California Officially Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Into Law

From now on, every smartphone sold in California is required to include software that is capable of remotely disabling the device. Otherwise known as a “kill switch,” the new law is designed to deter thieves from targeting smartphone owners—a problem that has been on the rise for the past few years.

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Unlocking Your Phone in the U.S. is About to Be Legal Again

Last year it became illegal to unlock your phone in the U.S. as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. At the time we were pretty upset, and now over a year later Congress is finally correcting its mistake. All that’s left is for President Obama to sign the new bill into law, and that shouldn’t be much of an issue.

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Comcast’s Latest Acquisition Could Mean Smarter Wi-Fi Routers

At the moment Comcast may just be thought of as an Internet and cable company, but in the future the company may offer its own hardware and software to manage an entire house full of smart devices. TechCrunch confirmed on Monday that the Internet-provider recently acquired PowerCloud Systems and with it the technology to control your future smart home.

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Police Need Warrant to Search Your Phone, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday officially ruled that phones in the United States are “generally protected from searches without warrant,” which means law enforcement should now need a warrant before they try to open your phone and use its contents as evidence against you.

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The Moon Gets Faster Wi-Fi Speeds Than You Do At Home

Plenty of studies suggest your home broadband speeds are getting slower. And it could get worse, too, with big providers snuggling up into a Megazord of awfulness. But if you would just move to the moon, you’d be able to enjoy some pretty lavish speeds much better than what you and I get at home. Welcome to Space Age Wi-Fi.

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