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MIT uses Lego to prototype low-cost micro pumps

Lego bricks (or, if you’re not a pedant, Legos) are highly precise and highly consistent plastic objects. Anywhere you go in the world the Lego is the same. That means that scientists at MIT can

‘BoJack Horseman’ gets picked up for a fifth season at Netflix

Netflix’s narcissistic neigh-sayer is coming back yet again – BoJack Horseman will have a fifth season on the streaming service, as confirmed by a tweet from the official BoJack Twitter accou

Dodles brings your doodles to life

I’ve always wanted to create my own animations. One idea is simple. My characters would be born, live, fall in love, and die in real time in a 80 year long masterpiece of constant animation. It

This neural network could make animations in games a little less awkward

The graphical fidelity of games these days is truly astounding, but one thing their creators struggle to portray is the variety and fluidity of human motion. An animation system powered by a neural ne

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create worl

Pinscreen launches with high-tech distractions for a nerve-wracking election

Pinscreen says it has developed a system for generating what can be photorealistic three-dimensional images from a single scan. While the technology's current applications involved distorted faces for

NFL star Martellus Bennett on his new children’s book and app, Hey A.J.

It’s not everyday that a 6 ft. 7 in. NFL star says he is going to spend his offseason designing and launching a new interactive children’s app. So to learn more, we sat

Artella brings collaboration to VFX and animation

Being a freelance animator is a pretty crappy existence, living out of a suitcase, jetting from country to country as the major studios are chasing tax incentives around the world. Launched this week,

Evertoon wants you to build funny 3D cartoon videos on your phone

Niniane Wang was watching the infamous “iPhone vs. Evo” video — a short animated film of two creatures poking fun at the iPhone — on YouTube and was thinking of all the ways a video

Google Launches First Beta Of Its Zync Visual Effects Renderer On Google Cloud Platform

Google, the largest subsidiary corporation of Alphabet, wants movie studios to use its cloud to render their special effects. Last August, Google acquired Zync, a visual effects rendering service t

This Natural Language Interface Aims To Let Anyone Make Animations Jump

UK-based animation tech and post-production effects studio iKinema has been demoing a natural language interface for controlling animations which CEO Alexandre Pechev reckons could prove its worth in

Pinterest Unveils Its First Video-Like Ad And New Ad Pricing Models

Advertisers are going to have a lot more to work with on Pinterest starting today. The company is rolling out several new tools and pricing options for advertisers today. Perhaps the biggest of them

SketchVid Turns Your Doodles Into Eye-Catching Animations For Instagram

<a target="_blank" href="">SketchVid</a> is a cool new iOS app that lets even the most ham-handed doodler make striking animations for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.i

Netflix To Premiere Final Season Of Clone Wars Animated Star Wars Show March 7

Long running animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have a new home for its sixth and final season – Netflix . The show will debut all 13 episodes of its last run on March 7 on the streaming

Skit! Lets You Create Comedy Animations With Characters From Pacific Rim And Other Movies

<a target="_blank" href="!-video-maker/id594262772?mt=8">Skit!</a>, the comedy animation app that <a href="

Kickstarter Project Apngasm Wants To Promote Animated PNGs As An Alternative To GIFs

GIFs have remained so ubiquitous, spawning <a href="">legions</a> of <a href="https://beta.techcr

iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks

Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app <a target="_blank" href="

Disney Animated, A New $13.99 iPad App, Taps Into The Crossover Of Animation Fans And Premium App Consumers

Perhaps all too aware of how some old media companies have <a target="_blank" href="

Zoobe Wants To Cute-Ify Your Voice Messages With Animated 3D Cartoon Avatars

The mobile messaging space is exploding with ever more colourful ways to communicate, augmenting the basics of text and voice -- whether that's stickers, one-to-many video chats or the ability to leav
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