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'Chewie, we're home': New 'Force Awakens' trailer lands

The second teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has arrived. Plus, we've got more information about the mysterious new characters, including the newest member of the droid family.

By April 16, 2015

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Why is Matthew McConaughey bawling over the new 'Star Wars' trailer?

The actor reacts with such emotion to the "Force Awakens" trailer you'd think he's been away from his children for years. Oh, wait...

By April 17, 2015

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Liquid water on Mars right under rover's nose?

We've known for some time that the Red Planet has frozen water and likely once hosted massive oceans, but it turns out Curiosity may not have to dig too deep to wet its whistle.

By April 14, 2015

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Jay Z has been calling Tidal subscribers personally while CEO bows out

Tidal's new owner Jay Z has been calling customers personally to thank them for subscribing, while CEO Andy Chen has left the company.

By April 17, 2015

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'I got my heroes back': Why the new 'Star Wars' trailer made me cry

The new "Force Awakens" trailer transports CNET's Tania Gonzalez to her youth in Mexico, where she and her brother turned broomsticks into lightsabers and her dog played the role of droid "Arturito."

By April 17, 2015

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How to solve Silicon Valley's diversity challenges? Google has ideas

Google says it knows Silicon Valley needs to do a better job of employing women and minorities. One company program hopes to solve the problem by looking to historically black colleges.

By April 18, 2015

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Bedtime story 'Goodnight Westeros' will scare the Hodor out of you

Mashable has taken the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon" and given it a "Game of Thrones" remix that's not safe for kids. Because in Westeros, the night is dark and full of terrors.

By April 17, 2015

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George Lucas: Don't look at me for 'Star Wars' spoilers

The creator of famed sci-fi franchise says he has no idea what's happening in "The Force Awakens" -- and he's looking forward to finally feeling the thrill of being surprised by "Star Wars."

By April 17, 2015

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Dwarf planet Ceres reveals surface secrets in NASA color map

Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.

By April 13, 2015

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Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero

Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy robotic balls. And in a galaxy not so far away, SpaceX delivers an espresso machine to the International Space Station.

By April 17, 2015