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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

Online gambling (file/credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Becoming 3rd State To Offer Internet Gambling

For the first time, people in New Jersey will be able to click a mouse or swipe a screen to gamble online.

11/21/2013

Black Friday Shoppers Hunt For Holiday Bargains

Sree’s Tips: Black Friday Shopping

If you’re one of the many planning to hit stores for some Black Friday shopping, be prepared!

11/21/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, other officials announce Carnegie Mellon Integrative Media Program, set to open at Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Carnegie Mellon University To Open Applied Sciences Campus In Brooklyn

The Carnegie Mellon University Integrative Media Program will focus on film, social media and online gaming and is slated to open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015.

11/20/2013

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

New Jersey, Video Game Company Reach Settlement In Bitcoin Case

An online video game company will pay a $1 million settlement after being accused of infecting thousands of computers with malicious software and using that access to illegally mine for the electronic currency bitcoin.

11/19/2013