Tech

Topps football cards (Photo: Jared Max)

Jared Max: The New Black Friday Motto: Bearing A Gift Beyond Price, Almost Free

Now that you’ve digested all the decadence from what was hopefully in “improbable” Thanksgiving, for this Black Friday I want to encourage you to think out of the box before wasting money unnecessarily.

11/28/2014

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Seen On CBS2: The Perils Of Technology, The Dangers Of ‘Email Apnea’

We’ve long known that lack of sleep can be a serious health threat. Now doctors have another concern. It’s a new condition that could affect anyone who uses an electronic device.

11/24/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Smartphones, Tablets, And Laptops Could Cause ‘Digital Vision Syndrome’

Did your mom ever tell you not to sit too close to the TV because it would ruin your eyes? Well, today more kids than ever are near-sighted.

11/21/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Study: Regular Smartphone Use Could Do Serious Damage To Your Spine

You better think twice the next time you look at your smartphone, because you could be doing some serious damage to your spine.

11/19/2014

FILE -- A man is outfitted with an exoskeleton device to walk in. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

White Plains Facility Offers Free Robotic Rehab To Veterans

At Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, a robotic arm initiates and guides Army veteran and stroke victim Tom Kastner’s affected limb with the hope of retraining the nerves.

11/12/2014

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The Food Of The Future? 3D Printer Claims It Can Cut Back On Cooking Prep Time

A new device using 3D printing technology claims it can make your food preparation much less of a hassle.

11/06/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives the final report from the Smart Schools Commission  on Oct. 27, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. The advisory board gathers information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. (credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office/Flickr)

NY Public Schools Eagerly Awaiting Slice Of New Tech Funding

Sixty-percent of voters approved borrowing $2 billion for tech upgrades in schools.

11/06/2014

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Seen At 11: Facebook Copycats Stealing Identities, Money

There’s a new, dark side to Facebook and it could put you at risk of losing your money, reputation and friendships.

11/05/2014

Jammers can be used to interrupt cell phone conversations, but they come with a serious risk. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Breaking The Rules To ‘Jam’ Annoying Cell Phone Conversations

If you have ever wished that you could flip a switch and put an end to another person’s annoying phone calls, you can, but there may be a hefty price to pay.

11/03/2014

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Google Chief Eric Schmidt Makes Push For Broadband In All NY Public Schools

Schmidt is a member of the state’s Smart Schools Commission, which is proposing a $2 billion plan to bring broadband and other integrated technology into every public school.

10/30/2014

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2012.  (credit: Getty Images)

Driverless Car Bill Cruises Through NJ Senate Panel

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved legislation Monday that would allow self-driving cars to be tested and licensed for general use.

10/27/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Expanding Wi-Fi To 30 More Stations This Year

Spokesman William Smith said the agency is aiming to start equipping trains next year — but only certain cars, not the entire train.

10/23/2014

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Smartphone App Helps College Students Feel Safer On Campus

New Jersey’s Montclair State University recently started offering students the free “Guardian” app. It comes with an emergency button that triggers an alarm at the campus police station.

10/22/2014

FILE -- Participants compete behind their computers during the ethical hacking contest Insomni'hack 2014 on March 21, 2014 in Geneva. (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Assemblyman Hosts Summit On Cybersecurity

Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick invited state Homeland Security officials and business leaders, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

10/20/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Launches New Payment System ‘Apple Pay’ For iPhone 6 Users

Apple said its new system is secure because it creates one-time payment numbers for purchases, instead of using credit card numbers and security codes.

10/20/2014