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Why Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers won’t back down on HD audio

As Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers prepare for the release of Hypnotic Eye, veteran producer and engineer Ryan Ulyate has been there every step of the way, capturing it all in high definition.

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How Sony is helping West Africa with renewable energy

Sony Computer Science Laboratories is a much smaller operation than Microsoft Research or Google X. It likewise has a much narrower goal: saving the world.

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How Graham Nash mixed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into HD bliss

Graham Nash has spent four years mixing and mashing supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into an HD album. How he did it and his thoughts on Pono inside.

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Leave it to Australians to resurrect gladiator duels with carbon-fiber suits

The Australian startup Unified Weapons Master wants to become the UFC of gladiator duels, using a specially designed carbon-fiber suit that lets opponents exchange blows with weapons without hurting each other.

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How the tech from the crazy cars of Le Mans will make it to your garage

One of the most grueling and competitive races in the world isn’t just about a trophy -- it’s about advancing automotive technology. And many of the advancements from this year’s prototypes will make it to next year’s showrooms.

Cars

Tech, tires and tears at 24 Hours of Le Mans

New regulations have effectively reset the 91-year-old 24 Hours of Le Mans race back to year zero. Although on new ground, the top three competitors, Toyota, Audi, and Porsche, had a fierce battle to the finish.

Cars

Gory but good: Company plans virtual cadaver software

A team of scientists aim to create the most advanced virtual medical cadavers yet, to solve a simple problem: dead bodies are in short supply, and training in the real world is a very slow process.

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The art of gaming, part IV: E3 through a painter’s eyes

We commissioned artist Joshua Mongeau to bring you a unique take on what it's like to be at E3: through the eyes of a painter. See how Joshua interprets scenes from Mirror's Edge 2, Assassin's Creed: Unity French Revolution, and Tomb Raider v13, among others.

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The art of gaming, part III: E3 through a painter’s eyes

We commissioned artist Joshua Mongeau to bring you a unique take on what it's like to be at E3: through the eyes of a painter. See how Joshua interprets scenes from Mirror's Edge 2, Assassin's Creed: Unity French Revolution, and Tomb Raider v13, among others.

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GOAL! Wait, was that in? How tech will answer the question at the World Cup

Soccer is about to lose some of its time-honored ref heckling. For the first time ever, FIFA is employing advanced camera technology to detect goals within tiny fractions of an inch, taking the ambiguity out of the most important games in the world.

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The art of gaming, part II: E3 through a painter’s eyes

We commissioned artist Joshua Mongeau to bring you a unique take on what it's like to be at E3: through the eyes of a painter. See how Joshua interprets scenes from Mirror's Edge 2, Assassin's Creed: Unity French Revolution, and Tomb Raider v13, among others.

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The art of gaming, part I: E3 through a painter’s eyes

We commissioned artist Joshua Mongeau to bring you a unique take on what it's like to be at E3: through the eyes of a painter. See how Joshua interprets scenes from Mirror's Edge 2, Assassin's Creed: Unity French Revolution, and Tomb Raider v13, among others.

Gaming

Why the world is shunning OLED TVs – and LG is embracing them

Several major TV manufacturers have announced they are stepping back from OLED recently. Does that mean the next-gen TV tech was dead before it got started? We don't think so.

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James Dyson nearly invented Google Glass back in 2001

Long before Google was a household name or "wearable technology" was a buzzword, vacuum mogul James Dyson was experimenting with a quirky head-mounted computer called the Halo.

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