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Invisibility Cloaks: 'Straight Out of Harry Potter'

Posted by: Kristin
May 18, 2004, 06:18 PM

Visitors to NextFest, a San Francisco expo organized by the technology magazine, Wired, got to see many new things, including a really cool invisibility cloak.
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent this in, including Peter, Francesca, and Reene.

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at New

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2004, 10:09 AM

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be shown a sneak preview of the redesign of that's debuting in about a month - it's darker and cooler and dispenses with most of the notion that these are kids' movies deserving a kids' site. Here's what you can expect:

The Marauder'sContinued...

In the Market for a Pensieve?

Posted by: Kristin
December 15, 2003, 07:30 AM

In the past year, a handful of separate research projects have surfaced, all sharing the same goal: offloading our memories to machines. Sunil Vemuri, a graduate student at the M.I.T. Media Lab, has spent the last two years wedded to a voice-activated microphone that makes a digital recording of everyContinued...


HP Special Effects House Uses Linux

Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2003, 10:24 AM

According to an article due out in Forbes Magazine's November issue titled "Holding Up Hollywood; Special-effects makers love the 'free' Linux operating system", special effects for the Harry Potter movies are created using the Open Source OS:

Most of Hollywood's big special-effectsContinued...