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Syndicated Can Virtual Reality Help Women Cope With Childbirth?

Clinical trials are using a VR headset to help manage pain during labor

Syndicated The Human Design Behind Our Robotic Helpers

Baxter and Sawyer are robots designed to collaborate with people and perform a range of repetitive jobs

Syndicated This Service Is Trying To Replace The Family Camcorder

If Instagram is the digital equivalent of the traditional family photo album, then Alively wants to be the service that lets you shoot your home videos

Features The $10,000 Stylist Behind Burning Man's New Looks

Burning Man was never meant to be about money, but an influx of wealthy festivalgoers has led its founder to liken some parts of it to a ‘gated community’

Features Why People Can't Stop Playing Pokémon Go

Fans from San Francisco to New York extol the benefits of the monster-catching craze

Syndicated How A Reddit User Tracked Down A National Parks Vandal

Casey Nocket banned from all US national parks and sentenced to 200 hours of community service after users on Reddit tracked her down through social media

Features Is This Smart Typewriter Hipster Bait Or Thoughtful Tech?

The new electric typewriter is just plain boring—and that’s precisely the point

Advertising Why the Most Popular Gadget at SXSW Was a Pencil

Instead of the next breakout app, it was ‘analog’ nostalgia that drew big crowds to SXSW