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With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

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How do you meet new people in today’s digital age, without over-exposing yourself the creeps, trolls and spammers? The answer, perhaps, is build a social service on top of Facebook, leveraging your network, your friends of friends and shared interests to form connections with people you don’t know. That’s what...
With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter's Own Clients

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Yesterday Paris-based analytics firm Semiocast noted that Twitter had passed the 500 million user account mark, with some detail on how that is playing out on a country-by-country basis. Today, we have some numbers that spell out what that actually means in terms of active Twitter users. Paul Guyot, the...
Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter's Own Clients

YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

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Last September, YouTube began offering new tools that allowed users to convert their uploaded 2D videos into 3D videos with just a click. That feature, which has been in beta testing, was available only to YouTube creators at the time. Today, YouTube is rolling out the beta to all of...
YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

Oh, the places you'll go... with this shoulder-mounted telepresence robot (video)

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In what's likely to be good news for mothers that just can't seem to cut the cord, a team of Japanese engineers from Yamagata University have crafted a tiny telepresence robot that mounts to your shoulder. Part of this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the unsettling...
Oh, the places you'll go... with this shoulder-mounted telepresence robot (video)

Cute mini-robots compete for championship title, gladiator freedom (video)

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If you thought a robot fighting championship just sounds like the plot for a Hugh Jackman vehicle, you'd be partly right. We'll tell you who does have the real steel though, the plucky fellas you see above. They're competing for this year's ROBO-ONE championship, an annual competition where humanoid...
Cute mini-robots compete for championship title, gladiator freedom (video)

Can’t they just tweet @Jack? Square sends copyright complaint to Twitter

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This is hilarious. Square, the mobile payments company founded by Jack Dorsey, has sent a copyright infringement complaint to Twitter, the social networking company founded by Jack Dorsey (well spotted by the Guardian’s Josh Halliday). The complaint centers around the account @SquareRegister, which Square claims uses a trademarked name and...
Can’t they just tweet @Jack? Square sends copyright complaint to Twitter

Party Rockin’ On Facebook: Disrupt Winner Shaker Hits North America With Club 53 Launch

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Sometimes you want to be out partying on a Friday night and simply can’t muster the energy. It happens. But last year at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, a service launched that aimed to solve that problem, and the company ultimately won and took home the Disrupt Cup. That company is...
Party Rockin’ On Facebook: Disrupt Winner Shaker Hits North America With Club 53 Launch
'Hologram-like' assistants coming to New York airports in July

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

Hey Twitter, what happened to good old 140?

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Remember when tweets were 140 characters of fun and a great avatar? Yeah, I remember those days too. Now it seems like Twitter is trying to pack as much as it can into a payload, or the associated data, of a single tweet. First there was the addition of retweet...
Hey Twitter, what happened to good old 140?

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

Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime

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Virtual visitors are coming - what if they commit crimes?...
Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime

Kippt Reinvents the Internet's Favorite Hobby: Sharing Links

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With its update on Monday, the link listing tool Kippt adds social features that make it a one-stop shop for practicing the Internet's favorite hobby: sharing interesting links. It helps you keep track of links you like, as well as find and follow people who share interesting things. You can easily share...
Kippt Reinvents the Internet's Favorite Hobby: Sharing Links

The Death of Social Proof

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Social proof is dying as a startup differentiation heuristic during fundraising. Why? A) Blame Angellist for an Advisor Bubble Every company I see has some roster of advisors and/or soft-circled seed investors already committed. It's gone from evidence of company traction to merely an execution step before hitting 'publish' on...
The Death of Social Proof

Twitter Transparency Report shows DMCA and government actions: US is biggest busybody

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Twitter dispatched its first biannual Transparency Report -- revealing government requests for user info and content holdback along with DMCA takedown notices -- which spotlights the US as the most active by far. The company claimed it was aroused to action by Google, which has been doing it for...
Twitter Transparency Report shows DMCA and government actions: US is biggest busybody

Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

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James Cameron, the director of the just-released 3D version of the Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. The...
Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]
In conversation: James Cameron shares his love for 3D

DeNA shares rally 8.4% as company forecasts rebound in virtual currency revenue

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Mobage operator DeNA said its net sales increased 16 percent year-over-year in its third quarter, rising to 34.2 billion yen ($448 million). While sales rose, net income declined by 25 percent over last year’s results, dropping from 8.1 billion yen ($106 million) to 6.08 billion yen ($79.2 million). Despite the decline...
DeNA shares rally 8.4% as company forecasts rebound in virtual currency revenue

Plug.dj Goes International, Does What Turntable.fm Can’t

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Turntable.fm is pretty great as far as novel ideas go, but it also has a huge problem: It is only available in the United States. What about all of the billions of other people around the world who want to jam to some music with friends? Are we going...
Plug.dj Goes International, Does What Turntable.fm Can’t

Create an avatar and speak Japanese with NTT DoCoMo

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Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo shows up in New Orleans with some of its latest technologies in tow. From the show CNET takes a closer look. [Read more]...
Create an avatar and speak Japanese with NTT DoCoMo

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – review

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Xbox 360 Kinect; £29.99; cert 3+; UbisoftThe most important thing to realise about Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is that it's not a game. It's firmly aimed at people who want to exercise, so (unsurprisingly) I wouldn't recommend it if that's not on your agenda. It's not designed for having...
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – 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
Russian researchers want to replace your physical body with a holographic avatar

Jury to hear No Doubt's case against Activision's Band Hero

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Pop rock band's ongoing lawsuit against the video game company for its avatar-unlocking feature is set to go in front of a jury. [Read more]...
Jury to hear No Doubt's case against Activision's Band Hero
Japanese researchers develop robot that lets you sit on a friend's shoulder
Reddit hires former Facebooker Yishan Wong as its new CEO
Dyad is an overwhelming audiovisual thrill ride

What about Terminator 2?

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If the Titanic happened does that mean Avatar happened??? –PRguitarman, via Twitter...
What about Terminator 2?

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?
Martha Stewart guest stars in Zynga’s CastleVille social game
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