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SF: Airbnb, Craigslist rentals need to 'play by the rules' (Q&A)

The hometown of these peer-to-peer networks is cracking down on short-term rentals. CNET talks to the San Francisco lawmaker who's leading the charge.

By April 19, 2014


That blows! Sand dunes move in on famed 'Star Wars' set

Scientists report that Anakin Skywalker's hometown is under attack -- not by Tusken Raiders but by the desert itself.

By July 19, 2013


Designer rescues stars from light pollution

Frustrated by the lack of visible constellations in his light-polluted hometown of London, Oscar Lhermitte decides to make his own.

By April 19, 2012


LG answers Samsung Galaxy S with Optimus Q

Samsung's hometown rival answers the Galaxy S with a 1GHz super phone of their own.

By June 25, 2010


Athlete exposes alleged dirty e-mailer on Facebook

German high jumper Ariane Friedrich, a police officer, allegedly receives images of a stalker's genitals via e-mail. She posts his name, hometown, and parts of his alleged e-mail on her Facebook account.

By April 23, 2012


Harley-Davidson Museum rolls into the future

Museum in the company's hometown of Milwaukee offers a glimpse at the history of Harley-Davidson and its motorcycles with an advanced mix of audio visual displays. CNET takes a tour.

By July 4, 2011


Watching a wildfire hit home--from 5,000 miles away

With satellite data, Facebook, and Twitter, it's both reassuring and scary when a 60,000-acre fire approaches your hometown and the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

By June 28, 2011


Cupertino mayor says city's ready for Apple HQ 2.0

Following a pitch by Apple CEO Steve Jobs to build a new campus in his hometown, the city's mayor, Gilbert Wong, says Cupertino is ready for the project and that there's no chance it's saying no.

By June 9, 2011


Amazon seeks 'Call of Duty-est Town'

Online retailer is hoping to find the single town in the U.S. that loves Call of Duty more than the others. A hometown charity will receive a $5,000 gift certificate for the win.

By November 2, 2009


Scammers customize news to deliver you malware

Latest Waledac scam fakes bomb news in e-mail recipients' hometown and then links to malicious Web site that looks like a Reuters article.

By March 16, 2009