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Silk Road is 'Napster all over again,' says 'Deep Web' filmmaker

The director of a new film about Silk Road says he found striking parallels between the issues surrounding the online drug bazaar and Napster, the original music-sharing service.

By March 16, 2015


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Pocket Filmmaker: Instagram filmmaking

Our resident pocket filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, focuses in on Instagram and how to make a good 15 second video.

By February 2, 2014


Scientists find color of prehistoric bats by analyzing their fossils

Scientists determine the color of ancient bats based on the shape of the melanin preserved in their fossils. If these bats had their own coloring book, you'd only get to use one or two crayons.

By October 1, 2015


4K? For what? iPhone 6S camera ushers ultra-high resolution into mainstream

Thanks to Apple's new iPhones, the next wave of super-high-def video won't flow from Hollywood or pro sports leagues. It will bubble up from people like you.

By September 25, 2015


Guys build amazing 7-mile-long model of the solar system, to scale

Starting with an Earth the size of a marble, these folks built a full-scale model of our solar system across 7 miles of Nevada desert.

By September 18, 2015


Meet the man who made movie explosions look cooler

Computer science professor Theodore Kim developed a simulation model that makes smoke, fire and explosions look more realistic on the big screen. Jerry Bruckheimer owes him a very large fruit basket.

By September 18, 2015


GoPro is ready to take your order for its 3D 360-degree camera rig

Starting today, professional content creators can apply for the 16-camera Odyssey for delivery in November to use with Google's Jump platform.

By September 8, 2015


Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die like Westerns

Technically Incorrect: The great director and producer foresees a time when we're just tired of Superman and Batman.

By September 2, 2015