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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' final scene was directed over Skype

The Serkis-starring summer simian spectacular saw several scenes supervised via Skype, director Matt Reeves has said. Plus CNET reveals whether "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is worth checking out.

By July 11, 2014


Dolby to bring Atmos cinema sound to mobile

The audio company has special algorithms that deliver spatial sound similar to its Atmos technology to your basic headphones.

By February 25, 2014


For Netflix at the Emmy awards: No wins, no matter

The Internet TV provider misses out on the most high-profile Emmy awards it could have won after its nominations broke ground for online programs, but walking away without those statues isn't losing much.

By September 22, 2013


Quora reveals your reading habits by default with 'Views'

Now your reading habits on Quora will be revealed publicly, unless you take the extra step of turning off a new feature.

By August 1, 2012


Arresting the race to the bottom requires a strong arm

The launch of Nine's Extra channel as a rival to Seven's TV4Me shows that the current licensing regime, which allows each of the commercial operators to run a datacasting service, is too ripe for exploitation.

By March 29, 2012


See the Scion FR-S concept in action...sort of

The team behind the Scion FR-S concept set its sights on the slightly more low-brow 2011 Red Bull Soapbox Race.

By June 14, 2011


The 404 774: Where we survive the test of time (podcast)

Are negative Yelp reviews unfairly impacting small businesses? Today's episode weighs the effect of crowd-sourced review sites and asks if future generations will understand topical shows like "The Simpsons" and "30 Rock."

By March 10, 2011


'Fail Whale' creator aims to democratize art

Road Trip at Home: With her new start-up, Walls360, Yiying Lu is hoping to make it possible for more people to be able to appreciate art and make it a regular part of their lives.

By December 2, 2010


Ask Maggie: Avoiding data plans, and Android vs. BlackBerry

CNET's Maggie Reardon answers question about how to avoid getting a data contract on a family plan and comparing the new Droids to BlackBerry devices, as well as the future of Google's Nexus One.

By July 16, 2010


The iPhone app that reveals your Neanderthal self

MEanderthal allows you to feed your current features into it so that you can see what your prehistoric self might have looked like.

By May 13, 2010