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Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars

Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars
Great news for disabled gamers who play on the Xbox One. Microsoft is adding the ability for avatars to ride in a wheelchair. Now more folks can have cool avatars that represent them better. It looks…

Russia Building Robot Super-Soldier: Terminator Meets Avatar

Russia Building Robot Super-Soldier: Terminator Meets Avatar
As if the world didn’t have enough problems, Russia is apparently creating a scary humanoid robotic soldier, affectionately being called “Ivan the Terminator.” Thank God they didn’t call it the T-800. The idea of the robot…
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Eterni.me Lets You Live Forever… In Digital Avatar Form

Eterni.me Lets You Live Forever… In Digital Avatar Form
Some people live on in the memories of others, even when they pass on, because of the life they’ve led and the differences that they’ve made on the lives of others. Others may be forgotten, while…

Study Claims the Avatar You Use for Gaming May Affect Your Real World Behavior

Study Claims the Avatar You Use for Gaming May Affect Your Real World Behavior
A very strange new study has been published by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that tries to link the behavior of gamers in the real world to the avatars they use on gaming…

Pokémon & Heroines T-shirts: PokéPinups

Pokémon & Heroines T-shirts: PokéPinups
Many Pokémon have an affinity to natural elements, a trope that they share with other superheroes. Singapore-based shirt designer Barefists figured it would be nice to mashup the critters to famous heroines that share their elemental…

Avatar Aquarium: Pandora in Your Living Room

Avatar Aquarium: Pandora in Your Living Room
The scenes of Pandora in Avatar are still some of the most impressive naturalistic CGI worlds to ever grace the screen. Between the floating islands, the greenery, the waterfalls, and the exotic flora and fauna, it…

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…

Classic Sci-Fi Scenes Get the LEGO Treatment

Classic Sci-Fi Scenes Get the LEGO Treatment
Official LEGO Star Wars sets have been around since 1999, but what our other geek needs? Where is our Blade Runner? Or TRON? Why is there no Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy set? LEGO, you are…

DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots

DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots
DARPA has chopped $7 million out of its budget for program it’s is calling “Avatar.” Yes, DARPA is talking about that Avatar. Rather than growing the towering blue aliens that James Cameron had in his awesome…

Megacity Aviation Personal Aircraft Perfect for Flying on Pandora

Megacity Aviation Personal Aircraft Perfect for Flying on Pandora
Clearly, the dude that designed this flying rotorcraft has been watching some Avatar. This helicopter style device has the duel rotors on top that are surrounded by fan-like rings that the movie’s flying machines sported. It…

OriHime Robot Strikes Sexy Robot Poses

OriHime Robot Strikes Sexy Robot Poses
The OriHime robot was developed in Japan by Kentaro Yoshifuji, an engineering student at Waseda University, and it attempts to takes the robotic form to a sexy new level. While it has a more feminine form…

Monkey Avatar: Wired Primates Can Move and Feel Virtual Objects

Monkey Avatar: Wired Primates Can Move and Feel Virtual Objects
Movies like The Planet of the Apes and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes just freak me out sometimes. I mean, so we’ve been told that our closest ancestors are these primates because apparently,…

Geekette Makes Avatar Mosaic From Blu-ray Discs

Geekette Makes Avatar Mosaic From Blu-ray Discs
I really liked the flick Avatar. I ended up seeing it twice, which is very rare for me. It was a cool film and I am really looking forward to the next inevitable installment. One geeky…

Turn Yourself Into James Cameron’S Avatar

Turn Yourself Into James Cameron’S Avatar
While the technology to make your own genetic or robotic Avatar isn’t yet available, you can turn yourself into the image of an Avatar by using a handy new website from the guys at McDonald’s. Impress…

Anybots QB Robot Avatar: Not Quite as Advanced as James Cameron’s

Anybots QB Robot Avatar: Not Quite as Advanced as James Cameron’s
While this is just the first step towards giant blue genetically engineered avatars, it’s still kind of creepy to think that you can just log onto this skinny little ‘bot,  take control of it and make…

Sharp’S New 3d-HD Camera for Your Phone: Film Your Own Low-Budget Avatar

Sharp’S New 3d-HD Camera for Your Phone: Film Your Own Low-Budget Avatar
3D is going to be everywhere this year, thanks to James Cameron’s Avatar. I recently read that even Mars would be filmed in 3D on those Pathfinder drones. Now, it looks like Sharp came up with…
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