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Be a poet with William Shakespeare's Star Wars Sonnet Generator

Sith lightsabers are red. R2-D2's lights are blue. Answer four questions, and this William Shakespeare's Star Wars Sonnet Generator will make a love poem just for you.

By September 4, 2015


Bot or not? Try to tell a human poet from a computer

The Bot or Not Web site, called a "Turing test for poetry," lets users guess whether poems have been penned by a human or an algorithm. It's not always easy.

By March 10, 2014


Punxsutawney Phil casts shadow on weather apps

Technically Incorrect: It's Groundhog Day and America's favorite nonscientist makes his weather "prediction" for the year. In it, he refers to hoverboards. Really.

By February 2, 2016


Hire a PayPal poet without anyone knowing it

A new PayPal service lets you order a custom-written poem for your paramour just in time for Valentine's Day. Crave writer Michael Franco tells you all about it in partial verse.

By February 7, 2014


Turn your typing into cool rhythms with Typedrummer

You don't have to be a poet for your words to make beats -- the Typedrummer site will translate. CNET'S Michael Franco talks to the man behind the code.

By May 13, 2015


Artist wants to print out entire Internet to honor Aaron Swartz

MoMA's poet laureate wants your help printing the Internet in honor of the open-access activist, who committed suicide while facing prosecution. Not everyone thinks it's the best way to go about a tribute though.

By June 6, 2013


Poet to make ethanol from corn cobs next year

Corn ethanol producer Poet is getting into the cellulosic ethanol business with a plant that can convert corn cobs and kernel husks into ethanol.

By August 13, 2008


Short take: Cisco enhances routing hardware

Cisco Systems announced four new interfaces for the company's high-end 7500 and 7200 series of routing hardware. The new additions--dubbed POET--enable data packets to be sent over E3/T3 lines via Cisco routers, providing service providers and corporations a way to offer large numbers of lines. The enhancements are available now with interface pricing starting at $9,000 per port.

December 17, 1997