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A French gendarme uses a radar gun to check the speed of passing cars during a traffic control (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

New Radar Gun May Soon Nail Texting Drivers

The tool detects the radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, according to the Virginain-Pilot newspaper. It’s not clear how the operator will be able to distinguish between a driver and a passenger in that same car texting.

09/17/2014

(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

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Confirms Photo Of Checking Phone While Driving, Says She Was Getting Directions

Mayor Jean Quan said she was using a navigation app after a photo surfaced of the mayor checking her phone while she was behind the wheel.

06/02/2014

James Franco (credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

James Franco Apologies For Instagram Flirtation

Franco says he used “bad judgment” and “learned my lesson”

04/05/2014

Emma Roberts & James Franco in "Palo Alto" (credit: Tribeca Film)

James Franco’s Underage Hook-up Plays Close To Movie Plot

Gossip on James Franco sounds more like the storyline for his upcoming film “Palo Alto”

04/03/2014

Apple logo iphone4

Larry Magid: Apple Could Make Texting While Walking Safer

Apple wants to make it safer for people who like to text while walking. The question is: is this a good thing?

03/31/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Gogo Expanding In-Flight Cell Phone Services

Gogo, an in-flight internet is a company that provides Wi-Fi service to airlines, is enhancing its services to soon allow people to text and even talk on their smartphones in the air.

11/08/2013

Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Snapchat CEO, Ex-Stanford Student Talks About Company’s Growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father’s house and work on Snapchat.

11/01/2013

Surveillance images of the suspect in the fatal shooting of Muni light-rail passenger Justin Valdez on September 23, 2013. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Muni Slaying Suspect Waving Gun Goes Unnoticed While Passengers Engrossed In Phones, Tablets

Investigators say a suspect in the random slaying of a university student flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice.

10/08/2013

(Photo credit by NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Arrested For ‘Sexting’ Scotts Valley High School Girl

A man was arrested in Scotts Valley Friday after allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a high school student, according to police.

05/18/2013

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