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Hockey Team Takes 'Star Wars Night' to Whole New Galaxy

On Saturday night, the Toledo Walleye host the Kalamazoo Wings. But the hockey teams won't wear their normal jerseys. Instead, Walleye players will wear X-Wing pilot shirts, while the Wings will play in Darth Vader-themed jerseys. http://on.mash.to/1cwnqlG

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Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen Algorithm

Disney Research is rendering 3D tactile features on touch surfaces. They used an electrovibration-based display and a new algorithm developed in-house to allow the human hand to feel the textures of objects as presented on the screen.

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Cat Paws Can Unlock the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor [VIDEO]

Hilarious. TechCrunch tried out the new iPhone 5S high-tech fingerprint sensor on a cat's paw and successfully unlocked the device.

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See Elon Musk's Real-Life 'Iron Man' Lab [VIDEO]

In this video of Musk's rocket-building company, he shows how he created a design lab that employs a Leap Motion controller to manipulate 3D designs via gesture.

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New California Law Lets Teens Press 'Eraser Button' Online

Allowing young people to remove unwanted posts is a positive step. Studies show social media posts can affect someone's chances of getting into college or landing a job, among other things.

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Yahoo's 3D Printer Helps Blind Children Search the Web [VIDEO]

Yahoo Japan and Hakuhodo Kettle have made it possible for children who are blind to search the web. Yahoo developed a machine called Hands On Search that is part 3D printer, part computer — and will build just about anything at your request. How cool is that?

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Immersing Consumers in 'Immersive Experiences'

Different brands have different business methods, but they all have at least one goal in common: to engage audiences effectively. Today's brands want to beat the competition by getting consumers to enjoy products in innovative ways. That's why, when it comes to web design and marketing, one of the most overused phrases is "immersive experience," says Mashable.

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Why Facebook Wanted Snapchat So Badly

Facebook's reported $3 billion bid for Snapchat has a lot of industry watchers scratching their heads. But if you look at the performance of Facebook's would-be Snapchat killer, Poke, the overture makes more sense, says Todd Wasserman.

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The U.S. Army Is Building an 'Iron Man' Suit for Soldiers [VIDEO]

Special Operations Command is partnering with universities, laboratories and the tech industry to design an Iron Man-style suit that would be worn by soldiers in the field.