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In the summer of 2010, Larry Ellison was playing tourist at the Lincoln Memorial when CNET's Dan Terdiman snapped him mugging while an assistant took a photo.

Ellison retrospective: An original straight out of central casting

Oracle's founder, who stepped down Thursday as CEO, has carved out a unique -- and sometimes controversial -- persona as a titan of tech.

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Court sides with Oracle over Android in Java patent appeal

Oracle wins big in protracted legal fight over use of Java APIs in Android, as appeals court rejects pro-Google ruling.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison looking to buy the LA Clippers?

The billionaire CEO is said to be joining forces with record producer David Geffen and media mogul Oprah Winfrey to place a bid on the basketball team -- if and when it goes up for sale.

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How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA confirms the discovery of an Earth-sized planet that may have potential for life, but its sun is dimmer than ours. Here's what an evening stroll on a beach on Kepler-186f might be like.

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

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Tiny planet extends the borders of our Solar System

A dwarf planet out beyond Pluto has been found orbiting our sun — and there may be another planet 10 times the size of Earth.

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Have you ever wondered who pioneered the Internet land grab? In the mid-1980s, these leading-edge companies were the first to register .com addresses. But where are they now? Some are stronger than ever; some have been bought and sold; and others just host ads. 
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It was in March 1985 that the oldest domain was registered. The domain, www.symbolics.com, was owned by Symbolics, a now-defunct company that at the time was a leading software-development firm. Its domain was registered on March 15, 1985.
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Back then, there were only five commercial domains, period: BNN.com, Think.com, MCC.com, DEC.com, and Symbolics.com. Now, almost 30 years later, there are more than <a href="http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/innovation/dnib/index.xhtml" >250 million</a> domain names in existence.
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Where are those first domains now? Let's take a look.

The first Net domains -- where are they now? (pictures)

CNET takes a look at the pioneers of the Internet domain-name land grab, and what their place is now on today's Web.

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NASA asks citizen scientists to become ‘asteroid hunters’

In an effort to avoid a potential apocalypse, the space agency is holding a contest to get people to help it discover deadly asteroids.

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This series of images from the Hubble Space Telescope shows an asteroid coming apart, likely from forces applied to it by sunlight.

Asteroid breaks up just like in Atari game

A phenomenon known as "YORP torque" is ripping an asteroid apart, and thanks to a team of telescopes, astronomers have been able to watch for the first time ever.

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This evening, to celebrate the best visual effects Oscar for "Gravity," NASA put up a <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/sets/72157641720644305/">gallery of photographs</a> that could easily have been inspiration for the hit film.
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In this 1984 image, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II, was photographed further away from his space ship than any other astronaut in history. He was able to do so thanks to the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. He was 320 feet from the Challenger orbiter.

NASA's real 'Gravity' photos

In honor of "Gravity" winning the Oscar for best visual effects, the American space agency posted a gallery of many shots that could have inspired the hit film.

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Ep. 1424: Where we say Good Night to you

404 all-star Dr. Michael Breus is back on the show today to talk about his new insomnia app, Good Night, and to answer questions about our listener's freakish sleep oddities.

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O2 4G kicks off free Premier League goals from The Sun

Sign up to O2 4G and you can watch a flood of top-flight football on your phone thanks to the super-soaraway Sun.

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