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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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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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Wild Wednesday: Two sweet deals, two sweet freebies

Oh, yeah, it's getting wild up in here.

By December 10, 2014

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Steve Jobs posthumously inducted into Bay Area Business Hall of Fame

Apple's Eddy Cue accepted the award in Jobs' honor and tweeted a video tribute to his former boss.

By November 12, 2013

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With 'Marco Polo,' can Netflix win a 'Game of Thrones'?

The streaming-video service delivers medieval sex and violence to rival the best of Westeros in its latest original show, as it vies to rule premium online video on the global stage.

By December 10, 2014