DailyDirt: Fake People

DailyDirt: Fake People

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The uncanny valley refers to the creepy-looking appearance that many computer-generated people have when their virtual features don't quite seem as natural as the real thing. But as technology improves, virtual people are starting to look more natural and less like zombies. Here are just a few examples of some...
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New Courts in France have sided with YouTube in its copyright fight with French TV channel TF1. The Tribunal de Grande Instance heard from TF1 that users of YouTube uploaded clips of films and sports that the channel had rights to, with an expectation of €141 million ($176 million) in damages,...
TF1 loses copyright case against YouTube in French court

Apple said to be buying out Italy's Redmatica

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New Apple has bought out an Italian company, Redmatica, reports say. The news was broken a local blog, which also obtained a document supporting the claim from the country's communications regulator, AGCOM. Neither Apple nor Redmatica have confirmed the deal, although Apple rarely makes any announcements about the acquisitions of smaller...
Apple said to be buying out Italy's Redmatica
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Otoy Takes Movie Production to the Cloud

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Aaron Sorkin, Live at D10
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Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Mhyrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

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New Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Mhyrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Microsoft Research, took the stage here at D10, and as predicted, his interview with Walt Mossberg was quite the invigorating one. You may know the man and his company for its vicious patent trolling --...
Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Mhyrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

Here's the chart that explains Facebook's IPO mess

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New Facebook and its bankers were in a bind when pricing the shares because the stock had already traded so high on the private market. [Read more]...
Here's the chart that explains Facebook's IPO mess

Microsoft updates its Windows and Mac SkyDrive apps

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New Today Microsoft is starting the process of updating both the Windows and Mac SkyDrive applications that the company shipped slightly more than one month ago. In April, when the apps came out, we called them a ‘direct hit,’ noting that in the now-hot war for consumer mindshare in regards to...
Microsoft updates its Windows and Mac SkyDrive apps