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This real-life invisibility cloak was designed for military use

Source:  Futurism Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology already manufactures camouflage military uniforms for countries around the world. Now the company has patented a new Quantum Stealth material that disguises a military's soldiers — and even its tanks, aircraft, and...

Can Dungeons and Dragons help fight screen addiction?

Source:  Retro Report on PBS These days parents are worried about their kids' addiction to Fortnite and other video games. A generation ago, Dungeons and Dragons was the game that seemed like a menace.  But in a surprising twist, its role-playing strategies are now...

“Sing Me A Song” reveals the impact of the internet in Bhutan

Source:  Deadline Online dating has been a staple in Western culture since the inception of Match.com, but in a monastery deep in the mountains of Bhutan, the internet is being introduced for the first time. In the Thomas Balmes-directed documentary "Sing Me A Song,"...

WATCH: The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

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“The Great Hack” brings our data nightmare to life

Source:  Wired If you'd rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don't watch the new Netflix documentary "The Great Hack." But if you want to see, really see the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands...

The new technology Cold War runs through a cable on the ocean floor

Source:  Field of Vision The United States and China are in the midst of a power struggle: a new Cold War of technology with companies like Huawei at the center. Field of Vision's “Cablestreet” offers viewers an unprecedented look inside the notorious telecom company....

“I Am Human” explores the future of neurotechnology

Source:  The Verge We’re in a dark moment for the tech industry: a time when some new technologies have been adopted recklessly and backfired terribly, and others have developed far more slowly than their creators hoped. Against the backdrop of this pessimism, a film...

“Picture Character” explores the mysterious emoji approval process

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Chances are you use them every day and know very little about them.  We're talking about emojis, those cute graphics which apparently no email or text message can be without these days. Martha Shane and Ian Cheney's documentary, whose...

“Sakawa” exposes the underbelly of Ghanaian internet scammers

Source:  The Austin Chronicle How much flirting does it take to unlock a lonely man’s wallet? Spoiler alert: For the Ghanaian scam artists in "Sakawa," the answer is “roughly seven days’ worth.” Much of "Sakawa" takes place inside a cramped house where a dozen...

There’s a documentary about Ember.js and it’s really good

Source:  TNW Ember.js is a hugely popular JavaScript framework. Used across web, mobile, and desktop, it powers the likes of LinkedIn, Groupon, and even Apple Music. Behind its thousands of lines of code is a deeply human story of innovation and risk-taking, as...

To understand cryptocurrencies, the Wall Street Journal created one

Source:  The Wall Street Journal In 2017, bitcoin was one of the greatest investment manias in recent memory. This year, that boom has turned to bust. To understand what drives the wild cryptocurrency market—the technology, hype, and innovation, combined with the...