This Apple repair center sends 20 false emergency calls to 911 per day

Emergency 911 dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California have an odd case on their hands. Ever since October rolled in, they’ve been seeing on average of 20 false 911 calls every day, for a grand total of 1600 so far. As per one police dispatcher, Jamie Hudson:

We’ve been seeing these calls for the last four months from Apple. We’re able to see quickly where the call is coming from, so when we get one from Apple, the address will come up with their location.

The times when it’s greatly impacting us is when we have other emergencies happening and …


Samsung Galaxy S9 to run for a day and a half on a single charge, will sport front stereo speakers?

A Reddit user, who claimed to have had hands-on time with a  pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on the social forum site the other day. He fielded questions related to the unit he played around with, noting that the model was “very close to production.” And while it might not mean anything, the fact that the thread was deleted could indicate that his story is legitimate and hit too close to home.

According to the lucky gentleman who allegedly was given 20 minutes to play around with the phone, the design looks very similar to last …

The 10 best movies to watch if you're doing Valentine's Day solo

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Valentine’s Day can be a tough one for the newly or perpetually single, but it doesn’t have to be

Now free of the district-mandated cards passed around in grade school, most of us don’t even have to interact with the holiday beyond some excellent chocolate sales at the local pharmacy (embrace these, by all means). But if you do start to feel some feels, that’s okay, and the best way to indulge yourself is with some carefully curated movies about women kicking ass (and the aforementioned sale chocolates). 

So, because we care, here are the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day solo. Or honestly, any day. These are good movies! Read more…

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Best Buy President's Day sales: here are the best deals

Best Buy is running a big sale for President’s Day and if you are in store for a new phone, tablet or any sort of a tech gadget really, you should definitely look into the offers.

There are deals on the iPhone, iPad, as well as the best Android phones including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel 2 series.
We have summed up the best deals on mobile gadgets right below. Which one would you buy?

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

You can save up to $150 on a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus when you activate your phone with …

Facebook Messenger releases new filters and chat features to celebrate Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day – the perfect time to express your love to an even greater extent. To help you with that, Facebook has rolled out a bunch of new camera filters and couple-exclusive chat features for its Messenger app.
If you have recently made your relationship Facebook-official, you’ll get a special notification from Messenger. Pressing it will lead you to the chat between you and your loved one where a shower of hearts will pour on your screen. Additionally, your chat’s custom emoji will be changed into one that shows your affection, …

Poll results: No love for phones on Valentine's day

While we love to get expensive stuff for those we love, some holidays just don’t call for this type of devotion. And they don’t call for gadgets and gizmos. Well, that’s all according to personal perception, of course — nobody can tell you what you and your special someone like to get as a present.

But we thought we’d ask you — seeing how many red- or pink-themed phones get launched around Valentine’s Day each year, and seeing the many BOGO deals or buy one, get one at a discount deals, we were wondering — how many of you go out and get a phone for their better half?

So, we posted …

Would (did) you buy a phone as a gift for Valentine's Day?

Ah, the beauty of gift-giving. Nowadays, it’s pretty common to shell out for an expensive present at some occasions, such as the Christmas holidays or a special someone’s birthday. Cynics might pin it as a bad syndrome of capitalism and consumerism programming us to measure our feelings in cold, hard cash.

But let’s admit it — it’s easier to pick something expensive rather than look for the perfect, practical thing to give. When looking for that special item to wrap in a gift box, we often ask ourselves “Would that person be able to just trot down to a random store and buy it themselves?”. …

Keep your coffee hot all day with this self-warming mug

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Let’s face it. We’ve all left our hot beverages sitting around and forgot all about them only to come back to a nasty cup of coffee or tea. For moments like that, this fancy ceramic smart mug is here to help you avoid that situation altogether.

SEE ALSO: These are the best toaster ovens according to reviewers on Amazon

Named one of the best inventions of the year by Time Magazine in 2017, the ceramic temperature control mug by Ember is a special heated mug that can be adjusted via the companion Ember app or your Apple watch, so you can remotely set your mug to your preferred temperature and save presets so it’s always at the ideal heat. (Just don’t put it in the microwave. Duh.) Read more…

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Qualcomm and Broadcom to meet on Valentine's Day to talk marriage

Qualcomm has told Broadcom that it has rejected its “best and final offer” of $121 billion because of several factors. One is valuation. Qualcomm believes that it is worth more than a cash and stock bid of $82 a share. In addition, Qualcomm has stated that if a deal is agreed to and government regulators refuse to clear it, the company will be “enormously and irreparably damaged.” As a result, the company wants to have a break-up fee in place that is higher than the usual 3%-4% of the transaction’s value. Broadcom has reportedly agreed to an $8 billion fee, which is 6% of the deal’s value.

As …

Google's Valentine's Day deals include free Pixel 2 Live Cases, savings on Google Home

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2018, Google this week unveiled a series of deals that folks in the US can take advantage of through Google Store. We’re not talking about breathtaking deals here, but it’s still nice to see that Google is being a bit generous.
If you’re buying a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL before February 14 (at 11:59 PM PT), you can get a free Live Case for your phone. Normally costing at least $40, a protective Live Case can be personalized with your own photos and images, or you can choose one of Google’s preset designs. 
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