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‘X-Men’ VR experience coming to Comic-Con

This photo provided by Oculus Rift/Fox shows a scene from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” virtual reality experience. Comic-Con attendees will have an opportunity to enter the mind of Professor X. Fox has created an "X-Men" virtual reality experience especially for the pop-culture extravaganza, which kicks off Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Oculus Rift/Fox)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

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Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

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Microsoft makes design central to its future

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, Ralf Groene, chief designer for the Microsoft Surface tablet computer, poses for a photo with a Surface 3 Pro tablet, right, in front of a milling machine used to produce parts for the computer, like the one he is holding at left, in Redmond, Wash. As Microsoft competes with Apple and other companies for hardware sales, the software giant has put a new emphasis on design. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, he designed food — or “food concepts,” he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

FILE -This undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office shows Lacey Spears, who was indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to dangerous levels with no medical explanation. Experts say the case of Spears appears to be an example of how social media feed into the disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers harm children and then bask in the attention. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

This screen shot taken from an Kindle Fire HDX shows "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, an audiobook available through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The service will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s new “unlimited” e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you’ll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.

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