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BMW's new smartphone car key means you better not lose your phone

Unlock your car with your phone.Image: bmw By Sasha Lekach2018-02-26 23:11:42 UTC With your car keys in your smartphone it’ll be harder to misplace your keys — but the pressure is really on to keep track of your phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, BMW showed off a smartphone-enabled car locking and unlocking experience. BMW’s Digital Key will be available this July for BMW car owners

Why it makes sense for Apple to drop 3D Touch from this year's new iPhone

Image: lili sams/mashable By Raymond Wong2018-01-29 23:28:59 UTC Remember how 3D Touch, the iPhone feature where you press harder into the screen, was supposed to be a very big, earth-shattering, game-changing, deal? Yeah…about that. Apple may finally take the first steps towards abandoning 3D Touch when it releases new iPhones later this year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returned this week with another research note (via MacRumors) for Apple investors.

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

Image: Guardian project By Adam Rosenberg2017-12-25 22:29:45 UTC If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for that. Haven is an open-source project that Snowden developed in conjunction with Freedom of the Press Foundation and Guardian Project. You can find directions and links for downloading and installing it on the latter

Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Why talk when you can text?Image: Silvia Otte/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:02:09 UTC Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking behind