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Why 'Rango' and 'Hugo' won at the Oscars

With no Pixar film to beat, 'Rango' won the Academy Award for best animated feature, while "Hugo" won for best visual effects. Both victors show things are changing in Hollywood.

By February 27, 2012


George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in 'Strange Magic' musical trailer

Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.

By November 21, 2014


Lucasfilm and Lucas to release 'Strange Magic' animated musical

"Strange Magic" -- a new animated film from Lucasfilm and George Lucas will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23.

By November 11, 2014


With 'Rango,' ILM wrangles first animated feature

Road Trip at Home: For more than 35 years, ILM has worked on live-action pictures. Now, the acclaimed visual effects house is working on its first all-digital animated movie and CNET pays a visit.

By March 1, 2011


iPad 2 magnets: How do they work?

This week on the CNET Tech Review: Steve Jobs comes out of hiding to debut the iPad 2, highlights from the 2011 Geneva auto show, a subpar subwoofer from Onkyo, and behind the scenes of Johnny Depp's 'Rango.'

By March 4, 2011


Broadcom buys into cell phone graphics

The chipmaker is back on a buying spree, having announced deals with six companies so far this year.

By September 20, 2004


Rockwell 56-kbps modems out

A two-week shipping delay gave competing 56-kbps modems a head start, but there are signs Rockwell might catch up quickly.

April 10, 1997


56-kbps standard proposed

Lucent Technologies outlines its proposal to create an industry standard for high-speed 56-kbps modems.

January 23, 1997