Emerging Tech

Free Pluto VR chat and messaging app for gamers enters Early Access on Steam

A new virtual reality application called Pluto wants to be the must-have app for VR gamers, facilitating chat and communication across a variety of games and experiences. You can check it out now free in Early Access.
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‘Titanic’ star Kate Winslet will reunite with James Cameron for ‘Avatar 2’

Two decades after actress Kate Winslet starred in James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic, the Academy Award winner will reunite with the filmmaker to play a new character in Avatar 2.
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It looks like bad guys from 'Avatar' are coming back from the dead for sequels

It would appear that Avatar 2 is still alive and well despite a disheartening series of delays. James Cameron has revealed that Stephen Lang's evil Colonel Quaritch will return as the series antagonist, despite his demise in 'Avatar'.
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James Cameron is thinking about rebooting the Terminator franchise … again

As if he didn't have enough on his plate with four Avatar sequels, famed director James Cameron has expressed interest in rebooting the Terminator franchise -- with a full trilogy of new films.
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Sigourney Weaver teases 'very good reason' for making four Avatar sequels

While the idea of making four Avatar sequels may seem crazy, Sigourney Weaver insisted in a recent interview that there's a method to director James Cameron's unique brand of madness.
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For James Cameron, exploring ‘The ‘World of Avatar’ was an actual dream come true

Pandora, the fictional world birthed from the mind of filmmaker James Cameron, is now a theme park anyone can visit at the Walt Disney World Resort. Bringing it to life required an awesome combination of imagination and technical skill.
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Uncanny Valley of the mind: When emotional AI gets too human-like, it creeps humans out

In a paper published this month in the journal Cognition, researchers Jan-Phillip Stein and Peter Ohler present what they’re calling the “uncanny valley of the mind," in which emotional AI leave participants with an uneasy feeling.
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Absurd dating show ‘Game of Clones’ lets contestants design their ideal partner

What happens when you combine the latest in avatar-building technology, cross it with lusty singletons, and add a pinch of Vertigo for good measure? This bizarre -- and surprisingly techie -- U.K. dating show.
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‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington promises sequel’s world bigger than the first

Actor Sam Worthington seems confident that Avatar 2 will more than live up to its box office juggernaut predecessor. He recently promised that the sequel will be "like nothing you’ve ever seen."
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Disney to open ‘Avatar’ park in the summer of 2017

You've seen the movie, now visit the theme park. Disney has announced that the theme park version of the box office king Avatar will debut next summer at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.

With 102 cameras, Metapixel can create photorealistic 3D models in 30 minutes

The era of not-quite real video game characters is almost at an end. Using an amazing 102-camera rig, Metapixel can scan and recreate a digital version of you with uncanny accuracy. We tried it out.
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James Cameron reveals plans for a fifth Avatar movie at CinemaCon

Today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, filmmaker James Cameron announced plans for yet another addition to his daring Avatar franchise, which is set to be released around Christmas of 2023.