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Avengers: Infinity War and the CG Effects Behind Thanos
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Avengers: Infinity War and the CG Effects Behind Thanos

Avengers: Infinity War is packed with dozens of beloved characters we've watched and loved over 10 years of Marvel movies. But one character stands—literally—head...

VR Could Be Your Next Painkiller
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VR Could Be Your Next Painkiller

After 10-year-old Blaine Baxter injured his arm in a go-kart accident last year, painful daily dressing changes at the hospital made him so anxious that he had...

Silicon Valley's 'Middle Class' Earns 7 Times U.S. Average
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Silicon Valley's 'Middle Class' Earns 7 Times U.S. Average

In the suburb home to HP and Tesla, high salaries are the norm. But that doesn't mean the residents of Palo Alto feel well off.

How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows
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How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows

After the lights went dark in the Monte Carlo resort's Park Theater, a buzzing army of 110 small drones with flickering red lights started to float up to the ceiling...

How Pixar's Cartoon Cheese Led to a Smarter View of Science
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How Pixar's Cartoon Cheese Led to a Smarter View of Science

Ten years ago, a chunk of animated cheese in Pixar's "Ratatouille" captured the imagination of cell biologist Janet Iwasa. So much so that it changed the way she...

What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills
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What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills

On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, this past January.

Women Are Better in Tech Than Men, Says a Report
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Women Are Better in Tech Than Men, Says a Report

The Brookings Institution finds that women have better digital skills than men but are still underrepresented in the industry.

Slac Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs
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Slac Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

How Kaspersky Lab Got on the US Government's Bad Side 
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How Kaspersky Lab Got on the US Government's Bad Side 

The US government and one of the most popular and well-reviewed antivirus software companies are going through a messy breakup.

Bug Bounty Hunters Can Make Big Bucks with the Right Hack
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Bug Bounty Hunters Can Make Big Bucks with the Right Hack

Back in 2002, Tommy DeVoss had some unwanted guests at his front door: FBI agents, ready to raid his home.

Vr Promised US the Future. Too Bad We're Stuck in the Present
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Vr Promised US the Future. Too Bad We're Stuck in the Present

Are you going to buy a virtual reality headset?

Women Students Are Still Leaving Computer Science. Here's Why 
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Women Students Are Still Leaving Computer Science. Here's Why 

If you'e trying to find women in tech, one place to look might be an introductory computer science class.

Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans
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Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans

During Apple's iPhone launch two weeks ago, I spotted a 10-second augmented reality demo that could potentially change the way we watch baseball.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Sponsors Teen Video Challenge
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Sponsors Teen Video Challenge

The winner of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a video competition to generate student interest in STEM fields, will be awarded a $250,000 scholarship, and his...

The Problem With Tech Diversity Reports
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The Problem With Tech Diversity Reports

Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports aren't transparent enough.

Chicago Maps Its Underground Maze
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Chicago Maps Its Underground Maze

James Jackson has a problem: He doesn't know what he's getting into.

Wild New Microchip Tech Could Grow Brain Cells on Your Skin
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Wild New Microchip Tech Could Grow Brain Cells on Your Skin

It's usually bad news to have something growing on your skin, but new technology uses that all important layer as a sort of garden to "grow" whatever types of cells...

Why Am I Getting So Many Robocalls?
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Why Am I Getting So Many Robocalls?

People with landline home phones have long suffered unwanted marketing calls. Now these spam calls have made their way to our mobile phones in a big way.

How an Mlb All-Star's Secret Weapon Can Help You Hit Better, Too
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How an Mlb All-Star's Secret Weapon Can Help You Hit Better, Too

Three months ago, Houston Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa flat out told me he was going to have a breakout season and tech was going to play a big role....

Scientists Create a 'tongue' That Taste Tests Whisky
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Scientists Create a 'tongue' That Taste Tests Whisky

Scientists from Germany's Heidelberg University say they've created sensor arrays that, acting like a tongue, can distinguish between 30 different types of whiskys...
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