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The world headquarters of General Motors at the Renaissance Center in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

General Motors Recall Expanded To Include 824,000 Vehicles

The recall extends to all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky models in the U.S.

03/28/2014

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.

03/27/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey City EMS Uses Data To Predict Next Emergency

EMS dispatch uses color-coded maps to track and to anticipate emergency calls. The program is called MARVLIS, or Mobile Area Routing Vehicle Location Information System. Based on its predictions, ambulances are pre-positioned in different neighborhoods.

03/24/2014

New York Genome Center/IBM Watson join forces (credit: New York Genome Center)

IBM’s Watson Computer Working With New York Genome Center To Combat Brain Cancer

Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. already has a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Watson is also used to help treat cancer.

03/19/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

‘Predictive Policing’ Proving Effective On Long Island

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties credit the new method for some of the lowest crime stats on record. The programs were modeled after the NYPD’s CompStat efforts.

03/18/2014

Screen capture from Yik Yak website

Seen At 11: Yik Yak, Anonymous Texting App, Stirs Up Controversy

With the help of the app Yik Yak, nameless users across the country are making shooting and bomb threats, causing school lockdowns and even evacuations.

03/11/2014

A voice mail by scammers appears to come from an official Verizon customer service phone number. (credit: CBS 2)

Scammers Manipulate Caller ID To Target Verizon Customers

The special offer looks like it’s coming from an Verizon Wireless customer service phone number. But it’s really a scam.

03/11/2014

Apple's iPhone 5. (Photo: Apple)

Study: Smartphone Obsession Leading To More Examples Of ‘Distracted Parenting’

Children trying to get their parents’ attention have some serious competition. You could call it “distracted parenting,” when mom and dad pay more attention to their smartphone than their kids.

03/10/2014

Dispatcher (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel and Republican Rep. Peter King said they will introduce the bill, titled the Emergency Responder Radio Communications Protection Act, in Congress this week.

03/10/2014

New non-surgical pacemaker device being tested in U.S. (credit: CBS 2)

Smaller, Non-Surgical Heart Pacemaker Being Tested For Use In U.S.

About 200,000 cardiac pacemakers are implanted every year in this country. Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the U.S. to implant the new, experimental pacemaker that is smaller than a AAA battery.

03/07/2014

ATM Of The Future

Seen At 11: ATMs Of The Future To Offer Array Of Services

Upcoming ATM upgrades will allow you to do everything from apply for a loan, to planning your retirement.

03/06/2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (File/Credit: Manhattan DA's Office)

DA Vance: 3 Executives At Once-Premier Law Firm Helped ‘Cook The Books’ Amid Economic Collapse

Three former executives conspired to hide a law firm’s snowballing financial problems from auditors and even their own partners as it headed toward collapse in the nation’s biggest law firm bankruptcy, prosecutors said Thursday.

03/06/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy powers up state's first microgrid at Wesleyan University, March 6, 2014. (credit: Flickr/Gov. Malloy Office)

Gov. Malloy Helps Power Up State’s First Microgrid At Wesleyan

Microgrids are a means of providing power when storms knock out electricity to entire communities. Microgrids are fueled by natural gas and will provide hubs of power where they’re built.

03/06/2014

Counseling centers across the country are offering "text for help hotlines." (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Crisis Hotlines Offer Help Through Texting

Studies show it’s easier for people to tell the truth through texting than face to face or on the phone. As a result, counseling centers across the country are offering “text for help hotlines.”

03/05/2014