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Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China to protect its staff

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Apple says it’s suspending iPhone 4S sales in mainland China following the violence we reported earlier, in which angry customers threw eggs at the company’s flagship store in Beijing. The crowd had queued in freezing temperatures to purchase the newly-arrived 4S, but were subsequently told the store would not be opening for business — hence their angry response. It seems that many in the mob weren’t normal consumers, but were workers put in place by resellers who wanted to buy up devices and sell them on at a profit. There was similar disorder when the iPad 2 went on sale in China, and now an Apple spokesperson has said the risk to its staff is too great, forcing it to halt 4S sales “for the time being.”

Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China to protect its staff originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded with Move Controller Is Your Nostalgic Violence Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

All my life, I’ve known nothing but a world drenched in the spilt blood of once-friends and former loves. The gun is my only concubine. The silencer my only peace. I once knew the joys of childhood laughter-sunset matches of kick the can, the glimmer of a brand new heap of marbles. Jones and I would play catcha-bug down by the creek, stuffing our faces with fresh berries after. And then, we played GoldenEye. I knew nothing but the thrill of death from then on. That was long ago. Now the game’s back, and we can control it with a giant plastic gun. How’s that? Where are you now, Jones? I’m aiming the giant plastic gun at my TV, PS3 humming, and I feel peace renewed, as I paid only $100 for it with free shipping. Bighead mode. — SB

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America’s ‘panic button’ to wipe phones of democracy activists, perturb repressive governments

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

So, here’s the scene. You’re out at [insert city center here], completely neglecting any and all work duties, throwing Molotov cocktails at the building of the State you’ve grown to hate. It’s a protest in every sense of the word, and you’re rallying the troops via Twitter and Facebook. It’s actually not an uncommon painting these days, and while America’s not into promoting violence, it is into keeping the personal information of democracy activists secure. According to a fresh Reuters report, the US State Department is currently developing a software-based “panic button” that would wipe a phone’s address book and beam out emergency alerts to fellow protesters if they were apprehended. The goal here is to protect the privacy of those captured while promoting their best interests, and to let others know that trouble is brewing. There’s no clear indication of the status here, but something tells us that it’d be useful yesterday for a certain region of the globe.

America’s ‘panic button’ to wipe phones of democracy activists, perturb repressive governments originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Reflect Upon Your Childhood and the Ravages of War With a Melted Toy Soldier Bowl [Imagecache]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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