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How to sink or swim on Shark Tank, from someone who’s been there

Going on ABC's Shark Tank definitely has its perks, but not everyone walks away with a deal. Though the did manage to score one in the end, Keen Home's founders were prepared for a fight.

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For alt-J, recordings are a ticket to the afterlife (so don’t mess up)

After going from a tiny British electronic act to headlining Madison Square Garden, the guys behind alt-J are coming to their grips with their fame – but one thing remains the same: Recording quality trumps everything.

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What’s coming from Game of Thrones Season 5 (and a look back at the cruelest cut)

Winter is coming and All Men Must Die, proclaims the trailer for Season 5 of Game of Thrones. Alfie Allen, who plays Reek on the show, hints at what to expect this season, and the dark days his character has been through.

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This scene might win X-Men: Days of Future Past a VFX Oscar. Here’s how they did it

Oscar Effects: How Quicksilver managed to put time in a bottle for his memorable, super-speed scene in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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How Interstellar won over scientists (and audiences) by building a better black hole

Oscar Effects: How Christopher Nolan's Interstellar won over scientists and audiences by building a the best simulation of a black hole ever created.

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When everything is connected, how will we keep creeps out and private data in?

Do you trust app creators and device makers with your private data? Do you even know what they're doing with it? Security experts say consumers need to catch up to their "smart" devices.

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How a raccoon and a tree became the human heart of Guardians of the Galaxy

Oscar Effects: How two VFX studios teamed up to make a talking raccoon and a sentient tree the stars of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy.

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With a new CEO and original stories on the way, Telltale just turned a new page

Telltale Games co-founder and new boss Kevin Bruner discusses plans for the studio's first original creation, the upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode, and the evolving face of storytelling that's been spurred by interactive entertainment.

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After decades propelling the B-52s with her throaty growl, Kate Pierson flies solo

On Guitars and Microphones, B-52s singer Kate Pierson gets a chance to break out of formation and fly solo – alongside Australian songwriter Sia – on a record that showcases unique vocals that could “cut through steel.”

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How outdoor motion capture brought Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to a new level

Oscars Effects: How the science of wagging tongues and the ability to take the studio outside raised the VFX bar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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How digital face mapping helped time (and Falcon) fly in The Winter Soldier

Oscar Effects: How digital face-mapping helped Anthony Mackie's Falcon fly and time go by for Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Amazon isn’t the future, it’s the right now, says Bosch creator Michael Connelly

We speak with the creators and cast of Bosch, Amazon Prime's first one-hour drama, about what it's like to make a show for the online giant. Amazon, it seems, is just as normal as any other TV network these days.

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Meet the men who built the only perfect video game: Tetris

More than 30 years after it was first created, Tetris still going strong. Thank its architects, Alexei Pajitnov and Henk Rogers, who continue to bring it to every new type of screen they can find.

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After facing judges on The Voice, Michelle Chamuel faces the fire in the studio

After landing a runner-up position on The Voice in 2013, Michelle Chamuel steps back into the spotlight with Face the Fire, her first solo album and a hard-fought lesson in how to distill “the sound of emotion” in a studio.

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Butch Walker is all about that tape, about that tape (no digital)

Butch Walker has produced talents from Weezer to Taylor Swift, but on Afraid of Ghosts, he gets personal, and lays it down unpolished, over the hiss of tape.

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