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Revisiting the legacy of JFK's assassination in Dallas

More than 50 years later, Dallas remains synonymous with one of the most controversial events in US history. CNET visits Dealey Plaza during Road Trip 2014.

By June 18, 2014


Photoshop, in the beginning

Movie visual effects master John Knoll and his brother built Photoshop as the result of a hobby. At the time, Knoll was working full-time at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean II, talked with CNET's Veronica Belmont about how he built the program.

November 1, 2007


Adobe releases source code for 1990 version of Photoshop

All 128,000 lines of code for the first version of the pioneering software released 23 years ago are available for free download from the Computer History Museum.

By February 14, 2013


BitTorrent moves Bundle to private alpha

BitTorrent inches forward with a self-service format for its content system Bundle, as entertainers help support the system that will eventually offer paid torrents.

By September 24, 2013


Industrial Light and Magic's brilliant pirate master

ILM's visual effects supervisor oversees all the gruesome characters and supernatural transformations you see in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Those effects have earned a 2007 Oscar nomination. Meanwhile, John Knoll is facing an April deadline for scenes to be in the next installment: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. CNET's Veronica Belmont got to talk with Knoll in his office the day after the nomination was announced.

November 1, 2007


BMW i3 declassified: Why the Bavarian Motor Works' little EV has big potential

BMW is one of the most respected brands in the world of performance and luxury cars. With new players and innovations shaking up the industry, it needed a shot in the arm. Thus was born Project i.

By November 19, 2013


Ride the Oculus Rift to outer space!

Researchers at the UK's Surrey Space Center are trying to fund a novel way for the 99.999992 percent of us who've never been to outer space to virtually get there.

By March 4, 2014


I flew a drone! Novice pilot doesn't even hurt anyone

Crave writer Rusty Blazenhoff enlisted in drone "flight school" this week and nervously piloted her first flying camera this week. See how it went.

By June 6, 2014


ILM steps in to help finish 'Avatar' visual effects

While most of the visual effects work on the film was done by New Zealand's Weta Digital, George Lucas' ILM got the call to step in late in the game and help get the job done.

By December 19, 2009


Partying with ILM Oscar winners

Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel and John Knoll took home an Oscar for visual effects on Sunday night.\r\n

\r\nTheir peers welcomed them back to San Francisco with a bash at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

\r\nCNET.com's Veronica Belmont was on hand to check out the scene and talk with the winners.

November 1, 2007