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Nightfall debut shows live-action Halo series still a sideshow to games

Commentary: The latest attempt to bring the sci-fi shooter series outside its game origins is more of the same, illustrating the failures of keeping the best plot points away from the medium that could do them justice.

By November 6, 2014


Ralph McQuarrie's Boba Fett gets new life as a Star Wars collectible

You don't need to be a bounty hunter to track down and acquire valuable merchandise like this highly detailed Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Star Wars statue from Sideshow Collectibles.

By November 29, 2015


Mind-bending optical-illusion flat lamps look like 3D

A set of LED lamps on Kickstarter tease your mind into thinking they have 3D lamp shades.

By September 16, 2015


Princess Leia 'Star Wars' collectible doesn't need rescuing

Move over, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker: with two types of blasters, this super-realistic Princess Leia figure from Hot Toys can take care of itself.

By July 23, 2015


See the best costumes from San Diego Comic-Con in action

Steampunk "Star Wars!" A sewer full of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!" Hordes of "The Walking Dead!" See these and more talented cosplayers strike a costumed pose at San Diego Comic-Con.

By July 19, 2015


Don't battle the Terminator T-800, own one

"​Terminator: Genisys" is out, and so, soon, will be a life-size Terminator T-800 endoskeleton bust. Because nothing says shabby Skynet chic like a killer robot on the fireplace mantle.

By July 5, 2015


New ultra-realistic Hot Toys feature Marty McFly, Rocket, Groot and more

The newest batch Hot Toys available from Sideshow bring us lifelike versions of Marty McFly, Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America from Avengers: Age of Ultron and a version of Batman directly based on the game Arkham City.

By June 25, 2015


The most realistic action figures ever made

Jeff Bakalar shows off the latest high-end figurines by Hot Toys available from Sideshow Collectibles. These hyper-realistic toys include Iron Man, Spider-Man and Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight.

By May 16, 2015


A water dispenser tops our favorite videos of the week

A roundup of our favorite CNET videos covering news, gadgets and more.

By May 22, 2015


Apple's Cook calls Einhorn suit 'a silly sideshow'

CEO Tim Cook says during a Goldman conference that the company doesn't have a Depression-era mindset and the lawsuit filed by David Einhorn's Greenlight hedge fund is a waste of time and money.

By February 12, 2013