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Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released a free online version.

By 11 March 2014


'Hitchhiker's Guide' text adventure gets 30th-anniversary update

Test your wits against the BBC's updated edition of the maddeningly challenging "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" text adventure game.

By 11 March 2014


Night Terrace: where Australia meets time and space

CNET Australia catches up with John Richards, creator of Outland, now head writer on Night Terrace, the radio play about a time-and-space-travelling terrace house.

By 4 April 2014


Chromebook diaries: the verdict

With the Chromebook experiment over, Nic Healey reflects on his five days of using Chrome OS.

By 28 October 2013


To fight world panic, Google doodles Douglas Adams

The author of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and three episodes of "Dr. Who" would have been 61 years old today.

By 12 March 2013


Friday Poll: Are you celebrating Geek Pride Day?

Get your Jedi costume dry cleaned! May 25 is Geek Pride Day. If you're celebrating, tell us how. If you're not, tell us why.

By 25 May 2013


Don't panic, it's just Douglas Adams' birthday Google doodle

The hoopy froods at Google have created an interactive tribute to the great man, who would have been 61 today.

By 11 March 2013


Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By 14 November 2012


Friday Poll: How are you celebrating Geek Pride Day?

Hold your glasses together with tape, put on your favorite "Star Wars" shirt, polish your sonic screwdriver, and get ready to celebrate Geek Pride Day.

By 25 May 2012


CNET UK Podcast 289: Celebrating the simpler things

With the sun out, we're celebrating the simpler things in life and catching up on the latest tech news -- such as the arrival of the Galaxy S3.

By 26 May 2012