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15 Toys And Action Figures That Have Consistently Gone Down In Value

This weekend, toy collectors will swarm to the Convention Center in San Diego, in search of rare and limited edition toys. Because we all know toys are a fantastic investment! Right? Not always. Here are 15 toys and action figures that have gotten more and more worthless. » 7/09/15 12:08pm 7/09/15 12:08pm

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 4:39pm 5/07/14 4:39pm

A Mouse Made Just For You Will Be Your Medical Avatar

When you check in to a hospital in the future, along with checking your vitals and ordering a blood panel, your doctors may assign you a personal mouse. The immune-deficient creature will receive a transplant of your tissue, which will allow it to mimic your immune system, or maybe your specific type of cancer. Then… » 3/22/12 5:00pm 3/22/12 5:00pm

A Peek Behind Avatar Kinect's Wireframe Curtain: How Xbox Turns You Into a Virtual Blinking, Winking Chatterbox

Avatar Kinect, your not-quite-creepy smirking, winking virtual self, is launching today in Kinect Fun Labs. It tracks your eyebrows, mouth, and other points on your face to translate your real-world expressions into their polygonal equivalent. This is how it works. » 7/25/11 12:00pm 7/25/11 12:00pm

James Cameron Just Added 50 RED EPIC-M Cameras to His Shopping Trolley

How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron—at $58,000 each, that's a cool $2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and » 4/25/11 3:40am 4/25/11 3:40am

3D Porno Tops Avatar's Single-Day Box Office Record In Hong Kong

For the last several years, the single-day box office king in Hong Kong has been Avatar. People love giant blue cat-people! But not, apparently, as much as they love full frontal nudity. Because after grossing $340,000 US on 73 screens, 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy has taken Hong Kong's single-day box office crown. » 4/21/11 9:40am 4/21/11 9:40am