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How to take photos of smoke effects

Want to get started with smoke photography? Learn how with this tutorial. All you need is a dSLR, tripod and flash unit.

By June 3, 2014


Apple's 'Twiggy Mac' comes back to life

Three decades after Apple's Macintosh was born, a prototype machine with a 5.25-inch "Twiggy" floppy-disk drive gets fired up in front of members of the original Mac development team.

By September 12, 2013


WikiLeaks Party falls apart

The Australian WikiLeaks Party is unravelling after it directed its voting preferences to right-wing parties, with two major members resigning.

By August 21, 2013


Canon video sensor prototype can see in the dark

It's only a research project now, but Canon can see for its super-sensitive sensor in nighttime jobs like astronomy and security. It can record by the light of a crescent moon.

By March 4, 2013


Etsy cracks down on skulls, drugs, lighter fluid for sale

The online artisan e-commerce site updates its Prohibited Items list, banning "the sale of human bones" and certain thermometers because of the "corrosive and toxic properties of mercury."

By August 13, 2012


For fifth birthday, Cirque reveals more 'Love' secrets

"Love," Cirque du Soleil's celebration of The Beatles at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, is marking its five-year run this month with a series of special events, including a fresh peek backstage.

By June 19, 2011


In Vietnamese village, tech rewires old traditions

CNET reporter Dong Ngo returns home to celebrate the new year in his remote village and discovers that technology has dramatically changed the way people there interact with one another--and long-held customs.

By February 7, 2011


Alert! Carrie Bradshaw is not (yet) a PC

The promise of Carrie Bradshaw dumping Apple for an HP PC is not realized in "Sex and the City 2." Instead, her old Macbook Pro is seen and the iPhone is not shown in the best light.

By May 28, 2010


Desktop alternative to incense

The 'USB Fragrance Burner'

By June 5, 2007


'Buddha phone' launches, plays Nirvana

A single tap of the phone's dedicated lotus-leaf button will load a private, customizable, animated altar. The idea is to let Buddhists perform their dedications and rituals conveniently when away from home.

By May 27, 2009