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Wiipop incorporates Kinect camera and several Wiimotes into a veritable electric boogaloo

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Sure, we've seen plenty of dancing games harness the Wii and Kinect's unique motion capture systems, but the Wiipop prototype takes things to another level, combining the technology of both with some pro-level dance moves. The game utilizes the Kinect's 3D camera and up to eight body-mounted Wiimotes, letting...
Wiipop incorporates Kinect camera and several Wiimotes into a veritable electric boogaloo

Camera Awesome: An iPhone App That Instagram and Apple Could Learn From

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The fact that smartphones have made a huge mark on photography is no breaking news. The company that was once most synonymous with taking photographs is now in bankruptcy, while the most frequently-used camera on Flickr isn't one of Nikon or Canon's DSLRs, but the iPhone 4. The cameras that...
Camera Awesome: An iPhone App That Instagram and Apple Could Learn From
Behind the VFX and stuntmen who created 'Iron Man 3's' Air Force One rescue scene

thisistheverge: Inspired by Instagram, photographer creates...

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thisistheverge: Inspired by Instagram, photographer creates Lightroom presets that mimic app’s filters After receiving multiple requests from clients to make their pictures look “like Instagram,” photographer Casey McCallister has developed Adobe Lightroom presets that mimic the app’s visual effects.  Art imitating art....
thisistheverge: Inspired by Instagram, photographer creates...
Google eyes enhanced video chat in latest Chrome beta
Legendary Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie passes away at 82

In a Parallels World, Mac and Windows Coexist App-ily

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I am writing these words in a preview version of the new edition of Microsoft Word, which is running in a pre-release version of a radically redesigned edition of Windows, called Windows 8. But I’m not doing any of this on a Windows PC. I’m doing it on a Mac,...
In a Parallels World, Mac and Windows Coexist App-ily

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 760, brings modern Kepler down to $249 (video)

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NVIDIA has been gradually lowering the base pricing for its desktop GeForce 700 series, but few outside of the hardcore gamer set would say the $399 GTX 770 was affordable. Enter the GeForce GTX 760: the Kepler-based chipset supports all the visual effects of its faster cousins, but at...
NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 760, brings modern Kepler down to $249 (video)

“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

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Jeffrey Katzenberg was right: 3D is the future of movies. USA Today interviewed Avatar director James Cameron about this new era of filmmaking, and the director revealed plans to bring a certain unsinkable hit back to theaters in 2012, this time in 3D: Titanic. Because of the success of...
“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

James Cameron wins Avatar lawsuit

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Judge rejects claim by visual effects consultant Gerald Morawski that director stole his ideas for filmJames Cameron has defeated a lawsuit from a visual effects consultant who claimed the Oscar-winning film-maker stole his ideas for his multibillion-dollar blockbuster Avatar.Judge Margaret Morrow ruled last week that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment...
James Cameron wins Avatar lawsuit

George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

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Though it’s obviously more of a show business story than it is a technology industry story, the news of Lucasfilm’s $4 billion sale to Disney has reverberated throughout the tech world this afternoon. This is partly just because of Star Wars’ cult status among the geeks (and I use...
George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'
DmC review: Cry me a bloody river

Why I broke up with Kickstarter

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This is a guest post by designer Jim Clark  When I first found out about Kickstarter, I thought it was a great idea. I’ve been making things all my life. As the owner of a visual effects and imaging studio, designing, rendering and visually developing creations is right up my alley. I wanted...
Why I broke up with Kickstarter

ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

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ShowScoop launched its so-called ‘Yelp for live music’ online service last summer, serving up a Web app to help gig-goers assess which bands and artists can really cut it on stage. Well, now it has officially landed on mobile too, in the form of an iOS app called ShowScoop Concerts....
ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS
Vimeo introduces 'Looks,' gives users access to over 500 'Hollywood-style' effects
Portal gun brought to life in video short

Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

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Windows 7 tweaks can be applied either manually by manipulation the Windows Registry or by using one of the available tweaking programs that often offer comfortable access to hundreds of configuration settings. Hardcore users might prefer to apply all tweaks manually which has the advantage that they can be sure...
Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview
Biologic offers strangest way yet to browse social networks on iPad

Autodesk releases Socialcam 5.0 with HDR video, color correction

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Autodesk's been trying to bring its special effects expertise to bear on various handheld apps, and now its turning to cameras with its first release of Socialcam (version 5), since it bought the app last July. With the release, it's bringing updated visual effects, 720P resolution, HDR video with...
Autodesk releases Socialcam 5.0 with HDR video, color correction
'Avengers' visual effects reel reveals how ILM built a fictional New York City

Media Licensing Marketplace Pond5 Launches Massive Redesign, With Advanced Search And Customized Artist Pages

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Over the years, New York City-based Pond5 has grown its marketplace for finding video, photos, and other media pretty dramatically. But now that it has reached critical mass, it can be difficult to sort through all the millions of pieces of content to find what you want. To improve on...
Media Licensing Marketplace Pond5 Launches Massive Redesign, With Advanced Search And Customized Artist Pages
'Life of Pi' VFX studio reportedly acquired after facing bankruptcy

Mailbox takes its massively popular email client to the iPad

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Today Mailbox, the quite popular email client that landed first on iPhone, announced the release of an iPad version of its app. The move is hardly surprising, but it does continue the Mailbox story, one that saw the firm launch to mass impact, and then exit to Dropbox for a...
Mailbox takes its massively popular email client to the iPad

AMD Radeon HD 7850, 7870 arrive to tackle sweet spot in 3D

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AMD put the last touches on the Radeon HD 7000 line Monday with the Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 GHz Edition (links active soon). The two aim directly at the mid-range for gamers and are roughly twice the complexity of the 7700 line. The decision gives the 7850 and 7870...
AMD Radeon HD 7850, 7870 arrive to tackle sweet spot in 3D

Vimeo announces 'Looks' feature, now lets users add visual effects to videos

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Whether it was inspired by the recent Instagram craze or not, Vimeo's new "Looks" have a pretty good chance of being welcomed with open arms (and eyes) by the video creators on its well-known platform. In partnership with Vivoom, the company announced today that it's bringing over 500 visual...
Vimeo announces 'Looks' feature, now lets users add visual effects to videos

Line-art yourself with Manga-Camera

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Manga-Camera is a new iOS app from Supersoftware. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is currently highlighted in Apple’s “New and Noteworthy” section at the time of writing. Manga-Camera is a very simple visual effects app for the iPhone’s camera. To use it, users...
Line-art yourself with Manga-Camera
Play this: feel the 'Geometry of Love' with trippy 80s visuals and music from the Chromatics
Turn your webcam video into a 3D wireframe with WebCamMesh

Instagram founders turn two years of work into $1bn – only in Silicon Valley

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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have made their fortunes remarkably quickly, even by Silicon Valley standardsCalifornia has been famous since the gold rush for creating fortunes overnight. The Golden State was a dream factory for get-rich-quick schemes from pioneers with pickaxes to beautiful people aiming to be Hollywood stars. But...
Instagram founders turn two years of work into $1bn – only in Silicon Valley
Kellee Santiago describes the making of Thatgamecompany’s Journey
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