Everyone’s making digital avatars, and none of them are great

March 26, 2018 Editor 0

Every company is trying to figure out what makes a good digital avatar, especially for messaging. Snapchat owns Bitmoji, which you completely build yourself. “Selfie stickers” are available on Google Allo. Animoji that map your facial reactions can be made on the iPhone X and sent in iMessage, and Samsung’s new AR Emoji on the S9 are part of the camera and can be recorded as long videos that are sent over any messaging service. Some — like Animoji and […]

Level-5 is making an MMO-sized game set in the ‘modern day’

March 26, 2018 Editor 0

In an interview, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino teased an announcement for a “modern day” MMO-sized game for the studio’s 20th anniversary. Expect the game to be announced, but not released, this year. The post Level-5 is making an MMO-sized game set in the ‘modern day’ appeared first on Digital Trends. Powered by WPeMatico

A brilliant artist reimagined characters from ‘The Office’ as cartoons

March 26, 2018 Editor 0

FACT: The Office will never die. Sure, the NBC comedy ended in 2013, but the show’s beloved characters will live on in our hearts, minds, and apparently sketchpads forever. The latest tribute to the Dunder Mifflin crew comes from Marisa Livingston, a Los Angeles artist who transformed Michael Scott and the gang into some of the most perfect cartoon characters we’ve ever seen.  #the office #character design #art pic.twitter.com/JvyQFUXMqV — Marisa Livingston (@Marisa_Draws) February 28, 2018 SEE ALSO: ‘The Office’ […]

Freaky orange snow falls on parts of Eastern Europe

March 26, 2018 Editor 0

Pats of Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova was covered with orange snow this weekend. The odd hue was caused by sand blown into the atmosphere from the Sahara Desert that mixed with snow and rain. The same Saharan dust also resulted in a very orange tint to the Greek island of Crete, seen below. “African Dust Turns Snow Orange in Eastern Europe” (Weather.com) Второй день после выпадения загадочных осадков. Самочувствие хорошее, аномалий не обнаружено, третья рука не выросла. Полагаю […]

Forget data. Free labor is Facebook’s lifeblood

March 26, 2018 Editor 0

Chances are, you work for Facebook.  You probably don’t have an office or an ID card. And you almost certainly don’t get paid. But if you’re one of the 239 million Americans who use the platform each month, your work is as valuable as a coder’s. Maybe more. Your clicks, likes, and posts keep content circulating, users scrolling, and data streaming into algorithms used to serve you ads. Leave, and the platform crumbles.  The Cambridge Analytica scandal has driven away […]