Lucasfilm ditches paper holiday cards for animated 'Star Wars' droids

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
For the first time in decades, Lucasfilm sends an animated holiday greeting rather than a collectible print card. The stars: crafty "Star Wars" droids R2-D2 and C1-10P Chopper.






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The year in space: Rodeo-riding a comet and more

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
In 2014, humanity tagged a comet and became better acquainted with Mars and our place in the universe. Take a tour through the year in space.






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Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
It was a big year for space exploration, from rodeo-riding a comet to getting more familiar with Mars, distant planets and the beginning of it all.






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Android lawsuit against Google too vague, says judge

CNET News - 1 hour 57 min ago
A US district judge says she will likely dismiss the suit -- but she's giving the plaintiffs a chance to provide more facts to support their claim that Google stifles competition on Android devices.






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I poured soy sauce all over my hydrophobic white shirt (hands-on)

CNET News - 3 hours 12 min ago
A new all-cotton hydrophobic shirt from Threadsmiths runs a liquid gauntlet full of coffee, tea, soy sauce and wine.






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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

CNET News - 4 hours 12 min ago
North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.






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Sony to release 'The Interview' after all?

CNET News - 14 hours 3 min ago
Two days after saying it wouldn't release the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform."






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For the US connected classroom, a leap forward

CNET News - 15 hours 4 min ago
Commentary: Cisco's John Chambers and former FCC chief Julius Genachowski applaud the FCC's funding boost for expanded broadband in schools, calling it a big win for modern digital learning.






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Tesla tentatively tests battery swap plan

CNET News - 15 hours 18 min ago
Today Tesla Motors announced a pilot program to test the battery-swap scheme for its Model S sedans shown off last year.






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Staples: Hack may have affected more than a million payment cards

CNET News - 16 hours 5 min ago
The office supply chain says a breach that took place earlier this year gave attackers access to cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.






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Waze widgets finetune social navigation app

CNET News - 16 hours 38 min ago
The crowdsourced driving directions app now lets you add widgets so you can track your ETA more easily and quickly.






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FCC proposal removes hurdle for online TV providers

CNET News - 17 hours 2 min ago
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes online video services should have the same access to content as cable companies, and he has proposed tweaking regulation to ensure that happens.






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Microsoft holiday promo slashes prices on Xbox games

CNET News - 17 hours 28 min ago
The sale prices offer hefty holiday discounts on popular games, but you have to be an Xbox Live Gold member to take advantage of them.






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Take your popcorn to gooey new heights with a built-in melting pot

CNET News - 17 hours 29 min ago
The Waring Popcorn Maker with Melting Pot brings together everything needed for a gooey batch of popcorn. The incorporated pot can be used to melt chocolate, caramel and more.






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Microsoft deal throws in free game with purchase of Xbox 360

CNET News - 17 hours 29 min ago
The first 50 to buy the latest "12 Days of Deals" offer at a Microsoft Store will get two free games.






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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

CNET News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:58
The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil. Meanwhile, Sony now says it wants to find a 'different platform' for showing "The Interview" after theaters pulled out.






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ISS astronaut needs a wrench, NASA successfully 'emails' him one

CNET News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:48
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station needed a socket wrench, so NASA engineers emailed him designs for 3D-printing one. What a world we're living in.






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​T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming

CNET News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:37
As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in customer refunds, as well as penalties and fines over complaints that it put bogus charges on customer bills.






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Crave Ep. 187: Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find

CNET News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:06
Mars Curiosity makes an amazing discovery, organic matter on the Red Planet that makes up the building blocks of life.






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Google files lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general to block subpoena

CNET News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:06
The search giant continues its campaign against Mississippi's Jim Hood. Google says his request for company information is an "unjustified attack" that violates federal law.






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