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In this time-lapse image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, Comet ISON comes in from the bottom right and moves out toward the upper right, getting fainter and fainter. 
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At one point, scientists had <a href="http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10019094.html" >hoped it would survive its close encounter with the sun</a> and put on a spectacular show for Earth during the first weeks of December as it continued streaking through the sky. But alas, ISON appears to have burned up in the sun's extreme heat, and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57614223-1/top-comet-ison-watcher-calls-space-rock-officially-doa/" >a top ISON watcher has declared the comet DOA</a>.

Pictures of the Week (slideshow)

Amazon pitches delivery drones, SpaceX launches successfully to space, Cassini captures an incredible six-sided storm, and more in the best tech pictures of the week.

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It's Amazon vs. Google in the delivery drone wars!

Amazon reveals its Prime Air delivery concept, while Google has been working on one of its own. The Kindle HDX is rated the best 7-inch tablet screen, and Moto X's site goes down on Cyber Monday.

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Ep. 1394: Where we buy in bulk

Bridget Carey fills in for our Black Friday and Cyber Monday wrap up. We'll also talk about Walmart's most popular Black Friday item, Amazon's plan to launch drones for 30-minute package delivery, and a social network to help you get to know your neighbors!

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Questions hover over Amazon's drone plans

Amazon shows off drones that could deliver packages to doorsteps, but it's doubtful the project will take off anytime soon. Also, Facebook tinkers with feed flashbacks and #GivingTuesday gets a push from Google+ Hangouts.

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Amazon does octocopters! (pictures)

What's faster than next-day delivery? Try a 30-minute flight from warehouse to your door -- via octocopter. That's Jeff Bezos' vision for the Amazon of the not-so-distant future.

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Amazon Prime Air to use scary drones for 30-minute delivery

Amazon has outlined a terrifying future in which computer-controlled octocopters will deliver low-weight goods to your door in less than 30 minutes.

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<p>Technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires -- to live forever, to colonize other planets, to recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse. Here's a quick tour of some of the most <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57608544-235/billion-dollar-babies-far-out-pet-projects-of-the-tech-elite/">far-out pet projects of the tech billionaires club</a>.</p>



<p> Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk isn't content with being a real-life inspiration for "Iron Man's" Tony Stark. No, he'd like to expand from superhero to secret agent, specifically James Bond. So he purchased a <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57608010-93/elon-musk-is-the-anonymous-buyer-of-the-james-bond-lotus-submarine/" >Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1979 film</a>, "The Spy Who Loved Me," for $1 million at auction. He hopes to infuse it with some Tesla magic and a dash of millionaire mad genius. 

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"It was amazing as a little kid in South Africa to watch James Bond in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' drive his Lotus Esprit off a pier, press a button, and have it transform into a submarine underwater. I was disappointed to learn that it can't actually transform," Musk said. "What I'm going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real."

Tech billionaires chase their wildest dreams (pictures)

Given the wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley, it's no surprise that tech CEOs and founders put their money toward the seemingly impossible, on land, on sea, and in space.

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Amazon wants its smart phone to be free, sources claim

Amazon's much-rumoured smart phone could be free, if the retail giant gets its way.

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Week in review (pictures)

Motorola and LG strut their tech stuff, Jeff Bezos reprises the role of William Randolph Hearst as media mogul, and the debate over technology and surveillance continues to grab headlines.

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Employees work at the site of the online retailer Amazon on December 13, 2012 in Chalon-sur-Saone, centraleastern France.  AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLE        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon sales up 22% in Q2 but surprise loss sends stock reeling

The company's revenue was on the money, but an unexpected quarterly loss and disappointing Q3 guidance cause stocks to tumble in after-hours trading.

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Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

A boring summer for tech is about to get a lot more exciting. Here's what to expect.

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An F-1 thruster that the Bezos team recovered from the sea floor.

Jeff Bezos IDs recovered Apollo 11 rocket

The Bezos Expeditions team pulled the remains of an F-1 rocket from the Atlantic earlier this year. They now say it's definitely the one that pushed the first humans toward the moon.

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