Missing iPhone 5 Prototype
San Francisco police have assisted Apple in the search for a prototype of the latest iPhone that went astray in a bar in a repeat of an embarrassing loss that took place last year.
An Apple employee lost a yet-to-be-released iPhone 5 in a tequila bar in San Francisco’s Mission District in July, technology news site CNET reported this week.
After the device was electronically tracked using GPS technology to a San Francisco house, four police officers and two Apple employees visited the home, the San Francisco police said in a statement distributed to news outlets.
“Apple employees called Mission police station directly, wanting assistance in tracking down a lost item,” the press release said.
“The two Apple employees met with the resident and then went into the house to look for the lost item,” it said. “The Apple employees did not find the lost item and left the house.”
The statement did not identify the item being searched for but the title of the document carried a tantalizing hint: iPhone5.doc.
A resident of the home, Sergio Calderon, 22, told SF Weekly that he has visited the bar where the phone was reportedly lost but he did not have the device. He said the search of his house took place in July.
Cupertino, California-based Apple began selling the iPhone 4 last year and is expected to unveil the latest model, the iPhone 5, in September or October.
Word of another unreleased iPhone model disappearing in a bar came just weeks after prosecutors decided not to pursue criminal charges against Gizmodo technology bloggers who got hold of a lost iPhone 4 prototype last year.
Gizmodo published pictures and details of the iPhone prototype after buying it for $5,000 from a man who claimed to have found it in a beer garden where it was lost by an Apple software engineer.
Criminal charges have been filed against the man who purportedly found the iPhone 4 prototype and another who brokered the deal to sell it to Gizmodo.
The pair pleaded not guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor charges in San Mateo County Superior Court.
Why do iPhone prototypes always get lost in a bar?
Mean Guys Finish First
A new study finds behavior that might get you excluded from dinner parties actually pays off in the workplace—especially if you’re a man. Men who rate themselves as disagreeable, stubborn and difficult get paid more than their coworkers.
The study, which will be..
Women still get paid less even if they are bitches or not. Figures.
Bears Can Fly Now?
Lets get one thing straight here. I’m a reporter. Classically trained, top grade, grade A, top notch reporter material. Like, when Anderson Cooper has a question on how to spin a story he dials me up for some advice. Usually I gladly oblige. But when my little red “hot story” light on my desk starting blinking earlier today and Anderson called about this flying bear story I told him FUCK OFF COOPER THIS STORY IS MINE.
I know fucking gold material when I see it and here it is. I’ve been sent this story by a few people and there’s just so much to it. The bear. The car. Canada. The witness testimony. It’s perfect. “We don’t see this often” Often? Often implies that more than once bears have flown through people’s car windows and killed passer-bys. Fucking Canada, what are you guys doing up there? The bear “shot out of the back window” How the fuck does a 440 pound bear go through a car and just “shoot” out of a back window after killing to people? Was fucking Marty McFly driving? Was Back to the Future happening on this Canadian road just hitting 88mph when a bear stepped in the way? Step it up Marty you’ll never get back with this lack luster performance!
To top it off, this article delivers so much information in a mere five sentences and then has the gall to cite the editor and reporter? Guy, you reported as many details as you may have heard eavesdropping in the checkout aisle at CanadaFoodEh? (Canadian Walmart, I believe) while looking for a candy bar. And the editor? What did you edit? Was this some long-form epic on bears that you cut down to five sentences? Bravo team, Bravo, just grade fucking A reporting skills.
Look HERE for an article with real reporting that totally discredits THIS article on the same story. Thanks to Duffy and Joelle for this hot story!
Binay confirms 3 Filipinos were executed in China
Vice President Jejomar Binay confirmed that the three Filipinos found guilty of drug trafficking were executed in China on Wednesday.
“I just want to inform you that our three compatriots have been executed,” Binay told ABS-CBN television, citing information from the Philippine foreign affairs ministry.
In a statement, the Philippine government said that it has done everything in its power to stop the executions.
“We have been informed that Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, and Elizabeth Batain were administered lethal injections to carry out the sentence imposed by the courts of the People’s Republic of China this morning,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.
“Our government had taken every available opportunity to appeal to the authorities of China for clemency in their cases, to which the Chinese government responded with a postponement of the execution. In the end, however, the sentence was imposed.
“The nation sympathized with the families of the condemned, sharing their sense of looming loss. We sympathize with these families now. Their deaths are a vivid lesson in the tragic toll the drug trade takes on entire families,” she added.
The government spokesperson said that government will “ensure that the chain of victimization, as pushers entrap and destroy lives in pursuit of their trade, will be broken.”
“Those who traffic in illegal drugs respect no laws, no boundaries, and have no scruples about destroying lives. Our response must be relentless, with government and the citizenry working together to ensure vigilance and mutual support to prevent our countrymen from being used by drug pushers as sacrificial pawns, whether at home or abroad,” the spokesperson added.
Boston is a tragedy, but it's not your tragedy.
The violence on Monday was sickening. But unless you were actually there, it could not have “almost” happened to you
To empathize with the victims of such tragedies as the Boston bombings is human and necessary. But one need not have been in clear and present danger to sufficiently grieve.
This week, for instance, a Washington radio station interviewed a marathon runner who “had run the Boston Marathon four times.” The athlete said he didn’t run this year, but the point made was inescapable — it could have been him.
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Such a relevant article.