Crime and Punishment
We all know the first rule of social media: If you’re going to be a dangerous, internationally renowned Mexican drug lord, don’t go putting the photos of your work on Twitter.
A smartphone filled with apps is only as good as the casing that surrounds it. That’s what a Florida convenience store clerk learned yesterday after he was shot but his HTC phone stopped the bullet from seriously injuring him.
Police in Winter Garden, a suburb of Tampa, said that a man entered a gas station Read More
Who hasn’t, probably while peeing into a cup or being poked for a blood sample, wished that the medical industry would go ahead and invent the tricorder from Star Trek already?
Don’t get carried so away with your wishful thinking that you write a check, though. The New York Post reports that federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have bagged one Howard Leventhal, who allegedly claimed he’d invented a similarly all-knowing diagnostic device that he dubbed the “McCoy.” Read More
Tis the season for apple picking, just not the type that involves iPhones. A pair of Bronx politicians are proposing a law that aims to cut down smartphone theft by making it illegal to resell a device without a valid proof of ownership. If you try to sell the device without proof you’re the owner, you could face penalties and possibly jail time. Read More
Today’s edition of “Unruly Teens” comes from Ballston, Va. where the first Kindle-related quarrel might have been recorded.
The Arlington County Police Department reports that a 16-year-old hit allegedly his mother over the head with a frying pan after she refused to let him borrow her Kindle. While it’s unknown what kind of Kindle it was and whether the kid was just really eager to start reading The Circle, we do know that the incident happened earlier this month in the Arlington suburb. Read More
Just weeks after the New York Police Department encouraged people to activate “Find My iPhone,” it’s already paying dividends in ways the force probably didn’t foresee.
Early this morning, a couple exiting a Bronx nightclub were allegedly mugged at gunpoint by two suspects, 21-year-old Antoine Ross and 22-year-old Trevor Robinson. One of the suspects allegedly pointed a silver pistol at the male victim saying “You know what this is, give up everything” and forcibly removed his wallet, belt and iPhone. Read More
The trial of James Holmes, the suspect accused of going on a shooting rampage in a Colorado movie theater, is in its beginning stages–and the suspect’s online dating activity may figure prominently into the prosecution’s case.
Apparently hell hath no fury like eager teens looking to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V.
A 23-year-old man was brutally attacked by three teenagers in north London yesterday, after they spotted him carrying a copy of the highly anticipated game less than two hours after he purchased it. Read More