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Prominent figures voice support for hacktivist Jeremy Hammond

As the computer programmer faces sentencing for the massive Stratfor hack, which revealed 200GB of government agency and private corporation data, thousands of supporters applaud his motives.

By Nov. 5, 2013


Mobile app figures out calendar events from e-mail threads

EasilyDo, a smart assistant app for iOS and Android, now automatically adds events to calendars based on e-mail conversations.

By Sep. 24, 2013


'Star Wars' action figures on canvas (pictures)

San Francisco artist Rob Burden paints the action figures he played with as a boy. Here are some examples of his art featuring toys from "Star Wars," "He-Man," "ThunderCats," and other franchises.

8 Images By May. 18, 2013


More phone buyers ditch Samsung for Apple, say US figures

More people are ditching Samsung for the Apple iPhone than the other way round, according to new figures from the US.

By Aug. 20, 2013


3D-printed figures fire up fans, rankle a rights owner (pictures)

Final Fantasy VII was the first in the popular series of role-playing games to use 3D graphics -- way back in 1998. And Joaquin Baldwin's 3D-printed figures play off that original low-fi look to great effect.

9 Images By Aug. 16, 2013


Facebook fixes comment threads for Pages and public figures

With conversation threads, the social network addresses a problem its most important customers experience daily: a deluge of crappy comments.

By Mar. 25, 2013


Want a 10-foot-tall painting of 'Star Wars' action figures?

Artist Rob Burden is itching to create epic oil paintings of vintage Star Wars action figures. How about a 10-foot Hoth scene in your living room?

By May. 18, 2013


Tumblr CEO says average cost of ad campaign tops six figures

David Karp says Tumblr wants to be a place for advertising agencies to "make ads that win awards," unlike on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.

By May. 1, 2013


Custom action figures mix 'Star Wars' with Russ Meyer

Comic actor Patton Oswalt commissioned an action figure series from the legendary Sillof. The result is "Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!"

By Apr. 10, 2013


Action figures immortalized in artsy lamps

Do you yearn for some geek-gaudy home decor that truly shows off your affection for the nerdy? If so, these lamps should turn you on.

By Jun. 14, 2012