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'Mr. Robot,' 'Suicide Squad' Debut in VR Form At Comic-Con

PERSONAL TECH | By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 23
The creators of the USA Network hacker drama and the Warner Bros. supervillain mash-up respectively premiered virtual reality experiences Thursday in atmospheric venues located outside the San Diego Convention Center.

DOT Secretary Wants More Rigorous Reviews of Robotic Cars

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 23
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology.

Having Stomach Troubles? Try Swallowing An Origami Robot

SCIENCE | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 23
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.

As PCs Decline, Microsoft Betting Its Future on the Cloud

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 22
In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. - has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

What's Next for Augmented Reality After 'Pokemon Go'?

PERSONAL TECH | By Lou Kesten | Jul 22
"Pokemon Go" has introduced much of America to augmented reality. It also has game designers scrambling to create the next AR smash. What classic games could be good choices to make the leap?

Macy's Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 21
Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in.

SpaceX Launches Space Station Docking Port for NASA

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 20
SpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts early Monday, along with a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

Curing Florida's Algae Crisis Will Take Time, Money, Science

SCIENCE | By Terry Spencer | Jul 20
The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.

Japan Companies Seek Hipness Through Teens Posting to Vine

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 19
What's helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation's business world.

At Least 6 States Adopt Fantasy Sports Laws; 21 Others Don't

VIDEO GAMES | By Philip Marcelo | Jul 19
The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.

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