• cellphone Mar 4

    How to Clean Your Phone to Help Stop the Spread of Germs

    You might be washing your hands a lot, but you should also keep your phone clean

  • food Nov 26, 2019

    New App Delivers Food to Your Airport Terminal, Offers Convenience

    It’s that time of year again. Long lines, lots of bags and yes, hungry stomachs. Waiting in a line at an airport restaurant with kids and luggage isn’t always ideal. “Anything that can make it more convenient and easier,” passenger Jennifer Mulvaney said.

  • Beacon Hill Nov 19, 2019

    Texting While Driving Would Cost You $500 Under New Mass. Bill

    Massachusetts lawmakers filed legislation Monday that would seek to eliminate distracted driving after reaching a surprise agreement on the proposal last week. The House and Senate agreed to restrict the use of handheld devices while driving in an effort to increase safety. Lawmakers had long wrangled over how to collect racial data and whether or not to share it with...

  • New Hampshire Oct 29, 2019

    NH Attorney General Warns of Word Game Scam

    New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald is telling residents to be aware of scammers targeting personal information through the use of popular phone-based word games, such as Words with Friends. The game’s app is downloaded for players to take turns building words in a crossword-style fashion, similar to Scrabble.

  • Brookline Sep 30, 2019

    Woman Assaulted, Another Robbed by Group of Teens on Bikes in Brookline Park

    A woman was assaulted and another robbed Sunday by a group of teenage boys riding bicycles at a park in Brookline, Massachusetts, according to police, who are searching for the teens. Brookline police said the woman was jogging on a path at the Emerald Necklace park system — they didn’t say where in the miles-long system of parks — when...

  • BOSTON Jul 5, 2019

    Kevin Spacey Accuser Drops Civil Lawsuit Over Groping Claim

    The man accusing Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Nantucket, Massachusetts bar has voluntarily dismissed his civil lawsuit against the “House of Cards” actor. The lawsuit was filed last week and sought damages for alleged emotional injuries and mental distress. The civil complaint voluntarily dismissed “all counts thereof, with prejudice and without costs to any party.”

  • BOSTON Jul 5, 2019

    Man Sues Kevin Spacey Over Alleged Groping at Nantucket Bar

    The man who accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him in a Nantucket bar has filed a civil lawsuit to demand a jury trial in the case.

  • BOSTON Jun 21, 2019

    Father of Kevin Spacey Accuser Expected to Appear in Court Next Month

    The father of a young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a Nantucket bar will appear in court next month to address the whereabouts of a cell phone that could be key to the case, his lawyer said Friday. The Nantucket District Court has ordered the accuser’s father, Nick Little, to produce on July 8 a cell phone...

  • BOSTON Jun 19, 2019

    Kevin Spacey Accuser's Phone Sought by Defense is Missing

    A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a bar on a resort island cannot find the cellphone he has been ordered to turn over to the defense, the accuser’s attorney said Wednesday. Spacey’s lawyers have demanded the phone so they can try to recover text messages they say would support Spacey’s claims of innocence. The judge said earlier...

  • BOSTON Jun 19, 2019

    Kevin Spacey Accuser's Phone Sought by Defense is Missing

    A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a bar on a resort island cannot find the cellphone he has been ordered to turn over to the defense, the accuser’s attorney said Wednesday. Spacey’s lawyers have demanded the phone so they can try to recover text messages they say would support Spacey’s claims of innocence. The judge said earlier...

  • Senate May 16, 2019

    Mass. House Passes Hands-Free Cellphone Bill

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation that would bar motorists from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel. The bill, if it becomes law, would also ramp up the collection of data on traffic stops around the state to guard against racial profiling by police. State representatives passed the bill by a vote of 155-2 Wednesday.

  • Massachusetts May 6, 2019

    Legislature Moving Toward Cellphone Restrictions for Massachusetts Drivers

    After several years of discussion, legislation to ban motorists in Massachusetts from using hand-held cellphones while driving appears to be gaining momentum at the Statehouse. Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday that his goal was to have the House vote on a bill May 15. The Senate has already scheduled debate on a distracted driving measure for Thursday. Gov. Charlie Baker...

  • JUDGE Apr 26, 2019

    Motorist Wins ‘Hash Brown' vs. Cellphone Trial in Connecticut

    A Connecticut motorist, who claimed he was eating a hash brown when police ticketed him for distracted driving last year, was found not guilty by a judge on Friday. Jason Stiber, 45, had refused to pay a $300 fine for the infraction and took his case to trial after a magistrate initially found him guilty. “It was probably the most...

  • smartphone Feb 26, 2019

    The Features in Samsung's Newest Gadget

    Samsung revealed its longly anticipated Galaxy S10 will ship in early March. NBC10 Boston Tech Check reporter, Brian Shactman, got to test the new gadget before it hit the market. Some of its newly improved features include touch ID and the phone boasts five different cameras. That’s right, an entire handful so users can get that perfect photo depending on...

  • Amazon Nov 8, 2018

    Samsung Previews New Foldable Phone

    Streaming is the number one reason cable TV’s sales are plummeting, but Comcast will soon be releasing a tool to combat that. About 20 million homes use Amazon Alexas or other smart devices, but they still can’t call 911. Samsung briefly previewed its new foldable phone.

  • social media May 23, 2018

    How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

    Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us short-term, feel-good rewards, so we’ll use them...

  • social media Jan 8, 2018

    2 Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb Child Gadget Addiction

    Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or CalSTRS, said Monday in open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices...

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