Avatars

‘Facebook Avatars’ is its new clone of Snapchat’s Bitmoji

Hidden inside the code of Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased feature called Facebook Avatars that lets people build personalized, illustrated versions of themselves for use as stickers in M

Facebook animates photo-realistic avatars to mimic VR users’ faces

Facebook wants you to look and move like you in VR, even if you’ve got a headset strapped to your face in the real world. That’s why it’s building a new technology that uses a photo

Snapchat enhances Bitmoji with 1.9 septillion avatar options

Now you can customize your Snapchat Bitmoji avatar with 40 skin tones, 50 hair colors, 50 hair treatment options and more so it looks just like you no matter what you look like. Today Snapchat launche

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

"We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete," says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world's top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam's and Genies' brash style.

Facebook seriously needs its own Bitmoji

Your Facebook profile used to be the online version of "you". But over the past year, Bitmoji has usurped Facebook to become the preferred way to share your identity over the web. The Facebook prof

Loom.ai is building an avatar that can capture your personality

Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with h

ObEN nabs $7.7M Series A as it looks to build a more human VR avatar

When you’re in virtual reality and start associating your limb and head movements with your onscreen avatar, that digital recreation really becomes an extension of who you are. ObEN is a startup

Google’s VR prototypes give you charming and strangely expressive googly eyes

How best to represent a person in virtual space? A square with their avatar picture on it? Too Slack. A custom face crafted with a million sliders? Too Second Life. A 3D scan of their face? Too "Lawnm

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

Turn your Xbox 360 avatar into a cake-top figurine

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bashyourbrainsin.jpg" />How many of you modeled your Xbox 360 avatar after yourself? Plenty of you, I'm sure. Not me, no. (Gotta be diffe

Video: PlayStation Home isn't a safe environment for female avatars

The video is totally SFW, but you might lose a few brain cells by watching it PlayStation Home for the PS3 could be the absolute dumbest thing ever produced in the history of human civilization. (Penn

360 Avatar customization needs 256MB card

The upcoming NXE update will feature the controversial avatar feature (you know, the one that makes me barf), but you’ve got to have either a HDD or 256MB card installed to take advantage of it.

New Xbox Experience demo now online

Fire up Xbox Live for a “glimpse” of the upcoming New Xbox Experience, Microsft’s latest update to the Xbox System Software. The Avatars are still lame, sure, but the enhanced multimedia opt

Video: Avatars in the new Xbox Experience

http://images.video.msn.com/flash/soapbox1_1.swfVideo: Avatars in the new Xbox experience Major Nelson gives a rousing presentation on how to customize your avatar when the fall dashboard update unlea

Xbox 360 avatars limited to E10+ rated games

Xbox Live GM Eric Kilgore revealed at Gamefest that those fun little avatars we can expect from the new dashboard update will be limited when they first roll out. “We are still developing the final

Leaked: Thumbnails of Xbox 360 avatar creator images

I’m not a big fan of the Wii Mii phenomena, but the Xbox team thinks the rest of us are and as they revealed the new dashboard update at E3 they also rolled out the avatars. A few images (real or no

New interface + avatars = Totally reinvented Xbox 360?

Would do you call Nintendo-inspired avatars and a Cover Flow rip-off anything less than a “transformation”? Not if you’re Microsoft, apparently. Speaking at Gamefest yesterday, the CTO of Mi

Video: Down and dirty with the new Xbox 360 dashboard

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Meez finally launches virtual world, Meez Nation

I don’t do the whole virtual world thing that seems to be popular with all the kids, but I hate the iPhone too, so take it for what it’s worth. After millions of requests and painstaking months, M

Beema: Add freaky avatars to your video messages

Poor Jason over at TC had to pretend to be an animated cat to try out a new video messaging platform, Beema. You log in, call a 1800 number, and leave a message. A short time later you get an SMS and
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