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Technology Is Unlocking A Lifestyle Without Keys — And Experts Say That Invites Risk

Home automation is becoming the new norm, which has cyber security experts warning that with convenience comes risk.

02/15/2015

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What’s In Your Wallet? California Driver’s Licenses Closer To Going Digital

An Encino lawmaker is leading an effort in Sacramento to allow drivers to “carry” their license on their smartphone.

02/05/2015

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Viral Photo Shows Man So Distracted By Cellphone That He Misses Massive Whales Just Feet Away

An Instagram photo of an unidentified man on a boat distracted by his phone is going viral because of what he fails to notice in the background.

02/04/2015

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LAPD Chief Warns Waze App Could Put Officers At Risk

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is warning that a popular smartphone traffic app could put the lives of Los Angeles police officers at risk.

01/27/2015

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Riders May Soon Be Able To ‘E-Hail’ A Regular Taxi Using A Smartphone

Los Angeles wants taxi drivers to get on board with a mobile app that will allow customers to hail a taxi from their smartphones.

01/16/2015

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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Moves Forward In Sacramento

Legislation requiring manufacturers to install shut-off functions in smartphones as a way to deter thefts is on the verge of passing the Legislature.

08/07/2014

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Family Man, Pregnant Wife Caught In Middle Of Deadly Police Shootout Relate Harrowing Tale

Chris Miller recorded the frightening ordeal on his Smartphone.

06/26/2014

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LAPD Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Cellphone Searches

Police say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that generally prohibits police from searching cellphones without first getting search warrants is unlikely to hinder future LAPD investigations.

06/25/2014

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Cell Phone Damaged By Rihanna Fetches $66K On eBay

Rihanna’s fumble — which cost L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff his smartphone recently — ended up netting $66,500 for charity when the damaged device was auctioned off on eBay Thursday.

05/15/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones has failed in the state Senate but will likely be revived later this spring.

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

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Mobile App Allows LA Residents To Report Graffiti, Request Repairs

The mobile app, named “The Works,” was expanded Tuesday to connect users to the departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

01/28/2014

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T-Mobile Will Pay Customers To Leave Rival Companies

T-Mobile US Inc., the country’s fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts.

01/09/2014

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‘Weaponized’ Smartphone Cases May Give False Sense Of Security

Some women around the country are arming themselves with weapons connected to their smartphone cases, but the new technology may be too good to be true.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2013

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