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“Kill Switch” Legislation May Deter Smartphone Theft (At Least Some of It)

California recently passed a law that requires smartphone manufacturers to install a “kill switch” on their smartphones. While this may deter some criminals, it still may not be enough to stop them completely. How can you protect yourself?

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HTC Wants You to Switch to a Windows Phone

The HTC One (M8) is now available in a Windows Phone edition and many people are wondering why. The reason may be simpler than you think.

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The Five Tech Articles You Don’t Want to Miss This Week: Smartphone Edition

It’s 2014 and owning a smartphone is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. We live in a mobile world and those that aren’t able to be constantly connected to it are missing out on one of the greatest technological achievements in our lifetime. Never in the history of mankind has it been so […]

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The U.S.A. Loves Smartphones, But Only If They’re Expensive

Nearly 60% of American adults own a smartphone and it’s estimated that 220 million people will be embracing the technology within the next four years. And while there are many manufacturers to choose from when purchasing a smartphone, Americans have made it clear which brand they prefer: Apple. When comScore presented their U.S. smartphone subscriber […]

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Wireless Charging is Finally Coming to Vehicles, What Took so Long?

The Powermat is coming to GM. When I bought my first car in 2004, the first accessory I installed in my VW was an iPod adapter kit. The iPod was still in its infancy and not many people listened to them in cars, but being a huge music fan meant that I took advantage of […]

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Are We Losing Interest in Tablets?

The teleautograph is considered by many to be the first tablet. Tablet computers were first conceptualized in the late 1800’s when inventor Elisha Gray created the telautograph. His creation was a precursor to the modern fax machine and was the first device that transmitted handwriting to a stationary sheet of paper. For the first time […]

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Gadget of the Week: goTenna, Create Your Own Wireless Network When You Need One

There I was, smack dab in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and I was lost amongst a sea of wild horses and wildflowers. I had decided to veer off the horse trail I was on to do a bit of “exploring” and ended up being separated from my group. I somehow ended up […]

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“Hi, I’m a Mac, and Now I’m Also a PC.” Does the Apple/IBM Partnership Signify the End of the Mac vs. PC Debate?

When Apple unveiled their first Macintosh computer 30 years ago, they also released a notorious commercial that depicted IBM as “Big Brother” from George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the book, the year 1984 is a dystopian civilization where an omnipresent government punishes individualism and independent thinking. In the commercial, civilians march in unison as […]

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Simple is the New Smart According to the LG G3

Last year, LG introduced two smartphones that were met with great reviews. While the Nexus 5 and G2 were huge successes for the South Korean manufacturer, they felt they could create a new phone that not only combined the best aspects of both, but actually improved upon those features. Developed under a new mantra of […]

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Why I Switched from iOS to Android and Why I May Go Back

I have a long history with Apple. I learned how to use a computer on an Apple IIe, a PowerBook G4 got me through college, and I’ve owned every iPhone model up until last year. I also use a MacBook Pro on a regular basis and consider it to be the best laptop ever made. […]

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