Consumer

Driverless Car
Driverless Car (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Doug Sovern
March 23, 2018 - 11:28 am
The mayor of San Francisco met on Thursday with autonomous vehicle companies, to make sure that their cars will be safe once they hit the streets. KCBS Radio reporter Doug Sovern says the event took on new urgency after a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
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Facebook Mobile User
Facebook Mobile User (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Doug Sovern
March 20, 2018 - 6:32 pm
A campaign to qualify a consumer privacy measure for the November ballot is gaining new momentum from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Lime Bike
(Photo credit: Lime Bike Facebook)
Phil Matier
March 06, 2018 - 8:26 am
KCBS Radio's Phil Matier describes where to find dock-less bicycles in the Bay Area and the complications on where to park them.
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Google Clips
Google Clips (Photo credit: Google Facebook)
Larry Magid
February 27, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Google has introduced a new technology that takes videos of something interesting at home. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains the new features.
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Brake disc with saddles and shoals close-up on the used car
Brake disc with saddles and shoals close-up on the used car (Photo credit: Bespaliy)
Bob Butler
February 26, 2018 - 9:47 pm
AutoNation, one of the largest auto retailers in the United States, has agreed to pay more than 2-million dollars in fines for improperly disposing hazardous waste. KCBS Radio’s Bob Butler reports the company, which operates 12 popular auto dealerships in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, is also...
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Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Larry Magid
February 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid discusses the biggest improvements to the phone, including the camera and finger reader. He also talks about whether or not it’s worth upgrading to the new phone.
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Uber Driver
Uber Driver (Photo credit: Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Margie Shafer
February 26, 2018 - 4:01 pm
Much has been made of the rise of the gig economy. But KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer reports new research finds overall drivers are simply not making much money.
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Radman’s Produce Market
Radman’s Produce Market (Photo credit: Bob Butler/KCBS)
Bob Butler
February 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm
A federal budget proposal to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP Program is expected to impact seniors, children and the disabled. KCBS Radio reporter Bob Butler says those changes would likely also have a negative affect on local businesses.
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"Branded" storefront in Mill Valley
"Branded" storefront in Mill Valley (Photo credit: Megan Goldsby/KCBS)
Megan Goldsby
February 22, 2018 - 8:26 pm
A Mill Valley boutique owner is shopping for a new shade of turquoise after a battle at the planning commission over the color of her shop. KCBS Radio’s Megan Goldsby explains.
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Toys R Us Shopper
Toys R Us Shopper (Photo credit: Carl Juste/Miami Herald/MCT/Sipa USA)
Megan Goldsby
February 22, 2018 - 8:25 pm
After a dismal holiday season, Toys R Us has announced it may close as many as one-fourth of it’s stores. KCBS Radio Reporter Megan Goldsby spoke with a local toy shop owner in Mill Valley.
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