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Research: Kids Feel Neglected If Parents Hooked On Smartphones

Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.

08/18/2014

House Votes Unanimously For Cell Tracking Curbs

Restrictions on cellphone tracking by law enforcers have won the unanimous support of the Minnesota House. By a 120-0 vote, House lawmakers passed a bill Friday that would require court orders before government agencies can access location information on devices.

05/02/2014

Google Maps Returns To Apple's iPhone

Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone Cutoffs

A Minnesota legislator says he’ll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.

01/02/2014

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Police Investigating 4 Recent Group Muggings In Downtown Mpls.

Police say a group of three to five black males have been targeting those walking alone – day or night – in downtown Minneapolis, and robbing them of their wallets, purses and or cell phones. Minneapolis police said four muggings have taken place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The suspects are in their late teens, or early 20s. They target lone individuals and some victims have been pushed or punched.

08/23/2013

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How Do You Feel About The Government Spying On You?

Tell John how you feel about Big Brother watching you.

06/07/2013

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CNET Editor Brian Cooley Hot Tech Gifts On WCCO

Dave Lee was able to get a head start on holiday gift giving when he talked Wednesday morning with CNET technology editor Brian Cooley.

11/23/2012

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Put Down Your Phone

These days we’re never too far away from our cell phones and computers, and while technology may help you be more productive at work, it can have an opposite effect on your sleep.

07/11/2012

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Good Question: How Much Is The Gov’t Watching Us?

On the new CBS show “Person of Interest,” a clever citizen comes up with a computer that analyzes all of the data the government is monitoring from its citizens. That’s the Hollywood version of government spying, but what’s the truth? How much is the government watching us?

09/23/2011

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Phone Glitch Panics Students’ Parents

A glitch caused quite a panic for parents in one Minnesota school district.

09/22/2011

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