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'Parts Unknown' Chicago Sneak Peek, Culver's Delayed (Again), More Intel

—Anthony Bourdain is highlighting Chicago in an upcoming episode of CNN's "<b>Parts Unknown</b>," and the <b>Food Film Fest</b> is screening it on April 27 at Begyle Brewing before it airs on TV and $50 tickets are available now that include tastes of the featured restaurants. The episode features Bourdain's …

8 Free Websites to Learn How to Code

You can be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Will you create the next billion-dollar social networking site? Maybe. The odds are certainly against you, but …

Start-up makes sense of transit data

On the Internet, traffic is easily tracked. Google and Facebook have algorithms that know what users are searching for. Online retailers can monitor what shoppers are buying. Newspapers can see in real-time how many readers are viewing an article.<p>The same hasn't been true for traffic in the …

Is Pinterest Really a Social Network 'for Women?'

Just ask engineer Tracy Chou, our guest on this week's Too Embarrassed to Ask. Plus: Lauren Goode and Kurt Wagner answer your questions about Snapchat.<p>How old is too old to start using Snapchat? Why do more women than men use Pinterest? And what gadget can you now safely squeeze to death?<p>The …

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This week in patents: Google, LinkedIn and more

Google wants to use radar recognition to perform better searches.<p>The patented techniques enable improved computer-aided searches through additional information provided by radar-recognized gestures and physiological information.<p>For example, when someone’s watching TV on their computer, and they see …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

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Samsung has a cool new virtual reality camera

Samsung already has a way for you to experience VR with its excellent Gear VR headset, now it has a way for you to make your own VR content.<p>The Gear 360 is a tiny battery-powered camera coming this spring that lets you shoot full 360-degree videos that work in VR headsets. You can also "flatten" …

Apple Music for Android now lets you save songs to an SD card

Apple is actually playing to Android's strengths<p>Don't ever say Apple isn't willing to play to Android's strengths. The company has just released an update for Apple Music that lets users store downloaded songs onto SD cards (which means <i>microSD</i> cards for most phones today). The change lets Android …

The Five Biggest Tech Trends for Millennials in 2016

By now you've read 10 lists of the top 10 tech trends to watch for this year. Many touched on the focuses for investors and founders for the coming year. But what about the creatives and consumers?<p>Digital is dominated by the millennials so I felt it was only right to identify the trends that …

Celebrate Black History Month with the Google Cultural Institute

See 51 museums’ black history month exhibits without leaving your house.<p>All around the country, museums are staging exhibitions in honor of Black History Month. But unless you've got access to a private jet, it’s nearly impossible for anyone to see them all. Luckily, the Google Cultural Institute …

11 Facts Your History Teacher Forgot To Mention

Bet you didn't learn this in school.

Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's Surface tablet last quarter

The world may finally be ready for giant tablets<p>Despite not hitting the market until the middle of the last quarter, Apple sold 2 million units of its iPad Pro, exceeding sales of the Microsoft Surface, which came in at 1.6 million units for the quarter, according to IDC estimates. The research …

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Why Ownership of #BlackMediaMatters More to Black America Than the Oscar Awards

The discussion of diversity in Hollywood, or the lack thereof has been at a fever pitch since the nominations for the Oscar awards were released. This announcement by the Academy Awards was followed with videos made by several celebrities announcing boycotts, and attempts by the Academy to regain …