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Tech puts the 'special' in special effects

Advances in technology have helped animators, visual effects artists and filmmakers bring revolutionary characters and worlds to the big screen.

By July 16, 2015

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Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014

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Late Oscar-winning composer James Horner honored in 8-bit tribute

CineFix puts together a touching tribute to James Horner, the late composer behind such blockbuster films as "Titanic," "Aliens" and "Avatar," in its customary retro gaming style.

By July 1, 2015

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Inside Comic-Con 2015: Drowning in fandom at the vortex of pop culture

For Road Trip 2015, a journey to Comic-Con reveals just how long fans are willing to wait to see celebrity panels about upcoming films and TV shows. This year's must-stand-in-line event: the upcoming "Star Wars" film.

By July 13, 2015

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Hot-tub hammock promises camping bliss

The Hydro Hammock is a relaxing hammock with the major bonus feature of doubling as a portable hot tub. It's a Kickstarter, though, so it might have to stay in our dreams.

By July 8, 2015

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Honey, I shrunk the superhero: 'Ant-Man' is a bite-size delight (review)

Marvel ups the ant-e with easily one of the funniest superhero movies yet. Here's our spoiler-free review.

By July 8, 2015

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Mind-controlled telepresence robots could restore mobility to the disabled

A brain-computer interface used in conjunction with telepresence robots could one day help the disabled find a measure of independence.

By June 24, 2015

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Learn the secret language of Twitch's rogue emojis

Twitch, Amazon's site to broadcast and watch footage of people playing video games, has chat rooms packed with the craziest emoji -- called emotes -- you've ever seen. These glyphs mean more than meets the eye.

By May 31, 2015

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'Sword of Heaven' katana blade forged from meteorite

The "Sword of Heaven" is a blade fit for a space samurai. The elegant katana blade is made with metal from an ancient meteorite.

By May 18, 2015

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How to make your own emoji

Turn your favorite photos into shareable emoji with this free app.

By April 24, 2015