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Government Plans to Require New Cars to 'Talk' to Each Other

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February 3, 2014
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The Department of Transportation announced it's moving forward with plans to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems in all new cars. Video provided by Newsy


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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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iPhones for Ear Infections

iPhones for Ear Infections

Ivanhoe (June 6, 2013) — Three out of four children will experience an ear infection by the age of three. But soon diagnosing the common problem may not require a trip to the doctor’s office. You use your phone to talk, text, play games, but could it tell you if your child is sick?
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Smart Phone Case Makers Believe We Want to Get Our Phones Wet

Smart Phone Case Makers Believe We Want to Get Our Phones Wet

TheStreet (Jan. 10, 2014) — The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas was flooded with waterproof solutions for your smart phones. Apparently smart phone case makers think we all want to take our phones deep sea diving or at least take them with us in the surf. The solutions ranged from waterproof cases to air tight bags. The goal of each device is to hear your phone ring and answer it all while under water. No tips on not drowning while talking under water or whether the other party can understand your water-muffled talk.
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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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