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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

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You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

In the short term, not much has changed, even with the new law that makes it OK to unlock your smartphone. But longer term, this should benefit both phone owners and carriers.

on techhive.com

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Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs, net profit up 23 percent

Lenovo has also been making gains selling PCs in markets outside of China

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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

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University researchers develop special smartphone display for the far-sighted

Want to read your smartphone, but forgot your glasses? MIT researchers may have you covered.

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Large-screen iPhones could pose a threat to Google's dominance, said Strategy Analytics

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Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says.

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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia