TSA tightens screening for all gadgets bigger than cell phones

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Airline travelers will have to submit carry-on electronics larger than a phone to X-ray screening in separate bins at airports nationwide in coming weeks, the TSA announced Wednesday.

The procedure will be familiar to travelers who already had to do that with laptops in recent years, officials said.

The TSA piloted the program at 10 airports — none of which were in New York — earlier this year and decided to roll out the procedure nationwide.

“Whether you’re flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as a safe option for everyone, TSA acting administrator Huban Gowadia said in a statement.

Officials banned carry-on laptops on flights connecting to 13 countries in the Middle East and Africa earlier this year to minimize terror threats.