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Aug 29, 2014

California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law

In a move that has me scratching my head, the California legislators have seen fit to pass a law that requires smartphones to have a remote kill switch built into them. Don’t worry for the time being as this only affects smartphones sold after July 1...

Aug 25, 2014

Bits Blog: California Governor Signs Law Requiring a ‘Kill Switch’ on Smartphones

The law requires smartphones sold in California to include antitheft technology, a feature that lawmakers hope will lead to a cool down in phone theft, now the hottest urban crime...

Aug 25, 2014

Bits Blog: California Governor Signs Law Requiring a ‘Kill Switch’ on Smartphones

The law requires smartphones sold in California to include antitheft technology, a feature that lawmakers hope will lead to a cool down in phone theft, now the hottest urban crime...

Aug 26, 2014

Stylish bracelet charges wearers’ smartphones

QBracelet is a minimalist wristband that can give smartphones extra power when there's no available outlet...

Aug 27, 2014

The HTC Desire 510 is the first 64-bit Android phone

The latest from HTC has an impressive chip trapped inside a mid-range smartphone...

Aug 25, 2014

Review: Amazon Fire Phone

First, Amazon brought you tablets. Then, it had a streaming media box. And now, it’s made a smartphone...

Aug 27, 2014

Spy vs.Spy: Uber’s Secret Agents: Was Poaching From Lyft Unethical?

How the smartphone-based car service tried to lure drivers from its main competitor...

Aug 28, 2014

Location-detecting beacons help blind travelers navigate San Francisco Airport

Indoor mapping firm indoo.rs is trialling its beacon technology at the airport, delivering location-sensitive, voice-based directions via smartphones... #San Francisco International Airport #United States

Aug 26, 2014

App gives moms the power to lock kids’ phones if they screen their calls

Ignore No More is an Android app that enables parents to remotely shut down their child's smartphone until they return their calls... #San Francisco International Airport #United States

Aug 26, 2014

LG's G3 Stylus has low-res 5.5-inch display and 13-MP camera

The G3 Stylus from LG Electronics doesn’t come close to its big brother, the G3, on performance. But LG is hoping the pen-enabled smartphone will attract budget buyers with its big screen and 13-megapixel camera. LG continues to introduce new afforda... #San Francisco International Airport #United States