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A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Tech Report: 40th Anniversary of First Cellphone Call

Believe it or not, it’s been 40 years since an engineer with Motorola made the world’s first cellphone call.

04/03/2013

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CHP Set To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The CHP along with the NHTSA are hoping to educated drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

03/26/2013

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year Plan

T-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn’t that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.

03/26/2013

Google Nexus One Smartphone. (CBS)

Google’s Top Android Exec Unexpectedly Steps Down

Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry.

03/13/2013

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Sacramento Couple Made $4M Selling Stolen Phones, Officials Say

A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each.

03/12/2013

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Smuggled Cellphones A Growing Problem In California Prisons

They may be locked up, but California prison inmates have never been so well-connected. Cellphones are being smuggled in by the thousands, and some prison workers may be part of the problem.

10/17/2012

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chinese iPhone 5 Workers Strike Over Quality Demands

A labor watch group says thousands of workers at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPhones have gone on strike over increased quality control demands and having to work during an extended national holiday.

10/05/2012

A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Prepaid Cellphone Plans Can Pay Off For Individuals

According to one estimate, some consumers could save as much as $1,000 over two years by opting for a prepaid or month-to-month plan, instead of a contract plan.

09/24/2012

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Samsung Targets Apple Online And In Court

Samsung Electronics plans to add the iPhone 5, set to be released Friday, to the list of Apple devices that it claims infringes its patents in a San Jose court case, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

09/20/2012

Apple iPhone 5. (CBS News)

CNET’s iPhone 5 Review: Finally The iPhone We’ve Always Wanted

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched to massive fanfare on Sept. 12, and now the verdict is in from CNET’s Scott Stein. He found that the new iPhone offers key features that were desired by users when its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, shipped.

09/18/2012

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