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DeGeneres' Oscar tweet leads to $3M Samsung donation

After the Academy Awards host set Twitter records with more than 3.2 million people retweeting her selfie, the smartphone maker pledges to give millions to charity.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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DeGeneres' Oscar selfie tweet captures retweet crown

A star-studded tweet by the Oscars host quickly blows past President Obama's re-election tweet from 2012.

By Mar. 2, 2014

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Oscar overload brings down ABC live stream

Brief outage to live stream over the Internet as a result of heavy demand leads to temporary service outage.

By Mar. 2, 2014

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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Netflix 'original' documentary lands Oscar nomination

The video service picked festival darling "The Square," a documentary about the Egyptian revolution, as its first "original" film, keen to add an Oscar to its tally of awards.

By Jan. 16, 2014

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Oscar winner '12 Years a Slave' sees illegal downloads triple

One of the side effects of winning an Academy Award for best picture is experiencing an uptick in piracy.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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'Brave' nets Pixar its seventh best animated feature Oscar

Pixar's dominance in the young category continued, while "Life of Pi" earned the coveted Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

By Feb. 25, 2013

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The Onion deletes offensive tweet about child Oscar nominee

And on the morning after, The Onion's CEO takes to the publication's Facebook page to apologize for "a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire."

By Feb. 24, 2013

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Oscar awards show can now be seen online via ABC, Hulu

The entire broadcast can be streamed from now until Wednesday through ABC.com, ABC On Demand, Hulu, and Hulu Plus.

By Feb. 25, 2013

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Statistics wizard Nate Silver gives his Oscar predictions

Silver calculates that "Argo" is a lock to take home the best-picture Oscar, and Steven Spielberg will top Ang Lee for best director.

By Feb. 22, 2013