Month: July 2021

Sony reveals new ‘stacked’ 21MP Micro Four Thirds sensor

Everyone knows that Sony doesn’t make Micro Four Thirds cameras, but it’s perhaps less widely known that the Japanese giant DOES make MFT sensors. It’s also a specialist in stacked sensor design and high-speed data readouts.

The new IMX472-AAJK MFT sensor is currently marked as ‘Tentative’ on Sony Semiconductors’ own product flyer, so there’s no indication as to when it might appear in cameras or, indeed, which cameras they might be. 

Camera makers are notoriously tight-lipped about their sensor suppliers and Sony sensors are used in many different applications in commercial and industrial settings, not just consumer cameras – though

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Sony Music Entertainment Stages VTuber Auditions

Sony Music Entertainment has started a new project titled “VEE”, aiming to discover and support the next generation of virtual personalities. The new venture aims to debut more than 50 individuals for music, voice acting, and creation, distribution, and video production.

The application conditions are simply someone who’s over 16 years old residing in Japan, can continue activities for one year or more, and “those who have a dream that they never want to give up.” There will be no audition participation fees, selection fees, or fees related to subsequent contracts.

With the constantly evolving nature of media, the exact

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Images of Herzog & de Meuron’s wedge-shaped art institute revealed

Here are the first images of the wedge-shaped ST/SongEun Building by Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron, which has recently completed in Seoul, South Korea.


The monolithic structure, which is due to open this September in the Chung Dam District, contains art studios and exhibition spaces for the SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation – a non-profit organisation that supports local artists.

A triangular concrete building by Herzog & de Meuron
Above: Herzog & de Meuron is nearing completion on ST/SongEun Building. Top: it has a tactile concrete structure

The ST/SongEun Building, which is Herzog & de Meuron‘s first realised project in South Korea, is characterised by its tactile

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Opha fish: 100-pound tropical fish discovered on a beach in Oregon

The 100-pound (45 kilogram) opah fish, also known as a moonfish, was discovered on Sunset Beach in Seaside, a city in the northwest side of the state. The fish is “rare to the Oregon Coast,” Seaside Aquarium said in a Facebook post along with several images of the three and a half foot long fish.

Keith Chandler, the general manager of Seaside Aquarium, told CNN that an opah on the Oregon coast is “uncommon to find” and he also added that the fish was “in such great shape.”

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Bob Dylan Recasts His Old Selves in Ghostly Concert Film Shadow Kingdom

From the betrayed folkies who watched their hero go electric in 1965 to the polarized masses who heard him suddenly, bafflingly preach the word of God in the late ’70s, most Bob Dylan fans have a story about leaving one of his shows a little confused. For me—and, I imagine, many others who came to him in the 21st century—it involved seeing him at a baseball stadium in my hometown, where he spent the entire show facing away from the audience, playing mostly keyboard, and barking through nearly unrecognizable versions of the songs I fell in love with through his

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Syracuse TV pilot seeks extras for new comedy called ‘Imposters’

According to the Visit Syracuse Film Office, a new indie production team is seeking extras for the filming of a TV pilot in Syracuse.

The project, a television comedy called “Imposters,” is seeking local extras of East Asian descent to play “wealthy investors at a board meeting.” The cast includes Alex MacNicoll (“13 Reasons Why,” “Transparent”) and the production features production veterans from the Oscar-nominated film “Sound of Metal” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” as well as experienced crew members from Comedy Central.

“Imposters” will explore the lives of college students of color, as they navigate friendships, relationships

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Pittsburgh-Based Photographer Plumbs The ‘Infinite Essence’ Of Black Bodies

It was June 18, and four electronic billboards featuring his photographs had already been up for 13 hours or so alongside a major highway. But Mikael Owunna was still excited.

Mikael Owunna

Nathan Shaulis

Mikael Owunna grew up in Pittsburgh and moved back in 2017.

“Oh, there it is, on that side!” hollered Owunna, who was behind the wheel of his sister’s black SUV on the shoulder of Pittsburgh’s Route 28, near Sharpsburg. He was riding with curator Larry Osei-Mensah; Corey Favor, of outdoor media company Orange Barrel Media; and his own cousin, Isabelle Analo.

Owunna had just seen one of the

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Company of Heroes 3 makes destruction an art form

Company of Heroes 3’s battles are full of these big, deafening moments where the orchestral score starts to swell, the bombs start falling and two forces collide. The gunfire, explosions and collapsing buildings create this thundering cacophony that tests your ability to keep cool under pressure. When the chaos settles and the smoke clears, you won’t recognise the place. It’s destruction and transformation, leaving behind a grim new map. 

It’s a stunning spectacle, but when you’re desperately trying to keep your fleshy soldiers alive and your tanks out of the path of those bombs you don’t have much time to

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Fox News’ alarming vaccine disinformation is a danger to America (Opinion)

Fauci response’s was jaw-dropping: “If we had had the pushback for vaccines the way we’re seeing on certain media I don’t think it would have been possible at all to not only eradicate smallpox, we probably would still have smallpox and we probably would still have polio in this country.” The nation’s premier infectious disease specialist added, “If we had the kind of false information that’s being spread now, if we had that back decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.”
There’s no dispute that Fox News has been delivering to its audience,
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‘Zola,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ Leon Bridges’ 3rd album

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

MOVIES

— It’s the last day on Earth in Los Angeles and Zoe Lister-Jones’ Eliza is spending it wandering the streets on foot with her younger self (Cailee Spaeny) in the surprisingly sweet apocalyptic comedy “How It Ends.” Although technically a pandemic film — Lister-Jones and her husband, Daryl Wein, filmed it during early lockdown with a murderer’s row of their talented friends in cameo roles (Olivia Wilde, Lamorne Morris, Fred Armisen, Colin Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Kroll,

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