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Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California

Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.

By July 1, 2015

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Prince won't stream music 4 U: Artist drops Spotify, Rdio

After Taylor Swift revived a public debate over payments to artists by streaming-music services, Prince is the next high-profile musician to pull his catalog off some Web venues.

By July 2, 2015

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Uber suspends low-cost service in France in the name of safety

Ride-sharing company halts UberPop -- the subject of riots by taxi drivers last week -- until a French court decides whether it's constitutional.

By July 3, 2015

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Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.

By July 5, 2015

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Terminator: Meet the organisation trying to stop killer robots

Forget the battling T-800s of "Terminator: Genisys" -- the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns that the lethal machines of the future are more frighteningly close to home.

By July 3, 2015

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MasterCard app plans to let you pay for things with a selfie

A prototype biometric app can scan your face or your fingerprint to verify your identity to retailers.

By July 3, 2015

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Correction: Getty Images photographers at World Cup

This story incorrectly stated the number of photographers Getty Images is sending to the World Cup. Getty will have a team of 46 photographers, plus 13 editors and other support staff, at the World Cup.

By June 9, 2014

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French anti-Uber taxi protest ensnares singer Courtney Love

The loudest protest so far against smartphone-era car services involves burning tires, blocked traffic, riot police and an assault on a celebrity taking an Uber ride from the airport.

By June 25, 2015

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015

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LGBT rights are good for the tech industry, SF Pride Parade chief says

San Francisco is both the home of the tech industry and the epicenter of the gay rights movement. Now the city is throwing its biggest party of the year, just after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

By June 27, 2015