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Black hole observed devouring a star

An international team of astronomers has witnessed an "extremely rare" event: a black hole eating a star then ejecting a near light-speed flare.

By November 29, 2015


Lensbaby's Composer Pro II and Edge 50 lens add more dimension to your depth-of-field (hands on)

The updated mount and 50mm "slice of focus" lens delivers tilt-shift effects on the cheap and lets you isolate subjects more interestingly than with aperture control alone.

By October 20, 2015


Millennium Falcon coffee table re-creates the asteroid field chase

This isn't just a Millennium Falcon coffee table. It's an entire chase scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."

By September 10, 2015


US carrier to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

Verizon expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin in 2017 for next-generation wireless. That's much earlier than the common industry belief that 2020 will mark the start.

By September 8, 2015


Lytro camera, software updates breathe new life into year-old Illum light-field camera

The camera's version 2.0 firmware update brings faster performance and interface enhancements, while the Lytro Desktop 4.3 software gives users a taste of the company's future VR plans.

By July 9, 2015


Camping lantern promises to create a force field against bugs

Using a butane cartridge and a compound derived from chrysanthemum flowers, this lantern might become your new best camping buddy.

By March 25, 2015


Boeing patents a 'Method and system for shockwave attenuation,' aka force field

The world's largest aerospace company has been granted a patent for a 'Star Wars'-like force field system for protecting vehicles and buildings from shockwave damage.

By March 24, 2015


Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.

By March 22, 2015


LG bets $8.7 billion you'll want a TV with rich OLED colors

TVs with OLED display technology remain rare, but the South Korean company expects a gargantuan new manufacturing plant will help spread the technology in coming years.

By November 27, 2015


Magnetic fields make wireless charging a whole lot cooler (hands-on)

Soon, we'll see a type of wireless charging that will let you power up a whole lot of devices at once, from an ordinary surface. CNET sat down with Qualcomm for a hands-on look.

By February 26, 2015