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Chewbacca arrested, Emperor Palpatine wins in bizarre Ukrainian elections

Ukraine's Internet Party, which has been adding levity and subtle satire to the country's tense politics for a few years now, is making a statement with sci-fi again. Yes, this is all true.

By October 26, 2015


Apple elects former Boeing exec to board

James Bell, who worked for the aircraft maker for 38 years, becomes Apple's sole African-American director.

By October 1, 2015


Darth Vader, the Terminator could win US presidential election today

Data from recent polls finds big-time fictional villains are viewed more favorably than the actual candidates hoping to lead the free world.

By June 9, 2015


CNN's 'Too Many Cooks' spoof takes on the presidential 2016 election

CNN releases a hilarious video parody of Adult Swim's "Too Many Cooks" that shows just how crowded the field of candidates for the 2016 presidential election is becoming.

By March 20, 2015


Hillary Clinton makes campaign stop on Quora

Democratic candidate for president visits the popular online forum to discuss health care, Planned Parenthood and being a grandmother.

By December 1, 2015


Airbnb creates 100 home-sharing clubs to fight for short-term rental rights

The home-sharing company hopes to replicate its success in heading off restrictive legislation in San Francisco in cities around the US.

By November 5, 2015


We, the Empire: The (future) timeline of the Palpatine presidency

With Emperor Palpatine reportedly winning a seat on a city council in Odessa, Ukraine, what's to stop him from taking the White House? CNET's Danny Gallagher looks ahead to a Palpatine presidency.

By October 28, 2015


Darth Vader monument in Ukraine doubles as Wi-Fi hotspot

After a recent Ukrainian law bans communist symbols in the country, a Vladimir Lenin statue in Odessa gets converted into a memorial for the Sith Lord.

By October 26, 2015


Social media crowns a winner in the Democrats' presidential debate

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, squaring off Tuesday against four other candidates including Hillary Clinton, garners the most posts, tweets and comments on Facebook, Twitter and Google.

By October 14, 2015


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet access.

By September 27, 2015