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  • Gov. Brown signs bill mandating 'kill switches' on smartphones

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a first-in-the-nation requirement that smartphones sold in California eventually be equipped with “kill switches” that allow owners to remotely render them useless if stolen, in reaction to a spate of...
  • Internet banking still No. 1 but slips in popularity

    Internet banking still No. 1 but slips in popularity
    Consumers are banking less often on desktop computers, as an increasing number of people turn to mobile phones, ATMs and even branches to handle their finances, a survey released last week shows. Asked which methods they "use most often" to manage their...
  • Australia's Qantas, Virgin allow smartphones throughout flights

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian airlines Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said passengers can use smartphones and tablets throughout flights from Tuesday after a regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices on planes. The airlines said...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches'

    Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft. A...
  • Deasy canceled iPad program after records showed ties to vendors

    Deasy canceled iPad program after records showed ties to vendors
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy canceled the $1-billion program to provide all students with an iPad after public records showed he and his top deputy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding. Recently released...
  • L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

     L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes...
  • Tom Hanks' new app an homage to manual typewriters

    By Natasha Baker TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digital-age word processing. The brainchild of Oscar-winning actor and...
  • Best Buy says sales to fall as more shoppers buy online

    Best Buy says sales to fall as more shoppers buy online
    (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said same-store sales were expected to fall and higher discounting would erode margins in the second half of the year. Best Buy's shares fell as much as 7 percent on Tuesday...
  • Hewlett-Packard recalls six million power cords over fire hazard

    Hewlett-Packard recalls six million power cords over fire hazard
    Hewlett-Packard Co is recalling about 6 million computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or charring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The recalled item, the LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed with Hewlett-...
  • Q&A: SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra on flash and its 3-D future

    MILPITAS, Calif. SanDisk was founded in 1988 by three immigrants from different countries who championed the possibilities of flash memory, and those founders have helped guide the company to the top of the industry. After leading the company for its...
  • With One M8, HTC gives smartphone users a choice: Android or Windows?

    It’s hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple’s iOS. There’s a long list of official apps that can’t be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox and Lyft. But...