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These glasses can help people with disabilities use technology without their hands

Game Boy Camera and a fancy Canon zoom lens: Low-tech meets high-tech.Image: bastiaan ekeler The Game Boy Camera isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think “high end.” The unusual peripheral, released in 1998, could be inserted into the Nintendo handheld’s cartridge slot to give you a lo-fi digital camera capable of capturing a 128×112 black and white image. Now, a full 20 years later, someone’s managed to make the thing work with a massive Canon zoom lens. SEE ALSO: ‘Neon Advance’ reminds us that some…

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You can pick your own House in the ‘Harry Potter’ mobile game

Which House will you pick? That's right, pick.Image: shannon connellan/mashable Jam City’s long-awaited Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game has landed in Australia and New Zealand, ahead of its April 25 worldwide release.  Like the books, the iOS and Android game is broken down into chapters, which are set over different years in Hogwarts. It’s set between the tragic murder of Harry Potter’s parents by Lord Voldemort and when Harry and the gang start school, so that lets you have an original narrative. SEE ALSO: ‘Westworld’ mobile game already available…

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The follow-up to ‘UNO,’ ‘DOS,’ is a brand new take on card games

Image: lili sams/mashable There’s a sequel to the card game UNO — it’s appropriately called DOS. DOS is a new take on UNO that uses a similar system of numbered and colored cards, but this time around players have two card piles to choose from for playing cards and win after earning enough points, not by putting down all of their cards. Of course, you’re also supposed to call out “DOS” if you have two cards in your hand. SEE ALSO: These guys combined Connect Four and golf in one…

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Nintendo announced a ‘Mario Kart’ for phones is in the works

Come March 2019 you'll be able to blue-shell people from your phone.Image: nintendo It’s been a good week for Nintendo announcements. SEE ALSO: SupaBoy is the handheld SNES console for people who just can’t let go of their Nintendo cartridges On Wednesday Nintendo used Twitter to announce the next instalment in the Mario Kart legacy.

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This Marble Run Perfectly Synced to Tchaikovskys Waltz of the Flowers is Good Internet

The madman that perfectly synced a line rider course to Edvard Grieg’s Mountain King is back with something new and equally entertaining—a magnetized marble run perfectly synced to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”. I can’t imagine how long this took to design and how many tries it took to nail the timing. Bravo Doodle Chaos, bravo. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/marble-run-synced-to-tchaikovsky-waltz-of-the-flowers/

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SeungBeom Cho Breaks Rubiks Cube World Record with 4.591-Second Solve

Korean speedcuber, SeungBeom Cho, set the Rubik’s cube world record this past weekend in Chicago at the World Cube Association’s ChicaGhosts 2017. The 23-year-old solved the traditional 3×3 cube in a blistering 4.591 seconds, besting the previous world record time of 4.69 seconds, set last month by Patrick Ponce. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/seungbeom-cho-sets-rubiks-cube-world-record/

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Cards Against Humanity has a special holiday surprise for Donald Trump and his border wall

The dirty and sometimes downright offensive game Cards Against Humanity is back with another stunt, and this time they’re taking aim at one of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises. The company announced its holiday promotion on Tuesday, called Cards Against Humanity Saves America. Essentially, the company purchased a plot of vacant land on the border of the United States and Mexico, making it extremely difficult for Trump to build his expensive border wall which the U.S. taxpayers will inevitably pay for. SEE ALSO: This new party game will definitely confuse…

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Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

The potential of mobile augmented reality is clear. Last summer Pokemon Go gave a glimpse of just how big this craze could be, as thousands of excited humans converged on parks, bus stops and other locations around the world to chase virtual monsters through the lens of their smartphones. Apple was also watching. And this summer the company signaled its own conviction in the technology by announcing ARKit: a developer toolkit to support iOS developers to build augmented reality apps. CEO Tim Cook said iOS will become the worlds biggest…

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Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitchs Partners that is, the sites top-tier streamers with large audiences. Today, Twitch is adding game sales to its newly launched Twitch Affiliate program, as well. The affiliate program was introduced last month as a means of giving streamers who werent large enough to gain Partner status a way to make money from their efforts. At launch, Twitch…

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Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game

Following up on the massive success of Pokmon GO and the, well, slightly less massive success of Super Mario Run, Nintendo is reportedly planning a Legend of Zelda for smartphones for release later this year, improbably well-received Breath of the Wild was so vast and unrestricted. Whether the company would repeat its pricing strategy for Mario is also unknown; sales werent quite what it had hoped. Well likely know more soon; Super Mario Run was announced three months ahead of its release. But if the timing hinted at by the…

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This neural network could make animations in games a little less awkward

The graphical fidelity of games these days is truly astounding, but one thing their creators struggle to portray is the variety and fluidity of human motion. An To avoid this, the researchers add a phase function to the neural network that essentially prevents it from wrongly mixing different animation types for instance, taking a step in the middle of a jump. Since our method is data-driven, the character doesnt simply play back a jump animation, it adjusts its movements continuously based on the height of the obstacle, the researchers say…

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Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels

On the heels of yesterdays news about introduced last year as are equal to one cent and both Partners and Affiliates each earn the same when those Bits are used in chat. Cheering will be the first of several monetization tools made available to Affiliates in the months ahead. The company will also eventually roll out access to other features, like Subscriptions, Game Commerce, and Advertising to these creators, it says. Twitch did not offer a time frame for these other features becoming available. While Twitch didnt specifically say exactly…

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Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMUs updated poker-playing AI

Libratus, Carnegie Mellons poker-playing AI, is damn good. It easily routedfour of the worlds best poker players back in January over 120,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold-um. So it comes as no surprise that a team of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineersplaying against Lengpudashi,Libratus bigger, badder brother, would face a similar fate. Plot twist: they lost, badly. Now thats not meant to be unfair to Alan Du, the VC and poker pro leading Team Dragon against Lengpudashi in this weeksChinese exhibition match.The groups approach was actually quite valid.Rather than treatLengpudashi…

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