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2009-12-23 12:07:58

New cinema blockbuster, Avatar, leapt to the top of box office charts as soon as it came out "” a stunning 3D realization of an alien world. Our fascination with themes of escape to other fantastic places and the thrill of immersion in virtual environments also attracts millions to assume new identities in online virtual worlds. Now researchers at The University of Nottingham, SRI International in Silicon Valley California, two Canadian universities "” Simon Fraser and York...

2009-12-21 16:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the largest theatrical 3D film release to date, RealD announced today that theatres equipped with RealD's market-leading 3D cinema technology brought in nearly $40 million of the total domestic box office generated by 20th Century Fox's AVATAR, which debuted at #1 during its opening weekend, earning more than $242.5 million worldwide. The box office generated in theatres with RealD technology accounted for over 50% of the total weekend's receipts....

2009-12-18 12:19:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated film Avatar, opening in wide release today, revolves around a future technology that allows individuals to control separate, genetically engineered bodies from remote locations. While that technology may still be far off, the virtual world of 3D Internet is here today, and it's a subject of intensive research at Loyola Marymount University's Psychology Department. RICHARD GILBERT, Ph.D. Gilbert is a professor of...

2009-12-18 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), today announced that James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, the production company behind such films as "Abyss," "Terminator" and "Titanic," deployed Isilon scale-out NAS to power the production of its major motion picture "Avatar". To create "Avatar," Lightstorm Entertainment employed an all-digital virtual filming environment with leading edge, performance capture technology and Pace/Cameron's...

2009-12-17 15:15:00

Avatar's Moon Pandora Could Be Real In the new blockbuster Avatar, humans visit the habitable - and inhabited - alien moon called Pandora. Life-bearing moons like Pandora or the Star Wars forest moon of Endor are a staple of science fiction. With NASA's Kepler mission showing the potential to detect Earth-sized objects, habitable moons may soon become science fact. If we find them nearby, a new paper by Smithsonian astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger shows that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)...

2009-12-15 17:20:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The world and U.S. premieres of Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron's highly-anticipated AVATAR are being shown in industry-leading RealD 3D. The U.S. premiere in Los Angeles on December 16, 2009, will see the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre upgraded to RealD 3D using the company's XL Cinema System, marking the first time 3D has been displayed in the opulent theatre. The Mann Chinese was one of RealD's flagship installations and has been a...

2009-12-14 17:23:00

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The human outpost on Pandora, remotely controlled biological bodies and the Na'vi civilization all form the story of the much-anticipated blockbuster "Avatar." To bring these elements to life in a visually immersive 3D experience, the moviemakers used Sony high-definition digital cinematography cameras. The movie combines live action sequences with state-of-the-art special effects and, according to the production teams, the Sony cameras were the...

2009-12-14 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 15(th) Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards live on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This year's event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium and will be hosted by Kristin Chenoweth. For the third year in a row, VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network. "Inglourious Basterds" and...

2009-12-11 06:05:48

Kids with even the slightest bit of computer know-how can obtain access to violent or sexual content in some virtual or Internet worlds, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Thursday. The FTC did a survey of the virtual world sites, where users are able to invent computerized representations of themselves as avatars and interact with other users' avatars. The report, which was requested by Congress, found that seven of the worlds with the most explicit sex and violence only required...

2009-12-10 10:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's announced today during a live global Webcast its plans to bring amazing digital experiences to its young adult customers through its partnership with Academy-Award winning director James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox -makers of the highly anticipated film AVATAR, debuting in theaters worldwide Dec. 18. An archive of the Webcast is available. Live from London just hours before AVATAR's world premiere, Cameron and Oscar-winning...

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2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

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