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Mobile app takes wait, hassle out of filing car insurance claim

Nobody looks forward to the process of filing a car insurance claim. A new mobile app can speed what normally takes several days into a few hours.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Snapsheet, Brad Weisberg, car insurance,

Offbeat holiday gadgets, gifts and good times

Holiday gadgets galore, fun family stuff, and out of the ordinary gizmos - all add up to an offbeat holiday season.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:03am EST

Tags: gadgets, holiday

YourDirtyMouth.com finds your offensive Facebook posts

A popular web app lets users find Facebook posts they've made that some might find offensive, with the option of deleting - or repeating - the edgy comments.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:47am EST

Tags: Edoardo Conti, Your Dirty Mouth, yourdirtymouth.com, facebook,

Hair-brained idea? Sony applies for SmartWig patent

Wearable computers are all the rage. There's Google Glass and a number of smart watches. Now, Sony has applied for a patent for a SmartWig.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 05:28am EST

Tags: Sony, SmartWig, wearable computer, Patent and Trademark, Google Glass,

Smartphone/camera hybrid zooms in on better pictures

As companies battle to stand-out in a crowded smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom melds phone and camera technology in a single device.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:15am EST

Tags: smartphone, camera, Samsung Galaxy S 4, optical zoom,

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Security tips for mobile devices

Mobile devices will help Thanksgiving travelers stay in touch, but being on the road can put mobile security at risk.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 12:49am EST

Tags: KoolSpan, Francis Knott, WiFi, wireless network,

Apple's iBeacon in stores for holiday shopping

Apple's iBeacon transmitter, which was announced in June, is being tested in some Macy's stores. The shopBeacon transmitter notifies users of sales and bargains as they walk past items they might like.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 12:13am EST

Tags: iBeacon, apple, shopkick, shopbeacon, Macy

Gadgets, gizmos, tech stuff to help get through Thanksgiving

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend doesn't just include a feast. There's travel, shopping, and family. Gadgets, apps, and other tech can help distract you from all that togetherness.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:53am EST

Tags: Thanksgiving, holiday, tech gifts,

Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV vie for streaming-video crown

For as little as $35, movie fans can cut the cord - or even cable - to wired streaming-video devices, letting people quickly, conveniently, and cheaply watch programs on their home TV sets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:20am EST

Tags: Larry Magid, CBS News, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, streaming video,

Apple loosens restrictions on water damage for iPhone trade-in

In the past, an iPhone that had been exposed to water was ineligible for trade-in at the Apple Store. Starting this week, phones with minor exposure to water can be traded-in.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:14am EST

Tags: apple, iphone, liquid contact indicator, Apple Store,

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