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

9 hours 49 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

9 hours 55 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

10 hours 28 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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