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A screenshot of the BART Watch app. (CBS)

BART Watch App Makes It Easier For Riders To Report Crime, Suspicious Activity

The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.

08/28/2014

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Develops App That Locks Phone If Kids Ignore Texts

A Texas mother tired of her child not responding to her text messages has created an app that would allow parents to lock their kid’s phone if their calls are ignored.

08/18/2014

Pedestrians walk past a signboard showing Samsung's Galaxy S5 (R) and Apple's iPhone 5s (C) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 6, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Samsung May See Tough Times Ahead In Smartphone Market

Our technology analyst says Samsung’s smartphone is predicted to drop from 31 to 25 percent in 2015.

08/12/2014

(CBS SF)

SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

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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

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

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

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Committee Passes Phone Anti-Theft, Kill-Switch Measure—Heads To Full State Assembly

A measure that would force smartphones sold in California to include a kill switch to try to stop the epidemic of phone thefts is now headed to the full state Assembly.

06/24/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Alameda County Leaders Pressure Lawmakers To Make Kill Switch Mandatory On Cell Phones

Alameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill — with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.

06/19/2014

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Starbucks To Offer Wireless Smartphone Charging Pads In San Francisco Locations

Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks. Starbucks and Duracell say they are rolling out Powermat wireless charging devices in stores in San Francisco.

06/11/2014

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