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3-Wheeled Car Coming Soon to US Roads

3-Wheeled Car Coming Soon to US Roads

AP (Aug. 15, 2014) There aren't a lot of three-wheeled cars on the road these days. That's about to change. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. (Aug. 15) Video provided by AP
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California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

TheStreet (Aug. 12, 2014) A California law which will require smartphones to have a switch allowing users to render the device inoperable when stolen is in the final approval stage. The California Senate passed the so-called kill switch measure on Monday. The bill is now being sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. According to the bill's author, theft of smartphones had been growing along its popularity, and two-third of the robberies in the Bay Area involved smartphones. He said, 'Our goal is to swiftly take the wind out of the sails of thieves who have made the theft of smartphones one of the most prevalent street crimes.' If the governor signs the bill, smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung will need to notify the users when the technology becomes available. It would also require wireless carriers to check user name and passwords associated with phones that were once deactivated before the phones can be used again. Minnesota passed a similar bill earlier this year and lawmakers in New York, Illinois and Rhode Island are considering similar legislation. TheStreet's Julia Sun reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Microsoft Sues Samsung For Skipping Payment On Patent Deal

Microsoft Sues Samsung For Skipping Payment On Patent Deal

Newsy (Aug. 2, 2014) Samsung is headed to court again — this time with Microsoft, which wants Samsung to honor a 2011 patent licensing deal. Video provided by Newsy
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Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways

Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways

AP (July 30, 2014) British officials said on Wednesday that driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program set to begin in January. Officials said the tests will last up to three years. (July 30) Video provided by AP
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