The trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix anthology Love, Death & Robots is a manic headache

“Sentient Dairy Products, Rogue Werewolf Soldiers, Robots Gone Wild, Sexy Cyborgs, Alien Spiders And Blood-thirsty Demons From Hell Converge In An 185-minute Genre Orgy Of Stories Not Suitable For The Mainstream…” reads the tagline for David Fincher and Tim Miller’s short-film anthology Love, Death & Robots. (It’s apparently also an orgy of unwarranted capitalization.) The first trailer for the Netflix project has arrived, and it’s a blur of rapid cuts between startling images, from a full-frame close-up staring up the bulbous ass of a running anthropomorphic fox-creature to a POV shot of someone’s leg getting sawn open. This trailer seems like it was designed for the frame-by-frame analysis obsessives who proliferate on YouTube: as it…

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Raptors comeback bid falls short in thriller against Warriors

TORONTO – Klay Thompson had 26 points while Kevin Durant added 25 as the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 127-125 road win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

The defending-champion Warriors (league-best 35-9 record) earned their NBA-leading 19th road win and eighth straight victory over Toronto (29-12). Stephen Curry, the two-time league MVP, returned to Golden State’s lineup after missing two games with an ankle injury and scored 24 points.

But Toronto, which trailed by as many as 27 points in the game, outscored Golden State 71-46 in the second half.

DeMar DeRozan’s layup moved Toronto to within 121-119 with 2:08 left but Durant countered to give the Warriors a four-point lead. DeRozan then responded by cutting the Raptors’ deficit to 123-122 with 1:03 to play.

After Curry missed two free throws with 45.2 seconds left, Durant’s field goal with 21.3 seconds remaining put Golden State ahead 125-122. Curry made up for his earlier misses by hitting two free throws with 2.5 seconds left.

Fred VanVleet’s three-pointer at the buzzer rounded out the scoring.

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Freshman Ravontae Holt hoping to make immediate impact for Wyoming football

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Pete Kaligis has not played a true freshman at interior lineman since becoming Wyoming’s defensive tackles coach in 2014.

“Obviously, it’s a difficult spot, because you’ve got to have the strength and you’ve got to have the maturity to handle that inside,” Kaligis said. “It’s a little bit different. You’re banging 600 pounds most of the time, and you’ve got to do a lot of different things.”

Kaligis could be in for a first this season. True freshman Ravontae Holt has impressed in camp so far and has rotated in with the first-team defense.

“I think he can bring something special,” head coach Craig Bohl said. “He’s still a little bit undersized, but with his size I think he’s got some excellent strength, and then along with it, he’s got suddenness. He’s got good quickness in there. I think that’s going to be important.

“… Certainly on the inside, the interior defensive tackle, I think we’re going to need to take a hard look at one of those freshmen. We’ve got three (true freshman) defensive tackles. We’ll take a look at all of them. And right now I’d say Ravontae may be a little bit ahead of the other two.”

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Holt came in as a two-star recruit out of Sheldon (California) High School, one of four 2017 Wyoming signees from the Sacramento area. Wyoming also signed Javaree Jackson and Gavin Dunayski to play defensive tackle.

“I would say all the freshmen are mature that we’ve signed,” Kaligis told the Casper Star-Tribune. “But it’s (Holt’s) strength, it’s his want-to, it’s his coachability in coaching. He listens to it. So I would say all those aspects (have put him in the rotation).”

Holt didn’t know when he committed to Wyoming whether he had a chance of playing as a true freshman.

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Oculus acquired Danish eye-tracking technology company The Eye Tribe (FB)

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Facebook’s Oculus has acquired Danish company The Eye Tribe, Robert Scoble first reported Tuesday on his Facebook page.

Without stating a price, Oculus then confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch on Wednesday.

The Eye Tribe, founded in 2011, develops eye-tracking software that enables eye movements to control consumer devices, the company’s website says. It began shipping its “Eye Tracking Software Development Kit” to developers in 2014.

The company’s cofounder Sune Alstrop explained more about what the technology can do to TechCrunch back in 2014: “This technology can basically go into any kind of device, everything from your smartphone, to your watch, or your car to automatically detect if you’re falling asleep behind the wheel, or in games where you could use your eyes to shoot. This is the kind of technology that’s applied in fighter planes today, it’s million dollar technology that we’re bringing to the mass market.”

But it’s the technology’s application to virtual reality (VR) which most likely got Oculus interested. After visiting the Copenhagen-based startup, Scoble said: “Eye sensors will radically improve VR and AR [augmented reality].”

TechCrunch says: “[The Eye Tribe’s technology] lets VR systems save computational power by only generating perfect graphics where you’re looking. Essentially it creates a focal point that moves with your eyes.”

According to Crunchbase, The Eye Tribe has so far raised just over $3 million (£2.4 million), a pinch compared to the $21.6 million (£17.6 million) eye-tracking company Eyefluence had raised before being acquired by Google in October.

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