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'Crowd Control,' part 22: Spies in heaven

In the finale of CNET's historic crowdsourced sci-fi novel, the war on Earth is over, but the story of the multiverse may just be getting started.

By July 1, 2016


How Civilization 6 balances civics, science -- and mayhem

In an interview with our friends at GameSpot, Firaxis Senior Producer Dennis Shirk offers insight into building the most sophisticated Civilization ever.

By June 23, 2016


Civilization 6 revealed, brings major changes

Civilization 6 changes the way we think about cities, science and diplomacy in the next series entry.

By May 11, 2016


Helen Hunt takes to Twitter because Starbucks thinks she's Jodie Foster

Technically Incorrect: The Oscar winner is amused when a Starbucks barista says she doesn't need the actress' name. She knows it already. Or, rather, she doesn't.

By May 24, 2016


'Crowd Control' part 2: Heaven is on Earth, just not this one

CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel continues, revealing the secrets of the afterlife.

By May 10, 2016


Hands-on with Star Wars: Rebellion the board game

We play the new three-hour-long Star Wars board game so you don't have to. (But you probably should.)

By May 4, 2016


Twitter diplomacy takes center stage

Twitter may not be able to easily monetize Twitter diplomacy, but it's emblematic of how much influence 140 characters and broadcasting across the Internet can have.

By September 28, 2013


Selfie photobomb causes international incident at Miss Universe

Technically Incorrect: The contestants are gathered in Miami for Miss Universe. Israel and Lebanon are still at war. This is not the time for modern diplomacy. Can a selfie cause an international incident? Yes, it can.

By January 19, 2015


NFL star tweets North Korea should bomb New England

The Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson outdoes Dennis Rodman and Google's Eric Schmidt when it comes to digital diplomacy.

By April 4, 2013


Meet Twitter's new developer diplomacy

At the risk of looking like a big, bad tech company if it copied start-up TweetMeme's own business, Twitter put together an elaborate partnership...which forced TweetMeme to change its business model anyway.

By August 13, 2010