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Google displays Lincoln's handwritten Gettysburg Address

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the famous speech, a Google exhibit lets people view one of the five known copies in Abraham Lincoln's handwriting.

By Nov. 19, 2013

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Sony's official PS4 unboxing is brown-gloved, bonkers

This bizarre new video from Sony has a brown-gloved stranger opening up the PS4, in a bunker, with a menacing score.

By Nov. 11, 2013

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Fashion tugs on Superman's cape at Comic-Con

Where did Superman's red trunks go? Learn the answer to this and other super-questions on a San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night tour of Superman's suits over the years.

By Jul. 18, 2013

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The man behind your phone's fonts

In the first part of our two-part series about mobile phone fonts, we sit down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.

By Apr. 10, 2012

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Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey

If you don't know of Mavis Batey, you should. Her work cracking the Enigma machine's coded messages was crucial to the success of D-Day landings during WWII.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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Here's the Milky Way supernova you've never heard of

Newly measured distance to stellar debris in the northern sky links it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181.

By Aug. 30, 2013

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How Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin survived murder, fires, constant change

The architect's home may be best known for the fire that killed his mistress. But it's a masterpiece of marrying design and landscape. CNET Road Trip 2013 stopped by to see it firsthand.

By Aug. 17, 2013

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Final Fantasy II cartridge surfaces on eBay -- for $50,000

Some hard-core Final Fantasy fan with deep pockets could fetch home a rare U.S. cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

By Aug. 23, 2012

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In Montreal, vintage cigarette machines sell indie art

They're called Distroboto: reclaimed vending machines retrofitted to sell everything from fridge magnets to CDs and poetry. All for $2.

By May. 10, 2013

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Nuked beers safe to drink following U.S. government tests

Back in 1955, the government was very serious about where we'd get fluids after a nuclear apocalypse, so it got some beers and atomic bombs together to figure it out.

By Sep. 19, 2012