Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose Video
In what would come to cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premier publishing house in the early 1970s.
NBC begins regular television service, Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes first president on television, the World Wide Web is born.
Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo...Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent. This booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance on the shores of the world?s biggest tropical lake: an army of local fishermen, World bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots. Directed by Hubert Sauper, "Darwin's Nightmare" is an Oscar nominee for best Documentary Feature.
A great music soundtrack can make even a dud of a video game seem a lot better. Here's how to spruce up your so-so Xbox games with a custom soundtrack.
Chatroulette tops Google's "fastest rising" search terms of 2010, Howard Stern will now be on the Sirius XM mobile-phone app, and YouTube removes its 15-minute limitation on video uploads.
In 1986, on a San Francisco beach, about 20 participants got together to burn an 8-foot structure of a man, and thus was born Burning Man. Twenty years later, the festival, which now takes place in the northern Nevada desert, is expected to attract some 35,000 people when it takes place next week. For some reason, Burning Man has occupied a special place in the hearts of techies. Join CNET News.com Charlie Cooper as he looks at why with Burning Man veterans Jennifer Guevin, Elinor Mills and Declan McCullagh during this week's edition of the CNET News.com Reporters' roundtable.\r\n\r\n
Burning Man video footage courtesy of www.dramainthedesert.com.
In his keynote, Sony CEO Howard Stringer says the PlayStation 2 and Portable outsold Microsoft's X-box during the holiday season. Appearing on stage with Stringer is Sony Computer Entertainment of America President Kaz Hirai.\r\n
The first Web page goes online -- the World Wide Web is born
This week's compilation of our favorite videos features the savage meat weasel, Kurt Cobain, and a stinky little boy.
1.) "Snakes on a Plane" teaser
2.) Sony superball ad
3.) Jack Black's "Nacho Libre" confessionals preview
4.) The Lost Castle Cinema Promo
5.) The Making of the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video
6.) "Mission Impossible 3" Philip Seymour Hoffman featurette
7.) "Joe Cartoon Greatest Hits" clip: "Joe Momma"
8.) Calexico: "Cruel"
9.) The Lucky Bishops: "London Lounge"
10.) Coverage of the Game Developers Conference
11.) "King Kong" DVD clip: "The Meat Weasel"
12.) Anders Manga: "Gypsy"
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Sales manager Matt Brown showed off one of his planes to CNET reporter Declan McCullagh. It was during a private show at the Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, Calif., on April 20, 2006.