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Video of the Day: Take My Money, HBO

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In 2012, Jake Caputo launched takemymoneyhbo.com, asking fans to tweet the price they’d pay for a standalone HBO streaming service. Three years later, HBO decided to prank Caputo for the launch of its new HBO Now streaming service, with help from The Sopranos stars Tony Sirico and Vincent Pastore.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

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Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

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