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One of these things is not like the other: A 3-D printed model of a beige cowbird egg stands out from its robin's egg nest mates, though their shape and heft are similar. Ana Lopez/Courtesy of Mark Hauber hide caption

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With the Periscope app, owned by Twitter, it's easy for smartphone users to stream their own video live. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Charles Ornstein with his parents at his Bar Mitzvah. Through their voice messages, saved on his phone, Ornstein has a trove of verbal memories. Courtesy of Charles Ornstein hide caption

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A "shared" workspace at the Atlassian office. The company installed heat and motion sensors to track when and how often every desk, room and table was used. Atlassian hide caption

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A Reddit mascot is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Reddit has published a new policy aimed at harassment on the site. Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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As varied as the options are for apps that are available to help you navigate your daily commute, the future of GPS may be more accurate. Lizzie Roberts/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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The German service robot Toomas was designed to welcome customers and help them find items in a store. Joerg Sarbach/AP hide caption

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Shoppers view and take photographs of humanoid robot "Chihira" at the information reception desk of Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Nine media organizations, including The New York Times and National Geographic, have signed a deal to distribute their content through a new Facebook feature called "Instant Articles." Facebook hide caption

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has created an Internet interface so customers can zoom in and view information about specific koa trees from their computers. Courtesy of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods hide caption

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Tanimura & Antle workers use tractors to install drip tape into fields that will be used to grow lettuce and other crops in California's Salinas Valley. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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The Daimler Freightliner Inspiration, a self-driving long-haul truck, is seen during an event at the Hoover Dam, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Ellen McLain (center) meets with fans of GlaDOS, the popular character from the Portal and Portal 2 video games which she voices. Courtesy of John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain hide caption

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At Slush Asia, a new tech festival held in Tokyo in late April, the scene and the energy resembled a small-scale South by Southwest Interactive. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Comedian Aziz Ansari became a pioneer of emoji language use in 2011, when he transcribed the hit Jay-Z and Kanye West song, "Ni**as In Paris." azizisbored.tumblr.com hide caption

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ResearchKit, presented by Apple's Jeff Williams in March, enables app creation to aid medical research. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Michael Dorn as Worf, a Klingon, in the 1998 movie, Star Trek: Insurrection. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Dynegy is one of a growing number of companies to hold meetings online. Dynegy/Broadridge hide caption

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UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Doctor On Demand hide caption

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Liam Gaynor (center), 8, and Laura Stark (right), 8, watch as an object is made on a 3-D printer at the Hillsdale (N.J.) Public Library in January. Michael Karas/North Jersey/Landov hide caption

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A Nepalese man checks his cellphone as people stay on open ground from fears of earthquake tremors in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. Niranjan Shrestha/AP hide caption

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