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​Visual music: The graphic novel roots of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

For all its explosive energy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" found its genesis on the page as something quite different. The film's director George Miller tells how the road warrior journeyed from graphic novel to celluloid, and what lies beneath the bluster.

By October 8, 2015


Mad Max's George Miller on the graphic novel approach to 'Fury Road'

Before the explosions, the flaming guitars and the special effects, "Mad Max: Fury Road" was conceived in 3,500 graphic novel-style story boards. CNET speaks to the film's director George Miller about the long road towards creating the road warrior.

By October 8, 2015


In a novel sales tactic, you need an invitation to buy the new Ubuntu phone

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition goes on sale this week in a lottery-style sale.

By June 24, 2015


App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

A computer consultant with bipolar disorder helps develop a free app that lets others with similar conditions track their mood and behavior -- and earn rewards like gift cards for doing it.

By November 4, 2014


A horror novel hidden in an IKEA-like catalog

Horrorstör doesn't look like a traditional horror novel, but it promises a chilling look at what it's like to be a modern worker.

By September 5, 2014


Digital novel 'The New World' offers more than a good story

"The New World," a digital novel by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz, tackles topics like love, grief, memory, and immortality. Special e-book design elements add to the immersive experience.

By August 15, 2014


Sci-fi novel 'Redshirts' heads to FX as a TV series

What if the red-shirted "Star Trek" ensigns knew the odds of returning from away missions were near zero? John Scalzi talks about the upcoming TV adaptation of his satirical book "Redshirts."

By February 12, 2014


Revamped Google for Work puts new spin on courting businesses

Ten years after the search giant started eyeing business customers, it's doing some rebranding to catch the eye of people bringing their devices to work.

By September 2, 2014


Nadella to Microsoft rank-and-file: It's time to question orthodoxy (Q&A)

Nearing the half-year mark as CEO, Satya Nadella issues a call for change. But he tells CNET News, one thing that won't change is the future of Xbox at Microsoft.

By July 10, 2014


Larry Page's stamp on Google: More than moon shots

Since Google's co-founder took charge in 2011, he's had the search giant thinking bigger than ever. What to expect at Google I/O this week? Even if it's nothing mind-blowing, it's all according to plan.

By June 24, 2014