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Drive a Raspberry Pi Car Using Hand Gestures With OpenCV

It’s amazing how little hardware is necessary to get started with programming custom image recognition systems. Today we have a fantastic project to share by engineer Mohammad Reza Sharifi who’s using a Raspberry Pi with OpenCV to read hand gestures and trigger custom responses. Image recognition isn’t something new on the Raspberry Pi; we’ve even dabbled in recognizing faces ourselves. However, this is one of the few examples we’ve seen in which hands are mapped out and read for specific gestures. The system operates in tandem with Tensorflow to train the gesture models. Finally, Python brings everything together by reading…

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Where to find your Aether Compass in FFXIV: Endwalker

If you’re having trouble locating your FFXIV Aether Compass now Endwalker has arrived, you’re not alone. The thing is, it’s been moved, but you needn’t fret as you set your sights on all the new things you can do in the latest expansion. And even if you’re just starting on your journey through Eorzea, there’s a lot to explore as you level your way through the earlier expansions. If you woke up early and jumped straight into Endwalker, eager to check out the new Sage and Reaper jobs—or just to simply get started on your journey to level 90—you may…

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The first Paper Mario adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Experience the N64 classic that launched the entire series. Nintendo 64 game Paper Mario is being added to the Switch library next week, and it will be playable with a Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. Coming December 10, this classic game takes you through the tropical jungles of Lavalava Island and to the frosty heights of Shiver Mountain in your quest to thwart Bowser. In the game, he has stolen the magical Star Rod and lifted Peach’s Castle into…

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Fights In Tight Spaces smashes out of early access

It’s been a little over 9 months since Fights In Tight Spaces first released on to Steam Early Access, and as of December 2nd, it’s kicked open the door and walked into a full release. It’s a unique combination of deck-building and turn-based strategy, presented in satisfying and stylish 3D animation. Sort of Superhot meets Slay The Spire. In Fights In Tight Spaces, you play as an anonymous secret agent with the aim of assassinating bosses, while moving through the game’s multiple chapters. On the way to each boss are several smaller encounters, which act as opportunities for you to…

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Tesla Model Y Gets AMD Infotainment Upgrade, Smokes Intel In Benchmarks

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Shangai, China, has started production of updated versions of the Tesla Model Y Performance vehicle. The new models have seen a hardware change inside their infotainment systems, dropping the Intel Atom E3950 CPU in favor of an AMD Ryzen solution that has resulted in surprising performance gains.  The specific model of the AMD CPU is currently unknown, but a teardown has revealed that it appears to be the same chip that’s been deployed on Tesla’s revamped Model S Plaid “games console.” This marks the second AMD-designed solution employed by Tesla; the company’s Model X has also…

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New World celebrates Christmas by getting players to grind tokens to please a big yeti

Amazon Game Studios has announced the latest batch of stuff coming to New World’s public test realm, the game’s standard way of testing out its latest content before releasing it to the masses. The PTRs pop up as temporary servers that all players are able to access, and provide pre-built characters for players to test out the content at various levels. This one’s content, unsurprisingly, has a big winter vibe. It’s the holiday of the Winter Convergence (does this mean Christmas?) in New World which is marked by snowfall and the Northern Lights (yep, Christmas). Of course Christmas wouldn’t be…

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EA sacks off Battlefield 2042 Santa skin following player backlash

It’s not been a great week for Battlefield 2042. Amidst plummeting player counts, ongoing technical issues and negative player reviews, a leak yesterday revealed a Santa Claus skin that was planned for the game’s next big update. It didn’t go down well at all, and now it seems that Santa Claus is no longer coming to town, with EA DICE saying that they ‘presently have no plans to utilize all the skins this holiday.’ The planned update was first revealed via the Battlefield Bulletin Twitter, with other images in the post also showing reindeer-themed tanks and helicopters. Preview of the…

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FF14 Endwalker players are running into long queue times and game errors

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The launch day of an MMO Expansion is always filled with problems, and Endwalker is no exception. Those excited to jump into Final Fantasy 14’s recently released Endwalker expansion are running into login queues filled with thousands of players, as well as error codes preventing them from accessing their server of choice. The launch of a new expansion for a popular MMO is always filled with bumps and early issues, and it was to be expected that Endwalker would be…

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FTC Sues to Block $40 Billion Nvidia-Arm Merge

The Federal Trade Commission late on Thursday said it had sued to block Nvidia’s $40 Billion acquisition of Arm. If the lawsuit is won, Nvidia will be prevented from taking over Arm, which will mark the end of the potential deal.  Suing to BlockThe regulator believes that the acquisition will severely hamper competition in such fields as Arm-based datacenter CPUs, car autopilot systems, and smart network cards for datacenters. In the statement the FTC alleges that “The proposed vertical deal would give one of the largest chip companies control over the computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop…

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Cyberpunk twin-stick shooter The Ascent gets transmog in free update

The Ascent presents a pretty fashion-forward dystopia, one where you can choose to offset your hulking robotic servo arms and oversized gun with a tank top that features a cartoon cat or warped smiley face, and disable helmets to keep your mohawk or skull tat visible at all times. The latest update adds transmogrification, letting you give any piece of armor the appearance of a different one, or make it invisible. The Stylist, a shop added to each safe zone, will transmog any equipped armor for a fee.  The latest update also adds eight free items of clothing—streetwear like caps,…

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Cyberpunk twin-stick shooter The Ascent gets free transmog

The Ascent presents a pretty fashion-forward dystopia, one where you can choose to offset your hulking robotic servo arms and oversized gun with a tank top that features a cartoon cat or warped smiley face, and disable helmets to keep your mohawk or skull tat visible at all times. The latest update adds transmogrification, letting you give any piece of armor the appearance of a different one, or make it invisible. The Stylist, a shop added to each safe zone, will transmog any equipped armor for a fee.  The latest update also adds eight free items of clothing—streetwear like caps,…

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Destiny 2’s event for Bungie’s 30th anniversary brings major armor changes that will enable full loadout swapping

In its customary “This Week at Bungie” update, the developer outlined some substantial quality of life changes coming to Destiny in its 30th anniversary event next week. Alongside some tantalizing images from the official Destiny 2 Twitter account and the Steam page teasing the paid elements of the release, for many players one of the most exciting changes will be to the way armor management works. Until now changing your Guardian’s loadout has been an extremely cumbersome process, requiring you to swap out stat-altering mods one by one at the cost of in-game currency. With the update coming next Tuesday,…

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Valve shows off the Steam Deck’s low-key packaging

Most PC gamers who ordered a Steam Deck won’t actually be getting one until mid- or even late-2022, but Valve’s making it a bit easier to imagine cradling one in your hands. In a short post today, Valve showed off a “sneak peek of the final packaging” that will ship out with Steam Decks beginning next February. On the outside it’s about as nondescript as cardboard packaging gets, though you can spot a Portal Companion Cube among the iconography if you zoom in. The inside packaging, meanwhile, tells you all the places you’ll be able to play games with the…

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AMD Ryzen Renoir-X CPUs Rumored to Combat Alder Lake

According to a Chiphell forum post, Tweeted by @momomo_us, AMD is not about to let Intel steal the show with its new Alder Lake-based Core i3 processors. Instead, AMD is reportedly poised to fight back with new Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 chips codenamed Renior-X, which could make it on our list as the Best CPUs for gaming with a low budget. These chips are rumored refreshes of the Ryzen 4000G lineup but lack integrated graphics. Release dates are unknown at this time, but we expect an early or mid-2022 release timeframe if AMD wants to be aggressive with Intel….

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Caedrel, Medic join Red Bull Solo Q League of Legends 1v1 World Final broadcast, UK tournament winner no longer taking part

British LEC casters Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont and Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain have joined the broadcast desk for this weekend’s Red Bull Solo Q final. The 1v1 League of Legends tournament takes place between December 4th and 5th 2021 from BMW Welt in Munich, Germany, and will feature 19 players battling it out. Casters Caerel and Medic join LEC host Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere, who was already part of the tournament when Red Bull Solo Q’s return for 2021 was announced back in the summer, as well as René ‘Masterplay’ Geigenberger as co-host, and NLC caster Georgia ‘Troubleinc’ Paras as another caster. Continue…