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Resentment Brews Among Some Williamsburg Residents As Starbucks Sets Up Shop

There is a new resident in Williamsburg, and not everyone is celebrating. A Starbucks opened on Union Ave and Ainslie Street, on Monday morning.

07/21/2014

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Could Online Key Duplicators Make It Easier For Home Break-Ins?

Camera phones and cyberspace are making it easier to make copies of your keys without ever stepping foot inside a hardware store.

07/19/2014

Young people, ages 10 to 13, have been holed up inside at "Camp Kids 'n Comedy"  in the basement of the Gotham Comedy Club for two weeks -- four hours a day. (Photo: CBS 2)

Unique Summer Camp Offers Creative Kids A Chance To Do Stand-Up Comedy

There’s an unusual type of summer camp for kids underway right now, and, there’s definitely something funny going on.

07/18/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

Your average cellphone case isn't just used to protect your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy anymore. (Photo: CBS 2)

Latest High-Tech Trend: Do-It-All Smartphone Cases That Literally Do It All

If you need a bottle opened, or a tool to fix your bike, many people are turning to an unlikely source — their smartphone case. They are not just for cellphone protection anymore.

07/18/2014

Actress Kelly McCreary attends a premiere for two FX shows in Hollywood, Calif., on July 14, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It

Achy feet? It turns out the shoe size you’re wearing could have a bigger impact on your overall health than you may realize.

07/16/2014

Devices like the iSwimband can connect to smartphone apps and make it easier for parents to monitor children while they swim. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potentially Life-Saving App Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Summer Swimming Season

Swim season is in full swing, but taking your eyes off of your children for even a second can lead to tragedy.

07/16/2014

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Tips On Buying The Safest Cars For Teens

83 percent of parents who purchased vehicles for their teens bought used cars, but as CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, not all used cars are equal.

07/16/2014

Once only found in luxury cars, digital dashboards are becoming more mainstream. (Credit: CBS 2)

Digital Dashboards: Safer Driving Or Just Another Distraction?

Once only found in luxury cars, digital dashboards are becoming more mainstream.

07/15/2014

You can turn your phone or tablet into a virtual mirror. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Shoppers Turn Phones, Tablets Into Virtual Mirrors

For a lot of people, shopping means having to make too many decisions. But not anymore.

07/14/2014

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Wi-Fi Hotspots Can Leave Users Vulnerable To Identity Theft

Free Wi-Fi can be found everywhere, from the airport to public parks, and even coffee shops.

07/13/2014

Uber Technologies  (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Uber Technologies App To Make Car Service Prices Cheaper Than Cabs

The car service app Uber Technologies announced pans Tuedsay Tuesday to cut its prices temporarily in New York City, so as to make its service cheaper than a yellow cab.

07/07/2014

New York's online health insurance marketplace (Credit: CBSNewYork.com)

Some NY Health Exchange Insurers Seek Sharp Hikes

Some insurance companies participating in New York’s health care exchange want to jack up rates, raising new fears about the cost of medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

07/03/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Insured Travelers Collecting Payouts For Their Troubles

Stuart Kritz’s plane was stuck on the tarmac for two hours and he arrived in Phoenix five hours late. But he was paid for his delay.

07/02/2014

Retailers are offering Fourth of July sales (Credit: CBS 2)

Retailers Ramping Up Fourth Of July Sales

While many will flock to the beach, retailers want people to head indoors this holiday weekend, so “sale” signs are popping up everywhere.

07/02/2014