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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

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Buzz Aldrin in hologram form, a zero-gravity VR chair, and other SXSW 2017 moments you may have missed

Tech's annual "ideas" show has come to an end. From captivating art installations to impressive headset-less VR, here are some of the best things that SXSW 2017 had to offer.

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A lesson on making the perfect meme with Jerry Media, Instagram’s viral masters

Want your posts to get more likes, shares, and tags? Follow these tips, straight from the pros.

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Lessons from SXSW: Life without Uber is mostly fine

Surviving SXSW without Uber and Lyft had its hiccups, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Inside the Infinity Room, SXSW's trippy art installation

South by Southwest is all about merging tech with art, and Refik Anadol's Infinity Room is a dazzling example.

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Sony's Wow Factory, complete with virtual reality suit, is why people go to SXSW

South by Southwest isn't CES, and that's a good thing. It's all about bringing bizarre prototypes and big ideas to life, like Sony did with its Wow Factory.

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Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk

Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon.

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Buzz Aldrin’s hologram will take you on a dazzling virtual mission to Mars

The VR film “Cycling Pathways to Mars” is coming to Steam and HTC’s Viveport on March 17.

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8 of the weirdest, wildest, most WTF scenes from SXSW

Giant buffalo, car vending machines, and creepy handmaid sightings made South by Southwest even more bizarre than usual.

US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

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Mark Cuban on pitching, predictions, and the President: ‘Disrupters are everything’

From bailing on Uber to recognizing the power of Snapchat, the Shark Tank star and entrepreneur knows a thing or two about disruption. And he isn't afraid to tell SXSW.

Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

IDG.tv Live @SXSW 2017 presented by the UK's Department for International Trade | Day 3

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad is live at the Great Britain House at SXSW 2017. Tonight's guests Jessica Rowley, Managing Director or Techdept, Nick Bax, Creative Director of Human, and the man known only as Wildborys break down how their working on new ways to communicate innovation. Find more about The Tech-Off presented by Techdept here: http://www.thetechoff.com/

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Joe Biden’s passionate plea at SXSW: ‘We need your help’

The 47th vice president is recruiting the tech industry to work on what he believes is the most pressing issue of our time: curing cancer.

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Take a ride on Positron’s Voyager, a full-motion chair for VR cinema

Could immersive VR be coming soon to a theater near you?

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Senator Cory Booker on tech regulations and social media slacktivism: ‘We cannot get left behind’

Tech innovation is moving fast, and Senator Booker wants us to keep up.

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The Week in Apple News: WWDC scholarships, iPhone 8 rumors, iOS exploits, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending March 10, 2017.

Mingis on Tech: Videoconferencing arrives, and what's up with 'digital transformation'

Videoconferencing can help firms save money, do more and better integrate their plans. So can digital transformation. But both have to be done right.

What is Pi Day?

Every year on March 14, math geeks and others celebrate Pi Day. Here are the basics of the beginnings of the celebration and other interesting facts around this new holiday.

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After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.