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Your last chance to become a sci-fi author and save the multiverse

CNET asked the world to help us write a sci-fi novel, and the world has responded. There are still a few days left to add your voice and vision and help us shape a really crazy future.

By November 25, 2015


Get rarities by author Neil Gaiman -- and pay what you want for them

Rare, never-before-published books, poems, comics, speeches and more (including a novel about the band Duran Duran) by author Neil Gaiman are now available digitally on Humble Bundle.

By September 9, 2015


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By September 8, 2015


These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By June 1, 2015


Chinese authorities pay visits to Uber offices

Officials in Guangzhou and Chengdu have investigated two Uber offices in China, as part of the government crackdown on the taxi-hailing app's operations.

By May 7, 2015


'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015


Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014


How to create custom Amazon Echo voice commands for Alexa

With a little help from IFTTT, you can program your own commands for Amazon Echo that'll have Alexa doing your bidding. Here's the step-by-step on how to do it.

By November 16, 2015


Terror on Twitter! Horror author R.L. Stine tweets a Halloween story

R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.

By October 30, 2014


5 tricks to free up space on your iPhone

Use these tips to free up storage space on your iOS device -- and keep it free.

By August 22, 2015