Uncanny valley, anyone?
Toshiba Corp. has unveiled their humanoid robot in an upscale department store in Tokyo to provide audio guidance to customers.Read More
Not an Onion headline: Hack Is Wack is a Norton-sponsored, Snoop Dogg-approved competition wherein contestants submit an "anti-cybercrime rap video" two minutes in length or shorter. "Entries can rap about topics including hacking, identity theft, computer viruses, and why it's important to protect yourself from online crime," and the winner gets tickets to a Snoop Dogg concert, round trip airfare for two to LA, lots of face time with Snoop's management, and a Norton-packed Toshiba laptop.Read More
This neat short film, titled "8-Bit Gary" and directed by Mortar Inc.'s Docter Twins, is ostensibly about the DVD upconversion capabilities of Toshiba laptops, but we know the truth: Really, it just makes you wish that the "8-bitinator" was real. Thanks to the vaguely Capsule Corp.-looking device, a guy named Gary is converted into a pixellated, bleep- and bloop-emitting avatar and then 'upconverted' back into a musclebound hunk. Hilarity ensues.Read More