Philips Takes Pity and Does a Passive 21:9 Gold Series 3DTV for Cheaper…

You may be sold on active 3DTVs being better than passive, but there's no denying the latter's glasses are much much cheaper than active shutter frames. Adding to last year's active 21:9 3DTV launch, Philips' 50-inch Gold Series TV converts 2D to 3D. There's also a nifty gaming feature, where dual-player games are… » 3/08/11 5:40am 3/08/11 5:40am

This Is Why Xbox Live Avatars Are Cartoon-y, Not Creepy

Xbox's Avatar Kinect is pretty wild: It tracks and replicates your facial expressions with surprising precision. Which probably made you think about having a more realistic Avatar reppin' yourself owning up 12-year-olds in Halo, or something. But Microsoft Research's Photo-Real Talking Head project, which uses 2D… » 2/25/11 2:00am 2/25/11 2:00am