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TV Shows Experiment With Virtual Reality

‘Star Trek’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ fans can become immersed in their favorite program

18 August 2017
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How Machine Learning Is Reinventing the Way We Discover Music

17 August 2017
Software engineer at Pandora explains how it analyzes hundreds of data points to recommend artists and predict hits

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Why Vinyl Records and Vintage Gaming Consoles Are Popular Again

16 August 2017
Older formats provide the tangible experience we’re missing in digital versions

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Would You Let Your Employer Implant a Microchip in Your Hand?

10 August 2017
More than half the employees at a Wisconsin company have volunteered to do so

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Timeline: Advances in Audio

9 August 2017
Key engineering breakthroughs affect how we listen to music

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Nine IEEE Virtual and Augmented Reality Standards Projects in the Works

3 August 2017
They cover video quality, user interfaces, and file formats

Should Smartphones Be Banned for Children Under 13?

7 July 2017
A Colorado father is campaigning to stop the sales of “addictive devices” in his state

Three Ways Technology Can Help Seniors Live Independently

30 June 2017
Preventing falls and managing medications are some areas of focus

Watch HERB the Robot Butler Take the Oreo Cookie Challenge

28 June 2017
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University programmed the bot to perform a delicate task

Timeline: The Evolution of Assistive Technologies

15 June 2017
How devices to help people with disabilities have advanced over 40 years