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Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

Australian artist Chris Jones is constructing a hyper-realistic human body in CG animation, piece by painstaking piece.

By 7 October 2014


Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By 9 September 2014


Perky avatars bring 'Uncanny Valley' to NYC airports

The Port Authority of New York will be trying out lady-sized video billboards through the end of the year.

By 22 May 2012


Uncanny valley of keyboards: Do small keys bother you?

How important is a keyboard to you when buying an ultraportable, and do fuller keys make you happier? In reviewing Lenovo's latest Netbooks, we began to wonder.

By 25 July 2009


Realistic animal animatronics highlight CBS's 'Zoo'

We had the chance to visit the Henson Creature Shop to learn more about how meticulously crafted suits and faces are bringing the upcoming CBS show "Zoo" to life.

By 30 June 2015


DirectX 12 can render 'up to 12 times more polygons' than DX11

Graphics card giant Nvidia says the new API allows it to cross the "uncanny valley."

By 1 May 2015


The eerie robots of 'Humans' hold a black mirror to our darkest fears

AMC and Channel 4's new TV show sees smiling, servile "synths" in every home... but is it them or us who should be feared?

By 14 June 2015


Video game industry struggles to grow, a year after new consoles launch

After months of subsisting on strong sales of new game hardware, overall game spending plummets in November.

By 12 December 2014


Happy N7 Day: You never forget your first Shepard

Longtime BioWare fan, first-time Mass Effect fan.​ Crave's Kelsey Adams finds N7 gear is a passport to a secret society.

By 8 November 2014


Oculus Rift 'fantastic' but won't replace movies, says 'Minority Report' FX guru

The men behind the jaw-dropping effects of "Gravity" and "Minority Report" reveal how movies both predict and influence today's tech.

By 5 November 2014