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The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Orion's Belt is made of leather, and other hilarious #NewSpaceFacts

Comedy Central's nightly #HashtagWars game on Twitter reveals important information about the goings-on in our universe and beyond. Note: Matt Damon is from Mars, Ben Affleck is from Venus.

By October 6, 2015


Your identity is sold for $1 in the Dark Web

If you or your company is a victim of a cyberattack, where does this stolen data go, and to what purpose?

By September 23, 2015


Nextbit's Robin phone, which taps cloud for 100GB of storage, adds Verizon version

Just two days after doubling its Kickstarter goal, the startup says it will expand beyond AT&T and T-Mobile models. It is still looking at the possibility of a Sprint version.

By September 17, 2015


Assassin's Creed Syndicate ships on PC a month after consoles

Release date pinned to November for "stability and optimising."

By August 26, 2015


Apple squashes serious security bug with update to Mac OS X

The latest version of Mac OS X -- 10.10.5 -- fixes a serious security hole that was first reported in early July.

By August 14, 2015


Critical security flaws patched in latest Chrome release

Google has fixed a number of critical bugs in the new Chrome 44 update across multiple operating systems.

By July 23, 2015


Mozilla patches critical vulnerabilities in Firefox update

The latest update to the browser fixes a number of critical and high-risk vulnerabilities.

By July 9, 2015


Google cures Chrome security flaws in fresh update

Tech giant highlights four vulnerabilities spotted by external researchers -- one with a $5000 bounty -- in notes on the latest update to its Web browser.

By June 23, 2015


Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 drizzles Android apps, Photoshop artboards, photo dehazing and more

The company's annual rollout of big features and small tweaks includes some whizzy capabilities as usual, and finally, mobile apps for Android phones.

By June 15, 2015