This YouTube channel is using AI to gloriously remaster classic video game intros and cutscenes

Twenty years ago, when photorealistic games were still just a faraway dream, companies like Square sent our imaginations soaring before we played, with big-budget intros and cutscenes. Long before Overwatch normalized the practice of releasing Pixar-quality animated shorts for each new character, Blizzard’s Diablo II and Capcom’s Onimusha 3 put us in the demon slaying mood with incredible mini-movies stretching to six minutes each. But if you dare try watching these classics on a modern 4K TV or even a 1080p monitor, they’ll look like a pixelated mess. That’s where a YouTube channel named Upscale and machine learning comes in — making them look nearly as good as they did… Read More

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Mariners beat A’s 4-3, take series to pull closer in wild card race

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a two-out, two-run single as part of Seattle’s four-run third inning, Marco Gonzales won his second straight decision, and the Mariners inched closer in the American League wild card chase with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Mariners 4, A’s 3: Box score Seattle took three of four in the series and pulled within 1½ games of the A’s for the second wild card in the AL, perhaps setting up the Mariners to be buyers rather than sellers ahead of the trade deadline. The Mariners (54-46) are eight games over .500 for the first time since April 2019 and improved to… Read More

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Offense stays stagnant as A’s slip further into second place behind Astros

In their 100th game of the year, the Oakland A’s fell 5.5 game back of the Houston Astros for first place in the American League West with a 4-3 loss, and series loss, to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. The highlights will feature plays from a tough inning for Cole Irvin, but the spotlight should be on the A’s offense for its continued struggles. Against Seattle left-handed starter Marco Gonzales, Matt Olson hit his 27th home run of the year. Matt Chapman collected his fourth hit over his last 11 games and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s double. After Olson’s home run in the Gonzales retired nine straight A’s batters… Read More

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High school football: Duchesne favored again in 1A North, but coaching shake-up at North Summit makes things more interesting

Duchesne was the runner-up in last year’s 2A state championship, but with the return of 1A football this year it is the favorite in the 1A North region and the overall classification. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News For the first time in many years, there might not be an inevitability about another Duchesne football region title in 2021. Duchesne has lost just one region game in the past 11 years, winning the region title in 10 of those 11 years, including the past six. Nothing has changed with Duchesne to think it can’t make it seven straight, but rather it’s about what’s changed for one of its opponents. North Summit,… Read More

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Get all the healthcare coverage you need with the Digital Health Briefing from Insider Intelligence

Healthcare has finally begun to embrace digital transformation after years as a stubborn holdout. The coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated adoption of technologies such as telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Insider Intelligence covers these topics and more each morning in our Digital Health Briefing email newsletter. Healthcare has been through quite the journey in the last few years. After years and years of holding out against the tide of digital transformation, the healthcare industry finally began to adapt new methodologies and technologies – a process that greatly accelerated thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re at an inflection point in the evolution of healthcare, which means anyone who touches the industry… Read More

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LaMonte Wade Jr. leads power surge as Giants avoid sweep, host Dodgers next

SAN FRANCISCO – LaMonte Wade Jr. had his first career multi-home run game and starting pitcher Alex Wood earned his third win in his last four starts as the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a rare three-game sweep this year at Oracle Park. Wade homered in the first and third innings to give him three in two games and 12 this season. Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada also went deep for San Francisco, which now has a Major League-best 151 home runs this season. Wood lasted 5 1/3 innings before he gave way to Jay Jackson with the bases loaded and one out in the… Read More

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Rudy Gobert scores 14 as France upsets Team USA

France’s Rudy Gobert drives past United States’ Kevin Durant, left, during a men’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. France won 83-76. Utah Jazz big man Gobert scored 14 points in the win. | Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was one of three French players to score in double-figures as France rallied past Team USA 83-76 early Sunday morning in the opening game of men’s basketball group play at the Tokyo Olympics. Evan Fournier, who scored 28 points, sparked a 14-0 French run after the United States led 74-67 with 3:41 to play. It’s the… Read More

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Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26. Highlights Monday evening include swimming finals in men’s 200 free, women’s 100 back, men’s 100 back, women’s 100 breaststroke. MONDAY JULY 26 CNBC 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Slovenia (LIVE) Shooting Skeet – Women’s Final Shooting Skeet – Men’s Final (LIVE) Archery – Men’s Team Final (LIVE) Cycling – Men’s Mountain Bike 5 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. – Beach Volleyball – Women’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. South Africa (LIVE) 7:10 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Rugby – Men’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Fencing – Women’s Team Epee Quarterfinals (LIVE) Rowing… Read More

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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Gulf of Alaska after exercise Northern Edge 2019, May 25, 2019. US Navy/MCS3 Erick A. Parsons US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy’s increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Hot, long days and dangerous working conditions are typical for Petty Officer 2nd Class Austin Moore, whose job is helping launch and recover aircraft… Read More

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Summer conditions a bit more gray, muggy as monsoonal moisture moves up state

The sky above the Bay Area was less bright than usual during an otherwise typical summer afternoon Sunday, a reminder that monsoonal conditions from the southern part of the state were moving toward the region. According to National Weather Service forecasters, the development wasn’t expected to bring trouble. The most obvious development was the increase in high clouds through the region, creating a slightly muggier feel and shifting from the bright blue sky that covered the area on Saturday. Quite the contrast between the dry air sitting just above the marine boundary layer and the moist mid-level monsoonal air surging northward today. A slight chance for some isolated showers and… Read More

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