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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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A 'haunted' ad comes alive to scare the heck out of Swedes

An amusement park in Stockholm uses a terrifying technique to frighten people on the street into paying attention to their latest attraction.

By October 30, 2014

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DUI suspect accuses cop of nabbing nude photos from her iPhone

A California woman claims a Highway Patrolman saw personal images on her iPhone and sent them to his own personal cell phone. Court records reportedly say the officer called the practice "a game."

By October 25, 2014

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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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For Gorilla Glass testers, life is a daily grind (and scratch and drop...)

At Corning's Gorilla Glass testing labs, the glassmaker that fronts Apple's iPhone tried to show that rival sapphire crystal isn't all it's cracked up to be.

By October 29, 2014

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Green Car of the Year finalists head to Los Angeles

Green Car Journal announced its finalists for the Green Car of the Year award it gives out every year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

By October 30, 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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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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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