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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 22
Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever - to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Impact on International Travel

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 21
The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 is creating extraordinary questions for Malaysia Airlines and all of commercial aviation. CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg discusses how the airline industry's response could mean longer and more expensive flights.

Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Jul 21
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.

TripIt app for iPhone

Tech Goodies to Bring Along on Trips

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 18
Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going?

How Identity Thieves Stay Ahead of the Law

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 18
Identity theft poses a major challenge to the criminal justice system. And as identity thieves get more creative and technologically savvy, the consequences can be a lot more damaging than just a few charges on a credit card.

Tasting with the Eye First

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 18
There's a saying in the culinary world: you taste with your eyes first. For many diners, the first thing that comes to mind when they get their plate is to take a picture. Bill Plante explains why.

An AeroVironment Shrike vertical take-off and landing small unmanned aircraft system is displayed at the AeroVironment stand during Farnborough International Air Show, Farnborough, England.

Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation is Small

PERSONAL TECH | By Danica Kirka | Jul 18
With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.

Track your health with this sexual activity calendar

Track Your Health With the Sexual Activity Calendar

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Boston area pharmacist Dr. Sarah Russo announced the release of a new product, The S.A.C. App,™ which helps you track your sexual health and wellness.

Amazon Asks FAA for Permission to Fly Drones

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Jul 17
Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent shares of the nation's largest e-commerce company up nearly 6 percent.

Lay's Newest Flavor: Cappuccino?

PERSONAL TECH | By Candice Choi | Jul 17
Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announced coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally.