CNET Special Features (HD)

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Our favorite laptops of 2016  

Dan Ackerman picks his favorite laptops for 2016, from slim hybrids to gaming systems.

Star Wars speakers play tunes, phone calls and blaster sounds  

Shaped like the heads of loved (and feared) Star Wars characters, AC Worldwide's wireless speakers could be the newest showpiece for your starship.

The best videogames of 2016  

CNET's resident gaming expert shares some his top picks for 2016. These games are absolutely worth your time and hard-earned cash.

How I battled the elements to capture Scotland's wildlife on camera  

I suffered through rain, mud, loneliness and lack of sleep to get the best photographs I could manage of some of Scotland's most majestic creatures.

This custom, synchronized Christmas lights display is incredible  

Mike Ziemkowski has been building his home's holiday light display for over 40 years, and technology is bringing his ambitious designs to the next level.

Coolest and rudest geeky toys for the holidays  

Deck the halls with bricks of LEGO! From Marvel to Star Wars, here are our favourite geeky toys out this Christmas with a cameo from a very rude tactile sausage.

We fixed the NES Classic's biggest problem  

We love the NES Classic Edition but it has one glaring flaw -- the controller cord is way too short. Here are a few solutions to skirt around that ridiculous cable.

Spirit Story Box: The app that claims to reach the dead  

No need to call Ghostbusters. This app alleges that it detects messages from nearby ghosts. Boo!

This dog will make you want to become a cord-cutter  

A home-monitoring camera catches what happened when a dog named Lola played tug-of-war with a TV cord.

Which Apple Watch should you get?  

How to pick an Apple Watch, and why Series 1 is probably the best bet.

Artist Nick Cogan puts Surface Studio and Surface Dial to the test  

This NYC illustrator and creative director tries Microsoft's newest high-end art tools, the Surface Studio and Surface Dial.

London's first Lego store is the biggest in the world  

The new Lego store in Leicester Square is the happiest shop in the land. Enter a world of giant London-themed Lego models including a 6.5-metre tall Elizabeth Tower with a chiming Big Ben.

Blizzcon 2016: Becoming the Vin Scully of e-sports  

Watching professional video games is part of our culture now. So what does it take to become an e-sports broadcaster at the highest level?

A look at how Disney gave water a little sass in 'Moana'  

An in-depth look at the visual effects Disney used to make water one of the movie's stars.

How Disney crafted water for its visually stunning 'Moana'  

An in-depth look at the tools used to create water for Disney's most effects-filled movie ever.

Disney's secrets to creating living volcano Te Ká in 'Moana'  

The studio reveals the tools it used from previous films to give life to the film's main volcanic antagonist.

Star Wars props exhibition is as seductive as the dark side  

The Star Wars Identities exhibition in London includes hundreds of props, costumes and original artwork from the Star Wars saga. Curator Laela French from the LucasFilm archive explains how it was put together and why George Lucas was determined to keep such a large collection.

What T.J. Miller dislikes about 'Silicon Valley' (Hint: it's T.J. Miller)  

'Silicon Valley' star T.J. Miller tells CNET what's he's learned about tech since working on the show, his thoughts on 'technorati,' and why he's the worst part of the show.

T.J. Miller talks trash about Silicon Valley  

The "Silicon Valley" star says the real Silicon Valley is too full of itself -- and gladly tells us what he thinks.

The best moment from every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie  

Each movie in the MCU is full of incredible moments. Here's CNET Managing Editor Eric Franklin's choices for the single best moment from each of them.

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