Help for parents after toy company security fiasco

What you can do to protect your kids from risky toys after the VTech settlement.   Before you give your child a connected toy, play with it first. That is Travis…

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Saving the future in Colombia — and the world

The explosion of new technology is bringing a new kind of haves and have-nots — those who have digital skills, and those left behind.  In some places, the gap is growing quickly.  It…

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Eye tests for self-driving cars

  Look, no hands! It’s a self-driving car! Not really — it’s just my regular old human-driving car. But you can actually ride in one. And soon, you could be buying a self-driving…

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Hijacking an ATM with an endoscope

  Endoscopes aren’t just for medical procedures any more. Look online and you’ll see sellers advertising small, lighted cameras on cables for all kinds of things, like checking out drains and…

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Your city is getting smarter — but maybe not safer

All over the world, cities are putting in new technology to become smart cities. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you will be more secure. We go to one of the world’s…

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Don’t count on your rewards “cash”

You’ve probably heard about those sites where you can take surveys and earn some extra stuff, like gift cards, airline miles and more. You feel like you’re earning money! But here’s…

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