Chris Pratt goes on Facebook to apologize in advance for 'Jurassic World' press tour

CNET News - 15 hours 55 min ago
Knowing that he might very well spout nonsense as hundreds of journalists ask him inane questions, the actor gives advance warning.







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NSA's collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time

CNET News - 16 hours 1 min ago
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.







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'Mario Kart: Fury Road' is the Mad Max mashup that needed to happen most

CNET News - 16 hours 34 min ago
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.







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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

CNET News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:44
Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?







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'We tell Spotify no, YouTube does it anyway': The music industry's love-hate relationship with YouTube

CNET News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:26
At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers".







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The bizarre and often hilarious world of Grand Theft Auto V mods

CNET News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:13
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.







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'Tomorrowland' in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I've seen in a theater

CNET News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 11:57
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 enough.







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​So you think you can't sing? Science says otherwise

CNET News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 00:04
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.







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A water dispenser tops our favorite videos of the week

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:01
A roundup of our favorite CNET videos covering news, gadgets and more.







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Microsoft tried to buy Salesforce for $55B, report says

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:57
The world's largest software maker was poised to make its biggest acquisition to date, but talks fell through, according to CNBC.







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This guy's homemade hoverboard flight set a Guinness World Record

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:46
Video shows Catalin Alexandru Duru setting a Guinness World Record for longest hoverboard flight by traveling almost a thousand feet.







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In this music video, even mutants deserve to fall in love

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:33
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.







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Feel good with this bizarre David Lynch coffee commercial

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:12
"Eraserhead" on espresso? Watch this avant-garde commercial directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer to promote his unique coffee brand.







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Woman reportedly shoots self in head while taking selfie

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:01
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.







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Adopt a Gremlin: Special-effects wiz auctioning off movie treasures

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:31
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.







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Google shows how pathetic those security questions really are

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:15
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.







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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:11
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.







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Hack of online dating site Adult FriendFinder exposes millions

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:05
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.







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The 404 Show 1,615: Your attention span sucks, Light Phone, Internet security, rooting, roms and more (podcast)

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:02
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.







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'Tomorrowland' is first movie to use Dolby Vision

CNET News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:50
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.







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