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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

A car sits damaged after an accident in Oakland with Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Police Says Past Statement On Mayor Jean Quan Crash Inaccurate, Phone Use Not Ruled Out

The cause of a vehicle collision involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan last month in West Oakland remains under investigation and cellphone use by either driver involved in the collision has not been ruled out, police said Tuesday.

07/15/2014

Damage left after a crash on June 8, 2014 involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Police Unable To Determine Fault In Mayor Jean Quan Crash, Cellphone Use Ruled Out

Oakland police said Friday that they could not determine who was at fault in a vehicle collision involving Mayor Jean Quan last month but they have ruled out the use of cellphones by either driver as a factor.

07/11/2014

David Singleton, Director of Engineering of Android at Google, stands in front of a Samsung Gear Live watch during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco. The seventh annual Google I/O Developers conference is expected to draw thousands through June 26. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Google Shows Off Android Auto Interface, Wearable Gadgets At I/O Conference

Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.

06/25/2014

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2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers

With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.

05/29/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge In Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Annoyed By Lack Of Smartphone Manners

So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world’s largest smartphone makers isn’t about stolen ideas. It’s getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

04/09/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On Cellphones

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

02/27/2014

A memory chip made by Crossbar. (CBS)

Bay Area Company’s Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery Life

A tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today’s gadgets.

09/20/2013

Apple Introduces New Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

San Francisco DA Urges Use Of iPhone Anti-Theft System In iOS 7

Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.

09/18/2013

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

2 Out Of 3 San Francisco Robberies Involve Cellphones

Chief Greg Suhr said two out of every three robberies that occur in San Francisco involve a cellphone. For the first time he can remember, Suhr said his department is arresting more people for robbery than narcotics.

08/22/2013

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