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uncanny+valley

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Meet the robot actor starring in a play inspired by Kafka

Up-and-coming android performer Repliee S1 stars alongside well-known French actors in a piece based on Franz Kafka's absurdist classic "The Metamorphosis."

By 23 October 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 067: Inflatable space hotels, ultra-realistic CG, a chameleon jacket, and more

Bigelow's "BEAM" is an expandable module for the International Space Station hoping to be a stepping stone towards commercial space accommodations, but the current $50 million price tag is a little astronomical. So...Kickstarter to send us to space, anyone?

By 14 October 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 065: FlexSense, a pizza vending machine and Toshiba's sign language android

Researchers from three different labs have created FlexSense, a surface with embedded sensors that makes for some pretty incredible applications. We don't know when this concept might show up in commercial products, but we're already looking forward to it; don't miss the demo on today's show.

By 9 October 2014