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Portobello mushrooms could power your future phone

Engineers at the University of California at Riverside explore how batteries made with mushrooms could be cheaper to make and less prone to degrading over time.

By September 30, 2015


Super Mario Maker getting major update, introducing checkpoints and more

Watch a video and see some screenshots for all the new features and functionality coming to the Wii U game next week.

By October 26, 2015


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Chilling atomic explosions emerge in rare HD video

A fascinating chapter in American atomic history comes alive with the availability of a rare video showing bomb tests.

By October 2, 2015


EA totally, completely outcrazies itself for Madden 16 launch

Technically Incorrect: Colin Kaepernick as Al Pacino from "Scent Of A Woman." Rob Gronkowski as, well, what is that? Now this ad is what might be called a launch. Or a very strange lunch.

By August 24, 2015


Mario may save the princess, but is the famous plumber evil?

He eats mushrooms and saves princesses, but is the Goomba-crushing, Bowser-beating Mario actually a pretty evil dude? A new Vsauce 3 video explores.

By August 14, 2015


Space, swords, bones: 3D printing (literally) makes our world

Forget those silly little figurines. The real work in 3D printing will go into things that matter, like bone grafts, full-size bridges -- even a building on the moon.

By August 8, 2015


'Game of Thrones' Season 5 gets a retro gaming remix

Fan-made supercut sets all the major events of HBO's "Game of Thrones" Season 5 to tunes from retro gaming classics like Super Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat.

By August 6, 2015


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's...R2-D2?!

A San Diego-based custom drone company called Flyguy Promotions turns fictional movie and cartoon characters like Snoopy and the adorable "Star Wars" rustbucket into not-so-fictional flying machines.

By July 10, 2015


​Rdio streams globally, thinks locally with curated stations

Rdio has launched a raft of new Internet radio stations curated by "tastemakers," but unlike rival Apple, the stations have been curated for specific countries and regions.

By July 8, 2015