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Chevy Makes the Best of Exec's Nervous Speech

PERSONALTECH | By Tom Krisher | Saturday Nov 1, 2014
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. He committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP.

Disturbing Video Captures Catcalls Women Face in New York

PERSONALTECH | Oct 31
A hidden camera video offers a disturbing look at the harassment some women face when they walk down the street. Vinita Nair reports on what the makers of the video hope to achieve.

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

PERSONALTECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 31
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

PERSONALTECH | Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

PERSONALTECH | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Solar Power: From Home to Car

PERSONALTECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Oct 30
Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

PERSONALTECH | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

PERSONALTECH | By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

Obama Taking Action to Push Manufacturing

PERSONALTECH | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Oct 28
President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.

Apple CEO Challenges Home State on LGBT Rights

PERSONALTECH | By Jay Reeves | Oct 28
Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Burglars Pocket Dial 911

PERSONALTECH | Oct 27
Three New Mexico burglars thought they got away with their crime until one of their partners Aaron Burrell, in crime pocket dialed 911 giving an accidental confession to all the details regarding their act. KRQE's Emily Younger reports.