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Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

NJ DWI Offenders Could Avoid License Suspension Under New Bill

The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.

01/02/2014

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Picked For Drone Testing Sites

New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

12/30/2013

911 operator (file/credit: CBS 2)

City Launches New 911 Response Tracking Website

New York City residents have a new tool to track 911 response times: a website that shows weekly averages for how long it took to get to fires, medical emergencies and other types of calls.

12/30/2013

Times Square Ball app (credit: iTunes Store)

Times Square Ball App Features Upgraded Features For Ringing In 2014

The breathless drama of New York City’s Times Square Countdown to the New Year has gone miniature with a streamlined free app for electronic devices.

12/24/2013

Justine Sacco On Twitter

Terminated PR Executive Apologizes For Tweet Making Light Of AIDS In Africa

A New York public relations executive has issued a lengthy apology, after she lost her job for a tweet that made light of AIDS in Africa and race.

12/22/2013

Texting (credit: Clipart)

Seen At 11: Telling Tough Truths May Be Easier Via Text

If you want a truthful answer from someone you may want to ask the question via text message.

12/20/2013

A new device known as The Coin, could soon change the way we shop forever. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: The ‘Coin’ Could Change The Way We Shop Forever

Coin is an electronic device that is about the size of a single credit card. Every card that most people currently carry can be stored on a Coin, including gift and rewards cards. Coins are even designed to work at the ATM.

12/19/2013

Commute Pays

Seen At 11: New Apps Reward Commuters With Perks

No matter how you get to work, it costs time and money to get there. But as CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported Tuesday night, there is now a new app that benefits commuters with rewards.

12/17/2013

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA To Test Sensors To Curb Subway Track Fatalities

The transit agency is testing four systems to indicate if someone has wound up on the tracks.

12/12/2013

Screen shot of Shopperception system (credit: CBS 2)

Retailers Go High-Tech To Track Shoppers

A growing number of stores are using discrete and sophisticated technology — including mannequins with facial-recognition cameras hidden in their eyes — to track shopper demographics in an effort to boost sales.

12/11/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

A  boy surfs Facebook (Photo credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Passwords Compromised For 2 Million Facebook, Other Online Accounts

Passwords for some 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, according to security experts.

12/04/2013

William Iglesias pleaded not guilty to charges that he secretly filmed his female employees in the bathroom of his Brentwood, N.Y. photo studio. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Photo Studio Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Allegedly Filming Employees In Bathroom

Suffolk County Police said William Iglesias, the owner of Foto Y Video Alexander in Brentwood, installed a video camera on the floor behind the toilet and, for at least a month, videotaped his two female employees.

12/03/2013

Smartphone apps help shoppers save time and money. (Credit: CBS 2)

Need A Hand With Holiday Shopping? There Are Apps For That

CNet technology editor Bridget Carey highlights some of the best apps to use while getting your holiday shopping done.

11/26/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for plan to implement 24/7 maritime security at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Nov. 25, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Probe Into Waterfront Security Efforts At Indian Point

Sen., Charles Schumer is suggesting that the Coast Guard “quarterback the effort” to provide a 24-hour maritime security plan.

11/25/2013