Best Tech Stories around the web #253

This week: an AI app turns pixelated faces into realistic photos, Fugaku is the new fastest computer in the world, modular floating dwelling units, a virtual reality exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, and the world’s biggest music festival in Minecraft.

INNOVATION

Face depixelizer, an AI-powered app that turns pixelated faces into realistic photos by designboom.com

A new AI-powered app called face depixelizer can turn pixelated images into high resolution pictures, just like it happens in sci-fi and crime-based movies. created by russian developer denis malimonov, the app uses StyleGAN, where the AI looks for pictures that, when downscaled, will resemble the original pixelated face. Read more

SCIENCE

Meet Fugaku, the New Fastest Computer in the World by popularmechanics.com

You'd have to perform one calculation every second for about 13.2 billion years to keep up. Read More

DESIGN

dada envisions modular floating dwelling units for coastal communities over the world by designboom.com

Exploring the severe effects of population increase and global warming on future living conditions over the world, manila-based architecture firm dada has introduced the ‘currents for currents’ floating housing solution for the coastal communities. originally set in the philippine context, the proposal aims to combat the vulnerability of waterfront areas in the face of harsh natural calamities, as well as the lack of reliable power infrastructure in these far-flung regions. Read more

CONTENU CREATIF

The Centre Pompidou's first virtual reality exhibition dedicated to the three Blues

This virtual tour is free and available via smartphone, tablet or computer. It has been designed and produced in partnership with WAOLab, an agency specialising in the 3D digitisation of works, objects and spaces. Read more

EVENEMENT

Minecraft Is Staging The World’s Biggest Music Festival by invisioncommunity.co.uk

This June, Minecraft will take the place of Glastonbury, North By Northwest, Benicassim, and all the rest by playing host to a digital festival that will run for three days, and feature music by more than three hundred different artists. It’s open to everybody whether you’re an existing Minecraft player or not, and it will feature sets by some of the most exciting names in the field of dance and electronic music. Aside from being a coup for Minecraft – which is still played and enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people more than ten years on from its release – it’s a way of providing both exposure and revenue to artists who have been hit in the pocket by a summer full of canceled bookings. Read more