You have to feel sorry for fans of Japanese pop band AKB 48, who have been getting over-excited about a new member called Aimi Eguchi. She appeared in a TV ad for sweets brand Ezaki Glico with the other members of the group, sparking lots of online excitement. Why feel sorry for the fans? Aimi isn’t real: she’s a digital composite of the ‘best bits’ of the other members of the group. Or as Singularity Hub puts it: “Her eyes, nose, mouth, hair/body, face outline and eyebrows were not flesh-and-blood, but cut-and-paste”. A fun campaign, in any case. If the label rep for Girls Aloud is reading… Source: Singularity Hub

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