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Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."

Chris Pratt Enters a New ’Galaxy’

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
After Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he received a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends and helped land him the lead in one of the summer’s biggest movies.

A Doorbell with Facial Recognition Software?

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 22
Chui aims to bring cell phone notifications and smart home features to the doorbell. Chenda Ngak met with co-founders Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore to see how it works.

Driverless Vehicles Could Soon Be on the Road

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 22
Automakers debuted their driverless vehicles at the International Auto Show in New York. Volvo says its driverless cars could be at dealerships around the world in less than five years. Jericka Duncan reports.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Muscle Cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 21
Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year’s New York International Auto Show. There’s something called the EV Pavilion, but automakers didn’t introduce any hybrids or electrics at the show.

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Christian Group Denies Ad Trying to Change Gays Via Grindr

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 21
A Christian group that’s running a large-scale ad campaign on Grindr to save LGBTs from their sinful lifestyle now denies its intentions.

Log Cabin Republicans To Receive Financial Support from CEA

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Apr 21
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is proud to announce its financial support of Log Cabin Republicans, becoming the first trade association to formally support the country’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives.

Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 21
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.