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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

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

Police Find Six Stolen Cars Inside Rahway Warehouse

Union County police uncovered six stolen vehicles, including two from Maryland, at a northern New Jersey warehouse. They used a GPS device to track a stolen Toyota to the Sivomar Trucking and Shipping Warehouse on Elston Street in Rahway.

05/11/2011

TomTom Via LIVE 120 - Regional (credit: TomTom International)

Consumer Alert: TomTom Reportedly Sold GPS User Data To Police To Target Motorists

You know what your GPS device is telling you, but do you know how the company is using that information?

05/05/2011

The NY Waterway ferry "Thomas Jefferson" departs the Port Imperial ferry terminal - Weehawken, NJ - Sep 25, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NY Waterway Riders Won’t Need To Ask ‘Where’s The Bus?’ Anymore

Not knowing where the next bus can be a frustrating part of commuting, but for NY Waterways riders, now they can know exactly when a bus will arrive.

03/08/2011

Christmas Shopping In Milan

GPS Technology Protecting Baby Jesus

Having a baby Jesus or other items taken from a nativity scene or holiday display at your home or house of worship can be painful during what should be a joyous time.

12/04/2010

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