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What if 'Back to the Future Part II' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?

We're currently living in the year imagined by the classic sci-fi flick, but what would another sequel look like if it envisioned the future 30 years from today?

By August 29, 2015

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The future of the tablet is the PC

As the tablet market slows, mobile computing is gravitating toward devices that can convert from a tablet to a laptop and back again.

By August 22, 2015

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'Star Wars' director's studio designed this new Team Fortress 2 game mode

Get the first details on Pass Time, a new mode designed by JJ Abrams' Bad Robot studio.

By August 18, 2015

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New 'Force Awakens' trailer shows a powerful First Order

There's a new international TV spot out for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," and it gives us a glimpse of just how powerful the dark side has become.

By August 11, 2015

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That hush-hush Air Force space plane just headed back into orbit

The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.

By May 20, 2015

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Defense Dept. turns to Apple, Lockheed Martin for wearable tech

The US government is teaming up with the private sector and academia to make sure the country keeps up with the rapidly advancing wearable tech market.

By August 28, 2015

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Force is strong today: Disneyland to get huge 'Star Wars' expansion, details of films emerge

The Disney fan expo D23 yields big news for the Jedi-addicted: Disneyland and Disney World are both getting 14-acre "lands" based on the "Star Wars" film franchise. Also: Details of upcoming flicks are revealed.

By August 15, 2015

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Director J.J. Abrams weighs in on diversity in the Star Wars universe

At Comic-Con 2015, the director of the hotly anticipated "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" calls ethnic and gender diversity in film roles "a big consideration."

By July 11, 2015

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​Appliance Science: The cool physics of window air conditioners

Window air conditioners are lifesavers, cooling your room on hot days. How do they achieve this? Appliance Science looks at the cool physics of window air conditioners.

By August 18, 2015

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Obama to 'Game of Thrones' director: 'You didn't kill Jon Snow, did you?'

At Comic-Con, the director of some of the HBO series' most infamous episodes recounts meeting the president. Hint: Obama had a few choice words for him.

By July 10, 2015