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Tractor-Trailer After Collision On Hutch Dec. 3, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Tractor-Trailer Hits Overpass On Hutch; Lawmaker Calls For Better Safety Measures

The incident is believed to be the first since ‘Low Bridge – No Truck’ warnings were painted on the roadway surface, reigniting the debate over whether more needs to be done to keep trucks off of parkways.

12/03/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer holds news conference on GPS devices along Southern State Parkway Sept. 24, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Calls For National GPS Standards Following Uptick In Trucks Hitting Bridges

Increasingly, Schumer said, trucks have been directed onto roads where they are not allowed by the devices. The problem can be corrected by programming GPS devices for trucks only, Schumer said.

09/24/2012

Total Traffic Network Map

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Tech Helps You Get There

If you drive with a cell phone next to you, you are a traffic reporter, whether you know it or not.

09/14/2012

Traffic heading into New York City (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Thursday Is The New Friday For Traffic

What is the worst day of the week for traffic in the Tri-State area? The answer might surprise you.

09/13/2012

Hutchinson River Parkway - Rye Brook, NY - Sep 9, 2009 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Task Force Tries To Figure Out How To Keep Trucks Off The Hutch

The winding, tree-lined Hutchinson River Parkway was designed for the Ford Model T, not MACK trucks.

09/13/2012

ZabKab App Screenshot

New App Allows NYC Riders To Hail A Taxi With Their Smartphone

Software developer Martin Heikel said that by using GPS technology on smartphones, it will allow you to send a signal to cruising cabs with one push of a button.

08/08/2012

Solar Flare - Mar 6, 2012 (credit: NASA/SDO/AIA)

Massive Solar Storm Could Disrupt Your Electronics, Travel

Earth is getting bombarded by solar flares right now. Radioactive particles from this week’s solar activity have reached our planet — and a lot of people are worried about the fallout.

03/08/2012

Aetrex Men's GPS Shoe (credit: Aetrex Worlwide)

Stories From Main Street: Teaneck Company Tracks Alzheimer’s Patients Using Shoes

Perhaps you’ve seen them on the highways – silver alerts. It can be frightening when a person with Alzheimer’s Disease disappears. Some caregivers are tracking movements with GPS in a car. A Teaneck company has taken the next logical step.

02/06/2012

MTA chairman Joseph Lhota with App Quest winners - Feb 2, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Announces App Contest Winners

Among the 11 winners is Embark NYC, created by a group of 20-somethings led by David Hodge. They have a system that uses your smartphone’s GPS, even underground, and it navigates your trip when you punch in a destination.

02/02/2012

Long Island Rail Road (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Changes Coming To The LIRR To Help Commuters

The Long Island Rail Road is upgrading its communication system for waiting commuters.

01/30/2012

Staten Island will begin using the devices to keep track of abusers starting next year. (credit: handout via CBS 2)

New GPS Device To Help Warn Domestic Violence Victims About Abusers

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is tapping into the technology to prevent women from having to keep looking over their shoulder, if their abuser has a court order to stay away.

11/01/2011

Police in Milburn are warning mall shoppers to be aware of their surroundings after recent car break-ins. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Mall Shoppers Told To Be On Alert After Recent Car Break-Ins

The Short Hills Mall in New Jersey is known for its upscale stores, but a recent crime wave has police on alert.

10/21/2011

Smartphone (file / credit: clipart.com)

New High-Tech Stony Brook Program Aims For Better Student Safety

Stony Brook University on Long Island has a new way to help keep its students safe, and it’s a little like having a panic button.

09/23/2011

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Appeals Court Rules GPS Tracking In Cheating Spouse Cases Not An Invasion Of Privacy

Private investigators and attorneys say the use of technology in cheating spouse cases is becoming more common.

07/08/2011

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