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How many AA batteries would it take to power the Death Star?

CNET finds out first in a fascinating new infographic that sums up the power needs of various gear from "Star Wars" in very 21st-century terms.

By June 16, 2015


Hey, kids, more moms want iPads for Mother's Day

A survey suggests that tablets and smartphones are swiftly catching up to jewelry and flowers as gifts that mothers crave (or, at least, feel they deserve) for Mother's Day.

By April 29, 2012


eBay cutting off points programs

The online auction giant cuts its business ties to at least three membership reward Web sites that it had been paying to send customers to eBay.

April 5, 2002


Nervous shoppers lean toward big online names

Customers and industry watchers say the recent stream of dot-com failures has some shoppers going with big-name e-tailers that they trust are on solid ground.

June 23, 2000


Visa program will target online fraud

E-commerce companies will receive a "best-practices" guide following security breaches that have tarnished high-profile retailers and threatened revenue growth.

March 24, 2000