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Comic-Con 2012

CNET heads to San Diego for Comic-Con, America's pre-eminent entertainment geekfest.

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​Apple, Microsoft, Sony sell smartphone patents for $900M

The tech giants finally relinquish their hold on the highly-coveted technology rights, possibly marking the end of a patent fight between Android phone manufacturers and competitors.

By December 23, 2014

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The peculiar star of the Sony hack: Email

The massive hack has raised questions about First Amendment rights, privacy and cyberwarfare. But there's a subtler issue at play when we look at all the news stories that have come from hacked inboxes: Why do we put this stuff in email?

By December 21, 2014

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'MythBusters' returns with new vibe, casting changes

Co-host Adam Savage and executive producer Dan Tapster reveal all about the next season of "MythBusters" and explain why Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci won't be returning.

By December 20, 2014

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Apple updates Macs for first time without asking -- to foil hackers

Apple is pushing out its first automatic security update to protect your computer from being taken over.

By December 23, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)

We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle!

By November 21, 2014

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Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.

By August 22, 2014

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Vexed in the city: If you're moving to San Francisco, bring cash. Lots of cash

Most cities would die for the problems San Francisco is having. But with so many techies flooding the city, the cost of renting or buying a place to live is soaring.

By August 20, 2014

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'Doctor Strange' director baffles fans with Cumberbatch art

Director Scott Derrickson causes a stir on Twitter among fans who mistake fan art for official "Doctor Strange" images from Marvel of Benedict Cumberbatch as the magical superhero.

By December 23, 2014

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HomeAway sues San Francisco to block new 'Airbnb law'

A vacation rental site contends that newly signed ordinance violates the US Constitution and discriminates against non-permanent SF residents.

By November 3, 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