Road Trip 2010

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is back on the road again. This year, he drove thousands of miles up and down the East Coast, searching for the most interesting spots for technology, military, research and development, naval shipbuilding, and more.

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Terdiman had an iPad 3G on Road Trip 2010.

Road Trip puts iPhone 4 and iPad to the test

Road Trip 2010: Each year, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman gets the chance to test out Apple's latest over several thousands of miles of driving. This year, that meant the iPhone 4, the iPad 3G, and the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Over the course of six weeks on Road Trip 2010, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman put Porsches Panamera, the company's first-ever four-door coupe, to the test.

On Road Trip, a thumbs-up for Porsche's Panamera

Road Trip 2010: It wouldn't be possible to tackle weeks' worth of reporting spread over 13 states without a good car, and for that, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman got the chance to drive 5,000 miles in Porsche's Panamera.

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<p>One of the best things about Road Trip is driving thousands of miles around the U.S. in a brand-new vehicle. On <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/">Road Trip 2010</a>, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman put Porsche's Panamera to the test, and over the course of six weeks, put in about 5,000 miles in Porsche's first-ever four-door coupe. 
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Seen here, the Panamera 4S is parked in front of the Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury, Vt.
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<a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20014309-52.html">Click here</a> to read the related Road Trip 2010 review of Porsche's Panamera, and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/">click here to check out the entire Road Trip 2010 package</a>.
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You can see CNET's <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/sedan/2010-porsche-panamera-4s/4505-10865_7-34117508.html">official Car Tech review of the Panamera 4S here</a>.</p>

Road Trip 2010 puts Porsche's Panamera to the test (photos)

Road Trip 2010: Over the course of 5,266 miles, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman took the measure of Porsche's first four-door car.

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The USS North Carolina, the most technologically-advanced submarine on the planet.

Wrapping up a fantastic Road Trip 2010

Road Trip 2010: After traveling 5,266 miles--through 13 states and Washington, D.C.--CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman's annual journey is over. Here's a collection of the best the Northeast has to offer.

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SAN FRANCISCO--Starting on June 23, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman hit the U.S. Northeast for several weeks of driving and searching for the best stories he could find in the region. Over the course of 5,266 miles of driving--in a review Porsche Panamera, no less--Terdiman covered just about every imaginable base, from NASA to airplanes to Navy aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines to great architecture to crayon production to the making of $100 bills, quarters, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and much, much more.
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After all those weeks and all that driving, the trip has finally come to an end. But here's one more chance to see the breadth of what the East Coast has to offer--even in the sweltering humidity of summer.
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On this page and those that follow are images from each of Terdiman's Road Trip 2010 stops. You can click the included links to see each full piece.
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This is a scene from <a href="http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10003899.html?tag=contentMain;contentAux">NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility</a>.
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<a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20014172-52.html">Click here</a> to read the related Road Trip 2010 wrap-up story, and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/?tag=mncol">click here to check out the entire Road Trip 2010 package</a>.

Road Trip 2010: An East Coast retrospective (photos)

Road Trip 2010: For several weeks and over 5,266 miles, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman sought the best of the Northeast.

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At Celebration V, the massive Star Wars fan fest in Orlando this weekend, a large group of droid builders gathered for a photo--with dozens of their charges.

When droids break their huddle

Road Trip 2010: After a mass gathering of droids--R2-D2s and friends--at Celebration V, what happens when they must all go their separate ways? A lot of beeping, booping, and confusion over whose R2 is whose.

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ORLANDO, Fla.--If you don't recognize the man in this picture, you're probably not a real "Star Wars" fan. If you do recognize that this is George Lucas, the creator of what is almost certainly the most popular movie franchise of all time--not to mention its popularity with books, video games, comics, toys, TV shows, and more--then you're part of a group of many, many millions of people who have individually probably spent more time on his creations than on anyone else's on the planet.
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At a "Star Wars" convention then, Lucas is certainly the "main event," and that's exactly what was the case Saturday as he took the stage at the Orange County Convention Center here, the site of Celebration V, for an hour-long interview by "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart.
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The two talked about the history of the franchise, the origin of some of the many names used in the films, Lucas' distaste for the Hollywood studio system, the fact that the six live-action "Star Wars" films will be <cnet:blog id="20013667">released on Blu-ray in 2011</cnet:blog>, and much more. Toward the end of the session, they were joined onstage by two of the main stars of the original films, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia.
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CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman spent three days at Celebration V as the last stop on <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/?tag=mncol;txt">Road Trip 2010</a>.
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<a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20013671-52.html">Click here</a> to read the related story on Jon Stewart's interview of George Lucas, and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/?tag=mncol">click here to check out the entire Road Trip 2010 package</a>.

George Lucas, Luke, and Leia rock Orlando (photos)

Road Trip 2010: For the "Main Event" at Celebration V, "Star Wars"' creator and stars sat with Jon Stewart in front of thousands.

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Star Wars creator George Lucas sits with two of the stars of the original films, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia. The three were on stage at Celebration V in Orlando Saturday, and were interviewed by Daily Show host Jon Stewart

George Lucas on making 'Star Wars': 'It helps to be nuts'

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman was just one of thousands who flocked to see the "Star Wars" creator talk about the history of the mega-hit sci-fi franchise. Lucas was joined onstage by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and interviewer Jon Stewart.

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All six Star Wars live-action films will be released on Blu-Ray in 2011.

All six 'Star Wars' films coming to Blu-ray

Road Trip 2010: At Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., George Lucas said that all six live-action movies will be coming out in the high-definition format in 2011.

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A small child is excited to meet R2-D2 at Celebration V.

With kids, the future of 'Star Wars' is rosy

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman figured kids were getting hooked on George Lucas' sci-fi universe through video games and books, but it seems the 'Star Wars' movies are still dominant.

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ORLANDO, Fla.--If one thing is clear in this central Florida city this weekend, it's that "Star Wars" hasn't lost any of its luster. Indeed, tens of thousands of fans of the movies, books, comics, video games, and toys have flocked here for Celebration V, the huge fan convention.
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As the last stop on <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/?tag=mncol;txt">Road Trip 2010</a>, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman, who saw "Star Wars" on the day it opened, is checking out the scene at Celebration V, and despite having gone to Celebration IV three years ago in Los Angeles, is suitably impressed by fans' devotion to their passion.
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Here, a group of fans dressed in Rebel Alliance garb pose in front of a life-size tie fighter, an odd juxtaposition--unless they had captured it from the Galactic Empire.
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<a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20013663-52.html">Click here</a> to read the related story on kids' love of "Star Wars," and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/road-trip-2010/?tag=mncol">click here to check out the entire Road Trip 2010 package</a>.

'Star Wars' fever invades Orlando (photos)

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman checks out the "Star Wars" scene at Celebration V, the global fan convention.

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A 501st Legion member patrols the Celebration V audience.

The 501st Legion's real-world 'Star Wars' empire

Road Trip 2010: At Celebration V, the founders of the global fan club centered around high-quality Galactic Empire costumery talked about their labor of love.

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