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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

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A screen displays the concert of Mexican folk singer Vicente Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico, in April, when Fernández announced his retirement. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

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At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., riders of the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster wear VR goggles to play a video game while the roller coaster twists and turns. Courtesy of Six Flags hide caption

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On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

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Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

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Old Macs are displayed in glass cases in the back of Tekserve, a repair shop with a cult following that's closing this week. Jon Kalish hide caption

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Saying Goodbye To Old Technology — And A Legendary NYC Repair Shop

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Post-Revolution, Many Egyptians Seek Online Communities

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Verizon Transforms To Contend In Silicon Valley

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Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time

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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

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A Cappella Singer Defends Proliferation Of Music Online

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An inspection found that at one Los Angeles nursing home an employee took video of a co-worker "passing gas" on the face of a resident and posted it on Instagram. Universal Images Group/Getty Images hide caption

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How The VCR Began America's Love Of On-Demand Content

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At This English Bar, An Old-School Solution To Rude Cellphones

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Bug enthusiast Anna Lindqvist uploads photos like this — of the Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea) to the iNaturalist app. Like a social network for wildlife, her location paired with the photo help both amateur and expert naturalists identify the species. Annika Lindqvist hide caption

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The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

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People play Pokémon Go in New York City on July 25. The New York governor's ban on playing the game will apply to nearly 3,000 sex offenders currently on parole. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Publishers' Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor's Gut?

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