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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

Graco announces car seat recall (GracoBuckleRecall.com)

Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats In Largest Seat Recall In U.S. History

Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.

07/01/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

Someone surfs Facebook (Credit: Getty Images)

Facebook Tampers With News Feed Of Nearly 700,000 Users As Part Of A Psychological Experiment

“The experiment manipulated the extent to which [689,003 people] were exposed to emotional expressions in their News Feed,” the authors wrote.

06/30/2014

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Tri-State Area Gas Prices Soar Ahead Of Fourth Of July

AAA predicts about 35 million Americans will hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, the most since 2007.

06/28/2014

The Fancy Food Show is set to open in New York on Sunday. (Credit: CBS 2)

A Tasty Preview Of The Fancy Food Show, North America’s Largest Specialty Food Exhibition

Exhibitors have come from around the world to the tri-state area to show New Yorkers what’s next in the world of food.

06/28/2014

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Nestle Recalls 10,000 Cartons Of Haagan-Daz Ice Cream Due To Mislabeled Packaging

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled.

06/28/2014

First-ever sneaker pawn shop opens in Harlem (Credit: CBS 2)

Sneaker Pawn Shop Opens In Harlem

The father-son team have transformed their old Harlem apartment into a shop specializing in high-end sneakers, making it easier for the two who typically buy and sell online.

06/27/2014

Screengrab from Evolve 'Playthings' PSA

New Gun Safety PSA Shows Children Playing With Sex Toys

A new public service announcement that takes aim at gun safety doesn’t play around.

06/27/2014

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

High Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big Soda Ban

Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds.

06/26/2014