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Realistic, Fast 3D Graphics For You Anywhere from The Cloud

“Imagine you could play video games – and immerse yourself in virtual worlds – with 3D graphics comparable to those found in blockbuster films like Transformers or WALL•E. And then imagine you could experience and control those graphics in real-time from any internet-enabled device, whether it be a desktop computer, set-top box or even iPhone.

Sound far-fetched? It doesn’t to Jules Urbach, founder and CEO of a Los Angeles-based company called OTOY, who has been working with microprocessor manufacturer AMD since 2006 to make the idea of server-side graphics processing a reality. If all goes as planned, 3D rendering will become just another computer task that jumps from the client to the cloud. Call it gaming as a service (GaaS) if you will. No more Xboxes, no more PlayStations, and no more souped-up PC towers. Just a monitor, some controls, and a way to receive and display frames generated by a powerful server farm”….<More>

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Video: Nokia Concept Morphing Phone

Here’s Some info about the Morph:

Nanotechnology on the palm of your hands – The mobile handset is said to have 10,000 transistors in a single fly hair made possible with Nanotechnology
Self-cleaning – made with dirt and water-proof material that just lets foreign substances to just slip away
Stratchable – the whole gadget can be shaped according to the user’s preference made possible with it’s nanoscale structure that lets it’s components to be stretched
Wearable – can be turned into a bracelet that can change it’s design according to the user’s preference “…. <More>

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Video: Top Ten Most Innovative Games

A great count down of the most innovative games ever made (so far)…

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Top Ten Anime Themes and Soundtracks of All-Time

“Epic Battles, Giant Robots, Aliens, Samurai, Government Plots, Love Stories, Spaghetti Westerns, Teenage Angst, Espionage, and Bounty Hunters – sounds like anime to me…..

 # 2. AKIRA
“I am Tetsuo . . .” Katsuhiro Otomo’s sci-fi masterpiece took anime to an even larger scale in 1990 when Streamline Pictures brought the big budget film to the States. This changed everything! Not only is the film still one of the most highly regarded anime productions, but the soundtrack is both pulse-poundingly eerie and beautiful. The rhythmic production and percussive instrumentation of the main character’s themes are tense, energetic, and emotionally crippling. Which only leads the audience to relate to and identify with their plight”…. For the Full List Go <Here>.

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Gizomoz.com: Animate Yourself

Video: Gizmoz HeadMaker Demo

I’m feeling pretty animated these days thanks to an Israeli company called Gizmoz. That’s because of its new Web site, gizmoz.com, that lets people create their own animated cartoon characters that can talk in your own voice with amazingly accurate lip syncing.

Although there are some possible professional applications to this technology, Gizmoz now is all about fun, according to founder and CEO Eyal Gever.

You start by uploading a photo of your face. When posing for the picture you should be as expressionless as possible because Gizmoz will automatically add facial expressions.

Your next step is to design a “gizmo” by picking from a menu of pre-drawn characters in costume or by creating your own character by selecting a gender (you can switch sexes), a hair style, how you want your body to look, any hats or other headwear, glasses, makeup, tattoos, piercings – whatever”…. <More>

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Speed Racer 2008: The Wachowski Brothers’ First Movie Since “The Matrix” Movies

‘Speed Racer’s’ Movie demon on wheels-The Mach 5

 

“Those fine folks over at Warner Bros. have sent Cinematical an official Speed Racer press release which provides a full cast list, as well as lots of plot info. Although it wasn’t very difficult to piece together all the nuggets of information we’ve received over the past month or so, it is nice to see all things Speed Racer in one place. (Check out the recently released pic of Speed’s Mach 5 to the right) As expected, the meat and potatoes of the story will revolve around Speed’s (Emile Hirsch) attempt to take down the powerful and corrupt Royalton Industries before its evil owner (Roger Allam) puts Speed and his family out of business for good.

One of the casting choices I’m most interested in is that of Ji Hoon Jung (aka the popular Korean singer Rain) as a rival driver”….. <More>

Video: Another Speed and Trixie moment

Video: Speed Racer original open and close

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Oscar Nominated Short Film: “Fallen Art” de tomek baginski

Oscar Nominated Short Film: “Fallen Art” de tomek baginski

Fallen Art is really surprising and satirical, which makes it original. Tomek Baginski, the Director, braves the common sense and discloses a new facet of his art with this funny and mocking feature. Fallen Art has already won the Jury Honors at the Siggraph Festival and is part of the selection at the forthcoming Annecy Festival, which takes place from the 6th to the 11th of June. We wish them all the best, they really deserve it, maybe more…

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