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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes final scene was directed over Skype

The Serkis-starring summer simian spectacular saw several scenes supervised via Skype, director Matt Reeves has said. Plus CNET reveals whether Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is worth checking out.

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New 'Star Wars' movie is shot in Imax, Bad Robot tweet reveals

"Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams shows off his love for Imax movie cameras in a tweet that makes us long to spot two lost droids in the desert.

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Tech tips for keeping track of kids

Keeping an eye on kids at a crowded place -- like an amusement park or museum -- can be stressful. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends GPS-tracking apps and gadgets to help you keep track of your family.

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The TV you can only watch when you're smiling

Smile TV uses facial recognition software to observe your expression while you watch -- and will only play content if you smile.

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Tomorrow Daily 016: Rolling up your TV, reading with your finger, haptic shirts, and more

Tom Merritt returns as guest co-host today, and he and Ashley discuss LG's newest roll-up OLED TV, MIT's FingerReader, a shirt that aims to convey emotion, direction, and touch via haptic feedback, and more.

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The 'real' Jane Austen immortalised as waxwork

Working from a single confirmed portrait of the Regency author, a forensic artist has created what she believes to be the most accurate representation of Jane Austen possible.

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LG rolls up their newest OLED TV, a connected shirt with haptic feedback, and more on today's Tomorrow Daily

Tom Merritt returns as guest co-host today, and he and Ashley discuss LG's newest roll-up OLED TV, MIT's FingerReader, a shirt that aims to convey emotion, direction, and touch via haptic feedback, and more.

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Batgirl gets reboot, Doc Martens in DC Comics series

Finding your Batgirl story a little dark, a little gloomy, a little horribly tragic? Put a bird on it! That's right, we're getting a modern-girl revamp with selfies and fixies.

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On Nikola Tesla's birthday, Elon Musk gives quite a gift

Happy 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla! To celebrate, Elon Musk agrees to give a chunk of money and a Tesla Supercharging station to the Nikola Tesla Museum.

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Futuristic roller skates zip along at 12 mph

There are no flames shooting out the back, but Rocketskates give you the look of the future, strapped firmly to your feet.

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Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/10/14: What is this?

If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.

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New site: We'll tell you how mansion owners made their money

Mansion Map is a faintly creepy new site that lets you discover who lives in the biggest houses and how the 1 percent of the 1 percent made their money.

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