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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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California governor signs bill legalizing Bitcoin, other digital currencies

A new law reverses prohibition against use of anything but US currency for commerce.

By June 29, 2014

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

By September 15, 2014

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California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 2014

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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014

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Facebook boy-with-gun pic: Governor wants investigation

The governor of New Jersey has asked the state's attorney general to look into what happened when child-protection services and police arrived at the house of a man who posted a Facebook picture of his 11-year-old son with a rifle.

By March 27, 2013

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Tesla said to choose Reno site for $5B Gigafactory

The electric-car maker has chosen a Nevada industrial park as the location for its massive, lithium-ion battery-producing plant.

By September 3, 2014

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Knee Defender inventor: It protects computers and babies

In justifying his device's existence, Ira Goldman tells MSNBC that the device is not being used to "hog space."

By August 28, 2014

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Darth Vader trounces top US politicians in popularity poll

Whether running for office on Tattooine or in Washington, D.C., some of the nation's top political leaders would get walloped by Jedi, Sith lords, and even Jar Jar Binks.

By July 23, 2014