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Putting tech-obsessed actress Janina Gavankar to the test

Known for roles in "True Blood," "The League," and "The Mysteries of Laura," Janina Gavankar is a self-professed geek. See how she fares in CNET's nerd-cred quiz.

By July 15, 2015

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Uber more reliable than ambulance, says 'Sin City' actress

Jaime King explains to Conan O'Brien that when she went into labor, Uber was her obvious choice of transport.

By August 21, 2014

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The many faces of Cortana: How Microsoft's virtual assistant wants to woo the world

Virtual assistants have become commonplace in modern technology, but Microsoft thinks it knows how to push its Cortana a step beyond the rest.

By July 28, 2015

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Actress in anti-Islam film seeks sanctions against Google

Actress who won a court decision ordering the removal of controversial film seeks contempt of court ruling against the Web giant for allegedly failing to comply with the order.

By March 25, 2014

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Microsoft to employ Halo voice actress for Siri rival, report says

Jen Taylor, who played the role of AI character Cortana in the Halo video game series, will reportedly be the voice for Microsoft's personal assistant, set for a beta release on Lumia devices in April.

By January 16, 2014

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First Sky-HBO co-production 'The Young Pope' signs Diane Keaton to star with Jude Law

Law plays a fictional pontiff as the broadcasters team up to take on global rivals such as Netflix and Amazon.

By July 28, 2015

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Smiley face: Jimmy Kimmel and Brie Larson preview upcoming emoji movie

On Wednesday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel and actress Brie Larson read made-up, hilarious scenes from Sony's upcoming emoji movie.

By July 23, 2015

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Janina Gavankar's calling card is simple: Actor. Musician. Geek.

From CNET Magazine: For the actress known for "True Blood," "The League" and "The Mysteries of Laura," being a nerd is preferred.

By July 15, 2015

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'Sadness can be your friend,' says Pixar star Amy Poehler

Poehler, who voices the emotion Joy in "Inside Out," says the mental processes portrayed in the film have changed the way she thinks about her own consciousness.

By July 17, 2015

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Reasons to get excited for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

If you missed the star-studded panel for "The Force Awakens" at Comic-Con 2015, "Star Wars" expert Bonnie Burton is your guide to why we should all be freaking out like happy Jawas about the upcoming movie. Utinni!

By July 15, 2015