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  • Twitter Bug Randomly Swaps Out Avatars For Some Accounts, Profile Settings Now Disabled

    Twitter Bug Randomly Swaps Out Avatars For Some Accounts, Profile Settings Now Disabled

    Well here’s a Twitter bug that is kind of alarming. Apparently, for some verified accounts, avatars were swapped out with other random users’. Currently, the profile settings are disabled for all users, so you’re stuck with what you have now. Can you imagine trying to tweet and seeing some random Joe in your place? Yeah, weird. Read More

  • Twitter’s Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing

    Twitter’s Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing

    Twitter’s having a rough day. It was down for nearly an hour earlier today, and now, many users are complaining that their Avatars have been replaced┬áby an egg, the Avatar given to newcomers who have not yet uploaded their own picture. Naturally, users are tweeting in droves complaining, trying to find out if they are showing up as an egg to their friends and making terrible egg-puns. Read More

  • iTunes-Only, $15 Special Edition Of AVATAR Lets You ‘Deconstruct Scenes’

    iTunes-Only, $15 Special Edition Of AVATAR Lets You ‘Deconstruct Scenes’

    Starting next Tuesday, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment will be selling a special edition of blockbuster movie AVATAR with nifty behind-the-scenes content exclusively on iTunes for $14.99 (or $19.99 for the HD version). Available for pre-order now, the special digital edition of the movie lets people ‘deconstruct scenes’ in simultaneous views… Read More

  • Video: Telepresence Robot Avatar TELESAR V

    Video: Telepresence Robot Avatar TELESAR V

    Professor Tachi from Japan’s Keio University has been working on telepresence robots since the 1980s, and TELESAR V, a so-called telexistence robot avatar, is the finest work of his lab yet. The robot makes it possible to transmit sight, hearing and even touch in order “to free people from time and space constraints”. The way it works is that the robot becomes your alter ego… Read More

  • Avatar 3D Blu-ray Launch To Be Exclusive To Panasonic TV Buyers

    Avatar 3D Blu-ray Launch To Be Exclusive To Panasonic TV Buyers

    Big Avatar fan? Bought a 3D-capable TV just so you could watch it again in all its glory? Well, you might want to sit down. Panasonic and 20th Century Fox have arrived at a deal whereby the upcoming 3D Blu-ray version of the film will only be sold to people buying new Panasonic displays. Read More

  • Avatar to return to theaters August 27th

    Avatar to return to theaters August 27th

    Avatar is coming back to theaters August 27, 2010 and will bring an extra eight minutes of “never before seen footage” I know, right? Unbelievable. It’s unbelievable that the 20th Century Fox or James Cameron or whoever are milking the film like this. This probably isn’t an unprecedented Hollywood move, but it’s certainly shady. Apparently a $749,614,235… Read More

  • Avatar fast becoming the most pirated Blu-ray movie of all time

    Avatar fast becoming the most pirated Blu-ray movie of all time

    Call me crazy, but wasn’t the point of Avatar to go see it in 3D on the big screen? Otherwise, why bother? Be that as it may, Avatar is on track to hold the distinction of being the most pirated Blu-ray release of all time. Nice job, guys! Read More

  • This lady hates Avatar, James Cameron and his mom (really)

    Wow, this woman knows how to hate. She could write a book on hate that would outsell the classic Guide To Proper Hating by Brandon Barbee. 10 bucks says she loved Dancing with Wolves, though. Read More

  • This is why early adopting sucks: Avatar doesn't play on some Samsung BR players

    This is why early adopting sucks: Avatar doesn't play on some Samsung BR players


    This is not for you Hey, cutting edgers! How does it feel to be the first kid on your block not to be able to play a brand new movie because of some wonky firmware issue. I have a Samsung BD-UP5000, the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray combo device that came out just as the last shots in the format war were being fired, and Avatar will not play on it. Others have had the same issue and it’s a… Read More

  • Gimped "Avatar" Blu-ray coming soon

    Gimped "Avatar" Blu-ray coming soon

    Everyone’s favorite Dances With Wolves remake, Avatar, is coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD. Just don’t expect many extras. Or 3-D. As reported by the great TheDigitalBits.com, 20th Century Fox will shortly announce a 4/22 release date for Avatar on Blu-ray and DVD. But be aware that if you want some bonus features, or 3D, you might have to double or even triple dip. According to… Read More

  • Hollywood has its best year ever in 2009 (but piracy is killing the business?)

    Hollywood has its best year ever in 2009 (but piracy is killing the business?)

    I could have sworn “piracy” was killing the movie industry. Apparently not, when you actually look at the data! The year 2009 was the single best year in Hollywood history as far as “money” is concerned—if you can find a single decent movie produced by Hollywood last year I’d love to see it—where it made $29.9 billion in ticket sales alone. (Never mind… Read More

  • An Oscar win for Avatar tonight is a win for 3D technology as a whole

    An Oscar win for Avatar tonight is a win for 3D technology as a whole

    Tonight’s Oscars are as much about technology as they are good movies. Granted, movie-making has always been about embracing new technology—critics complained when movies first appeared, when they added sound, when they added color, etc.—but Avatar can be looked at as nothing more than a glorified tech demo. A win for Avatar tonight is a win for 3D technology, end of. Read More

  • Koreans watch Avatar in "4D"

    Koreans watch Avatar in "4D"

    One important factor that can explain Avatar’s success at the box office is certainly the 3D experience viewers can have when they walk into the right movie theater. But what about watching Avatar in “4D”? In Korea, you can. The nation’s leading multiplex chain, CJ-CGV, runs a handful of so-called “4D plexes” where the experience includes moving seats… Read More

  • Avatar has made a billion dollars. Twice.

    Avatar has made a billion dollars. Twice.

    Prepare yourself for motion picture history. Seems that Avatar is the first movie in the history of ever to pull in 2 billion USD worldwide. Uncork the champagne people. Read More

  • The best Avatar review ever

    The same guy who reviewed the Phantom Menace, apparently while sloppy drunk on a mixture of Percocet and vodka, just reviewed Avatar. His bottom line? Cameron made an affective film – affective in its purest form. Everything is “perfect,” culturally. Part two is after the jump. Good stuff. Read More

  • We never named a mountain after Avatar. What are you talking about?

    We never named a mountain after Avatar. What are you talking about?

    Monday could have marked one of the greatest acts of trolling of the decade. An official ceremony was held to change the name of a mountain in the Hunan province to commemorate James Cameron’s Avatar. Seems that now they’re realizing naming national monuments after movies isn’t the best idea. Read More

  • DIY: Avatar fiber optic jungle

    Inspired by Avatar, this crafty fellow created his own version of the Pandora jungle. Made using conductive thread, fiber optic strands, and LEDs, he built a rather impressive looking patch of grass that lights up when you touch it. I’m not sure what the practical usage of this would be, but it’s one of those projects that is just cool to look at. Read More

  • U.S. military now wants 3D surveillance cameras. Avatar invented 3D, you know.

    U.S. military now wants 3D surveillance cameras. Avatar invented 3D, you know.

    In a sense, the following story can be summed up thus: the US military wants new, hi-tech equipment. That’s not exactly breaking news, no, but there’s an Avatar connection, so if the world could stop rotating on its axis for a moment… It’s called Fine Detail Optical Surveillance, and the military wants Darpa to develop it. Think 3D spy cameras. Attach one to a… Read More

  • The Avatar sex scene

    The Avatar sex scene


    First SNL did it and then reader Alex sent us this little bit of text, purportedly from the actual Avatar script. WTF indeed. Both comically NSFW items can be found after the jump. Read More

  • Avatar has made more than $1 billion. That's a lot of dollars.

    Avatar has made more than $1 billion. That's a lot of dollars.

    Pretty sure none of us here ever said that Avatar would tank at the box office, but did we think it’d make a billion dollars in just a few days? I sure didn’t! (To be fair, I never really gave the topic much thought.) But yes, wipe the look of shock off your face as it’s now revealed that the James Cameron film made $1.02 billion in three weeks. That includes… Read More