Emergency dispatchers want drivers to stop putting smartphones in cupholders

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The habit is causing phones to autodial 911 because the side buttons are being pressed unintentionally. Drivers setting their smartphones aside so they can focus on the road will often place their devices into cupholders as convenient locations. Now, emergency dispatchers are recommending that motorists change this habit. A growing number of dispatchers are receiving calls placed by cupholders that have held buttons down. Dispatchers are increasingly receiving calls from confused smartphone owners who don’t know why the call was placed in the first place. All too frequently, they have…

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iPhone 8 may see late release due to fingerprint reader production problems

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Cowen and Company of Wall Street reported that the scanner tech is to blame for the smartphone’s delay. Wall Street firm, Cowen and Company, issued note to investors saying the iPhone 8 release will be delayed. It pointed to production issues regarding the fingerprint reader to explain the delay. That same issue has been reported by a number of other Apple followers and media outlets. Fans of Apple products expected the iPhone 8 to launch in September as has been the tradition for the company. This was likely to have…

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Next iPhone camera may give you duck lips in 3D

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Rumor has it that the next Apple smartphone camera will allow for three dimensional selfies. The next iPhone camera could come with a unique 3D sensor in its front-facing camera. This, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a top Apple analyst from KGI Securities. The analyst has been notably accurate about iPhone technology predictions in the past. This would require a significant overhaul to the current front-facing camera which has more traditional features. The new iPhone camera would also be able to enable iris recognition and facial recognition. The 3D sensors would…

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