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Watch California Lt. Gov. try out Google's Project Glass

Google's co-founder lets California's lieutenant governor and Current TV talk show host Gavin Newsom try on a pair of Project Glass specs, without revealing much of how they work.

By May 29, 2012


Newsom: 'Green' tech promises not good enough

San Francisco's mayor pushes energy independence, plug-in hybrids, and taxes on carbon and gasoline, but warns of overexuberance about clean tech.

By March 4, 2008


San Francisco's taxis go green

Mayor Gavin Newsom announces that 55 percent of San Francisco's taxis now run on alternative fuels.

By March 22, 2010


SF to build brown grease-to-biodiesel plant

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced plans for the city to build the country's first brown grease-to-biodiesel plan.

By February 6, 2009


Security software that's perfect for San Francisco government

Demo: Listen up Mayor Newsom. There's new software on the block you might want to check out that keeps a close eye on IT workers.

By September 9, 2008


SF mayor gets codes to hijacked city network

IT worker, who has been in custody on felony charges of taking sole control of the city's network, gives access codes to Mayor Gavin Newsom during a secret jailhouse visit.

By July 22, 2008


Wind turbine powers 40 percent of house

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi tour a home that gets 40 percent of its power from the wind. After the homeowner installed a 45-foot-tall turbine in her backyard, not only was she the talk of the neighborhood, but her home was named one of the 12 greenest houses in the world, according to the Discovery Channel.

By April 16, 2008


S.F. considers ocean-based renewable energy

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom believes tapping into tidal and wave power is a swell idea. But how feasible and realistic is this new renewable-energy technology? CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi sits down with the mayor to find out.

March 26, 2008


San Francisco mayor: 'We're all geeks!'

In a fireside chat in Second Life, Gavin Newsom pays homage to everyone's inner geek.

By January 8, 2008