Tech

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

State Comptroller: NYC’s Tech Sector Growing Quickly, Pays Well Above City Average

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of the city’s economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.

04/29/2014

Using the phone (File Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Woman Calling NJ TRANSIT Customer Service Reaches Dating Line Instead

The transit agency surrendered the number in question in 2008. The phone company apparently reassigned it.

04/24/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home Tuesday after they had received a fake call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

04/23/2014

A balloon used to take aerial photographs on Manhattan. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Architecture Firm Uses Balloon Rigged With Cameras To Survey Manhattan Building Heights

A private architecture firm was conducting a height survey of buildings in Manhattan on Sunday.

04/20/2014

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North To Begin Work To Increase Power Supply For New Haven Line

The railroad has been beefing up its power supply system since a Con Ed feeder cable blew out in Mount Vernon late last September. Service came to a screeching halt on the New Haven line for nearly two weeks.

04/18/2014

Smartphone (file/credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Con Artist Says He Made $10,000 A Day In Telephone ‘Grandparent Scam’

The 31-year-old con man in federal custody is currently awaiting sentencing in California for his role in the grandparent scam.

04/17/2014

911 operator (file/credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk To Get Coordinated Public Safety Communications System

Suffolk is following in the steps of New York City and Nassau County, which have both recently made improvements to their systems.

04/17/2014

A woman uses her cellphone on a subway platform in Chelsea. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

04/16/2014

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Just 1 Loud Concert, Sporting Event Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

Researchers say though the ringing in your ears may fade following a loud event, the damage from even one such event is there to stay.

04/16/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

A home security camera (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Some Families Use Security Cameras For More Than Just Safety

These days, in-home security cameras are being used for more than just safety. New technology has made it easier for families to stay in touch than ever before.

04/15/2014

Thermostat (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

With Gov. Malloy’s announcement Monday, Connecticut became the first state to outline a cybersecurity plan in conjunction with the utilities.

04/15/2014