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Richard Nieva / CNET:
Smartphone ‘kill switch’ law takes effect in California   —  Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell.  Crime statistics show the tech is already working.
Jul 1, 2015, 3:05 PMIn context
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Polaroid Cube+ adds Wi-Fi, 8-megapixel photos, and new iOS and Android apps to serve as viewfinder and controls; available in August for $150   —  Polaroid Cube+ brings Wi-Fi to its ultrasmall Full HD camera  —  With a new app for iOS and Android, you can use your mobile device as a viewfinder and control this 1.4-inch square camera.
Jun 24, 2015, 10:35 PMIn context
Rich Trenholm / CNET:
Meizu MX4, the third Ubuntu phone, goes on invitation-only sale this week in Europe for €299   —  In a novel sales tactic, you need an invitation to buy the new Ubuntu phone  —  The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition goes on sale this week in a lottery-style sale.
Jun 24, 2015, 8:50 AMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon starts weighting product ratings to favor reviews that are newer, helpful, and verified   —  Amazon updates customer reviews with new machine-learning platform  —  The e-commerce giant created a new in-house model to show off more up-to-date and helpful reviews for buyers.
Jun 20, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Michelle Starr / CNET:
PlayStation Vue expands to San Francisco and Los Angeles; a la carte channels like Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus, and Machinima coming in July   —  PlayStation Vue announces a la carte service, coming to SF and LA  —  Sony's PlayStation live TV streaming service is launching tonight in new markets …
Jun 16, 2015, 12:05 AMIn context
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Video game console maker Ouya in talks to be acquired by Razer   —  Video game console maker Ouya is in negotiations to sell itself, possibly to Razer  —  The company, whose app store was pitched as the go-to place for small and independent developers, is negotiating for all employees to remain with the company after the sale.
Jun 10, 2015, 2:15 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla CTO and Firefox OS co-founder Andreas Gal is leaving to launch an Internet of Things startup   —  Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup  —  Andreas Gal, co-founder of Mozilla's mobile OS project, joins others from the project in a startup to link new devices to the Net.
Jun 5, 2015, 8:05 PMIn context
Aloysius Low / CNET:
Microdia unveils 512GB microSD card, will cost around $1,000, available in July   —  Microdia crams 512GB into a microSD card, out in July  —  Meant for professional photographers with an unquenchable desire for storage space, this microSD card will cost upwards of $1,000.
Jun 4, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Aloysius Low / CNET:
Nvidia's new graphics card pushes for better 4K   —  Nvidia announced a new flagship graphics card delivering smoother 4K graphics for PC gamers, plus new G-Sync screen technology for smoother gaming on laptops.
May 31, 2015, 10:05 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
After $25 Firefox OS phones fail to get traction, Mozilla will explore implementing Android app compatibility in future versions with focus on a few key apps   —  Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost  —  After its $25 phones fail to dent Google and Apple dominance …
May 22, 2015, 2:15 PMIn context

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