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Long live Leia! Why Carrie Fisher looks so right in the 'Force Awakens' trailers

Commentary: Leia Organa deserves a face that reflects her age and life experience, says CNET's Bonnie Burton, a lifelong Star Wars fan who can't wait to see Leia be herself again in the new film.

By November 17, 2015


Beauty-bot for the 'perfect' makeup application

A pair of Vienna-based designers have created a robotic makeup application device -- to highlight how the perfection of automated systems can be ill-suited to the uniqueness of humans.

By March 17, 2015


Microsoft's female workforce shrank 2 percent last year

The company's diversity efforts suffer a setback due to cuts at overseas factories where a high percentage of women held jobs.

By November 23, 2015


20 unusual things you can clean in the dishwasher

There's more to clean than dishes.

By November 12, 2015


See a whole day on Pluto in one NASA image

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft witnessed and photographed Pluto's rotation during a day in the life of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.

By November 23, 2015


Projection mapping creates 'living' digital makeup

A combination of motion tracking and projection mapping creates animated "makeup" on the face of a moving model.

By August 18, 2014


Makeup magic from Prague creates gruesome zombie

Czech-based Studio FX has given birth to a steampunk zombie you definitely wouldn't want to meet on a dark, cobblestone street at night.

By July 15, 2014


Aiming high: Pot entrepreneurs look to Silicon Valley for inspiration

Marijuana startups are imitating companies like Airbnb and Dollar Shave Club as they chase anything related to the weed biz. Getting high is just an app away.

By November 20, 2015


How Microsoft showed me what happiness really is

Technically Incorrect: Microsoft's Project Oxford claims to identify the real emotions behind pictures of faces. So I experimented with it and discovered I'm not who I thought I was.

By November 11, 2015


For YouTube, virtual reality means 3D video for everyone

The world's largest video site is preparing for what Silicon Valley increasingly believes will be a major shift in the way tech reaches into your everyday life.

By November 5, 2015