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Disney's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride nearly made me pee myself  

Spoiler alert: We'll take you inside every nook and cranny of California Adventure's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. Get ready to scream!

Inside a lightsaber combat lesson  

Guardia! CNET's Christine Cain joins a class at LudoSport International Light Saber Combat Academy, where students learn to duel like Jedi.

'Orange Is the New Black' and other reasons to stay home in June  

Here's why you should be watching two Netflix Originals about strong (and strange) women.

The Big Apple gets its own Amazon Books  

The e-commerce company this week will open its first Manhattan bookstore. A second location is coming to 34th Street later this year.

Trump touched an orb and Twitter went in  

Every sci-fi reference imaginable was rolled out to describe the eerie photo shared by the Saudi Embassy.

Old Nokia phones double as adult toys, says survey  

A survey of 100 women shows that some phones are finding another use beyond telecommunications.

'Alien: Covenant' predicts a future packed with nightmare tech  

The stars of the new movie reveal their hopes -- and fears -- about AI, technology and the "Alien" future.

Just how scary is 'Alien: Covenant'?  

The stars of the new film reveal what it's like to come face to face with a classic movie monster.

How 'Alien: Covenant' was inspired by Ridley Scott's fears for the future  

"God only knows where we'll be in 20 years," says legendary director Ridley Scott.

Amazon's Echo Show: Sci-fi dreams become reality  

Science fiction has been offering depictions of video phones and video calling for over 100 years. Take a look at how those visions of the future compare to the reality of today.

'Electrick' paint turns any object into a touch-enable device  

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shared a new technique for transforming everyday objects into touch-enable interfaces.

Do fidget spinners annoy you? Here are some alternatives from the past  

Devices to occupy your mind have been around for many years, so here's a quick look at some fidgety toys we've enjoyed before.

'The Fifth Element' turns 20: 5 facts about the film  

Five fascinating facts about Luc Besson's colourful sci-fi classic, which has its 20th anniversary this weekend.

Singapore celebrates Star Wars Day with 'sabertrees'  

Five iconic "supertrees" at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay attraction are now really huge lightsabers at night.

Get nerdy with your Na'vi self at Disney's Pandora world  

At Disney's new "Avatar"-themed land, get cuddly with flying friends, taste new foods and learn a new language. Or as the Na'vi would say, "Siva ko!"

We go inside Pandora, Disney's Avatar-themed land  

Ride a banshee and get touchy with glowing plants in this expansion to the theme park. Bridget Carey goes on a sneak-peek tour with the land's creators.

'Mighty Boosh' star Julian Barratt on eyepatches and action figures  

Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk up their new film "Mindhorn", eyepatch acting and being turned into a Star Wars action figure.

Galaxy S8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: Which takes better pictures?  

We tested Samsung's new flagship phone and Apple's dual-lensed giant in low light, sunlight and action shots to see which one has the best camera.

Epic Lloyd brings the world 'Epic Studios'  

Lloyd Ahlquist of "Epic Rap Battles of History" sits down with CNET's Iyaz Akhtar to discuss his newest video project, "Epic Studios."

Self-driving transport is coming to cities. Here's how it works  

You can't just build a self-driving vehicle and set it loose on the road. Professor Nick Reed explains how his team prepared London's autonomous shuttles.

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