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Japan has found new heights (depths?) of creepiness today with the United Arrow Marionettebot, a custom Kinect hack pairing Microsoft's motion-tracking camera with display mannequins.The mannequins of United Arrow's clothing store mimic the poses and movements of passersby. It's billed as a marketi...

February 15th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple isn't the only one to get some shop-based imitation flattery -- now it looks like Facebook's got its first retail homage. Yep, this clothing store in Nablus, Palestine is unlikely to be a Zuckerberg-sanctioned outlet. A giant Facebook sign hangs over several mannequins, although we're not...

November 28th 2011 at 5:16pm 0 Comments
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It is fun, I've decided, to overthink things in life. This is especially relevant in MMOs, where we've long since taken absolutely bizarre staples as the accepted status quo. Sure, it's all polite fiction that allows developers to merge necessary game mechanics with a veneer of credibility, but m...

March 10th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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EQ2Players has put up another preview for EverQuest II's Game Update 43, and not only does this one have a large amount of pretty pictures, it also details some new features that we didn't see in the last preview. As well as the group looting and shiny harvesting changes, major cities will be revam...

March 4th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Remember when Nintendo sent out 1,000 mannequin hands and held a contest to see who could pose theirs in the most creative way? This was back in the dark ages of 2005, when Nintendo actually had to promote the DS. It was a very different time.Well, as can be expected, at least one of those hands has...

September 28th 2007 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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Considering just how chaotic a police scanner can become when the crime lords decide to hit the streets, we can't fault the boys in blue for showing up at the wrong address or completely missing a shoplifter with a projector in his shorts, but this one's just absurd. Apparently, a Manchester man ha...

May 16th 2007 at 7:39pm 0 Comments
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As if treating a mannequin that can bleed and even flat line on you wasn't stressful enough, researchers at Gifu University's Graduate School of Medicine are hoping to make your residency even harder to manage. A newfangled robotic dummy packs a potent artificial brain, as it can reportedly "respon...

May 16th 2007 at 8:04am 0 Comments
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The future is now -- sort of. We were just waiting for robots to start reproducing before we gave over the future of humanity to these beings, and while this might be a mere simulated pregnancy for med students to practice on, it seems close enough to us. The robot, named Noelle, is a life-sized...

April 16th 2006 at 9:33am 0 Comments