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Darth Vader looms large in 'Star Wars' snow sculpture in Japan

Japanese soldiers have built a giant sculpture of Vader and his Stormtroopers for the Sapporo Snow Festival. Who knew the Dark Lord of the Sith looked so good in white?

By February 6, 2015


Set sail with Darth Vader on Star Wars Day at Sea

Ahoy, Stormtroopers! Disney Cruises takes high drama to the high seas with its Star Wars Day at Sea, starting in early 2016.

By February 12, 2015


Weak-minded fool: The puppeteering behind Jabba the Hutt

A 20-minute fan documentary explores the operation of Jabba the Hutt, including a new interview with one of the puppeteers.

By February 9, 2015


Apple pioneer Bill Fernandez on Google Glass, Oculus Rift and the look of the future

In his time at Apple, Bill Fernandez helped develop technologies that have shaped modern computing. He also has a keen perspective on what's next.

By December 8, 2014


Nikon to finally release a mirrorless ILC

There have been rumors of Nikon entering this market, and now Japanese publication Nikkei reports that it's set to happen later this year.

By September 9, 2011


Is this Nikon's mirrorless system camera?

Over at DCHome's forum, a user posted a pic of what seems to be Nikon's concept for a snapper that'll compete in the same ranks as the Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Sony NEX format.

By November 22, 2010


Japan air carrier takes to the skies with Gundam

Gundam gets a 30th anniversary salute by Japan's All Nippon Airways with graphics of the giant meca splashed down the left side of a Boeing.

By June 17, 2010


Baseball robot lets you work on your swing

Japanese researchers have developed a baseball robot that lets batters practice alone, presenting up to 70 balls on a cushion of air.

By March 20, 2010


Bartender, gimme a beer from outer space

Japanese brewer Sapporo launches a beer it says is made from barley grown on the International Space Station. The 250 winners of a lottery for it will each receive a six-pack.

By December 4, 2009


The 404 Podcast 482: Where we put on our poker face

Lady Gaga, AT&T iPhone coverage application, naked Top Models, and space beer! All on today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast

By December 8, 2009