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May the fireworks be with you

For the Pyro Spectacular team that put on a recent "Star Wars" themed fireworks show at the Oakland Coliseum, it's a dangerous all-day job to put together a 15-minute show. CNET got the inside scoop.

By Oct. 5, 2013


Boom! Inside the making of a fireworks spectacular (pictures)

Anyone who has watched a fireworks show in the San Francisco area has seen Pyro Spectaculars' work. CNET recently spent a day with one of the company's crews as they produced a "Star Wars" fireworks show for the Oakland A's.

29 Images By Oct. 5, 2013


Light 'em up! Behind-the-scenes with fireworks pros

Fireworks shows are getting more elaborate with intricate designs and meticulously timed explosions. At the Oakland A's "Star Wars"-themed fireworks show by California-based Pyro Spectacular, CNET's Daniel Terdiman embraces his inner pyro for a behind-the-scenes look at the setup for these awesome displays.

By Sep. 23, 2013


Yahoo's pre-fireworks news: We're buying Xobni

With purchase of e-mail startup, Yahoo might be looking to take over your mobile phone from every possible angle, including where you store your contacts.

By Jul. 3, 2013

Editors' Take

Adobe Fireworks CS4

By Sep. 22, 2008

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Too fast, too furious: San Diego fireworks torched by tech glitch

Bang on the Fourth of July. The whole, um, shebang of San Diego's official fireworks display went off in 15 seconds instead of 20 minutes. Organizers blame the electronics.

By Jul. 5, 2012


Higgs boson revelation set for July 4: Fireworks, or dud?

Physicists in Europe are ready to offer up their latest findings on a mysterious subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson. And the universe may never be the same.

By Jul. 2, 2012


Apple Fireworks

Apple Fireworks

By Aug. 7, 1997

Editors' Take

Adobe Fireworks CS3

Adobe's page prototyping tool plays better with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash.

By Apr. 13, 2007

Pricing not available


Macromedia Fireworks 8

The upgrade to this top-flight Web graphics editor makes Fireworks 8 easier to use, but newbies will confront a steep learning curve.

By Oct. 3, 2005

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 3, 2005

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