Tech

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DNA Technology May Help Huntington Station Residents Recover Stolen Items

It’s part of a six-month pilot program that Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer says will also serve as a deterrent to burglars.

05/14/2015

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Blumenthal: Time For Computers On Senate Floor

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among those fighting for a technological update.

05/06/2015

Experts say hackers could be using baby monitors to remotely invade your home. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Cyber Spies Could Target Your Child Through A Baby Monitor

Baby monitors are supposed to be your eyes and ears when you aren’t in the same room as your child, but hackers could use them to look into your life.

04/21/2015

Phone scammers are wiping out computers and demanding ransom, police say. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Phone Scammers Can Wipe Out Computer, Steal Personal Information

Police are warning about a new phone scam that can wipe out everything on your computer and steal all of your information.

04/07/2015

The Periscope app lets anyone become a live broadcaster via a Twitter feed. (Credit: CBS2)

Periscope App Lets Anyone Broadcast Live, But Experts Say Abuse Is A Threat

The new Periscope app lets anyone be a live broadcaster to the world using a Twitter feed to stream live video.

04/03/2015

A map of Washington Square Park transformed into a Pac-Man board. (Credit: Google Maps)

Google Maps Transformed Into Pac-Man Board For April Fool’s Day

With April Fool’s Day around the corner, Google Maps provided a new diversion for Internet browsers – treating them to a game of Pac-Man using the image of their very own neighborhoods.

03/31/2015

Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ on Nov. 10, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

FBI Investigating Cyberattack At Rutgers University

FBI agents are investigating a cyberattack that crippled Internet service at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

03/31/2015

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Seen At 11: Seller Beware: Some Online Electronic Trade-In Sites Don’t Deliver What They Offer

You’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics, including cellphones– but sellers beware.

03/25/2015

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Dad: Fugitive Son Afraid His Facebook Trial Wouldn’t Be Fair

Prosecutors say Ceglia doctored a contract he signed with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 to make it seem he was part owner of the Menlo Park, California, company.

03/24/2015

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What Are Businesses Doing To Battle Security Breaches by Hackers?

It’s happened again. Another big health insurance provider said someone hacked their customer’s information.

03/22/2015

V-Go and Sabastian Quinn attend class together. (Credit: CBS2)

Teen Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Class Thanks To ‘V-Go’ The Robot

A local teenager is in the fight of his life against cancer, but thanks to a robot he’s keeping up in school.

03/20/2015

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Cyberbullying Expert: Don’t Engage Harassers, Report Them For Consequences

Actress Ashley Judd this week became the latest celebrity to fight back against cyberbullies who have threatened her with what has been summed up in hashtag form as #OnlineGenderViolence.”

03/20/2015

Screen capture of the "YoTrain" smartphone app.

MTA Awards Latest Winners Of App Development Competition

Forty-three teams from 10 countries entered the App Quest 3.0 competition. Eight were awarded prize money ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

03/19/2015

This Lamborghini phone sells for $6,000. (credit: CBS2)

Luxury Technology Show Offers Glimpse Of High-Priced Electronics

The Luxury Technology Show is behing held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in Chelsea.

03/12/2015

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Facebook To Roll Out New Suicide Prevention Tool

A new Facebook feature has users hitting the “like” button. Because of online bullying and teen suicide, the social network is now using sharing to save lives.

02/26/2015