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Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Ayesha Hayes is charged with stealing 10 smart phones after police used the "Find My Phone" app to track down one victim's iPhone. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Stealing Smart Phones At Night Club

A smart police officer using smart phone technology has locked up one not-so-smart thief.

09/04/2013

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New App To Link Disabled Commuters With Accessible Taxis

A local tech start-up and a disabled advocacy group will make getting a wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chicago a lot easier starting in August.

06/27/2013

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Police Warn Of Smart Phone Thefts In Bronzeville

Police are seeking two teenaged thieves, who allegedly stole smart phones twice in the past week on or near 35th Street, near U.S. Cellular Field and the IIT campus.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

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Siri Co-Developer From Chicago Talks Future Of Computers

We know her name – Siri – and we know her voice, but few of us know that one of her co-developers is a Chicagoan.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

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Metra, CTA, Pace Could Be Closer To Universal Fare System

Metra, the CTA and Pace have never had a fully compatible ticketing system, but technology may make it possible in time to meet a 2015 legislative mandate.

WBBM Newsradio–07/15/2012

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Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart Phones

Pace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority’s effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

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Peapod Sets Up Virtual Grocery Store In Red Line Subway

Peapod is test-marketing a new campaign to try to catch people on-the-go who would like groceries delivered to their homes.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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Massage Therapist: Smart Phones Can Mean Big Problems For Thumbs

A professional massage therapist is warning that it’s not just the big muscles than can put a crimp in your style.

WBBM Newsradio–03/05/2012

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Researchers Develop Smart Phone Technology To Sense Depression

Researchers at Northwestern University are developing a smart phone that can sense whether you’re falling victim to depression.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

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iPhone Leads Police To Suspects In 3 Home Invasions

Smart phones may be tempting for robbers to take, but a couple of suspects were outsmarted by the owners of the phones they stole this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

The 2 Investigators went undercover to see if retailers would buy seemingly stolen merchandise. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Black Market For Stolen Smart Phones

What happens to smart phones that are ripped from the hands of robbery victims? 2 Investigator Dave Savini talks with authorities about the pipeline of stolen merchandise.

10/28/2011

QR, or quick response, codes can unlock a wealth of information for consumers. (CBS)

The 411 On ‘QR’ Codes

Those intriguing black-and-white dotted codes are cropping up more often. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains what they are — and how you can use them.

04/07/2011

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How To Protect Yourself When Trading In Your Smart Phone

For many of us, smart phones are our lifelines to the world, and most of us are constantly looking for the latest models. But could donating or trading in the old ones be a risky move?

CBS 2–03/04/2011