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Cheese balls and 10 other unexpected Death Star appearances

From cheese balls to disco balls, Darth Vader's home-in-space has appeared in some odd places. Here are 11 bizarre Death Star cameo appearances.

By Mar. 27, 2014


Tech Minute: Balls, strikes, and smartphone apps

Now that the Major League Baseball season is in full swing, it's time to get in the game with a few handy smartphone and tablet apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how easy it is to follow your favorite team on your mobile device.

By May. 8, 2013


Sony needs help naming its pink balls

Attention wordsmiths. Sony wants assistance coming up with a name for its new ball-shaped portable Bluetooth speaker.

By Feb. 26, 2013


Bazooka shoots ping-pong balls at Mach speed

A professor who once worked as an aeronautical engineer creates the ultimate ping-pong ball cannon to help students learn about dynamics.

By Feb. 12, 2013


65,000 ping-pong balls turn pool party into cool party

Promoters use thousands of ping-pong balls, projected lights, and synchronized swimmers to create the ultimate interactive swimming show.

By Jan. 30, 2013


At WePay, planning a 'balls to the wall' 2012

Day on the Job: WePay CEO Bill Clerico may be young, but his company has $9M in funding and is growing at a torrid pace.

By Nov. 14, 2011


Wembley Stadium takes rap for Olympic Visa payment balls-up

Visa has ducked a bullet as Wembley took the blame for a fiasco last night in which no food and drink kiosk could accept any card payment.

By Jul. 30, 2012


Super soundproofing is all about little balls

Ever wish you could really crank your home theater system without bothering the neighbors? The answer is little balls, and a bonus is making electricity.

By Jul. 28, 2011


WePay has big 2011, still hopes for 'balls to the wall' 2012

The Silicon Valley online payments startup grew by 1,000 percent last year and is hopeful it can repeat that level of growth this year. To do that, it's had to move away from its early friends-and-family roots and embrace small businesses.

By Feb. 13, 2012


If only Justin robot could catch knives, not balls

Rollin' Justin is an iPad-controlled humanoid that can catch two thrown balls at once. That's a neat trick, but knives would be more neat.

By Apr. 29, 2011