Hitchhiking Ghosts: 5 Tales From People Who Were Followed Home

All Hallows’ Eve approaches. In the spirit of the season, I dived into Reddit’s r/paranormal in search of some of the more curious tales about hitchhiking ghosts – those entities that became, shall we say, a little too attached to their unwitting investigators. Have a look for yourself, but be careful – you may attract …

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Artists Can Now “Step Into” Their Drawings With Virtual Reality

Here’s a very cool video featuring Disney animator Glen Keane. Keane is best known for his work on character animation for the films The Little Mermaid (he designed and animated Ariel), Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and others. In the video, he shows off an interesting new virtual reality tool that allows him to “step …

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Escape from Tomorrow

Escape from Tomorrow is an independent film by writer-director Randy Moore that was shot surreptitiously at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. But unlike the lighthearted and cheerful stories you’d expect from a movie set at the Happiest Place on Earth, this one tells of one man’s descent into madness. You can view the trailer …

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Disney Creates Robot that Grabs All Your Bags

Oh, weird-faced Disney robot. We’ve already seen you play catch, with your weird flattop metal hairdo, and that ominous grin (do you have teeth?!). But now — now! — we see your true purpose. To grab our handbags. Very slowly. Or, well, to raise your hand up and wait for the bag to be placed …

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New Disney Robot Plays Catch, Juggles

Make no mistake: The Walt Disney Company may have begun as a simple animation studio, but these days it’s at the forefront of a variety of innovative technologies. Namely, Autonomatronics. They’ve already developed some shockingly realistic skin for their robots, and now they’re taking humanoid robot development one step forward by making their animatronics far …

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Disney Could Clone Your Face And Put It On A Robot (If They Wanted To)

Theme park animatronics aren’t new. I mean, I’ve been watching dirty animatronic pirate feet dangle over my head in Pirates of the Carribbean since the 1980s. But the technology has vastly improved since then, and apparently it’s only going to get more…frighteningly realistic. For example, the above video demonstrates Disney’s recent developments in the creation …

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