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Vexed in the City

This CNET special report examines the tech controversy gripping San Francisco.

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The real-life Minas Tirith from 'Lord of the Rings': A tour of Mont Saint-Michel

For over 1,000 years, Mont Saint-Michel has stood the test of time, sieges, sacks, and more. Its iconic positioning, on a tiny island just off the French coast, has given inspiration to movie makers, designers for games like Assassin's Creed, and artists of all kinds. Here's a full photo tour of this island village, castle, and abbey.

By June 27, 2014

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The British are coming: Wharfedale Jade 3 speakers

Can't fit tower speakers in your abode? The Wharfedale Jade 3 monitor speaker will blow your socks off!

By October 18, 2014

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VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools

A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.

By September 30, 2014

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Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS

Get your relaxing Internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS.

By October 19, 2014

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Uber more reliable than ambulance, says 'Sin City' actress

Jaime King explains to Conan O'Brien that when she went into labor, Uber was her obvious choice of transport.

By August 21, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Help Wolverine take on City Hall

Marvel's moody mutant Wolverine could get his own epic statue in the halls of government if fans have their way. Not that he's ever been fond of red tape.

By September 30, 2014

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NY AG's report: 72 percent of studied Airbnb listings seem illegal

New York's attorney general releases a report detailing the impact of short-term rentals on New York City. Airbnb says the conclusions "rely on incomplete and outdated information."

By October 16, 2014

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City in China tests sidewalk lane for cell phone users

Chongqing thinks it might be a good idea if those who permanently look down could be separated from anyone else. But is there anyone else?

By September 15, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

By August 23, 2014