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McDonald's learns hard lesson: Don't let the internet name your products

Want slurs with your fries? Learn from Boaty McBoatface. An online promotion tasted pretty terrible for a McDonald's New Zealand site.

By 22 July 2016


4 lessons I learned crowdsourcing a science fiction novel

CNET's Eric Mack spent more than half a year crowdsourcing a novel. He managed to maintain his sanity, and even came away with some insights into human nature -- and the entire Internet.

By 25 May 2016


Blinded me with science: Life lessons I learned from fictional teachers

As Teacher Appreciation Week ends, thanks for the lessons on sword fighting, meth making and using the Force.

By 7 May 2016


Girls get a harsh lesson in sexism from 'The Glass Ceiling' game

This Comedy Central parody video shows how quickly career goals can be shattered when little girls learn all about sex discrimination in the workplace from a board game.

By 1 April 2016


Oregon Trail game co-inventor talks pioneer survival and life lessons

In a new Reddit interview, Don Rawitsch reveals his thoughts about creating the educational and entertaining Oregon Trail computer game. Plus, his idea on how the game could become a movie.

By 7 February 2016


Ewoks are scary, and other lessons I learned from a Star Wars spin-off film

CNET's Amanda Kooser watches the cheesy 1984 movie "Caravan of Courage" again so you don't have to. And she'll never see Ewoks the same way again.

By 10 December 2015


'Steve Jobs' is more 'A Christmas Carol' than a history lesson (video review)

Michael Fassbender, Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin imagine the life and times of the Apple supremo from a unique -- and almost entirely fictional -- series of angles.

By 24 October 2015


5 life lessons we learned from #PizzaRat

A hero rat seen carrying a large slice of New York pizza down a subway staircase becomes an online sensation and an inspiration to us all.

By 22 September 2015


Facebook Live: Where a YouTube star can earn like an Olympic icon

As Facebook turns to online video creators to bolster live-streaming efforts, the lines between mainstream celebrity and internet fame blur.

By 20 July 2016


Internet explodes over similarities between Melania Trump's speech and Michelle Obama's

Technically Incorrect: Soon after Donald Trump's wife made her RNC speech, retweets and YouTube comparisons suggested that there might have been a touch of plagiarism.

By 19 July 2016