Consumer

Diamond Rings

Fake Diamonds No Different From The Real Thing?

Lab technology and engineering has advanced in big ways, producing a new brand of manmade diamond remarkably close to the real thing

03/13/2015

Kia Soul EV

Kia Recalls 209,000 Small SUVs Due To Bending Gas Pedals

The recall covers certain Soul and Soul electric vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years

03/13/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.

03/10/2015

Brikk's Lux Watch Omni. (Source: Brikk)

Diamond-Encrusted 24K Gold Version Of Apple’s Smart Watch Costs $75K

If the mere idea of a smart watch seems like a waste of money, get ready to be flabbergasted because a luxury watch maker is selling a $75,000 diamond-encrusted version of Apple’s newest gadget.

03/09/2015

Apple Watch Announcement

3 Reasons The Apple Watch Will (Or Won’t) Change The Game For Cupertino Tech Giant

Three reasons the Apple Watch will finally move the needle in the smartwatch industry — and three reasons it might not.

03/08/2015

(CBS SF)

Tax Forms For 4,500 Covered California Enrollees Still Missing, Weeks Before Deadline

Last month, KPIX 5 reported on the problems Covered California has had issuing tax forms to people who bought insurance on the state-run exchange. Now, tax forms for thousands of customers are still missing.

03/06/2015

(credit: Brady Holt)

Nissan, Hyundai Issue Recalls Affecting 650,000 Cars In U.S., Canada

The latest recalls from Hyundai and Nissan impact some 625,000 cars manufactured between 2013 and 2015.

03/06/2015

Parking Patrol

When Is It OK to Park In Front Of A Driveway In San Francisco?

San Francisco MTA Spokesman Paul Rose says the answer is simple.

03/05/2015

A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

SF Goes Crazy Snapping Pictures Of Driverless Future Car Spotted On City Streets

Tweets are flying and Reddit users are in a buzz Thursday morning with news that a “mystery car” was spotted cruising around San Francisco Wednesday.

03/05/2015

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

03/04/2015