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'X-Men' virtual reality experience coming to California Comic-Con

Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

Cutting down: What being a minimalist is all about

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Minimalists may not want a lot of things, but the minimalist culture is growing to new heights. Read more »

June 14, 2014

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The economics of the World Cup

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The World Cup is set to kick off. But what role do economics play? Read more »

June 12, 2014

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The economic lessons of video games

What do video games have to say about economics? According to The Week’s John Aziz, quite a lot. Read more »

June 12, 2014

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Twitter COO Ali Rowghani resigns

Twitter's chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, has resigned from his post and won't be replaced as CEO Dick Costolo seeks more direct involvement with the company's engineering and product teams. Read more »

June 12, 2014

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Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members

Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popular free-shipping plan ahead of the expected unveiling of its first smartphone next week. Read more »

June 12, 2014

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At E3, not everyone diving headfirst into VR

While the lines to try virtual reality have been among the longest at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the buzzed-about technology isn't necessarily a dominating force at the game industry's... Read more »

June 12, 2014

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What happens when Tweetdeck gets hacked

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Tweetdeck, a popular online app that allows people to schedule tweets across multiple accounts, was hacked Wednesday. How did the online community react? Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Free money? Utahns making successful use of Kickstarter

Over the past five years, 1,762 Kickstarter projects from Utah have together attracted more than $18 million in pledges from people willing to help bring those ideas to life. Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Why you can't find a job, even though the new jobs report says there's a bunch

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The new jobs report shows that more than 200,000 jobs were added and the U.S. has made up for the Great Recession's losses. But still, no one's working. Why? Read more »

June 6, 2014

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15 years ago, Microsoft may have predicted what homes will look and feel like in the future

Microsoft did a pretty good job predicting our technological future back in 1999, at least according to Max Nisen at Quartz. Read more »

June 6, 2014

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How America's love for cars is changing

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Having a car is as American as it gets. Right? Well, maybe not so much anymore. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Power plant plan further clouds coal's future

President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Why bookstores aren't going away just yet

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With Amazon caught up in a controversy with Hachette, bookstores may have found a saving grace. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Steve Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Los Angeles Clippers

That kind of background makes Ballmer, 58, the "perfect owner" for the Clippers, says author Fredric Alan Maxwell. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Phone app lets citizens report water pollution

A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, debris fields and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. Read more »

May 31, 2014

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Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses.... Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Public-private survey finds cybercrime on the rise

The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday. Read more »

May 28, 2014

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LG emphasizes simplicity in new G3 smartphone

LG's new smartphone provides sharper pictures than other leading phones, while sporting a customizable keyboard that promises to make typing easier. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison

An admitted computer hacker who helped the FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks on government and corporate computer systems will get no more prison time. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?

U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Work may be haven to recuperate from home life stress, research says

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Thoughts that home is a place to unwind and relax from the stress of work may be backward, according to research that says the opposite is actually true. To find out, Penn State researchers... Read more »

May 24, 2014

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