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How I was almost a Steve Jobs movie extra

CNET's Shara Tibken had on her finest '80s garb, but she didn't take into account the Apple fan fervor when she signed up to be an extra in the new Aaron Sorkin film.

By February 3, 2015


Ig Nobels celebrate ponytail math, shut up gun

The latest honorees for science gone wild include researchers who analyzed why leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller.

By September 22, 2012


Mathematicians find 177,147 ways to tie a necktie

Tired of your boring old Half Windsor? Turns out there are enough ways to tie a necktie to last more than a lifetime.

By February 13, 2014


Solved! The mysterious math of ponytails

Tying your locks in a ponytail is easy, but scientists and artists have puzzled over hair for centuries. Now it's a simple equation.

By February 14, 2012


It's 11-12-13! Time to test your luck?

Numbers nerds and superstitious folks alike celebrate the love of lucky number sequences Tuesday. Make a wish.

By November 12, 2013


Gender-bending Lego ad remixer mashes up ninjas, puppies

Finally, you can battle aliens and groom your Lego pony at the same time. The Gendered Lego Advertising Remixer lets you mix audio and video from different boys and girls' Lego ads.

By April 2, 2012


This week in Crave: The space junk edition

Too busy to keep up with Crave this week? Well, we're here to turn your frown upside down with a wrap-up of some our top stories.

By February 18, 2012


Otaku band AKB48 morphs into $200M business

All-girl Japanese group has nearly 100 members, including one who's computer-generated; myriad otaku fans; and a new diplomatic assignment.

By February 7, 2012


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi takes pole position as world's biggest and fastest theme park

With the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix minutes away, we take a look at Ferrari World, the world's largest indoor theme park currently being built right next to the track

By November 1, 2009


What makes open source CEOs different

Open-source CEOs strike me as very technology savvy. Perhaps that's one reason they make good technology?

By February 12, 2009