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A visitor looks at Panasonic ETW5 energy efficient Smart TV flat-screen televisions at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2012 consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Bill Proposed To Warn Consumers About Smart TVs That Can Record Your Conversations

A California lawmaker is pushing legislation to give consumers better warnings about a new phenomenon for smart TVs: They can record household conversations without your knowledge.

08/20/2015

Computer Server

Comcast To Offer $10 High-Speed Internet For San Francisco Low-Income Seniors

San Francisco city officials gathered with Comcast executives and senior citizens Wednesday to launch a new affordable Internet plan aimed at decreasing isolation among low-income senior citizens in San Francisco through access to high-speed Internet in their homes.

08/19/2015

An Uber car.

Ex-Kidnappers, Sex Offenders, Murderer Among Uber Drivers Picking Up Passengers, District Attorney Finds

Uber drivers include ex-kidnappers, sex-offenders, and even a murderer, according to evidence gathered by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

08/19/2015

Netflix

Netflix Could Be Saving Users From 130 Hours Of Commercials Per Year

If you’re a Netflix user, it could be saving you from nearly a week’s worth of commercials a year.

08/19/2015

Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked. (CBS News)

Hackers Expose Cheating Spouses After AshleyMadison.com Refuses To Shut Down

The company that owns the website for cheating spouses, AshleyMadison.com, confirms data from its website has been leaked and published online.

08/19/2015

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Survey Finds 30 States Beat California On Gender Equality

California’s blue skies continue to hide a rigid glass ceiling, according to a Walled Hub study ranking the gender equity in all 50 states.

08/19/2015

The Yelp Inc. application and logo (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Public Can Rate IRS, Post Offices, Government Agencies On Yelp

Uncle Sam is joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands and other services reviewed on Yelp.

08/19/2015

Premiere Of Disney Pixar's "Monsters University" - Arrivals

Subway Tweets Cryptic Response To Jared Fogle’s Expected Plea Deal

Sandwich chain Subway made it clear in a tweet that they won’t be discussing Jared Fogle after reports started rolling in on an expected plea deal for the former spokesperson on alleged child pornography charges.

08/18/2015

A large intact specimen of the fossil, Montsechia vidalii. (David Dilcher)

Discovery Of 130 Million-Year-Old Fossil Suggests Earth’s First Flowering Plants Were Rather Plain

A team of scientists analyzed fossilized specimens discovered a century ago in Spanish lakes, and determined they were likely the oldest flowering plants on earth.

08/18/2015

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Google Sells Low-Cost ‘Hot 2’ Smartphone In African Countries For Users Who Don’t Have Internet

Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people can’t afford an Internet-connected device.

08/18/2015