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Deciding the Next Decider by Calvin Trillin

Deciding the Next DeciderCalvin TrillinRandom HouseNovember 25, 2008Displaying the form that made bestsellers of Obliviously On He Sails and A...

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Is Google sending us a message about Blagojevich?

A close look at the ads that are running beneath online video clips may suggest that Google Ads are doing more than just advertising.

By January 26, 2009


Really? I can't touch the Palm Pre? Really!?!

A CNET editor's little rant about how it's frustrating not to be able to hold or play with the Palm Pre without a handler.

By April 2, 2009


Pluto is a planet again! (in Illinois)

Pluto was excommunicated from the planet world in 2006. Now, the Illinois state senate has decided that the excommunication vote was invalid and that it will reinstate the planet.

By March 6, 2009


The 404 265: Where there's a gateway out that's not too rough

Sun leen fai lok! For all you non-Chinese speakers out there, that's "Happy New Year" in Chinese--go hug something yellow. We kick off the year of the ox with a ban on Jeff's Engrish impressions and cruise through a few No Duh stories from the Internet.

By January 26, 2009


'Governor' Meg Whitman? Um, no

In these post-Wall Street meltdown, post-Bernie Madoff, post-bailout times, the reception to another filthy rich dot-commie will be lukewarm, at best.

By January 7, 2009


Live blog: Ballmer at CES

Windows 7 will be front and center when Microsoft's CEO takes the Sin City stage at 6:30 p.m. PST. CNET News will be blogging it live here.

By January 7, 2009


Take-Two sues over yanked 'GTA IV' ads

Suit claims Chicago Transit Authority pulled ads promoting the video game just days after the ads began appearing, violating its free speech and contractual rights.

By May 5, 2008


FCC fines alleged phone records scammer

LocateCell.com must pay government $97,500 for failing to turn over complete information on how it obtained the data it sold online.

By July 13, 2006


Illinois video game law challenged in court

As game makers sue to overturn a law restricting violent video games, politicians vote for an investigation of the "Grand Theft Auto" sex flap.

By July 25, 2005


What's behind the video game witch hunt?

CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh explains who's driving the campaign against politically incorrect video games--and why.

By June 13, 2005