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The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By August 22, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

June 14, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

By June 13, 2013

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The crisis of the bending iPhone 6: Solving the problem

Given the painful possibility that new iPhones may lose their shape when pressure is applied in pockets, forward thinking is required. Here is the answer.

By September 24, 2014

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Knee Defender passenger thrown off flight: I'm ashamed

James Beach, the man who used the controversial seat-locking device, inciting an altercation on a flight that had to be diverted, admits he behaved badly. He still loves his Knee Defender, however.

By September 3, 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill headed to California governor

A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.

By August 11, 2014

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Smartphone kill switch could save US consumers $3.4B, study says

If kill switches became standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University.

By July 29, 2014

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Kickstarter stuffed with food projects thanks to potato-salad success

One man's quest to crowdfund a potato salad has turned into a tidal wave of food-related Kickstarter campaigns with low funding goals. Bacon cupcakes, anyone?

By July 7, 2014

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Amazon announces original thriller about a social media plague

Amazon's third pilot season will include original thriller "Hysteria", starring Mena Suvari.

By July 1, 2014