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Welcome to the Naval Academy: 'You're too slow!'

July 1 was the day that 1,247 new plebes showed up at the Naval Academy. CNET Road Trip 2010 was on hand to see these young men and women go through a major life-changing experience.

By Jul. 2, 2010

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US Air Force takes a look through Google Glass

The military is testing the wearable’s use for combat situations, as well as building apps that could help soldiers on the battlefield.

By Apr. 8, 2014

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A century of the best of the U.S. Air Force (pictures)

From B-52s to B-2s to the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb that ended World War II, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has it all. CNET's Daniel Terdiman visited as part of Road Trip 2013.

32 Images By Jul. 22, 2013

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U.S. Air Force designates six cybertools as weapons

New designations should allow the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an official says.

By Apr. 8, 2013

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Meet the C-17, the 'workhorse' of the Air Force

The ample airlifter has supported missions both martial and humanitarian. Now Boeing has delivered its last one to the Air Force as it gets ready to power down its C-17 assembly lines.

By Sep. 21, 2013

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Fitbit Force

The Fitbit Force leaps to the top of the fitness tracker heap, with a bright screen, comfortable fit, and a bevy of slick features.

By Oct. 10, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Oct. 10, 2013

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Return to Jedi Academy in Jeffrey Brown's new 'Star Wars' book

It ain't easy being a Jedi, especially when dealing with lightsaber-wielding bullies. "Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan" reminds us that school can be just as adventuresome as storming the Death Star.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Hoover Air Cordless

A full-size battery-powered upright vacuum? Yes, please.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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One last C-17 for the Air Force (pictures)

Boeing has delivered its 223rd and final Globemaster airlifter to its biggest client. And soon enough, it'll stop making them altogether.

15 Images By Sep. 21, 2013

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Declassified: Air Force plans for a flying saucer

This mysterious saucer from the 1950s was meant to fly at speeds of up to Mach 4. Most mysteriously, it was designed by... Canadians.

By Oct. 6, 2012