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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 Feb. 10, 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 May. 22, 2012


Intellitar avatars a poor substitute for afterlife

You can now consider bequeathing your avatar to loved ones after you've died. But honestly, doing so is just creepy.

By Nov. 8, 2010


Microsoft demos 3D photo avatars, display tech

In a series of demo videos from Microsoft's Research group, the company shows off its efforts in 3D face-mapping and display technology that's user-aware.

By Feb. 22, 2011


Windows Phone taps Xbox Live avatars

Microsoft's Kevin Unangst shows CNET's Ina Fried the central role that Xbox Live avatars will play on Windows Phone 7 when the devices hit the market later this year.

By Aug. 17, 2010


Avatars to run Altadyn business meetings

Company's $41-a-month Online Meeting service enables businesses to customize a virtual world for conducting meetings with presentations, IM, and Skype conversation.

By Nov. 18, 2008


New report warns of dangers of trashy avatars

In conjunction with the rise of virtual worlds as a tool for business training and meetings, companies should assign a dress code to their employees' avatars, according to market research firm Gartner.

By Oct. 7, 2009


Twitter gets the munchies again, eats user avatars

It's temporary, Twitter says, and due to a caching problem, but many users' Twitter icons have been gone for over a day now.

By Sep. 18, 2009


Windows Phone Mango adds dancing Xbox Live avatars in new Games Hub

Microsoft has given us a taste of the revamped Games Hub in the Windows Phone Mango update, adding dancing avatars and improved Xbox Live features.

By Jun. 24, 2011


All about avatars

In this episode, CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari and CNET Download.com's Jessica Dolcourt explore their options in online avatar creation.

May. 21, 2008