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The tech it takes to put on the Oscars

Each year, the Oscars get a tech upgrade, especially in the area of sound. It's held at the Dolby Theatre, after all. What does it take to produce Hollywood's grandest awards show, watched by viewers around the world? CNET''s Kara Tsuboi takes you backstage.

By February 20, 2015

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Apple's Oscars iPad ad is set to the tune of Martin Scorsese

Technically Incorrect: A new ad for the iPad -- and shot with an iPad -- features high schoolers making movies and the sound of a speech by movie director Martin Scorsese.

By February 22, 2015

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Steve Wozniak stars in Cadillac's Oscars ad

Technically Incorrect: Apple co-founder, alongside "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater and others, is one of the heroes of Cadillac's latest attempt to make you think differently about it.

By February 22, 2015

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Backstage at the Oscars: Transforming the Dolby Theatre for the show

On a normal day, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is a movie theater, with the surrounding shopping complex overrun by tourists. It's hard to believe this is the home of the Oscars -- which makes the transformation even more impressive.

By February 21, 2015

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How many bricks does it take to make a Lego Oscar statuette?

Artist Nathan Sawaya chats with Crave about the Lego Oscar statuettes that stole the spotlight at this year's Academy Awards show.

By February 23, 2015

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'Lego Movie' snubbed for an Oscar, so director builds his own

Phil Lord has the best response to being left out of the running for best animated film, but "The Lego Movie" could still take home a statue for the super-catchy song "Everything is Awesome".

By January 15, 2015

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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 March 4, 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 March 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 March 2, 2014

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Ellen's subtle, blurry Samsung selfie at Oscars

If Samsung is sponsoring the Oscars, then you'd better use a Samsung phone for the most modern purpose possible. Especially if you're the presenter.

By March 2, 2014