Story Ideas - May 2015

Does anyone smell the Memorial Day BBQ yet?  Not quite, and with plenty of time to make or break your May, our team at SmithGeiger has collected a dozen quick-turn stories hot off the grill...

SMART TV SNOOPING

Turns out Smart TV owners might be getting more than they bargained for when it comes to personal data.

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY

It's a picture seen around the world (and a super-viral Facebook post), all part of a story from WWBT on social media safety.

BIG RIGS BUSTING TEXTERS

Highway patrol officers in at least one city have invested in huge semi trucks hoping to get a better angle on those who text while driving.

HOMEOPATHIC CONCERNS

The FDA is revisiting its decision to not require homeopathic remedies to go through the same drug-approval process as standard medical treatments.

CANCER'S HIDING PLACES

Doctors are finding the deadliest form of skin cancer in some of the most unlikely places.

TWITTER TRACKS TORNADOES

The twists and turns of an experiment by the National Weather Service to use social media to improve the public's response to severe weather. 

STOP FOLLOWING ME

We know your phone tracks your every move.  But it seems Android users are giving-up even more information.  Step-by-step, how to turn off these settings.

DON'T LOSE YOUR LUGGAGE

With vacation-season in full swing, here are 6 tricks to preventing your bag from taking its own trip.

SPOTTING A LEMON

 

Spotting a repaired wreck on a car lot may be more difficult than you think, and there's one mistake some consumers are making and not realizing until it's too late.

MAN-MADE QUAKES

The USGS has released a map highlighting the future risk for man-made earthquakes, and up to 8 states have an increased chance to see the ground shaking.

SAVE OR SHRED

Amid privacy and identity theft concerns, there are some documents you definitely want to keep vs. shred.  But for how long?

THINK FAST: CAR KEYS

An ongoing series highlights the simple move - and device - to keep you safe from an attacker.

Still looking for stories? Be sure to check our previous lists from January, February, and April.