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Why Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki, and Na'vi are real languages

Linguist John McWhorter offers up a lesson in how fantasy languages become real languages.

By September 27, 2013


Asus G51J: 3D laptop Na'vi-gates its way into our hearts

The unstoppable juggernaut that is 3D has breached the walls of TV, and is now making inroads into a new frontier: laptops. Today, we take a look at the Asus G51J

5 Images By April 26, 2010


Fashion guide for Na'vi wannabes

No, you can't actually live on Pandora, but at least you can dress like you do.

By March 10, 2010


Tech puts the 'special' in special effects

Advances in technology have helped animators, visual effects artists and filmmakers bring revolutionary characters and worlds to the big screen.

By July 16, 2015


Say 'I am Groot' in 15 more languages

Groot may not say much, but at least now you can quote him in French, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin, thanks to this educational "Guardians of the Galaxy" Blu-ray extra.

By November 21, 2014


Kaffe qif qiya! Finally, a course to help kids learn Dothraki

It is known: Nacho Punch makes some pretty hilarious videos, including this one that mashes up a 1990s commercial for the Muzzy language-learning program with the ancient tongue in "Game of Thrones."

By March 20, 2014


If 'Game of Thrones' took place in feudal Japan

An artist by the name of Seiji has taken iconic moments from "Game of Thrones" and reimagined them as ukiyo-e prints.

By February 5, 2014


Poll: Will you be buying the 'Avatar' 3D Blu-ray?

"Avatar" is finally available on 3D Blu-ray from October 16, but after a three-year wait is 3D still enough of a draw to warrant buying it again? Vote in CNET's poll.

By October 16, 2012


DARPA plans 'Avatar' surrogate robots

The agency apparently wants to create remotely operated bipedal machines that could perform some soldiering duties. Flying dragons not included.

By February 19, 2012


HDTV settings explained

An HDTV's settings have a dramatic effect on the TV's performance. Knowing what each does is the first step to ensure your TV looks its best.

By May 3, 2011