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All the news from the annual Google I/O event, including the latest on Android.

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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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Hobbits, trolls, and elves invade Google Chrome

Indulge your inner Hobbit with the "Journey through Middle-earth" interactive experience from Google. But beware of Hill-trolls!

By November 28, 2013

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Dolby Atmos sound tech puts you in Smaug's lair

Dolby Atmos is used in the Oscar-nominated films "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes at Dolby Labs with Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes.

By February 27, 2014

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Suitsy: Like a onesie for grown-up men

The Suitsy is a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing that brings pajama-style comfort to the suit-and-tie world of modern business. Are you up for wearing a onesie, guys?

By September 25, 2014

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014

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'Real Genius' getting TV reboot from Adam Sandler

The beloved '80s film starring Val Kilmer about college geeks trying to make the ultimate laser will now be turned into a TV sitcom, according to reports.

By September 24, 2014

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BlackBerry losses narrow, beat expectations, but sales fall

Fresh off the launch of its Passport smartphone, the struggling handset maker is on the slow road to recovery.

By September 26, 2014