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Mechanics say not letting your car warm up in these brutally cold temperatures is just asking for trouble. (Photo: CBS2)

Brutal Cold Doing A Number On Car Batteries: Make Sure To Warm Up Your Ride!

This is the kind of cold that routinely sucks half the power from a car battery. If yours is already less than top notch that could be a problem.

02/20/2015

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New York Man Surprised To Find That Stolen iPhone Made Its Way To China

Like so many other iPhones a Manhattan man’s phone ended up overseas after it was taken.

02/19/2015

Some toys being displayed at Toy Fair 2015

Toys Of Tomorrow On Display At Javits Center

The 112th North American International Toy Fair was held at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

02/15/2015

Flushing, NY, from Louis & Gabrielle. (Credit: Louis E Sarmiento)

Experts Weigh In With Techniques To Heat Your Home And Reduce Energy Bills

The frigid temperatures are sticking around for a while, but there are Still things you can do to make your house warmer and lower your energy bills.

02/13/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Connecticut Car Dealers Group: Let Us, Not Manufacturer, Sell Teslas

Tesla would like to open a corporate store in Connecticut. But Jim Fleming, the head of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, said consumers would be better off if franchise dealers were allowed to sell the Teslas.

02/12/2015

A new study warns that dating apps could be vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS2)

Security Study: Dating Apps Could Leave Users Vulnerable To Hackers

Daters need to worry about more than just finding a normal person. Hackers could be getting a hold of their personal information.

02/11/2015

Lottery hopefuls buy Powerball tickets (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Grows To $485 Million, 5th Largest Prize In U.S. History

Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.

02/10/2015

Newsweek Twitter feed hacked (Twitter)

Group Affiliated With ISIS Hacks Newsweek’s Twitter Account

Newsweek’s Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

02/10/2015

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Seen At 11: Your Smart TV Could Be Hearing Everything

When you watch television, your TV set might be watching back with new technology that can virtually see or hear what’s going on in your home.

02/09/2015

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Assemblyman Wants To Bring Warning Labels To Sugary Drinks In New York

Could a can of soda be treated like a pack of cigarettes? If one New York State lawmaker gets his way all sugary drinks will come with health warning labels.

02/09/2015

Artisanal in Manhattan allows people to rent out private wine cellar. (credit: CBS2)

Spread The Love With These Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Katlean de Monchy, editor-in-chief of Nextpert.com, visited the CBS2 studios to offer up gifts idea for all the loved ones in your life.

02/08/2015

The ground may be covered in snow, but the hottest shoes for spring were on display in Midtown. (Credit: CBS)

The Latest Spring Footwear Styles Are On Display At The Shoe Show In Midtown

Anyone getting tired of trudging around in snow boots will be happy to hear that the latest styles for spring have been unveiled in Midtown.

02/05/2015

A Connecticut man has been fighting to collect his lottery winnings for almost 20 years. (Credit: CBS2)

Connecticut Man Continues Fight For Lotto Winnings After Barely Missing Deadline

You could call it a terrible misfortune for a man who won a lotto jackpot worth $5.8-million. Due to bad timing he’s never seen a penny of it.

02/05/2015

Eggs can still be good three to five weeks after being purchased. (credit: CBS2)

Experts: ‘Sell By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Groceries Have Gone Bad

The National Resources Defense Council estimates nine out of 10 Americans are confused by the dates. A family of four throws about $2,000 worth of still-edible food away every year.

02/04/2015

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Seen At 11: Thought You Couldn’t Afford To Fly Privately? Think Again

For anyone who has ever dreamed of jetting off on a private plane, you may want to start packing.

02/03/2015