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Tetris Effect is perfect for people overwhelmed by modern video games

I’m only about halfway through about a half-dozen different video games at the moment, but I cannot stop playing Tetris Effect, a reimagining of the classic puzzle game for the PS4 from Rez Infinite and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. So much so that, after some long sessions with the game this past weekend, I found…

High-speed video solves how Florida ants furnish their nests with their...

The nests of Florida ants called Formica archboldi are adorned with the carcasses of their enemies — namely, the heads of other species known as trap-jaw ants. How Formica archboldi acquire these gruesome home accessories has perplexed scientists since the 1950s. But now, thanks to high-speed and time lapse videos, we have a better picture…

Nintendo is shutting down streaming video for the Wii in January...

You soon won’t be able to watch Stranger Things on your Nintendo Wii. Netflix emailed users saying that Nintendo will be shutting down all video streaming services for the console after January 31st, 2019. Netflix’s notification indicated that Nintendo will suspend all streaming services for the device, and that presumably means that Amazon Prime and…

Zig: software should be perfect [video]

Zig – a programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and clarity – Andrew Kelley, March 20th, 2018 Localhost is a series of monthly technical talks in NYC, open to the public, and given by members of the Recurse Center community. Go to https://www.recurse.com/localhost for more info. Abstract: Zig is an LLVM frontend, taking advantage of…

The fake video era of US politics has arrived on Twitter

On Wednesday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a pointed exchange with the president over immigration during a press conference, resulting in the Trump administration banning him from the White House. During the exchange, a Trump aide attempted to wrestle his microphone away from him. Today, a partisan war broke out over what a video of…

Facebook launches Lasso, its music and video TikTok clone

Done cloning Snapchat, Facebook is now chasing Chinese short-form video sensation TikTok with the launch of its knock-off Lasso. Available now for iOS and Android, Lasso is Facebook’s answer to the zany mobile lipsyncing playground that’s gained ground with young users, both in China and in the West. The release confirms TechCrunch’s scoop from last month…

The White House used a doctored video to tell a lie

Yesterday, in Donald Trump’s first press conference following the midterm elections that swept a number of Democrats into Congress Tuesday night, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta had a contentious interaction with the president. Those few seconds have, in the intervening 24 hours, launched a nationwide conversation about doctored video. “They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away.…

Sarah Sanders promotes an altered video of CNN reporter, sparking allegations...

The Trump administration is plainly upset with the behavior of a certain CNN reporter. But how far is it willing to go to make its case that the reporter acted improperly during a news conference with President Trump? One answer emerged Wednesday night when White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a video of the…

White House appears to share Jim Acosta mic grab video doctored...

The White House is accused of using a video of CNN's Jim Acosta doctored by the conspiracy-theory outlet Infowars as justification for suspending the journalist's press pass on Wednesday. Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN, was engaged in a tense exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House…

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Read this slowly: The White House’s press secretary has tweeted a manipulated video shared by the editor-at-large of conspiracy theorist outlet Infowars to attempt to justify its decision to suspend the press credentials of CNN’s chief white house correspondent. CNN’s Jim Acosta had his press pass pulled by the White House earlier today after press secretary…

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