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Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Support is growing for these drag queens

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

Activists at the Wednesday meeting

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

PERSONAL TECH | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

Is the Way We Pay for Things Changing?

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 18
A new study by Bankrate says 63 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 don't have a credit card. But debit cards are the payment tool of choice. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains what's behind this trend.

Taxi Group Seeks to Stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 17
A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission which regulates taxis and limos previously ruled that Lyft and Uber were in violation of stat

Online Sleuths Aid Probe into Gay Couple's Beating

PERSONAL TECH | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 17
Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Drag Queens Dress Down Facebook Over Names

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 17
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Sep 17
So-called contactless payment isn't new, but with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, Apple Pay could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.

'Show Up in Drag' Protest at Facebook HQ Postponed

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Sep 16
The most colorful protest ever to hit northern California in years has been called off...for now.

Viral Vids :: Giant Spider Dog Prank Terrifies People

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 15
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including why one skateboarder loves helmets, some high-flying slam dunks and a girl's solo rendition of Michael Jackson. Plus, a Polish prankster puts his dog in a spider costume.