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Facebook used Pixar illustrator and psychologist to develop Finch emoticons

Facebook used Pixar illustrator and psychologist to develop Finch emoticons

Facebook engineer Arturo Bejar talked to the folks over at Popular Science, discussing how the new emoticons available for Messenger were created. In early 2012, the engineer crossed paths with a UC Berkeley professor of psychology who specializes in emotions, Dacher Keltner, who soon partnered with Facebook to offer his expertice. Soon after Pixar illustrator Matt Jones was on board as well.

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Pixar names main building after Steve Jobs

Pixar names main building after Steve Jobs

When you think of Steve Jobs, you may think of him as the guy who founded and ran Apple, but he was also a big investor in the animated movie studio Pixar, when he invested $10 million to purchase Pixar from Lucasfilm in 1986, and then was sold 20 years later to Disney for $7.4 billion. The studio has now named it's main building on its headquarters after the man himself.

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Former Pixar and Siri developers join up for ToyTalk to make Teddy speak

Former Pixar and Siri developers join up for ToyTalk to make Teddy speak

It's time for a new kind of app for the smart universe, on that focuses on the child in you - or your child, of course - and brings your toys to life with augmented reality: it's ToyTalk! The three folks behind this project were all formerly at Pixar in different positions - Martin Reddy was a lead Software Engineer, Oren Jacob was CTO, and Bobby Podesta was a supervising animator, and with their combined expertise, we're about to see speaking toy enter the smart space. The whole project is set to launch at the start of 2013, but just today they've released their first cinematic trailer.

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How Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was deleted… twice

How Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was deleted… twice

Pixar's film Toy Story 2 was an undeniable hit in one of the most popular children's movies ever. However, many fans of the film might not know is it the flick was actually deleted twice during production. One of the deletes was an accident by a rogue command, and the second was on purpose because "it was not a good film." The accidental deletion was discovered by Pixar's Larry Cutler.

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YouTube offering Disney and Pixar movies for rent

YouTube offering Disney and Pixar movies for rent

YouTube has been stepping up its content offerings to bolster its movie rental service that started about a year ago but has yet to put much pressure on services like Netflix. It added about 3,000 new movies for rent back in May and now it's also getting Disney and Pixar movie titles, 1,000 of which Netflix just lost access to when it failed to renew its deal with Starz.

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Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Despite the fact the Oscars has shown off a few extra features this year, like The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and a performance from James Taylor, nothing has been as big a shock as seeing Steve Jobs walking the red carpet. The co-founder of the Cupertino=based company was found walking amongst the stars of Hollywood, managing to only stand out a little bit. At least to one person.

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Cars 3 confirmed by Disney alongside Incredibles 2

Cars 3 confirmed by Disney alongside Incredibles 2

It’s that time again - time for another Cars movie from the folks at Disney and Pixar. While the Incredibles will be re-released in theaters in 3D this upcoming season - at least in part to drum up excitement for an Incredibles 2, Cars 3 will likely need no extra push. With more Cars merchandise in stores than any reasonable parent knows what to do with, Cars 3 is more than welcome for the immediate future.

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Gargoyles YouTube streaming tips Disney loosening reigns on media

Gargoyles YouTube streaming tips Disney loosening reigns on media

Supposing you weren't part of the Disney YouTube channel subscriber list and given backstage passes to the uploading of the entire three-season run of the cartoon Gargoyles last year, you likely had no idea they existed. Existed online as a free set of streaming bits, that is. Now Disney is making it a fully public sort of thing: every single episode of the cartoon Gargoyles is up for the watching, in their entirety, straight through Disney's own YouTube channel. This release comes on the 20th anniversary of the debut of the show, if you'd like your daily reminder of the fact that you've been alive a very long time.

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NVIDIA QUADRO K6000 becomes new world’s most powerful graphics card for professionals

NVIDIA QUADRO K6000 becomes new world’s most powerful graphics card for professionals

This week at the annual computer graphics conference known as Siggraph, NVIDIA has let loose information on their next-generation NVIDIA QUADRO K6000. This is NVIDIA QUADRO release is the new most powerful graphics card on the market - so says NVIDIA, bringing the world's largest graphics memory with 12GB onboard. This isn't the sort of processing power you'll be using for anything less than the most power-hungry tasks on the planet.

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