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We have the internet, worldwide social networks, wikis anyone can edit, smartphones and tablets that respond to our touch, search engines that talk to us, smartwatches, digital eyewear, and even self-driving cars. But even as the technology driving our world has evolved so enormously over the last 30 years, one thing has largely stayed the same: the computer spreadsheet.

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Sony's new Sony Alpha A7S packs a full-frame sensor and uses the company’s E-mount lenses, making it the second mirrorless camera to venture into 4K video territory.

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It's not always easy figuring out what comics to read each month. So let's keep it simple: If you're only going to pick up a couple of titles, here's a handful worth your time and money.

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Having to enter phone number extensions or deal with multi-layered phone menu systems is a pain whether you're on a landline or a mobile phone. Luckily, there's a way to skip those annoying automated menus and dial your contact directly on your smartphone.

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Trees are a data viz tool that has outlived empires and endured huge upheavals in the arts and sciences.

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Cats and dogs occupy a unique place in the animal kingdom's vast menagerie. They've come out of the wild and into our living rooms, an extraordinary evolutionary and sociological journey that now raises profound questions about what it means to be a person.

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Adobe's Lightroom mobile app supports a new workflow that incorporates the iPad. The app cleverly allows editing of RAW files on the go without choking up your data allowance or bandwidth.

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First, Netflix did it. Then Amazon. Now Microsoft and Yahoo are making their own TV shows too. But let's not be too cynical. In the end, we -- the viewers -- may actually benefit more than anyone else.

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The Battle of the Dashboard is underway, and Microsoft, one of the stalwarts of the connected car set, aims to stay relevant with the introduction of "Windows in the Car".

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The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the Internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend.

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Facebook is reportedly exploring a partnership with anonymous gossip app Secret. That's actually a brilliant idea, one that would help Facebook reach more teens and loosen up all its users.

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Jonas Ginter has been kicking around the idea of 360-degree video for over two years.

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When James Chang was a surgical resident at Stanford Medical School, he liked to visit the sculpture garden at the nearby Cantor Arts Center. The museum happens to have one of the world’s best collections of work by Auguste Rodin, including a giant bronze cast of The Gates of Hell. Following his two young daughters […]

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The first teaser for HBO's upcoming post-Rapture show The Leftovers is here, and it looks really unsettling. (In a good way.)

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LaCie's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive is designed to move giant files, video streams, and masses of data at speeds that push the limits of what external drives can achieve.

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The fourth season of Game of Thrones is finally here, and our resident Westeros fanatic is back to chronicle how each episode differs from the books (and what it all means).

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Benjamin Simon and Dirk Shuster were looking to sharpen their 4-D animation chops outside of the strict briefs and parameters they usually worked within. Working with clients offered little room for experimentation, even less to create a typographic free for all. “That’s when we decided to do a sculpted alphabet,” Simon and Schuster explain. “And we found out it was great fun.”

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Scientists have discovered a hole in the atmosphere that allows ozone-depleting compounds and other chemicals to bypass the atmosphere’s natural “washing machine” layer.

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If you haven’t heard of Vivian Maier, you're hardly alone. It's something of a miracle that anyone has, even though she stands among the best street photographers of the 20th century.

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Last week, two fantastic things happened to one of the best space-captain simulators on the market. First, FTL: Faster Than Light launched its Advanced Edition, a free update that adds a plethora of new content. Second, the game is now available on iPad.

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Bran Ferren has spent 4 years and millions of dollars constructing the most audacious exploration vehicle ever built. It's mission: Take his 4-year-old daughter camping.

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Did you see Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend and are now craving more adventures? We've got a reading list that will scratch your Cap itch.

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Berg's latest project is something even crazier than an internet-connected washing machine.

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Gamer geek extraordinaire Wil Wheaton needs your help. (Yes, you!) After two seasons of having his let's-hang-out-and-play-games show TableTop bankrolled by Google, he's going rogue and asking fans to fund the Geek and Sundry show's next season.    

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Enjoy those massive helicarriers in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Here's how Industrial Light and Magic brought them to life.    

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