Review: Synchronic is a time-bending slow burn of a sci-fi thriller

Patrick

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents in the sci-fi thriller Synchronic.

Chances are you missed Synchronic, the latest sci-fi film written and directed by indie filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, when it was released in limited theaters and drive-ins last month. Not only were many theaters still shut down because of the pandemic, the filmmakers themselves made the unusual move of warning potential viewers (via Instagram) of the health risks associated with indoor movie theaters. (“We personally wouldn’t go to an indoor theater, so we

Garmin Index S2 smart scale review

Patrick

Many of us keep track of our steps and daily activity with our fitness trackers. Smart scales, however, enhance the health tracking experience by offering an easy way to track your weight, BMI, and other important body metrics. If you’re a Garmin user, the obvious choice for your smart scale needs is the new Garmin Index S2.

This new scale is a refresh to the uber-popular Garmin Index, which is now five years old. Since the original’s release, smart scales have become cheap. Really cheap. So, if you’re spending $150 on a smart scale, it better be good. Read

TensorFlow Lite on Andriod for beginners

Patrick

TensorFlow Lite

Android development is not limited to cute little apps that split the bill in restaurants (that seems to be everyone’s “genius app idea,” or is it just me?). Android is a powerful platform with backing from one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. A company that is at the forefront of machine learning and considers itself “AI-first.”

Learning TensorFlow Lite for Android lets developers implement advanced machine learning into their creations. This greatly extends an app’s capabilities and introduces countless new potential use-cases. It also teaches invaluable skills that are only going to increase in demand

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