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Too Busy for Pokemon? These Entrepreneurs Will Play for You

By Ezra Kaplan | Jul 23
Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.

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

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

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

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.

How 'Pokemon Go' Went From Prank to Phenomenon

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 22
The origin of "Pokemon Go" is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.

As PCs Decline, Microsoft Betting Its Future on the Cloud

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'?

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?

Live-Action Pokemon Movie Is Coming

Jul 21
The movie studio Legendary Entertainment plans to launch the first live-action Pokemon movie franchise.

How Millennial Nostalgia Fueled the Success of 'Pokemon Go'

By Marina Villeneuve | Jul 21
The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of "Pokemon Go."

Woman Trying to Catch Pokemon in Cemetery Gets Stuck in Tree

Jul 21
Authorities say a New Jersey woman trying to catch Pokemon in a cemetery ended up stuck in a tree and had to call 911 to rescue her.

Leslie Jones is Just the Latest Casualty of Twitter Abuse

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 21
"Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter , one of several celebrities to do so after becoming the target of sexist and racist abuse on the service.

Macy's Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

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

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

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.

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes Dominate Social Media After Speech

Jul 19
Accusations that Melania Trump lifted parts of her speech Monday to the Republican National Convention from one Michelle Obama gave eight years ago have become a trending topic on social media under #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.

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