying to find a balance between my career and my personal life. Professionally, I have another project in mind that’s a music concept I’ve been working on for the past three months. I know I’m launching my new album, but I already want to work on my next album and discover new artists to work with.
What’s the first piece of music that you bought for yourself, and what was the medium?
It was Selena Quintanilla’s “Amor Prohibido” and an album by Mecano, both were CDs.
What was the first concert you saw?
The Jonas Brothers in 2009. I was filming a telenovela and I had the opportunity to go watch them in concert. It was my first concert ever where I bought my own ticket and everything. I saw them again in 2019.
What did your parents do for a living when you were a kid?
My dad was a musician — he was part of a boy band — and my mom was a kindergarten teacher.
Who made you realize you could be an artist full-time?
Since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be an artist. Of course, my parents have believed in me and supported me since I was a little girl. I also had to believe in myself as an artist, and never give up, especially when I returned to music. I also think all the support I received from my fans made me believe I could be an artist full-time. Thanks to them, I am where I am.
What’s at the top of your professional bucket list?
I’m always dreaming big! I want to perform in Brazil so badly, since always! I want to collaborate with Jennifer Lopez. I’d like to write and produce a movie. I’d like to do an album with all of my best friends. I’d like to perform at the Super Bowl.
How did your hometown/city shape who you are?
I’m a very proud Mexican. I think Mexico is a very special country and it’s made me passionate about music. The Mexican audience is difficult to conquer but they’re incredible and I believe that’s what has helped me grow as an artist.
What’s the last song you listened to?
“My Immortal” by Evanescence. It’s really dark but I’m in a mood.
If you could see any artist in concert, dead or alive, who would it be?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen happen in the crowd of one of your sets?
This one time a male fan asked if he could propose to his boyfriend during my show. It was so special to see them get engaged in one of my concerts with my music. I will never forget that night — they made me believe in love again.
What’s your karaoke go-to?
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. Never fails.
What movie, or song, always makes you cry?
I’m a full Cancer, I’m always crying with all the movies and songs. Movies are The Notebook and A Star Is Born. Songs? Every time I write a song, I cry. I also remember listening to “Dias Raros” by Vetusta Morla when we were filming [Netflix thriller series] Elite and I cried so much. It breaks my heart.
What TV series have you watched all the way through multiple times?
Elite of course! Gossip Girl, Breaking Bad — and I think I would watch Dark again. I think it’s one of the craziest series I’ve ever seen. I was on edge the whole time and a lot of things made sense.
What’s one thing that even your most devoted fans don’t know about you?
They know everything about me, and sometimes I feel like they know more than I do. But, I have to make my bed before I go to sleep. Everything has to be perfect — the sheets, the pillows. I like to sleep without anything bothering me.
If you were not a musician, what would you be?
An actress full-time. But I also love gastronomy, so maybe a chef.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
Don’t open your real heart to those who won’t take care of it. You never know how people will take advantage of you. I’ve been very selective with the people in my life.