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Sony to release 'The Interview' after all?

cnet.com — A day after pulling the theater release of the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform." Despite the biggest movie theater chains in America bailing on Sony Pictures' comedy "The Interview," you may get to see it after all.
Dec 19, 2014

Sony goes flippity-flop, may release 'The Interview' after all. From @sethr and @iansherr cnet.co/1zJsksZ

Dec 19, 2014

Just in: Sony now says it wants to find a 'different platform' than theaters to show The Interview. cnet.co/16AxXyS #SonyHack

Dec 19, 2014

WATCHING SUCKY MOVIES = FREEDOOMMMMM!!!!!! Sony to release The Interview after all? - CNET cnet.co/1r9bnpS

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ISS astronaut needs a wrench, NASA successfully 'emails' him one

cnet.com — An astronaut aboard the International Space Station needed a socket wrench, so NASA engineers emailed him designs for 3D-printing one. What a world we're living in. We're finally starting to see the benefits of having a 3D printer aboard the International Space Station, as NASA and Made in Space basically emailed a ratcheting socket wrench to Astronaut Barry Wilmore.
Dec 20, 2014

This is so amazingly cool: NASA 'emailed' a wrench to the international space station. Yes, you read that right! cnet.co/1zL1Nvc

Dec 19, 2014

Love this story. Astronauts at Intl Space Station print wrench with 3D printer for the 1st time cnet.co/13mcmYI

Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: NASA successfully "emailed" a wrench to the International Space Station cnet.co/1zJjfjS pic.twitter.com/Tylgeprhy7

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

cnet.com — The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil. It's definitive. North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday.

You're asking the wrong questions about Serial

cnet.com — Commentary: The super popular Serial podcast has concluded its first season, but was there a conclusion? Crave's Eric Mack tries to draw a few, including some you probably haven't heard. Warning: spoilers.
Dec 18, 2014

My question is: who did it? Don't think that's wrong “@CNET: You're asking the wrong questions about #Serialpodcast cnet.co/1sEFZuY

Dec 18, 2014

How I spent my Thursday for @crave: You're asking the wrong questions about 'Serial' - CNET buff.ly/1C50Q39

Dec 18, 2014

This is great, @ericcmack "You're asking the wrong questions about 'Serial'" cnet.co/13hFTCJ via @CNET

Dec 18, 2014

"Inside the Best Buy, I realized the new podcast had been inside the radio show all along." - @EricCMack on Serial cnet.co/13hFTCJ

3D printing in brief: A few printers for your consideration

cnet.com — CNET editor Dong Ngo briefly explains 3D printing and lists a few recently reviewed printers for you to consider. The holidays are coming up, and if you don't have any plans to spend your leisure time, I'd recommend getting a 3D printer. Among 0ther things, it'd make use of your free time in a meaningful and fun way.

How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos

cnet.com — Programmers have begun unlocking a new feature in Google's new Lollipop mobile OS: the ability to shoot photos in raw format, which adds new flexibility in image quality. For more than a decade, photographers using traditional cameras have been able to get higher image quality by "shooting raw."
Dec 19, 2014

With Android 5.0, photographers get better photo quality by shooting raw -- though only with Nexus 5 and 6 for now. cnet.com/news/android-l…

Dec 19, 2014

Android 5.0 opens a high-end photography option: shooting photos in RAW cnet.co/1x57Xr1 pic.twitter.com/n2QrFPiyKG

Abe Lincoln, Smaug join Colbert for epic 'Colbert Report' finale song

cnet.com — For the final episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert gathers up dozens of celebrity friends to sing the classic British song "We'll Meet Again." The last episode of "The Colbert Report" aired Thursday night, and the finale was a fitting ending to Stephen Colbert's hilarious satirical news show.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: Bill Clinton, George Lucas and Smaug among the many singing goodbye to "The Colbert Report" cnet.co/1C9v1pQ pic.twitter.com/qF7KS3Q6IT

Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: Bill Clinton, George Lucas and Smaug among the many singing goodbye to "The Colbert Report" cnet.co/1C9v1pQ pic.twitter.com/qF7KS3Q6IT

Google accuses Hollywood of 'trying to censor the Internet'

cnet.com — Using information from alleged documents leaked by the Sony hackers, Google said the Motion Picture Association of America and Mississippi's Attorney General conspired to limit free speech on the Internet. Google attacked Hollywood and a state attorney general for attempting to achieve the goals of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act without passing new laws.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @SeanGallagherLA: Google accuses Hollywood of 'trying to censor the Internet' cnet.co/1zDnEol via @CNET

Dec 18, 2014

Google accuses Hollywod, MS atty gen Jim Hood of trying to censor the Internet - Hood responds cnet.com/news/google-ac…

Dec 18, 2014

Google accuses Hollywood of 'trying to censor the Internet' cnet.co/1DQOhu3

Dreaming of a 'Star Wars' Christmas

cnet.com — Deck the halls with "Star Wars" snowflakes of Jabba the Hutt, Greedo, Han Solo, Captain Rex, wampas, X-Wings and Space Slugs.

How to hide, rearrange Instagram filters

cnet.com — A recent update to the popular photo-sharing app makes it possible to hide your least favorite filters. On Tuesday Instagram announced an update for both its iOS and Android apps. Headlining the changelog was the addition of five new filters, all of which take a subtle approach to enhancing a photo.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: Too many Instagram filters? Now you can hide or rearrange the ones you don't use cnet.co/1CakFG6 pic.twitter.com/d4D6WG9P4b

Crave Ep. 187: Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find

cnet.com — Mars Curiosity makes an amazing discovery, organic matter on the Red Planet that makes up the building blocks of life.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find. Plus, "Jaws" drones and more, on @Crave this week cnet.co/13KAw09

New apps encourage positivity (podcast)

cnet.com — We've heard the stories about how anonymous social-messaging apps can be havens for bullying. But a pair of new smartphone apps seek to accentuate the positive.

FCC proposal removes hurdle for online TV providers

cnet.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes online video services should have the same access to content as cable companies, and he has proposed tweaking regulation to ensure that happens. Cord-cutters should rejoice this holiday season as the Federal Communications Commission proposes changes to rules that would treat companies distributing TV programming online the same as it treats cable and satellite TV providers.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @CNET: Cord-cutters rejoice! FCC proposal removes hurdle for online TV providers cnet.co/1zJOyed

Obama: Sony wrong to pull movie over hackers' threats

cnet.com — President Obama addresses the Sony cyberattack and vows to respond to North Korea. Also, T-Mobile settles cramming lawsuit, and Facebook releases the Stickered for Messenger app.
Dec 19, 2014

In @CNETUpdate, Obama speaks on Sony cyberattack, T-Mobile settles a "cramming" lawsuit, & Facebook has ANOTHER app: cnet.com/videos/obama-s…

For the US connected classroom, a leap forward

cnet.com — Commentary: Cisco's John Chambers and former FCC chief Julius Genachowski applaud the FCC's funding boost for expanded broadband in schools, calling it a big win for modern digital learning. Wi-Fi, for many of us, has become integrated into every facet of our lives -- at home, at work, and at the coffee shop.
Dec 19, 2014

OpEd: FCC funding for school broadband a big win for digital learning, says Cisco's Chamber & former FCC Chairman cnet.co/1AC5YYD

How to attach real files to Gmail messages, not just links

cnet.com — A new Google Drive tweak lets you attach actual files to outbound email. If you're a Gmail user, you know that if you want to attach a Google Drive file to an outgoing message, your only choice is to attach a link to that file. Not anymore.
Dec 19, 2014

Handy #Tip to save: How to attach files from Google Drive to @Gmail messages, not just links cnet.co/1ABE1QN via @CNET

A smartphone as a holiday gift? Not such a brilliant idea

cnet.com — In this week's Ask Maggie, CNET consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon cautions readers to think twice about giving a smartphone as a gift. One reason why? It's the gift that keeps on costing. Before the holidays, wireless carriers slash prices on hot smartphone models -- making them a tempting buy for anyone looking for a gift.
Dec 19, 2014

A smartphone as a holiday gift? Not such a brilliant idea, says CNET's Ask Maggie. cnet.co/13kC7IP

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​T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming

cnet.com — As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in customer refunds, as well as penalties and fines over complaints that it put bogus charges on customer bills.
Dec 19, 2014

T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming cnet.co/13m8AOY #TMobile