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Ozobot: Tiny autonomous gaming robots for tablets and beyond

The Ozobot robots are looking to cross the bridge between digital and physical gaming worlds, all while adding a charming bit of randomness to the occasion.

By Jan. 6, 2014


Student builds R2-D2 powered by Raspberry Pi

The plucky toy robot can track motion, and responds to voice commands in both English and Chinese.

By Jan. 29, 2013


Star Wars Episode VII's R2-D2 is fan-built here in the UK

Two British Star Wars fans who make working astromech droids for fun were hired to make the 'real' R2 after their work was spotted at a show.

By Nov. 20, 2013


R2-D2 engagement ring charms geeky girl's heart

Beep boop: Did you know diamond-encrusted astromech droids are a girl's best friend?

By Nov. 12, 2012


Photos: The center of the action at CES 2008

CNET photographers document some of the coolest and wackiest booths in Central Hall at CES 2008.

By Jan. 8, 2008


R2-D2 fan builders hired for new 'Star Wars' film

Lucasfilm found the "Star Wars" droid makers they were looking for, and hired them. Meet the fans who are living the dream in a galaxy not so far away.

By Nov. 20, 2013


HMV debt bought by Hilco, gives ailing firm wiggle room

Restructuring firm Hilco has bought HMV's debt, giving it effective power over the doddering disc-dealer.

By Jan. 22, 2013


HMV gift cards to be accepted again from tomorrow

Troubled music shop HMV is once again accepting gift cards in stores, from tomorrow.

By Jan. 21, 2013


HMV vouchers no longer valid as chain enters administration

The music chain is the latest tech high street casualty, following Comet's closure last year, and more recently Jessops.

By Jan. 15, 2013


Microsoft offers Windows phones to Android haters

Redmond is encouraging folks on Twitter to share their Android malware horror stories in exchange for the chance to win Windows Phones. Oh yes, they did.

By Dec. 13, 2011