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Honolulu Targets ‘Smartphone Zombies’ with Crosswalk Ban

(Reuters) – A ban on pedestrians looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street will take effect in Hawaii’s largest city in late October, as Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

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FBI: Hillary Clinton Lost Cell Phones with Classified Emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost several mobile telephones carrying e-mails from her private server during her time in office, according to newly-released FBI documents on the investigation into her mishandling of classified information.

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Hassidic Leaders Battle Against Smartphones And WhatsApp

The Jerusalem Post reports: The rabbinic leadership of several hassidic groups has in recent days been stepping up a campaign to implement strict restrictions and conditions on the use of smartphones within the community. The Viznitz hassidic community held a large conference

Samsung Pay Set to Crush Apple Pay

The newly-introduced Samsung Pay is about to crush Apple Pay, because all newer generation Galaxy mobile phones already work with 85 percent of “swipe-style” credit card machines.

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Study Finds Mobile Device Addicts are Multiplying Across the World

In its second annual report on consumer mobility, the Bank of America found that Americans are more plugged in than ever, with 71 percent even admitting that they sleep with their cell phones next to them. This, the BoA said, is evidence of a growing rate of addiction to mobile devices.

Fake Apple watches in China take a bite out of latest technology

Apple Earnings Powered by Rise of China’s Middle Class

Apple’s earnings vaulted by 27.5% for the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, on the phenomenal Chinese sales driving profit margins for the iPhone 6. The virtuous smartphone tailwind and buzz about the Apple Watch spiked store traffic that also goosed Mac sales. With an operating margin of over 30 percent and $194 billion in the bank, Apple deserves to be the world’s most valuable company.