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Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

PERSONAL TECH | Monday Apr 21, 2014
New York’s famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars.

MoneyWatch :: New App for Caffeine Junkies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
There’s a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another.

Get Ready for a Mobile Phone Kill Switch

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
A wireless industry trade group says a free preloaded or downloaded anti-theft tool will be installed on phones sold in the US after July 2015, allowing the owner to disable the device remotely if it gets stolen. Bigad Shaban reports.

Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
After Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue, its stock fell nearly six percent Wednesday after the market closed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Google’s first-quarter earnings reports and tech stocks selloff.

Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.

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Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

An outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW.

At Tribeca, Movies are Only Part of the Story

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Apr 16
The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest.

Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Airbnb CEO on How Travel is Changing

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
Airbnb is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest hospitality brands, but it doesn’t own a single hotel. The website connects people who want to rent out a room or house, with travelers who need a place to stay.

Fire TV Enters the Set-Top Box Arena

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
To find out which set-top box is right for you, Chenda Ngak compares the biggest competitors on the streaming video market: Roku 3, Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV.

Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened Airline

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.