Disney’s Robots Can Play Catch With Your Kids, but Will Steal Their Affection
Dear parents. Disney, the company that wants to absorb all childhood happiness, both past and present, is planning to replace you with robots. unsatisfied with the secondary love and attention they receive from controlling your favorite characters and cartoons, Disney means to spend quality time with the world's children in an attempt to feel what it's like to have a child of its own. (No, having subsidiaries like ABC and ESPN doesn't count.) Although the Mom-and-Pop-a-Tron 5000 isn't ready to hit the street yet, Disney making serious progress. For example, the robotics experts at Disney's lab in Pittsburgh have created a humanoid robot that can play a game of catch.Read on...
Crash and Berg: James Cameron to Release Titanic in 3-D
Yes, James Cameron, Avatar did really happen and it was pretty cool. But that doesn't mean you need to go back into your past and put everything into 3-D, no matter how much they celebrate the multiple-of-tenth anniversary of something. The Titanic is turning 100 in 2012, and what better way to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the tragic tale than by inundating theaters with crazed Titanic film fans again. There are seriously people who went to see this film more times than its been years since the Titanic crashed. And 15 years later there will be an entire new generation of young DiCaprio enthusiasts to horde into the multiplex. There's money to be made here for sure, but couldn't we get a 3-D version of a movie that makes more sense in 3-D? You know, like anything else? There were rumors that this (travesty) might happen, but they were confirmed at All Things Digital. Here's a brief telling of said confirmation, courtesy of a Switched article with a distinctly Cameron-is-full-of-himeself tone:
Somewhere between talking about all things James Cameron, Hollywood, and James Cameron, the director was asked about the possibility of a 3-D Titanic re-release. Mincing no words, he responded, "We're not thinking about doing that, we're doing it. We'll have it ready for the ship's 100th anniversary."Read on...