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Judge says no to Dallas Buyers Club's 'surreal' overreach on piracy claims

The Federal Court has ruled that Dallas Buyers Club LLC cannot send its draft letters to iiNet customers who have allegedly downloaded the movie illegally.

By 14 August 2015


Fire Dance With Me: 'Twin Peaks' dance-off game goes surreal

Put yourself in Agent Cooper's dancing shoes with a video game that pits popular "Twin Peaks" characters against each other in a DDR-style dance battle.

By 26 September 2015


The surreal dreams of Google's image recognition software

Google's artificial neural network can recognise images, but it can also create them -- and results are some trippy business.

By 19 June 2015


Adult Swim's allergy relief commercial turns surreal

"Unedited Footage of a Bear" parody video shows the perils of allergy medicine side effects as a horror film. Next time, read the small print.

By 29 December 2014


'My spirit animal': Remembering 'Twin Peaks' Log Lady Catherine Coulson

Appreciation: Her quirky "Twin Peaks" character made Catherine Coulson famous, but her partnership with David Lynch spanned decades. CNET's Bonnie Burton pays tribute to the woman behind the log.

By 30 September 2015


PETA sues on behalf of monkey who took selfie

The do-gooders declare the photographer who profits from the selfie a do-baddie. Astonishingly, PETA now wants to manage Naruto the macaque monkey's monetary interests.

By 23 September 2015


New artificial intelligence writes choose-your-own-adventure games

An artificial intelligence called Scheherazade crowdsources data to put together plots for interactive stories.

By 14 September 2015


Behind CeeLo's Google-spoofing interactive video

Singer CeeLo Green's first new music video in two years needed to stand out. With an interactive video riffing on Google's search engine, taking a risk ended up hitting the right notes.

By 5 September 2015


Dallas Buyers Club turns down appeal, holds firm on damages

Dallas Buyers Club has opted not to appeal a landmark ruling in its piracy case against iiNet, saying "the door is not closed" on recovering "additional damages."

By 4 September 2015


Presto flips the switch on HD, Aussie pirates are sinking and IFA 2015 brings the 4K thunder (Girt by CNET podcast 40)

Australian streaming service Presto has unveiled a host of new features including HD video and a new-look app, data from Choice says we're pirating less and we look in on some of the big product news from Germany's premier tech show.

By 4 September 2015