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Larry Magid: How Google Watches Users’ Gmail Accounts

A man suspected of distributing child porn has been arrested in Houston in part because Google was able to tip off authorities by flagging photos in the man’s email account. So just how much does Google know about your Gmail account? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.

08/04/2014

Former NFL punter Ray Guy, left, poses with his bust and former coach John Madden, right, during the NFL Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Ray Guy Opens Door To Hall Of Fame For Punters

As the first of his kind inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Oakland Raiders great Ray Guy drew a crowd of fellow punters to the weekend ceremony.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2014

A diamond and gold dog collar modelled by Richie (with Flo). Harrods department store on November 29, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Positive Reinforcement Trumps Prong Collars When Leash-Training Dogs

Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.

08/04/2014

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Narsai David: Vitello Tonnato Means A Summer Recipe With Veal And Tuna

What in the world is tuna doing in a recipe alongside veal? Our food and wine expert says a simple blender recipe combines tuna with other fresh ingredients to compliment a veal roast for a summertime dish.

08/01/2014

Sea Stars

Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast?

In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.

07/28/2014

Hetch Hetchy

Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

07/28/2014

pork dumplings (photo courtesy Great China restaurant in Berkeley's website)

Narsai David: Berkeley’s Great China Restaurant Back With A Vengeance

Our food and wine expert, Narsai David, is happy to welcome back Great China to the Bay Area’s restaurant scene after a devastating fire had shuttered them for a couple of years.

07/25/2014

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.

07/25/2014

Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire Phone

Amazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?

07/24/2014

San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies

Daily Madden: Long Games Take Their Toll On Catchers

Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.

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