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George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in 'Strange Magic' musical trailer

Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.

By November 21, 2014

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Lucasfilm and Lucas to release 'Strange Magic' animated musical

"Strange Magic" -- a new animated film from Lucasfilm and George Lucas will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23.

By November 11, 2014

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Apple's Touch ID still vulnerable to hack, security researcher finds

The fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 can be fooled by the same trick that unlocks the iPhone 5S -- but it didn't have to be that way.

By September 23, 2014

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Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014

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Do wristband heart trackers actually work? A checkup.

More wrist-based heart rate monitors are hitting the market, letting you gauge your fitness with a quick read of your pulse. But as Sharon Profis discovered after a visit to the doctor, these optical monitors may need more R&D.

By May 22, 2014

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Wireless phone charging: Coming to a dashboard near you

The first Qi and Powermat wireless phone chargers are arriving in automobiles as options. How does charging work and why should you care?

By April 8, 2014

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Tesla: Momentum stock of the year finally disappoints

Not even promises of its first deliveries to the Chinese market suffice as a weaker-than-expected outlook following Tesla's third-quarter earnings leads to a speculator stampede for the exits.

By November 5, 2013

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Will Bezos disrupt the news industry with the Washington Post?

analysis It would be out of character for the Amazon CEO to become a passive owner for such an iconic brand. Part of the intrigue may be in taking on another industry and seeing if he can shake it up in fundamental ways.

By August 5, 2013

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Google doodle throws wild rumpus for Maurice Sendak

The "Wild Things" hero kicks off an animation that travels through landscapes of Sendak's best-known children's books, ending at a party thrown for what would have been his 85th birthday

By June 10, 2013

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Growing pressure in Congress to fix flaws in DMCA law

Since its inception in 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright has been a touchstone for (digital) controversy. Finally, spurred by a flap over cell phone unlocking, politicians may be ready to act.

By March 6, 2013