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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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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

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Marvel's Contest of Champions leaps from video game to comic book

The venerable comic book maker has inspired movies, television shows and video games. Now, for the first time, the trend is working in reverse.

By June 29, 2015

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Linksys ships high-gain antennas, promising an easy way to extend Wi-Fi coverage

Linksys ships high-gain antennas designed to quickly extend the Wi-Fi coverage of any router with an RP-SMA detachable antenna.

By June 30, 2015

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This could be the first airplane on Mars

Take a peek at the possible future of flight on Mars with the Prandtl-m, a prototype aircraft scheduled for testing on Earth.

By June 30, 2015

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'Star Trek 3' director shares Starfleet logo and movie title

The first official set photo from the new "Trek" movie appears on Twitter, giving fans a glimpse at what's to come for "Star Trek Beyond."

By June 30, 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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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By June 2, 2015

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iOS 8.4 update brings Apple Music, Beats 1 radio

Apple's streaming music service arrives Tuesday, and reports on the next iPhone point to Force Touch screens. Also, Facebook adds Snapchat-like photo tools to the main app.

By June 29, 2015

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China's Xiaomi breaks out of Asia with Brazilian beachhead

When it comes to smartphones, Xiaomi will stick to emerging markets where price-sensitive customers respond to its devices, says the company's head of international business.

By June 30, 2015