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Pittsburgh: Robot capital of America?

Robot 250, a festival celebrating the Steel City's "robotic ilk" in conjunction with its 250th anniversary, brings an old rivalry (with Boston) to the forefront.

By Jul. 10, 2008


A C3PO sighting in Pittsburgh

While touring Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi literally bumped into Anthony Daniels, the actor behind Star Wars' lovable android C3PO. You might not recognize his face, but you surely know his voice. Take a walk down memory lane with Daniels, who talks about working on the films and his relationship with George Lucas.

By May. 9, 2008


Pittsburgh gets its own Green Monster

PNC bank erects six-story wall of evergreen plants that's designed to help cool 30-story downtown building.

By Sep. 23, 2009


The taste of Pittsburgh: Edible robots?

Carnegie Mellon University wants average citizens to celebrate their city's robotic history as part of its 250th anniversary.

By Aug. 14, 2007


Pittsburgh: Cleaning and greening its image

Pittsburgh is trying to shed its image of a gritty, grimy steel town one building at a time. Its convention center is one of the most environmentally friendly buildings of its size in the entire country. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi visits the Steel City and takes a tour of the space that boasts an organic garden, its own water reclamation plant, and a smart cooling system. The building was awarded gold-level certification on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings scale set up by the U.S. Green Building Council.

By May. 20, 2008


Pittsburgh couple sues Google over Street View

Lawsuit claims that the company's mapping vans entered a private street to take photos and thereby "exposed plaintiff's private information to the public."

By Apr. 4, 2008


Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, 'Nutcracker March': Free MP3 of the Day

Download a free MP3 of "Nutcracker March" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By Dec. 18, 2008


AlphaLab Gear looks to boost hardware, robotics startups

The Pittsburgh-based startup accelerator will invest cash and business know-how into promising companies in return for equity.

By Nov. 18, 2013


An accidental NFL encounter

Road Trip 2010: Driving east on U.S. Route 30, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman unexpectedly discovers Day 2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp.

By Aug. 2, 2010


Visiting Fallingwater, America's most beautiful house

Road Trip 2010: Frank Lloyd Wright's 1937 masterpiece still wows hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Some call it the best home ever built in the U.S. Either way, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman finds it beyond impressive.

By Aug. 12, 2010