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TechWatch: Online Shopping Is Key To Black Friday Survival

I find Black Friday and Cyber Monday to be crass plays on retail instincts and getting us to buy things based on price, not need. But having said that, here are some tips on how to handle the twin days of retail madness.

11/20/2012

Band members practice at Valley Christian High School in San Jose. (CBS)

Cool School: Valley Christian High School In San Jose

A high school band from San Jose will live out their dream of performing on a big stage in January.

11/14/2012

CNET Editor at large Brian Cooley holds (L-R) a Google Nexus 7 and an iPad Mini. (CBS)

Tech Watch: Three Hot Trends In Tablets

Not since the iPad arrived has there been such an explosion of new tablet tech to choose from.

11/13/2012

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Tech Report: Election Day Apps

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – With election 2012 upon us, many predict it’s going to be a squeaker. So everything from finding your polling place to following results becomes that much more important. Here are […]

11/06/2012

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Cool School: Thomas Hart Middle School In Pleasanton

Shoes are optional at Pleasanton’s Thomas Hart Middle School where some 300 plus students are getting a crash course in Swing Dancing.

11/01/2012

A Duracell Instant USB charger. (Duracell)

Tech Watch: Keeping Your Phone Charged When Power Is Out

You never know when its going to come: storm, wind, earthquake or fire can all knock out power for an extended period.

10/30/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Gov. Brown’s Tax Campaign Takes Strange Turn

Faced with mounting opposition and additional reports of fiscal mismanagement, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s defense of Proposition 30 tax increase is raising eyebrows.

10/29/2012

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Cool School: Palo Alto High’s Elective Classes Attracting Attention

Palo Alto High School is known for its academic success, but that’s not all.

10/25/2012

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Tech Watch: Best Buy Ramps Up Competition With Online Retaliers

Amid fierce competition between brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers, Best Buy will reportedly price match Amazon.com and other major online outlets. Notorious for excluding online retailers from its price match policy, Best Buy’s latest move may deter consumers from using it’s stores as a “showroom.”

10/16/2012

A Prop 37 supporter holds a poster calling for labeling of genetically modified foods. (CBS)

Melissa Griffin: Prop 37 Food Fight; Physical SoCal Debate

A recent push by opponents of Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods, appears to be driving down support.

10/15/2012

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