The Morning After: More Mario and sold-out Boring flamethrowers

The Morning After: More Mario and sold-out Boring flamethrowers
From Engadget - February 1, 2018

All Nintendo everything.Switch Online, 'Mario Kart' mobile and a 'Mario' movie

After announcing how great sales of the Switch are going, Nintendo decided to celebrate with a surprise dump of info. First up is its online gaming service for the Switch, which will officially debut in September. Second is Mario Kart Tour, its next mobile game for smartphones following Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which will arrive by next spring. Last but not least: There's a Mario movie on the way (no, it's not live-action).

Sensors relay movement to AI, which triggers an automatic piano.
Yamaha's AI transformed dance moves into piano notes

Artificial intelligence touches the arts again. Yahama showed a new kind of AI tech that translated the movements of renowned dancer Kaiji Moriyama into musical notes on a piano, which the company calls "a form of expression that fuses body movements and music." Moriyama used it during a Tokyo concert entitled Mai Hi Ten Yu, dancing and "playing" the piano with his body, accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Scharoun Ensemble.

Last seen in 2005.
NASA makes contact with satellite lost in space 13 years ago

Proving that things tend to turn up when you least expect them, NASA has just rediscovered a satellite it lost in space more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) was launched in 2000 to create the first comprehensive images of atmospheric plasma. It completed its initial mission in 2002 but failed to make contact again on a routine pass by the Earth in 2005.

How to make $10 millionElon Musk sells all 20,000 $500 Boring Company flamethrowers

Even though the website said they were overpriced and "You can definitely buy one for less elsewhere."

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