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Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

| By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

| By Egill Bjarnason | Apr 23
Linguistics experts, studying the future of a language spoken by fewer than 400,000 people in an increasingly globalized world, wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Icelandic tongue.

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

| Apr 22
Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, has been making a major impact on social media, especially with its popular Twitter account. Peter Sokolowski, the company's editor-at-large, joins CBSN to discuss the adaptation to the digital age.

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

| By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 22
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

| By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 22
A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos and text narratives to three-dimensional representations of particular locations.

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

| Apr 22
It only took a few drinks - and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night - for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo.

Watch: Adorable Uber Ad Retells True Story of Gay Crush

Watch: Adorable Uber Ad Retells True Story of Gay Crush

| Apr 21
A new Uber commercial that debuted in the Philippines this week retells a true story about a gay man who finds himself sharing a ride with a crush.

Galaxy S8: More Screen and Elegance, But a Hefty Price Tag

Galaxy S8: More Screen and Elegance, But a Hefty Price Tag

| By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 21
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow.

Target of Online Trolls Suing Neo-Nazi Website's Publisher

Target of Online Trolls Suing Neo-Nazi Website's Publisher

| By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 20
A Montana real estate agent sued the founder of a neo-Nazi website on Tuesday, saying the publisher orchestrated an anti-Semitic "campaign of terror" that bombarded the woman and her family with hateful messages from anonymous internet trolls.

Netflix Standing on the Threshold of 100 Million Subscribers

Netflix Standing on the Threshold of 100 Million Subscribers

| By Michael Liedtke | Apr 19
Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago.

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