Tag Archive: cell phones


Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date March 2? Flagship Could Launch At MWC With Waterproof Variant

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Samsung Electronics Co.’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 may include a host of surprises, including two curves edges and a second, waterproof version, the S6 Active. The phone may be unveiled March 2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Chinese publication, the Chosunilbo reported Wednesday.

  The Galaxy S5 was Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to feature an IP67 certification, which allows the device to withstand submersion in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Despite making Galaxy S5 waterproof, Samsung also launched water Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S5 Sport models in 2014, intending to reach niche audiences.

  This time, the manufacturer may forgo a waterproof certification on the original Galaxy S6 to set a clear distinction between the flagship and Active models. A  second waterproof Galaxy S6 Active version  is expected to come at a later date, according to Italian publication Webtrek. “

 

IBT has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bizarre Things That Have Been Banned By Various Governments (25 Photos)

 

 

 

 

    Here we have a collection of bizarre bans instituted at one time or another by States around the world . Have a look and a laugh …

 

 

objects-banned-by-governments-Denmark Baby Names

 

 

 

 

    We can easily envision some of the more totalitarian states around the globe proscribing certain names , as a matter of fact Saudi Arabia just issued an edict banning certain “Christian” names , but Denmark ? The land of anything goes , in the “tolerant” EU ? 

     Here is one more example , again from a “tolerant” EU country , this time France … 

 

 

 

France Bans Ketchup

 

 

    Yes readers , apparently French culture is such a delicate flower that the authorities felt the need to protect their citizens from the well known effects of addiction to the famous American condiment . We guess the “haughty French looking” Senator , er , Secretary of State John “Heinz” Kerry does not wield the clout his shrew of a wife would prefer .

 

   Along with these two bizarre bans the reader can see which countries felt the need to ban such other mundane items as chewing gum , the color yellow , Scrabble and even Valentine’s Day . Visit the Chive to see more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Backlash To Government Surveillance

 

 

 

 

” From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that sprinkles the Internet with red flag terms to confuse would-be snoops.”

 

 

 

 

” Policy makers, privacy advocates and political leaders around the world have been outraged at the near weekly disclosures from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that expose sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs.”

 

 

 

 

” “Until this summer, people didn’t know anything about the NSA,” said Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University co-director Amy Zegart. “Their own secrecy has come back to bite them.”

Activists are fighting back with high-tech civil disobedience, entrepreneurs want to cash in on privacy concerns, Internet users want to keep snoops out of their computers and lawmakers want to establish stricter parameters.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Female Prison Guards Impregnated By Same Inmate

 

 

 

 

” Four female prison guards in Baltimore fell pregnant to the same inmate, according to authorities who have busted a major smuggling gang inside the jail system.

Two of the women tattooed the inmate’s name on their bodies and he showered three of them with expensive gifts including cars and jewelry

The scheme involved smuggling drugs and cell phones into Baltimore City Detention Center.

Thirteen female corrections officers, seven inmates and five alleged co-conspirators are charged with racketeering, money laundering and possession with the intent to distribute.

Officials say all 13 have been suspended without pay and the department is moving to fire them.

The affidavit says the corrections officers helped members of the notorious Black Guerilla Family gang smuggle cell phones, marijuana, prescription pills and cigarettes into the jail to sell to other inmates and make thousands of dollars.”