New tech will give cops access to residents’ private security video

Police in Mississippi’s homicide-wracked capital are one step closer to being able to access residents’ livestreaming home security video — in a move opposed by privacy advocates.

The police department in Jackson will soon become one of two dozen places across the country to sign on with Fusus, a company that makes its easier for cops to create a network of real-time video from public and private cameras, NBC News reported.

Residents in the city of 160,000 — which recorded a decade-high 84 murders in 2018 — can opt into the service with their doorbell cameras, like Ring.

The livestream feed would then be funneled directly to the city’s new real-time command center.

“What you see behind us is an opportunity, an opportunity to better observe and fill in the gaps,” said Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at the center’s ribbon-cutting last month, NBC News said.

Authorities in Jackson are scrambling

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Washington state ranks No. 2 nationwide for annual video game industry economic output at $11.6B

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Washington state’s video games industry overtook Texas last year and claimed the No. 2 spot for total economic output as the U.S. video game industry grew to new heights yet again.

Those are two takeaways from a new report published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the games industry’s trade organization in the U.S.

In Washington state, the local games industry represents 48,808 jobs, with an economic output of $11.6 billion. This puts it ahead of all other states besides California, which has an effectively insurmountable lead. A little over half of all game development nationwide is done in California, which accounts for $51 billion of the more than $90 billion in economic output generated nationwide in 2019.

The ESA defines economic output as “the total value of the goods and services produced in the economy.”

Washington has been an important overall part of the U.S. games

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SpaceWaves: How Robots Are Building The Future In Space (With Video)

Why Japanese company Gitai is launching robots instead of people

Yuske Taguchi explains how Gitai will cut manufacturing costs with robots

Getting things into space is expensive, with the cost of sending up a person orbiting the $100 million mark. 

As manufacturing in orbit gets closer to reality, Japanese company Gitai is preparing robot technology to support the needs of manual labor at a fraction of the cost. 

FreightWaves Editor at Large John Kingston spoke with Director of Business Development Yuske Taguchi about the goal of robotic automation replacing humans to perform menial tasks. 

Taguchi says Gitai aims to put its robot into space as early as next summer through a partnership with NASA. 

There are currently two types of robots Gitai is working with: fully autonomous and human-controlled. 

The fully autonomous robots have more limitations due to the fact that they cannot adapt to changes in their environment or

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Emerging Trends in Video Surveillance Market 2020: Technology Development and New Opportunities

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Video: Debating Technology-Driven Deflation | Nasdaq

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In this off-the-cuff episode of Fed Watch, Christian and I dove more deeply into the technology-driven deflation debate we started last week with our guest Jeff Booth.

We brought up the “chicken or the egg?” conversation that did not get resolved fully last time: Is the deflation from technology first or is the inflationary environment first? In other words, which force is primary? We discuss that topic again, and also touch on the problem presented by the fact that not all technology is equally inflationary.

Modern finance preceded the industrial revolution and it is widely accepted that technological advance and economic stimulus are directly correlated. I attempted to make the claim that it is the culture and capital structure that results from debt-based fiat money that incentivizes massive technological advancement. Without debt-based fiat money, the deflationary pressure from innovation will return to the natural and gradual

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Why I invert the camera controls in video games: Empathy

Science is finally studying the beautiful minds of inverted gamers. Dr. Jennifer Corbett is the co-head of Brunel University’s Visual Perception and Attention Lab in London, and she’s planning to study people who invert the Y or X axis when controlling a camera in a video game, according to a report from The Guardian. Her team wants to understand why some people want the camera to look up when they press down on a joystick.

But I already know why I do this — it’s about how I empathize with the characters and world in a game.

OK — it’s not exactly true to say that Corbett and her researchers want to understand “why people invert their controls.” Instead, the study is more about determining how different people process visual information. And learning more about this topic can have far-reaching consequences.

“Understanding these sorts of individual differences can help us

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Remembering The Collapsed Arecibo Observatory’s Famous Video Game Level

To scientists and society at large, the collapse of the famous Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is a human tragedy, the loss of a powerful tool for space observation and an incredible monument to human capability. For children of a certain era, however, it’s impossible not to look at those wide shots of the platform above the giant dish and not remember Goldeneye 007.

Goldeneye 007 was a foundational first-person shooter on N64, with a kind of

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Watch China spacecraft land on the moon in this amazing video

A spectacular video from China’s Chang’e 5 lander spacecraft revealsits successful touchdown on the moon as it  softly set down to collect the first lunar samples in 44 years.

China's Chang'e 5 moon lander captures these views of its descent to the lunar surface on Dec. 1, 2020.

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China’s Chang’e 5 moon lander captures these views of its descent to the lunar surface on Dec. 1, 2020.

The 49-second, sped-up video was captured by a camera underneath the Chang’e 5 lander as it passed over the vast Oceanus Procellarum (“Ocean of Storms”) while aiming for a safe landing site on Tuesday  (Dec. 1). The black-and-white footage shows peaks on the horizon before the spacecraft moves into a vertical position to begin its powered descent onto the surface. Another video, released by China’s CCTV news network, shows Chang’e 5’s sample-collection arm drilling into the lunar surface as it collected samples. (We combined them into one in the video above.)

In pictures: China on the moon!

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YouTuber Gabi DeMartino Accused of Selling ‘Child Porn’ Video of Herself on OnlyFans for $3

On Tuesday , subscribers of Gabi DeMartino’s OnlyFans page received a strange message. They were sent a 35-second video clip that they were asked to pay $3 to unlock, accompanied by a message reading, “won’t put my panties on.” When users paid the fee, they were reportedly presented with footage of the YouTuber as a young child in the nude.

One of the first people to call attention to DeMartino’s activity was Petty Paige, a fellow YouTube influencer who streamed a live video to her 164K followers blasting DeMartino for attempting to sell what she saw as child pornography to unsuspecting fans on the platform. Another YouTuber, Spill Sesh, took to Twitter to demand answers from DeMartino. “One of my followers messaged me saying they were a member of Gabi’s OF page and had paid for the video and was completely disturbed by what they had received,” Spill Sesh

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Scientists discover new species of comb jellies with a high definition video

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research team discovered a new species of ctenophores commonly called as comb jellies with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), during an underwater expedition in Puerto Rico.

According to NOAA, this marked as the first-ever identification of a new species using only high-definition video in 2015. Duobrachium Sparksae, newly named, was located two-and-a-half miles below sea level and was acknowledged immediately as a new species.

Mike Ford and Allen Collins were the scientists who recognized the new ctenophore species, and their findings were recently issued in the journal Plankton and Benthos Research.

The study elaborates that the distinctive species has no obvious link within any existing genus or species and it is new to science. Though the video captured is the only evidence, it is described by its distinguishable features from all other known species of Ctenophora and is hypothesized to an origin of

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