TechnologyIs this weird evolving furball the next hot toy?
Cray is building a supercomputer to manage the US' nuclear stockpile
Supercomputers are used for everything from mapping weather patterns to developing medicine –- now, they're looking after the nation's nuclear stockpile. The US Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have announced they've signed a contract with Cray Computing for the NNSA's first exascale supercomputer, "El Capitan." El Capitan's job will be to will perform essential functions for the Stockpile Stewardship Program, which supports US national security missions in ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear stockpile in the absence of underground testing.
Tamagotchi. Furby. Hatchimals. Fingerlings. The care and feeding of robotic pets has been a staple of childhood play for over 20 years.
Japanese toy maker Tomy is hoping to breed the next hit with Rizmo, a fur-covered creature that evolves by changing its form the more you play. It actually changes shape with two physical transformations, which only happen if you earn enough points.
Netflix's New 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Looks Equal Parts Weird and Incredible
The original series is a 21st century makeover to Jim Henson's '80s cult classic. Who would have thought that after all these years, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal would get a full on Netflix series? The (objectively terrifying) live-action film from the early '80s is getting a 2019 revamp on Netflix, and if the trailer is any indication, it looks like Netflix invested some serious money in this one. The series is set to pick up in the troubled world of Thra, years before the original film took place.
When it's ready to evolve, its eyes begin to glow and kids need to cheer on the critter to see how a baby ball of fur becomes a chatty, musical monster with a face and legs. And once it transforms, there's no going back. Rizmo is described as a "rhythm monster" from space that feeds off music. There are multiple ways to earn points to evolve the creature, but the best way to level it up is by singing.
I got the chance to check out Rizmo before it goes on sale internationally on Sept. 14. Priced at $60 (£60, which converts to about AU$110), Rizmo comes in three main colors: berry, aqua and snow. But the design details of its final form and musical personality are a random surprise reveal for the end.
I was one of those kids who spent hours trying to evolve my Furby and learn his native tongue of Furbish. So I definitely saw the charm in Rizmo after playing with it for a few hours -- and was hyped to put in the work to see the surprise reveal.
Want to see how this transformation happens? Watch my unboxing video (embedded above) to join me on this cringe-inducing quest of song and dance. Does Rizmo have what it takes to be the hot toy of 2019? You be the judge.
William unveils Prince George's favorite toy (and you probably already have it at home)
To entertain Prince George, there is no need for much. His dad, Prince William, revealed what was his son's favorite toy.
One can have grown up in luxury and know how to appreciate simple things. Prince George is perfectly satisfied with eatingcanteen of his new school, . Since then, sales of the product grown in our .
The same thing had already happened tomaternity wear, worn by Kate Middleton, but also to the company My 1st Years, which had supplied 's dressing gown for his meeting with Barack Obama. The company that produces Prince George's favorite toy must be rubbing his hands.
Prince William unveiled Tuesday with what his son was enjoying the most. In front of a sports car built in Lego, Kate Middleton's husband exclaimed, "Wow, my son would love that". The 280,000 bricks that formed a McLaren 720S were indeed enough to impress young George.
If William could also sit at the wheel of the $ 280,000 car, it was Prince George who was busy with all his thoughts: "My son is in the Lego and he would like a lot. It's incredible. »
Facebook’s latest AI experiment helps you pick what to wear .
Just when you think researchers have found the wackiest possible use for a neural net yet, another team finds an even more novel use for artificial intelligence. Take Facebook's new Fashion++ AI. It's a program that will help you become a fashionista. Facebook trained Fashion++ by showing the AI thousands of images of outfits that were deemed "fashionable." What's innovative about the AI is that it offers suggestions that are subtle. It won't,Facebook trained Fashion++ by showing the AI thousands of images of outfits that were deemed "fashionable." What's innovative about the AI is that it offers suggestions that are subtle.
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