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This Sassy Little Robot Lets Your Friends Follow You Around With Telepresence

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Although one could argue that Facetime and Skype are already nearly perfect telepresence systems, there’s definitely some value in having a jolly little robot sit on your shoulder and transmit, in real time, everything you see and hear to a friend far away. Right? Please say I’m right? This...
This Sassy Little Robot Lets Your Friends Follow You Around With Telepresence

Sorry Folks, Kiss Your Animated Twitter Avatars Goodbye

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I’ve never been a fan of animated avatars on any service, let alone Twitter. I am an avid user of the web client, and I cannot stand seeing things flash before my eyes along with 140 characters, but maybe I’m just a jerk. Twitter apparently didn’t like them either, and...
Sorry Folks, Kiss Your Animated Twitter Avatars Goodbye

The Biggest Mistake People Make On Twitter

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Note: This post was originally published on Inc and has been reprinted here with permission. If you’re just using Twitter to lurk, you can stop reading now: This advice does not pertain to you. But if you intend to use Twitter for any sort of marketing, whether for yourself...
The Biggest Mistake People Make On Twitter

Google+ profile photos can now be animated GIFs

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Rejoice, animated GIF fans! Google+ profile photos can now use the ubiquitous file format. Social networkers can upload their picture of choice, crop it accordingly and revel in spreading internet memes and the ancestors of Vine clips. If you need help finding the perfect avatar, Mountain View has just...
Google+ profile photos can now be animated GIFs

Guys, You Can Use "Copyright Violations" As A Way To Get A Twitter Parody Account Suspended, And The Times Is On It

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The NYT is on it, if by “on it” you mean the newspaper has successfully managed to get a Twitter account that parodied its news coverage suspended from Twitter by citing copyright concerns. According to the Facebook page for The Times Is On It, the issue with the account is...
Guys, You Can Use "Copyright Violations" As A Way To Get A Twitter Parody Account Suspended, And The Times Is On It
Turntable.fm Moves The Concert From A Club To A Stadium

The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

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Excellent critique from Alexander Murphy (pseudonymous Hollywood visual effects supervisor) explaining what’s wrong about all the recent 3D live action films other than Avatar — they were made “3D” in post-production rather than being shot in true 3D with dual cameras. I didn’t even like Up in 3D, which wasn’t...
The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

Microsoft opens international barriers to Xbox Live account migration

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Microsoft's throwing open the doors on Xbox Live account migration worldwide for its Xbox 360 consoles, today announcing that XBL accounts are now transferable from region-to-region. That includes everything in your Gold level account: Achievements, virtual monies, Gamerscore, and that gorgeous Avatar. Previously, moving from one country to another...
Microsoft opens international barriers to Xbox Live account migration

Don’t Tell Ashton: Artwork Made Out of Twitter Users

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Don’t Tell Ashton is an interactive art project which lets any Twitter user participate simply by replying to @donttellashton. Depending on the number of followers, the user will be represented by a bigger avatar. Hence the name of the project, Don’t Tell Ashton: if Twitter’s most popular user, Ashton...
Don’t Tell Ashton: Artwork Made Out of Twitter Users

Now playing: Twitter #music

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Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to...
Now playing: Twitter #music

Silent Hill Revelation - trailer review

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Come on, how many times can you say you've seen Sean Bean's face in three glorious dimensions? That's right, none. Until now, that isReading this on mobile? Click hereAside from the cost and the gloom and the pain and the nausea, one of the reasons that 3D hasn't taken off...
Silent Hill Revelation - trailer review

Twitter's Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing

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Twitter’s having a rough day. It was down for nearly an hour earlier today, and now, many users are complaining that their Avatars have been replaced by an egg, the Avatar given to newcomers who have not yet uploaded their own picture. Naturally, users are tweeting in droves complaining, trying to...
Twitter's Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing

Gravatar Has Just Become an 22 Million+ Strong Social Network

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Until now Gravatar has just been a way for you to use one avatar across the web. It’s worked well and allowed millions of sites to grab avatars to use in comments, forums etc. without forcing the user to upload a photo every time.Today Automattic (the company behind Wordpress) has...
Gravatar Has Just Become an 22 Million+ Strong Social Network

Is it really necessary for Amplify to open a new window when you click on someone's avatar? :-(

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Is it really necessary for Amplify to open a new window when you click on someone's avatar? :-(

Nintendo's newest portable announced: the 3DS

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With the Nintendo DSi XL landing in the offices of the gaming press this week, Nintendo saw fit to announce its newest product in its portable line: the Nintendo 3DS. The company gave limited details via a press release in Japan; we know the system will use two screens,...
Nintendo's newest portable announced: the 3DS
'Ultima' creator wants to 'reinvent' the genre with new fantasy RPG
Guardians of Middle-earth dispels the difficulty of online battle arenas (review)

Did Blog Buzz for “Hurt Locker” Predict Its Oscar Win?

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The blogosphere was literally split down the middle in terms of online buzz around the 82nd Academy Awards Best Picture nominees. Both Avatar and The Hurt Locker each maxed out with three quarters of a percent (.75%) of blog post buzz across the web.The data in question comes from...
Did Blog Buzz for “Hurt Locker” Predict Its Oscar Win?

Tumblr 3.3 hits App Store with new camera, easier link swapping

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After a complete refresh of its iOS app and full-on iPad support, Tumblr's keeping the updates coming for the Apple set with version 3.3. The main tweak is with the camera, which the microblogging company's taken from a fairly barebones affair to one in which you can adjust the...
Tumblr 3.3 hits App Store with new camera, easier link swapping

South Korea's Live Park uses RFID and Kinect to bring your Holodeck fantasies one step nearer

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All those long, long drives to Florida in the family station wagon seemed worth it at the time, but now that we've found out that those lucky South Koreans have another crazy theme-park, we might just change our minds. Located near Seoul, Live Park uses 3D video, holograms and...
South Korea's Live Park uses RFID and Kinect to bring your Holodeck fantasies one step nearer

WalMart - Avatar (Blu-ray w/ DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen) only $19.96 + 97 Cent Shipping

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WalMart - Avatar (Blu-ray w/ DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen) only $19.96 + 97 Cent Shipping

Microsoft's Kinect Can Read Your Face Now (MSFT)

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Your computer will one day read your face and know your mood and Microsoft's newest software for Kinect is making that happen sooner rather than later. Today Microsoft released a new software development kit for Kinect, says the Kinect for Windows blog.This is software that lets programmers write Kinect applications...
Microsoft's Kinect Can Read Your Face Now (MSFT)

Cameron: Don’t Watch Avatar on Your iPhone. Or Laptop. - http://bit.ly/aC50GC

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Cameron: Don’t Watch Avatar on Your iPhone. Or Laptop. - http://bit.ly/aC50GC

Online clothes-shopping: is an avatar the answer?

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Tesco now offers a 'virtual fitting-room' on Facebook that you can try clothes on. So what did our writer make of it?Here's the thing: I just don't get online clothes-shopping. DVDs, washing powder, large consignments of alcohol: I can see why it's easier to buy these online – but clothes?...
Online clothes-shopping: is an avatar the answer?

Google Wave goes public. Does anyone really care?

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Google Wave got a lot of tech press when it was first announced and techies lined up to try and get an early beta invite (myself included) hoping I think to get in on the ground floor of what many hoped would be the next Gmail success. In the...
Google Wave goes public. Does anyone really care?

Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

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Like most torrent sites, Google is no stranger to removing “copyright infringing” listings from its search results. Following up on complaints from the Chinese government and of course copyright holders, the company has been censoring its search results for years. The filtering process is not automated and DMCA takedown requests...
Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

WalMart - Avatar (Blu-ray w/ DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen) only $19.96 + 97 Cent Shipping

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WalMart - Avatar (Blu-ray w/ DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen) only $19.96 + 97 Cent Shipping

Caprica Is Quickly Becoming The Best SF Show On Television [Caprica Recap]

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Friday night's episode of Caprica, "There Is Another Sky," moved the already-intriguing show to the status of must-watch. It was simply one of the best SF representations of futuristic videogames and internet culture that I've ever seen. Caprica was occasionally shaky in its first few weeks, but with this...
Caprica Is Quickly Becoming The Best SF Show On Television [Caprica Recap]
'Terminator 2' crew members reveal how they created masterful special effects before CGI took over

New Video Releases for the Week of April 20, 2010

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Here are this week’s new DVD, Blu-ray, and Netflix Instant Watch titles. Obviously, Thursday’s Avatar release is the highlight of the week but the overall slate of releases is strong as well. Select films will include their Flickchart global statistics (where available), as well as three direct links to rank...
New Video Releases for the Week of April 20, 2010
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