The future of toys – Disney 3D prints animated eyes for interactive characters

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Today, they are just cute, animated eyes. But tomorrow, curved displays could change the way we interact with everything.  According to Frog’s chief creative officer, Mark Rolston, in the next five years a doll will come out with a face made from a curved display, and that will change the way toys are made forever.

 

 

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Study: Watching television violence is associated with increased sleep problems in kids

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TV violence linked to sleep problems in children.

A new study shows that letting young children watch violent TV programs may interfere with sleep.  And it doesn’t matter if the violent tv program is animated or live action.

 

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Fitbot lets online shoppers try on clothes before buying

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Fitbot

Many people because of the shape of their bodies don’t even consider shopping for clothes online an option. Fits.me is a new service that has actually come up with a pretty clever way to let people of all shapes and sizes see how a garment will look on them while shopping online. The secret is an animated mannequin with a body composed of separate panels that can be individually adjusted via servo motors on the inside. This allows the mannequin to grow or shrink to any body shape or size. (video)

 

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Sketchory: Shareable Collection of 250,000 Sketches

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Art, art, and more art!

Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped, Nikolai Kordulla and Dominik Schmid have just released a nifty new website called Sketchory. The site features over 250,000 sketches (cartoons, scribbles and other fascinating artwork) that you can copy, remix, embed, view as animation and so on.

The sketches use Creative Commons license, so you’re free to use it even in commercial settings (say, create a book of sketches – with a maximum of 1,000 images).

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