Electronics

smash and grab robbery

Electronic Shop Owners Banding Together Over Rash Of Smash-And-Grab Burglaries

Burglars shattered a store front window, making off with expensive equipment Wednesday morning in the city’s latest smash-and-grab at an electronics store.

03/04/2015

(CBS SF)

Car Slams Into SF Electronic Store, Steals $30K Worth Of Equipment

Burglars left a San Francisco electronic’s store in shambles and made off with thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

02/27/2015

CES 2014 (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: The Bluetooth Enabled Pacifier And A High-Tech Baby Bottle, Yes These Are Real CES Products

This year’s CES in Vegas saw gadgets like a smartphone-controlled barbecue and even Bluetooth-enabled baby pacifiers. Larry Magid says as silly as some of them sound, their price tags are serious.

01/09/2015

A contact lens with embedded circuitry designed to monitor glucose levels of diabetes patients. (Google)

Google Teams Up With Swiss Firm To Develop Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics, Visually Impaired

Google takes a giant step forward in bringing its smart contact lens technology to the masses by partnering with a Swiss pharmaceutical company that plans to use the lens to improve vision and monitor health conditions.

07/15/2014

(Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: TSA Wants You To Charge Electronics Before You Board

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is following up on reports that terrorists may try to target planes by turning cell phones into undetectable bombs.

07/07/2014

An electronics recycler has abandoned glass from old TV sets and computer monitors at a warehouse in Yuma, Arizona. (CBS)

California’s E-Waste Ending Up In Toxic Mountain Of Junk In Arizona

California has the strictest e-waste laws in the nation, but a KPIX5 investigation discovered the strict laws have led to dumping our electronic junk in someone else’s back yard, causing serious damage.

06/12/2014

Apple Challenge To Conventional Computer Design

Larry Magid: Earth Day Tech Tips

To mark this year’s Earth Day we’ve compiled a list of what tech users should be concerned about when it comes to the environment.

04/22/2014

Mining

California Gold Rush-Era Discards Could Be New-Tech Bonanza

There’s a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, and other electronic devices, and old mine tailings piles scattered around the West just might be the answer.

07/21/2013

Gold Jewelry

Gold Prices Driving Factor Behind Rise In Palo Alto Home Burglaries

Palo Alto saw a significant increase in home burglaries last year, police said, driven largely by the allure of gold.

01/24/2013

Victor Gamboa, Henry Gamboa, Ana Bustillos

San Francisco Police Searching For Victims Of Massive Theft Ring

San Francisco Police are reaching out to hundreds of victims who had their items stolen from a massive theft ring. Meanwhile, investigators are releasing new details about the bust.

12/05/2012

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