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Chris Pratt goes on Facebook to apologize in advance for 'Jurassic World' press tour - May 23, 2015
Knowing that he might very well spout nonsense as hundreds of journalists ask him inane questions, the actor gives advance warning. ...
NSA's collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time - May 23, 2015
As a key deadline approaches, the US Senate votes against extending a controversial National Security Agency program -- but votes down a bill designed to reform it. ...
'Mario Kart: Fury Road' is the Mad Max mashup that needed to happen most - May 23, 2015
Whether you're teaming up with Bowser or running from postapocalyptic psycho guitarists, the worlds of Mario and Mad Max blend easier than you might guess. ...
Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear - May 23, 2015
Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs? ...
'We tell Spotify no, YouTube does it anyway': The music industry's love-hate relationship with YouTube - May 23, 2015
At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers". ...
The bizarre and often hilarious world of Grand Theft Auto V mods - May 23, 2015
Just a month into its PC release, Grand Theft Auto V mods are here -- and they're weird, over-the-top and hysterical. Here are just a few of our favorite mods and instructions on how you can mod Grand Theft Auto V yourself. ...
'Tomorrowland' in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I've seen in a theater - May 23, 2015
In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney's "Tomorrowland," fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR contrast and Atmos sound combine to create a breathtaking cinema experience. Tomorrow's theater experience can't come home soon...
So you think you can't sing? Science says otherwise - May 22, 2015
Grab a mic! Most people can carry a tune, even if they think their voice would make Simon Cowell scowl, a researcher at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music says. ...
A water dispenser tops our favorite videos of the week - May 22, 2015
A roundup of our favorite CNET videos covering news, gadgets and more. ...
Microsoft tried to buy Salesforce for $55B, report says - May 22, 2015
The world's largest software maker was poised to make its biggest acquisition to date, but talks fell through, according to CNBC. ...
This guy's homemade hoverboard flight set a Guinness World Record - May 22, 2015
Video shows Catalin Alexandru Duru setting a Guinness World Record for longest hoverboard flight by traveling almost a thousand feet. ...
In this music video, even mutants deserve to fall in love - May 22, 2015
See what happens when a guy falls for a mutant girl with pyrokinetic abilities in the music video "Right Now" by Never Let This Go -- released on Stan Lee's World of Heroes YouTube channel. ...
Feel good with this bizarre David Lynch coffee commercial - May 22, 2015
"Eraserhead" on espresso? Watch this avant-garde commercial directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer to promote his unique coffee brand. ...
Woman reportedly shoots self in head while taking selfie - May 22, 2015
Technically Incorrect: A Russian woman is taking a selfie while holding a 9mm gun, according to a news story. It doesn't quite go to plan, but she survives. ...
Adopt a Gremlin: Special-effects wiz auctioning off movie treasures - May 22, 2015
The legendary Rick Baker is selling work including animatronics and puppets from "Gremlins 2" and "Men in Black." Find out what Mogwai monsters and alien gems await. ...
Google shows how pathetic those security questions really are - May 22, 2015
Technically Incorrect: Your mother's maiden name? The name of your first dog? Easy meat for a hacker. Got a clever answer instead? Just try remembering it.
Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement - May 22, 2015
The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system. ...
Hack of online dating site Adult FriendFinder exposes millions - May 22, 2015
Technically Incorrect: Adult FriendFinder, a site where people seek casual, discreet relationships, suffers a breach, exposing the details of almost 4 million of its members. ...
The 404 Show 1,615: Your attention span sucks, Light Phone, Internet security, rooting, roms and more (podcast) - May 22, 2015
ZDNet and CNET writer Zack Whittaker is in the studio today talking Internet security, attention spans, the Light Phone and what "words" have been added to the Scrabble dictionary.
'Tomorrowland' is first movie to use Dolby Vision - May 22, 2015
The "Tomorrowland" future is bright -- especially if you watch it in a theater with Dolby Vision. Also coming to the world of tomorrow: 38 new emojis and a possible flag for planet Earth.
Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost - May 22, 2015
After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too. ...
Live almost anywhere on Earth in futuristic Ecocapsule - May 22, 2015
The egg-shaped, off-grid Ecocapsule can be moved nearly anywhere you want to live for a while -- and it looks like an awesome little home. ...
Uber seeks $1B line of credit; is it part of grand IPO plan? - May 22, 2015
The car-hailing service is reportedly looking to boost its relations with banks in anticipation of an IPO and doesn't need the cash for day-to-day operations. ...
Microsoft tried and failed to buy Salesforce for $55B, report says - May 22, 2015
The world's largest software maker was poised to make its biggest acquisition to date, but talks fell through, according to CNBC. ...
CNET's LG G4 Giveaway - May 22, 2015
Here's your chance to get your hands on the 4-star-rated LG G4 phone, a 32GB micro SD card, an extra battery and a battery charging cradle. ...
Jon Snow and Ygritte reunite in Coldplay's 'Game of Thrones: The Musical' - May 22, 2015
Watch Coldplay round up your favorite and not-so-favorite characters from HBO's "Game of Thrones" as part of NBC's Red Nose Day Live Benefit Show to combat poverty. ...
Three subscription services that are totally worth it - May 22, 2015
The Cheapskate hates paying monthly fees for anything, but exceptions are sometimes made. Here are three, along with totally free alternatives! ...
Nokia CEO: We don't know yet if we'll sell Here mapping business - May 22, 2015
Here has attracted suitors including German automakers and Uber, but Nokia says it needs more time to determine whether a sale makes sense. ...
The new Spotify: Part tunes, part TV, part fortune-teller - May 22, 2015
Spotify wants to hook you up with more than just catchy beats. For that to work for the masses, the company must know what you'll like before you do -- even if it's not music. ...
Netflix just invited Bill Murray to spend Christmas with you - May 22, 2015
You can plan your holiday viewing early this year. Netflix announces its very own Christmas special -- with a mopey Bill Murray playing himself. ...
Google's Android poised to get full fingerprint support - May 22, 2015
The feature would allow developers to bake fingerprint sensing into their applications and Google to use it freely across Android. ...
Jon Snow and Ygritte are reunited in Coldplay's 'Game of Thrones: The Musical' - May 22, 2015
Watch Coldplay round up your favorite and not-so-favorite characters from HBO's "Game of Thrones" as part of NBC's Red Nose Day Live Benefit Show to combat poverty. ...
Most luminous galaxy glows like 300 trillion suns, says NASA - May 22, 2015
Someone left a bright nightlight on in the universe. One of NASA's spacecrafts located the shiniest galaxy ever discovered. ...
Is this the flag that could represent Earth to the stars? - May 22, 2015
A design student's graduation project proposal: a flag to unite the world as humans. ...
'Twin Peaks' intro animated with paper - May 22, 2015
A creative fan pays tribute to "Twin Peaks" using nothing but paper. Agent Cooper would be impressed. Just don't tell the Log Lady, she might take the choice of material personally. ...
Top 10 new species for 2015 (pictures) - May 22, 2015
The International Institute for Species Exploration and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have announced the top 10 new species discovered last year, including a "chicken from hell" dinosaur and a pufferfish that makes...
Virtual reality may rule video games. Here's who will rule VR - May 22, 2015
Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge. ...
Crave giveaway: Ventev Powercell 6000+ portable battery pack - May 22, 2015
It's always good to have some extra battery power in your pocket. Get some with this week's prize, a portable pack from Ventev that can charge two devices at once. ...
Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star - May 22, 2015
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name. ...
Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower - May 22, 2015
A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.
eBay testing buyer loyalty program in Germany - May 22, 2015
The program, to be offered at an annual fee, will include fast, free shipping and returns for buyers. It could be the start of another potential challenger to Amazon Prime. ...
Letting humans crowdsource a message to aliens can't possibly go wrong (Tomorrow Daily 182) - May 21, 2015
On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only...
Google reportedly developing 'Brillo,' an OS for the Internet of Things - May 21, 2015
The lightweight version of mobile operating system Android would help smart devices communicate better with each other, according to a report in The Information. ...
Kanye vs. Code? Rapping computer is almost ready to battle - May 21, 2015
By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick. ...
This week's YouTube hit: How to scare a charging bear - May 21, 2015
Technically Incorrect: On a snowy trail in the woods, a bear meets a Swedish man -- and apparently meets its match. ...
Using intentions to control a robotic prosthetic - May 21, 2015
A neural implant on the area of the brain that controls the patient's intention to move could be the key to better robotic prosthetics. ...
Rapping computer algorithm isn't the dopest, but it isn't bad - May 21, 2015
By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick. ...
Get these great games on your Windows Phone (pictures) - May 21, 2015
Why should iOS and Android fans have all the fun? Here are some great games you can play on your Windows Phone. ...
Microsoft to bring Outlook.com, Outlook closer together - May 21, 2015
Thanks to a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes coming to Outlook.com webmail, users won't see much difference between the two products. ...
Top 10 new species of 2015 (pictures) - May 21, 2015
The International Institute for Species Exploration and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have announced the top 10 new species discovered in 2014, including a "chicken from hell" dinosaur and a pufferfish that makes...