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CNET gets one-on-one time with the famed Grumpy Cat

Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat showed up at Macy's in downtown San Francisco to help get the word out about pet adoptions and promote her new Lifetime movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever." She lived up to her name.

By November 24, 2014

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Jim Parsons of 'Big Bang Theory' fame shills for Intel

Playing himself, not Sheldon Cooper, Parsons marvels at Intel's technological marvels. It is said to be his first ad as a celebrity endorser.

By November 21, 2014

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Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson rates 'Interstellar'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson frequently uses Twitter to rate how well popular sci-fi films follow scientific principles. How did Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" stack up?

By November 10, 2014

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Twitter is run by potheads, suggests famed investor Thiel

Iconoclastic investor Peter Thiel says Twitter is horribly mismanaged because there's "probably a lot of pot-smoking" there.

By September 17, 2014

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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By August 29, 2014

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​Six seconds of fame: Tropfest launches Vine film competition

The world's biggest short film festival just got shorter with the launch of TropVine -- a competition to find the world's best six-second video.

By July 28, 2014

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ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.

By November 22, 2014

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In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.

By November 22, 2014

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Google Doodle honors famed zoologist Dian Fossey

Best known for her study of endangered gorillas in Africa, the late Fossey would've turned 82 years old on Thursday.

By January 16, 2014

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Super Smash Bros. becomes fastest-selling Wii U game in US

Nintendo says it sold 490,000 units of the Wii U title in its first three days on store shelves, topping Mario Kart 8's record.

By November 25, 2014