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Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014

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Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014

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Camp like 'Avatar' in a floating hammock-tent cocoon

A suspended hammock shelter on Kickstarter lets you camp up in the air, away from bugs and the hard ground.

By August 19, 2013

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FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

How would you look as a demon? A software program seeking funding on Indiegogo uses a Webcam to map your facial expressions and movements onto the face of an animated character.

By January 9, 2014

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Group Text+, Email+ simplify group conversations on iOS

Two new iOS apps aim to eliminate the pain points of sending emails and iMessages to large groups.

By December 16, 2014

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'The Interview' online release: Industry revolution or total fluke?

By releasing the controversial film on the Internet before it hits theaters, Sony has turned the comedy into Hollywood's first mainstream testbed for delivering movies straight to your home.

By December 26, 2014

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Apple pioneer Bill Fernandez on Google Glass, Oculus Rift and the look of the future

In his time at Apple, Bill Fernandez helped develop technologies that have shaped modern computing. He also has a keen perspective on what's next.

By December 8, 2014

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Blizzard's big challenge: Duplicating the success of World of Warcraft

One of the most successful video games ever made is a decade old. What's Blizzard's next act?

By November 6, 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 November 4, 2014

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Epson sees potential in burgeoning home projector business

The company's Asia executives were surprisingly bullish about the next few years despite competition from large-screen TVs.

By November 3, 2014