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New 'Star Wars' lightsaber meets its match

Kylo Ren's unusual lightsaber in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be the coolest new weapon if Chewbacca, Jar Jar, Darth Maul and other characters have something to say about it.

By December 28, 2014


'Valley Girl' Jesse Draper moves Internet show to television

Six years after starting her offbeat Internet-based talk show, Draper this week winds up on the big -- well, bigger -- screen on a couple of Bay Area TV stations.

By August 1, 2014


My high school masters the lip dub, wins Katy Perry visit

Crave's Eric Mack doesn't recognize much about his alma mater 17 years later, except perhaps for the school spirit that launched a viral video and earned Lakewood High School a visit from a pop star.

By October 22, 2013


Online dating boost because men don't like to spend money?

A quite fascinating survey from AnastasiaDate.com offers that 1 in 10 relationships will end on or before Valentine's Day and that men choose online dating because it is so much cheaper.

By February 13, 2013


Pornoogle: Yes, a search engine just for porn

ICM Registry, the folks behind all those helpful .xxx domains, says its next step is to create a search engine exclusively for porn. It is to launch tomorrow.

By September 26, 2012


Was Apple protest leader Mark Shields an 'accidental activist'?

More than 250,000 people signed Mark Shields' petition demanding better conditions for workers who assemble iPads. Shields said he fell into the cause accidentally. But he also does this sort of thing for a living.

By May 3, 2012


T-Pain gets Facebook tattoo

The rapper T-Pain, he who advertises Toshiba laptops, goes to Hawaii and decides to get a tattoo featuring the Facebook "like" button.

By January 30, 2011


The chair that stops you from vomiting in flight

The Barany, a chair that spins you carefully (at first) to get you used to motion, is designed to help pilots avoid throwing up on the job.

By November 2, 2010


The site that lets you compete against Olympians

The Olympic committee has created a site where you can compete against Olympic champions--at sports like hula-hooping and putting golf balls into a cup.

By February 13, 2010


Tech makes Olympic-size jump in Vancouver

roundup At what some have dubbed the first Twitter Games, CNET looks at the many ways tech is changing the world's largest sporting event.

By February 28, 2010