Science meets architecture in robotically woven, solar-active structure

New York’s MoMA PS1 will feature a shelter installation that uses robotically-knitted solar fabrics that absorb and release light. Winner of the art institution’s Young Architects Program competition, the canopy from Jenny Sabin Studio is photo-luminescent by night and cooling by day, with a misting system that delivers a cooling spray when someone comes near…
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Microsoft's Xbox Games Pass subscription service to launch with 100+ games

Microsoft has announced Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that gives gamers access to a library of over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games. New titles will cycle into the catalog every month, and those that catch a player’s attention can be downloaded to their Xbox One console. There are a couple of restrictions that mean you don’t exactly “own” them, but they can be bought at a discount if so desired…
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Taboo: Season Finale Review

Full spoilers for Taboo continue below.
There were extreme highs and disappointing lows in Taboo’s Season 1 finale, which brought the London-based story to a close, killed off a lot of central characters and sent James Keziah Delaney off to claim his birthright in the Americas.
First: the good. Taboo has been building toward a massive confrontation between the various forces at play: the Crown, the Americans, the East India Company and, of course, Delaney. The payoff there was fantastic, with a big shootout in front of Delaney’s hard-won ship that had real stakes. The action sequence was well shot, but more important was how it had so many of the central characters in the same place at the same time. It felt like a real culmination of everything we’ve been working toward.
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Pro skier turns to jetpack power to get home in time for lunch

Remember when you were a kid playing outside and mom called out that it was time for lunch? You leapt up and fired on all cylinders to get home so as not to miss out on your meal or spark mom’s ire. Pro skier Filip Flisar recently took this concept to the next level, racing over snowy streets propelled by a jetpack. Needless to say, he made it home in time for his midday meal…
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Nvidia ShadowPlay Highlights share your coolest PC gaming moments

On top of announcing some new graphics cards with the GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia also announced new software features to its ever expanding GeForce Experience at GDC 2017.ShadowPlay Highlights finally makes sharing your gaming moments as easy as hitting the share button on the Xbox One and PS4. Using a newly developed API, ShadowPlay Highlights will detect when you’ve just gone on a kill streak and automatically set aside a few clips for you to review after the game.Post-match users will have 60 seconds to edit their footage and share it on social networks like YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Google+ to name a few. That might sound like a lot to do in just a minute, but Nvidia’s interface makes it easy, judging from our hands-on time with it.Nvidia is also extending its screen-capturing Ansel tool to yet another game with Ghost Recon: Wildlands when it launches on March 7. What’s more, Ansel support is also coming to Amazon’s LumberYard game engine as well as a public software developer kit.

Evolving graphics
Beyond expanding the GeForce Experience app with more functions, Nvidia is also working on making games looking that much better. The GPU maker announced two new additions to its GameWorks platform. Blast adds next-gen destruction similar to that we’ve seen in games like the Battlefield series and in a cross-platform API that could see wider adoption than DICE’s Frostbite Engine. NvCloth, on the other hand, introduces better cloth physics that react separately from the rest of the in game elements for a more realistic simulation.
Nvidia also plans to make DirectX 12 even better by adding Flow and Flex, which help improve fluid dynamics and the travel of gaseous elements, respectively.On the VR front, users could see better performing games now that VRWorks supports DirectX 12 and the Unity engine.

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Last but not least, Nvidia is making monitoring your components a little easier. Nvidia Aftermath can help you identify the causes of GPU crashes by location and type, while Pix for Windows gives you a live view of graphics card performance.Nvidia is also introducing the Fraps of virtual reality with FCAT. It works by essentially creating a virtual video out to analyze exactly what the VR headset would see. From there, it keeps track of whether the VR runtime produces a proper rendered frame while also tracking position changes.The result is a complicated CSV with all key performance metrics, but Nvidia is also rolling out a FCAT Data analyzer application that takes all that data and puts it into a visual graph. Measuring virtual reality performance has always been tricky because of the many steps of the GPU creating graphics to VR run time adapting it for the VR headset and finally showing the image on the HMD. So, we’re glad Nvidia has added another tool to the box and it will even work with AMD cards.
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The Flash: "Attack on Central City" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Gorilla Grodd is the gift that keeps on giving. As if it weren’t enough that The Flash took us on a trip to Gorilla City last week, now we got to see a full-on, Planet of the Apes-style attack on Central City in this week’s follow-up episode. Despite the obvious budgetary limitations at work, “Attack on Central City” still managed to deliver a winning blend of character drama and speedster vs. ape action.
As great as it would have been to see all 42 minutes devoted to nothing but speedsters wrestling with armored gorillas, there’s only so much the effects team can feasibly accomplish. It’s impressive enough that they’re able to bring an all-CG character like Grodd to life at all, much less put him at the head of a literal army of super-intelligent apes. So while this episode took its sweet time getting to the battle royale, at least that battle didn’t disappoint in the end. The scope in that climactic showdown was about as huge as we’ve seen from this series.
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Will be Unconventional

Christopher Nolan’s next film, World War II epic Dunkirk, will tell its story in an unconventional way.
During an interview with Premiere, as translated by The Playlist, Nolan revealed that the exposition-filled dialogue in the first trailer has been dialed back, and that Dunkirk will be told through the perspective of three different British soldiers.
The film will focus on the sky with Tom Hardy manning an air plane, the beach with Harry Styles, and the sea with the navy (Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy). Nolan explained how the events of Dunkirk was different for those stuck on the beach, as they had to wait a week before being rescued while those stuck on ships were able to get out within a single day.
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