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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


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


No direction home? IBM's painful ad with Bob Dylan

Technically Incorrect: In a new ad, the hero of so many -- including Steve Jobs -- resorts to talking with IBM's supercomputer Watson. Oh.

By October 6, 2015


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 2015


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By September 26, 2015


New artificial intelligence writes choose-your-own-adventure games

An artificial intelligence called Scheherazade crowdsources data to put together plots for interactive stories.

By September 14, 2015


Better, stronger, sleepier: Fitness tech and me

"I Split My Sleep!" The horrifying true tale of wearable technology and polyphasic sleeping.

By August 3, 2015


Rob Lowe faces the Sky falling in 'You, Me & The Apocalypse'

The star-studded armageddon adventure will air on Sky and NBC.

By July 9, 2015


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