Like It Or Not, Home Items Are Getting Smarter And Creepier,Gadgets with voice controls typically aren't transmitting any data back to company servers until you activate them with a trigger word, such as "Alexa" or "OK Google." But devices have sometimes misheard innocuous words as legitimate commands to record and send private conversations.
New Show 'Hunted': Smart Phones, Computers Can Give You AwayCBS 2's Erin Kennedy talks with experts about how hard it is to disappear in the modern age.
WATCH: Thieves Load Up On Smart PhonesThe Boost Mobile store, in the 4000 block of West Montrose, has been victimized twice by classic dead-of-night heist artists, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Experts: How Smart-Phone Apps Collect Your Personal InformationCBS 2's Mai Martinez has an eye-opening look at the dangers lurking in apps.
Smart Phone App Helps Lottery Players Keep Track Of WinningsA new mobile app should help more Lottery players claim their winnings when they win, if they forget to check their tickets.
Tips On Packing Lightly For VacationFor 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.
Woman Charged With Stealing Smart Phones At Night ClubA smart police officer using smart phone technology has locked up one not-so-smart thief.
New App To Link Disabled Commuters With Accessible TaxisA local tech start-up and a disabled advocacy group will make getting a wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chicago a lot easier starting in August.
Police Warn Of Smart Phone Thefts In BronzevillePolice 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.
Siri Co-Developer From Chicago Talks Future Of ComputersWe know her name – Siri – and we know her voice, but few of us know that one of her co-developers is a Chicagoan.
Metra, CTA, Pace Could Be Closer To Universal Fare SystemMetra, 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.
Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart PhonesPace 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.
Peapod Sets Up Virtual Grocery Store In Red Line SubwayPeapod is test-marketing a new campaign to try to catch people on-the-go who would like groceries delivered to their homes.
Massage Therapist: Smart Phones Can Mean Big Problems For ThumbsA professional massage therapist is warning that it's not just the big muscles than can put a crimp in your style.
Researchers Develop Smart Phone Technology To Sense DepressionResearchers at Northwestern University are developing a smart phone that can sense whether you're falling victim to depression.