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'The Hobbit' 3D tech divides our CNET reviewers

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is polarizing audiences for several reasons, but mainly because of the new 48 frame 3D technology. Here's what CNET's TV reviewers thought of it.

By December 14, 2012

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' extended edition adds 25 minutes

A five-disc release of Peter Jackson's latest clocks in at three hours long, just in time for the third and final film.

By August 5, 2014

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'Desolation of Smaug' trailer re-created in Lego stop motion

YouTube fantasy stop-motion channel Brotherhood Workshop has lovingly re-created the trailer for the second film in "The Hobbit" trilogy using Lego.

By August 29, 2013

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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By February 28, 2014

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' gets a new trailer

A brand-new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" debuts Tuesday and introduces some characters not seen in the first "Hobbit" flick.

By June 11, 2013

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Abe Lincoln, Smaug join Colbert for epic 'Colbert Report' finale song

For the final episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert gathers up dozens of celebrity friends to sing the classic British song "We'll Meet Again."

By December 19, 2014

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Stephen Colbert interviews Smaug from 'The Hobbit'

Colbert's latest guest hails all the way from Middle-earth. Watch the dreaded dragon riff on other dragons, presidents and Hollywood liberalism.

By December 12, 2014

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Super Bowl XLIX commercials to be recreated in Lego

"Brick Bowl" will re-imagine the best of the big game's halftime commercials as a stop-motion animated film using thousands of Lego bricks in less than 36 hours.

By January 28, 2015

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Uber's legal struggles hamstring expansion in Asia

As the US company aims to disrupt taxi markets across the globe, regulators in several countries in Asia are making it difficult for it to gain a foothold.

By January 28, 2015

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Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.

By January 27, 2015