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Vexed in the City

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

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Acura, Ford supercars heat up Detroit

This year's Detroit auto show featured two welcome revivals, the new Ford GT and Acura NSX, along with a slew of potent new launches.

By January 16, 2015

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President's broadband push pits FCC against states

President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.

By January 17, 2015

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Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he'll use the profits to help colonize Mars.

By January 17, 2015

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X-ray reveals the secrets of burned Vesuvius scrolls

Scrolls that were damaged, but not destroyed, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius may now be read for the first time in nearly two millennia.

By January 20, 2015

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SpaceX lands $1 billion from Google and Fidelity

The search giant says its interest in SpaceX is rooted in satellite imaging, as well as other "space-based technologies."

By January 20, 2015

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How to use the new features of updated Google Maps for iOS

Learn how to use the new features of the updated Google Maps app for iOS, including dropping pins for both your starting point and destination, new restaurant filters and weather information for major cities around the globe.

By January 15, 2015

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Saturn steals the moon's place in stunning city view

What if it were Saturn's rings or Jupiter's red spot coming up over the horizon? Russia's space agency imagined what life on such a parallel planet (or moon) might be like.

By January 23, 2015

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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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Uber trims prices in 48 cities to drum up more rides

The car-hailing company cuts fares to help boost winter ridership and offers drivers a guarantee that their wages won't take a hit -- so long as they follow certain rules.

By January 9, 2015

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Fin city: A BioShock aquarium for some geeky fish

Movie prop maker Tim Baker and his team build a splashy tribute to the City of Rapture from the video game BioShock in the latest episode of the DIY Web series "Super Fan Builds."

By December 30, 2014