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Retailers Beware: Virus May Lurk in Cash Registers

PERSONAL TECH | By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jeff Horowitz | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

'Dancing Sondheim' :: New App for iPhone

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Aug 23
"Dancing Sondheim" - a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim - will be released September 1, 2014.

Juliet Brett and Jack Dilday in front of pool at the Boatslip for "In the Summer House"

Free Guide to Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Aug 22
To further explore Provincetown and to learn about Tennessee Williams, a Festival is offering the public a Free Guide To "Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps," some of the places Williams lived and hung out with his friends.

Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

SCIENCE | Aug 22
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Aug 22
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

PERSONAL TECH | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

US Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Check

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Cox | Aug 22
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service has started on its website, www.safercar.gov.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

After $100,000 Bitcoin Score, 15-Year-Old Creates Startup

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Erik Finman, a 15-year-old from northern Idaho, founded an online education program that links students with instructors around the world. Michelle Miller reports on his story.

Iceland Volcano Eruption Threatens Europe's Airspace

SCIENCE | Aug 21
Authorities in Iceland are warning the airline industry about a possible volcanic eruption that could send ash spewing into the sky - and into the path of planes. CBS News' Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Mapping the World's Coral Reefs like Never Before

SCIENCE | Aug 21
Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world's coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.