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How visual effects brought 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' characters to life

These video breakdowns from Industrial Light & Magic show how the magic of CGI was used to breathe life into characters like Maz Kanata.

By January 31, 2016

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Startup Wayfindr gets $1M from Google to help the visually impaired get around

The British nonprofit wants to set a global standard for using audio descriptions to guide people with little or no vision. A trial run is under way on the London Underground.

By December 3, 2015

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​Visual music: The graphic novel roots of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

For all its explosive energy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" found its genesis on the page as something quite different. The film's director George Miller tells how the road warrior journeyed from graphic novel to celluloid, and what lies beneath the bluster.

By October 8, 2015

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Gett revamps ride-hailing app with help from visually-impaired teen

Blind users can now order an on-demand ride by speaking to their smartphone, rather than having to rely on touch technology.

By July 15, 2015

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New Ford Sync improves nav, adds visual apps

Ford showed off the production version of Ford Sync 3, a completely rebuilt system with faster interface response times, easily searchable navigation and visual interfaces for third-party apps.

By June 22, 2015

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How CGI and old-school trickery created two towering Tom Hardy performances in one film

Cinematographer Dick Pope reveals the mix of new-fangled and classic filmmaking tricks that created Hardy's award-winning dual role in gangster movie "Legend".

By February 1, 2016

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Apple recalls plug adapters over electric shock risk

The AC wall plug adapter in question, for use with Macs, phones and tablets, was sold by Apple for a period of 12 years.

By January 28, 2016

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Resolution confusion: What do 2K, 4K, 1080p, UHD all mean?

Confused by all the different resolution numbers like 2K, 4K, 1080p, and so on? Here's what they all mean.

By January 25, 2016

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I watched live from my first-grade class as Challenger exploded

Commentary: Thirty years ago, seven astronauts lost their lives in front of a global TV audience, including millions of schoolchildren. The event affected one of those kids in profound and lasting ways.

By January 27, 2016

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Five Samsung Gear VR tips you need right now

Got Gear? Get the most from Samsung's virtual-reality headset by leveraging these five simple tricks -- many of which apply to Google Cardboard as well.

By January 28, 2016