While taking a taxi, Uber, or even Lyft when you’re drunk is generally a good idea, it doesn’t prevent every poor decision. A drunk man by the name of Kenny Bachman took a ride ‘home’ to his house in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. The issue is he was no longer in Philadelphia.
Two 911 call centers in California have confessed to getting hundreds of calls from a single location. The caller? Apple — specifically a repair center in Elk Grove. No one seems to know exactly how or why these calls were made — Apple told Buzzfeed it was aware of the calls and was looking into it. The popular theory seems to be that, because iPhones and Apple watches ring 911 when you hold one button down, employees are calling by accident. Jaded by mystery novels as I am, I find it hard to believe Apple employees can make that many butt-dials that…
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Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.
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Camera companies have had to adapt their business models quickly over the past decade to account for the rise of smartphone cameras. Part of that has involved some interesting developments on the high end. RED has built incredibly high-powered cameras that have become the darling of many in the film industry; now they’re setting their sights on the smartphone market with what seems to be… Read More
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The Nativ Vita music player looks like a tablet, except all you can do with it is play and control music. The 11.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 touchscreen device has onboard storage to host your digital music collection and can also access various streaming platforms, like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal. The thing looks nice and has an impressive spec sheet.
Because it doesn’t include built-in speakers, it instead plays music through either USB, SPDIF, HDMI, and AES/EBU ports, or a Bluetooth, gigabit Ethernet, or 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection. You have options. It also includes a Cortex-A9 processor with 4GB of RAM, and up to two HDDs that support a max of 2TB of storage each. It’s also voice-controlled, has companion iOS, Android, and…