Science & Technology | Technology

How to hide your house on every map app

Anyone can see your home if it's visible on the Google, Apple, or Bing map apps. Use these tips to blur it out and hide it from virtual visitors.

Science & Technology | TECH

How doorbell cameras are creating dilemmas for police, neighborhoods

Police departments want to know about crimes, suspicious activities caught on home security cameras before homeowners post videos on social media.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Gone for the Holidays

If you have travel plans for the holidays, you’re not alone. The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, according to the Department of Transportation. “Although July and August are the peak months for break-ins, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December,” says Sarah Brown, a home security expert.

Science & Technology | Tech

Turn your old phone into a home security camera you can watch from anywhere - CNET

If you have one or more old phones laying around, here's a way to turn them into security cameras you can log into from anywhere.