Monthly Archives: April 2014

Supreme Court to Consider Cell Phone Searches without Police Warrants

Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases that would allow law enforcement officers to search a suspect’s cell phone without a warrant during a lawful arrest. A California case, Riley v. California (13-132), involves a man whose car was … Continue reading

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Kill Switch Bill Fails to Pass California Senate

A bill in the California Senate that would have required smartphones to have kill switches installed by the factory was narrowly defeated on Thursday. The legislation, put together by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco and San Francisco District Attorney George … Continue reading

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Smartphone Thefts Nearly Doubled in 2013

According to a new study from Consumer Reports, the number of smartphones stolen in America nearly doubled last year, indicating just how big of a problem smartphone theft is in this country. The data indicates a total of 3.1 million … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–April 28, 2014

Nokia Completes $7.5 Billion Sale of Cellphone, Services Unit to Microsoft Nokia said Friday it has completed the $7.5 billion sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone … Continue reading

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Verizon Offers Discount to Customers Bringing Own Device

Verizon decided to join T-Mobile and AT&T by offering discounts to customers who have their own phone. Last week, Verizon announced that new customers can add any smartphone they already own to a “More Everything” plan for either $30 or $15, depending … Continue reading

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Motorola May Launch a New Phone in May

Motorola may be preparing to launch a new smartphone on the Android platform that may be more affordable and slimmer than its very successful Moto G. The new phone, which may be called Moto E, is rumored to be coming … Continue reading

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NASA Is Sending Smartphone Technology to Space

One of NASA’s robots could be getting a big upgrade thanks to Google’s Project Tango smartphone technology. Project Tango has the ability to detect and map the environment it is in, thanks to a series of sensors, and now NASA’s … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Workout with Smartphone Powered Muscle Stimulation

Electronic muscle stimulation is far from new technology, but the makers of SmartMio have found a way to incorporate EMS with smartphones. SmartMio is said to enhance workouts and provide better results for muscle building, all through a simple app … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–April 21, 2014

‘Kill Switch’ May be Standard on U.S. Phones in 2015 The “kill switch,” a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world’s major … Continue reading

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Sprint Introduces WeGo, a Starter Phone for Kids

Many parents want their child to have a cell phone in order to stay connected, and Sprint wants those parents to buy their new WeGo phone. The WeGo represents Sprint’s entry into the kids phone market. With WeGo, kids can … Continue reading

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