Tech

Fitness gadgets seen at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images)

Expert Discusses Top Fitness Tech Trends For 2015

Katlean de Monchy, who attended last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, shared some of the fitness tech trends of 2015.

01/11/2015

FILE -- Henry Liu, who works for MTV Online, does some work using free wireless high-speed Internet access on his laptop in Bryant Park. (file: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Libraries Pioneer Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot Lending To 10,000

The program — which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value — seeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation’s largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack broadband access.

01/11/2015

A vehicle exits the entryway to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, on December 4, 2014.  (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Hackers Reference 9/11 Attacks, Threaten Theaters During Upcoming Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group is known, included a message warning that people should stay away from places where “The Interview” will be shown, including the upcoming premiere. Referencing 9/11, it urged people to leave their homes if located near theaters showing the film.

12/16/2014

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Seen At 11: Keeping Your Credit Card Information On Lock With A ‘Security Freeze’

The “security freeze” is the number one tool to prevent crooks from stealing your credit card information. But the problem is that not many people use it.

12/10/2014

ResQwalk founder Bailey Schroeder and her adopted dog Charlie (Photo Credit: ResQWalk)

New Mobile App Helps Shelter Pets In NYC And Across The Country

ResQwalk is available for either iOS or Android devices that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and shelters in the United States and Canada every time they go for a walk.

1010 WINS–12/06/2014

A scam email to trick customers out of their personal information. (credit: FedEx)

Experts Warn Of Scam Emails About FedEx Shipments

The emails say a parcel was unable to be delivered, or ask recipients to update their passwords.

12/02/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference Nov. 30, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Improved Security For Smart TVs, Baby Monitors

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the manufacturers of smart televisions and other devices connected to the Internet to help protect consumers from hackers.

11/30/2014

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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