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James Marsden & Evan Rachel Wood Saddle Up for 'Westworld' Edition of 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series'

Billboard.com - 53 min 59 sec ago
Get back online and saddle up, because Apple announced Wednesday (June 20) that Friday's episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series ...
Categories: Music Industry

8 Britney Spears Songs for Your Pride Month Playlist: Listen

Billboard.com - 1 hour 2 min ago
In a handwritten letter to her LGBTQ fans published by Billboard Pride last year, Britney Spears expressed her love and appreciation for the...
Categories: Music Industry

Downtown Steps In to Fund a Release By BMG's Lucie Silvas: 'Hasn't Happened Before... Certainly Not in Nashville'

Billboard.com - 1 hour 3 min ago
When singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas played a rooftop concert at BMI's Nashville office on May 22, Brothers Osborne guitarist John Osborne was...
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Kylie Minogue on the First Time She Realized She Was a Gay Icon

Billboard.com - 1 hour 31 min ago
If countless New Yorkers draped in rainbow finery filling the streets of Manhattan for the annual March isn't enough Pride for you this upcoming...
Categories: Music Industry

Tidal Makes Huge App Store Jump In Downloads, Revenue After The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' Release

Billboard.com - 1 hour 38 min ago
When Jay-Z and Beyoncé's long-awaited joint album as The Carters, Everything Is Love, arrived out of the blue last Saturday (June 16), it sent...
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'Drag Race' Finalist Asia O'Hara Says She Was Threatened With Being 'Burned Alive' on Twitter

Billboard.com - 1 hour 44 min ago
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race receive plenty of perks for appearing on the show: national exposure, larger fan bases, and potentially $100,...
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Paul McCartney Announces New Album 'Egypt Station,' Debuts Double Single: Listen

Billboard.com - 2 hours 13 min ago
After hinting at new music and the release of a double A-Side single, today (June 20), Paul McCartney announced the release of his 17th studio album...
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Ty Dolla Sign, Gucci Mane & Quavo Have a Fun Day at the Beach in Summery 'Pineapple' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - 2 hours 17 min ago
Back in March, Ty Dolla $ign rolled out his song of the summer contender with the sunkissed, Gucci Mane and Quavo-featuring single "Pineapple...
Categories: Music Industry

Telemundo, Univision Speak Out on Border Separation of Families: It's Not 'What America Stands For'

Billboard.com - 2 hours 24 min ago
As images of detained children continue to surface, Spanish-language networks like Telemundo and Univision, as well as entertainers such as...
Categories: Music Industry

Akon Launches 'AKoin' Cryptocurrency to Power Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

Billboard.com - 2 hours 24 min ago
Akon is launching his own cryptocurrency, "AKoin" in an effort to grow crypto-based apps in Africa to further bring economic power...
Categories: Music Industry

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Release Moody 'The Light Is Coming' Music Video: Watch

Billboard.com - 2 hours 29 min ago
It has been quite a day for Ariana Grande fans.  Not only is her fourth studio album Sweetener now up for pre-order, but her second single off...
Categories: Music Industry

Halsey Fights For Love With Lauren Jauregui in Tense 'Strangers' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - 2 hours 40 min ago
Halsey has dropped the long-awaited music video for her hit single “Strangers” featuring Lauren Jauregui today (June 20)....
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St. Paul and the Broken Bones to Headline Indy's First Holler on the Hill Festival

Billboard.com - 2 hours 59 min ago
Promoter, MOKB Presents has announced the inaugural Holler on the Hill festival in Indianapolis, Ind. From Sept. 22-23, the brand new event will take...
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Every Ariana Grande Music Video From 2012 to Today: Watch Her Evolution

Billboard.com - 3 hours 1 min ago
From 2012’s “Put Your Hearts Up” to 2018’s “The Light Is Coming,” Billboard is taking a look back at Ariana...
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Marshmello Announces 'Joytime II' Release Date

Billboard.com - 3 hours 5 min ago
Mark your calendars, candy kids. Marshmello's sophomore album Joytime II is officially slated for full release this Friday (June 22)....
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Dillon Francis Pulls Off Epic Prank Against DJ Snake, Drops New Single 'Look At That Butt': Listen

Billboard.com - 3 hours 8 min ago
Some DJs aren't just great hit makers, they're epic pranksters: especially Dillon Francis and DJ Snake. The close friends and...
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NVIDIA researchers can now turn 30fps video into 240fps slo-mo footage using AI

DPReview.com - Latest News - 3 hours 8 min ago

NVIDIA researchers have developed a new method to extrapolate 240fps slow-motion video from 30fps content using artificial intelligence.

Detailed in a paper submitted to the Cornell University Library, NVIDIA researchers trained the system by processing more than 11,000 videos through NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and a cuDNN-accelerated PyTorch deep learning framework. This archive of videos, shot at 240fps, taught the system how to better predict the positioning differences in videos shot at only 30fps.

This isn't the first time something like this has been done. A post-production plug-in called Twixtor has been doing this for almost a decade now. But it doesn't come anywhere close to NVIDIA's results in terms of quality and accuracy. Even in scenes where there is a great amount of detail, there appears to be minimal artifacts in the extrapolated frames.

The researchers also note that while there are smartphones that can shoot 240fps video, it's not necessarily worth it to use all of that processing power and storage when something that will get you 99% of the way there is possible using a system such as theirs. 'While it is possible to take 240-frame-per-second videos with a cell phone, recording everything at high frame rates is impractical, as it requires large memories and is power-intensive for mobile devices,' the researchers wrote in the paper.

The research and findings detailed in the paper will be presented at the annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week.

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XXXTentacion's Candlelight Vigil in Los Angeles Turns Into Riot, Ex-Girlfriend Says She Was Kicked Out of Memorial

Billboard.com - 3 hours 18 min ago
Fans of XXXTentacion gathered in droves on Tuesday night (June 19) in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of the slain rapper, who was fatally...
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Andy Cohen Denies John Mayer Dating Rumors: 'We Have a Very Sweet Friendship'

Billboard.com - 3 hours 20 min ago
Following Andy Cohen’s 50th birthday serenade from John Mayer, rumors have been flying around about the two dating.   However, the...
Categories: Music Industry

Every Ariana Grande Song, Ranked: Critic's Picks

Billboard.com - 3 hours 21 min ago
If one word describes Ariana Grande, it’s graceful. She seems to move through the music industry, fame, and life with the same ease with which...
Categories: Music Industry

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