Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.
A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.
A new law reverses prohibition against use of anything but US currency for commerce.
The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.
The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.
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.
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.
The electric-car maker has chosen a Nevada industrial park as the location for its massive, lithium-ion battery-producing plant.
In justifying his device's existence, Ira Goldman tells MSNBC that the device is not being used to "hog space."
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.