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 News: Microsoft builds new features into Windows 8.1 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 268

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer previews the company's new Windows 8.1 operating system for tablets and PCs. Ballmer also highlights the return of the Start button, new Outlook functionality, Bing integration and gesture controls.

 News: Pitch perfect: How stories are developed at Pixar | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 229

Years before Pixar Animation Studios releases a film, a team of storytellers lays the foundation by drawing, having "gag sessions," and pitching their ideas to the director. "Monsters University" story supervisor Kelsey Mann takes us through a story pitch.

 News: Instagram introduces stabilization for videos | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 89

At a press event in Menlo Park, Calif., Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announces a feature called "Cinema" that helps users stabilize recorded shaky videos on the social-networking site.

 News: Facebook brings video to Instagram | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 212

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom shows off a new video tool for the social-networking service that lets users capture a 15-second video clip, add up to 13 filters, and share it with friends. The feature is available starting today via iPhone and Android.

 News: Pixar goes back to the future to make 'Monsters University' | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 183

In the 12 years since "Monsters Inc." came out, Pixar has seen several tech advances that make the new "Monsters University" prequel a richer visual experience -- notice all the hairs on Sully and the hundreds of extra characters in the background. CNET'S Sumi Das goes behind the scenes at Pixar.

 News: Tech Minute: Phone-charging stove updates camping gear | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 59

Camping might be considered an old-fashioned family activity, but there's no reason your gear should be stuck in the olden days. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of the best new high-tech camping gear to bring your next outing into the 21st century.

 News: Facebook unveils Instagram video | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 127

Instagram users have a new way to express themselves on the popular social-networking site: through video. Facebook announced it's beefing up Instagram's multimedia capabilities Thursday to stay competitive and capitalize on its millions of users. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

 News: AT&T Street Charge gives phones a free jolt | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 97

AT&T is testing solar-powered mobile charging stations around parks in New York. CNET's Bridget Carey explains how the pilot program works.

 News: NASA tests next-gen rovers to explore the moon and Mars | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 157

With the success of the Mars rover Curiosity, NASA is now developing planetary-exploration rovers designed to be controlled by astronauts in space. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes us to the NASA Ames Research Center where a moonscape has been built to test the K-10 rovers.

 News: 'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 55

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

 News: Tech Minute: Great summer travel Web sites | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 60

As the weather heats up and kids start dreaming of that final school bell, it's time to think about a summer getaway. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some tools for last-minute travel booking and how they can ensure you a great deal.

 News: Next-generation gaming consoles compete at E3 conference | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 135

Sony unveiled its long-awaited PlayStation 4 at the annual E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles. CNET's Sumi Das explains how it stacks up against Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One.

 News: Why Sony did the opposite of Microsoft on used games | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 493

In the battle for gamers' hearts and minds, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton explains why he thinks the company's new policy on used games is a winner.

 News: Tech Minute: Cool gadgets for dad | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 62

Father's Day is right around the corner. If you're looking for last-minute gift ideas -- and want to opt for something a bit more techy and cool than the standard tie -- then look no further. From a BBQ gadget to a fitness device, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best high-tech dad's day gifts for 2013.

 News: Landing a Google internship is tougher than getting into Harvard | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 149

The new movie "The Internship" promotes working and interning at Google. In reality, it's a pretty sweet deal, with Google interns enjoying a variety of perks and earning more than many Americans. As CNET's Kara Tsuboi tell us, this year a record number of applicants made it even tougher to get the top-rated internship.

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