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Legendary video game designer Will Wright's new game Spore, which has been in the works for years, is almost out. But just how well will it fare in the wild? CNET News' Daniel Terdiman explains.

If you build it, it appears they will come...eventually. That's what CNET News' Ina Fried wrote earlier today--and she examines why, only now, this technology is coming into its own.

If you're a James Bond fan--and c'mon, who isn't?--there are lots of high-tech toys you can buy. But how about one that also offers real-world applications: (And no, it won't explode if it falls into the wrong hands.)

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