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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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Light 'em up! Behind-the-scenes with fireworks pros

Fireworks shows are getting more elaborate with intricate designs and meticulously timed explosions. At the Oakland A's "Star Wars"-themed fireworks show by California-based Pyro Spectacular, CNET's Daniel Terdiman embraces his inner pyro for a behind-the-scenes look at the setup for these awesome displays.

By September 23, 2013

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Behind the scenes of a drone orchestra

New mini-documentary shows how launching a squadron of costumed drones over the heads of a live audience "was like a military operation."

By November 22, 2014

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Behind the scenes at Formula E racing in Malaysia (pictures)

We head down to the track to check out the cool electric cars of the second race of the inaugural Formula E season at Putrajaya in Malaysia.

12 Images By November 24, 2014

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Behind the scenes of huge tech-fest IFA (pictures)

Welcome along to our tour behind the scenes of IFA -- Europe's biggest technology show, which sees new phones, TVs and more from the world's best tech firms.

57 Images By September 5, 2014

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Behind the scenes of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

In the latest "Planet of the Apes" movie, actors played the apes but don't actually appear on screen. Instead, they wore high-tech body suits so cameras could record their body and facial movements in a system called performance capture. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how Oscar-winning visual effects artist Joe Letteri made the computer-generated apes come to life.

By July 9, 2014

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Behind the scenes of a fireworks spectacular

Fireworks shows are getting more elaborate, with carefully choreographed pyrotechnics and soundtracks. CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us the old and new technology that goes into producing a huge fireworks show set to the music of Super Mario Bros.

By July 1, 2014

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Indoor skydiving: the tech behind the scenes

Ever wanted to go skydiving but too scared to throw yourself out of a plane? CNET takes a look inside Australia's first indoor skydiving centre, iFly.

By June 26, 2014

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Behind the scenes at Southwest Airlines (pictures)

One of the world's most profitable airlines, Southwest centralized its training operations in Dallas, and added a giant new network operations center. CNET Road Trip 2014 buckled up and checked it out.

22 Images By June 19, 2014

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Behind the scenes at Spaceport America (pictures)

CNET gets an up close and personal look at the futuristic home of Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceflight operations.

15 Images By May 17, 2014