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04.17.14
You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone
04.17.14

You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone

Can't remember your password? Someday, you might not have to. A new feature in Google's Chrome OS...

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02.26.14
​House passes bill that legalizes phone unlocking, with a frustrating caveat
02.26.14

​House passes bill that legalizes phone unlocking, with a frustrating caveat

Still unsure where unlocking your mobile device falls under the eyes of the law? Legislation just...

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12.13.13
Moto X Touchless Control update lets you speak your unlock code
12.13.13

Moto X Touchless Control update lets you speak your unlock code

You no longer have to give up some of the Moto X's voice commands if you want to rely on security...

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12.12.13
FCC FTW: wireless telcos agree to more consumer-friendly phone unlocking policies
12.12.13

FCC FTW: wireless telcos agree to more consumer-friendly phone unlocking policies

About a month ago, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave the U.S. wireless industry an ultimatum: choose t...

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11.14.13
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells carriers to get on board with his plan to let people unlock their phones... or else
11.14.13

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells carriers to get on board with his plan to let people unlock their phones... or else

Congress, the White House and the FCC's new chairman Tom Wheeler have all come out in favor of set...

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08.12.13
Phone unlocking sees sharp increase in popularity following ban in January
08.12.13

Phone unlocking sees sharp increase in popularity following ban in January

When the US Library of Congress ruled to make the unlocking of smartphones illegal, its motive was...

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08.06.13
Google patent launches specific apps through pattern unlock
08.06.13

Google patent launches specific apps through pattern unlock

When you set up your Android phone with a secure unlock mode, it often means giving up app shortcu...

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06.18.13
FCC chairman nominee Tom Wheeler comes out in favor of legalized phone unlocking
06.18.13

FCC chairman nominee Tom Wheeler comes out in favor of legalized phone unlocking

He was nominated to replace Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commissio...

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05.16.13
Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O
05.16.13

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees de...

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