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According to AllTwitter, 5 per cent of Twitter’s 500 employees haven’t picked an avatar yet. C’mon, guys! Why so shy? Embrace the one bit of visual originality your company’s service allows you!
Xbox’s Avatar Kinect is pretty wild: It tracks and replicates your facial expressions with surprising precision. Which probably made you think about having a more realistic Avatar reppin’ yourself owning up 12-year-olds in Halo, or something. But Microsoft Research’s Photo-Real Talking Head project, which uses 2D photos to make a photo-realistic 3D model of a face with the same kind of emotional range, shows why that’s a terrible idea.