From Geek Chic!…
We’ve had the Avatar figures for a few months now….and I just got the chance to play with them. The toys themselves are nothing particularly revolutionary. (Unless you’ve long been clamoring for something that looked like a smurf—but lankier.) What’s impressive are the toys i-TAG augmented reality cards.
First, download some software. Then, hold the card up to your computer’s webcam. The software will overlay a 3D digital image of the toy on the web cam footage, as if that toy is hovering on the i-TAG card. Move the card around and the image moves with it. Push buttons on the card and the virtual toy will maneuver or open fire. To get a better idea of what that means, check out the demonstration video below. Sure, it’s not as revolutionary as what you’ll see in theaters, but go ahead and check it out anyway. It’s pretty cool.
James Cameron and one of his fans weren’t exactly full of holiday cheer on Wednesday night; rather, they chose to fling a few choice words at each other after a dispute over an autograph.
Here’s pretty much what happened: a fan approached the Oscar-winning director at LAX in hopes of getting his “Avatar” poster autographed; when Cameron turned it down, saying “he didn’t owe” the fan a signature, that’s where the fan goes ballistic. He accuses the director of not caring about his fans, and then goes on a tirade talking about how he paid $15 to see “Avatar” and can’t even get a signature in return.
Of course, there’s a chance that this guy was making the entire story up to sell the poster online; either way, should a director be obligated to sign the poster for a “fan?” Check out the video here (with a warning for language) and let me know what you think!
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