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Did Charles Manson Have A Cellular Phone in Prison?

Cellular phones smuggled into prisons are nuisances for law enforcers and prison management. This particular contraband has been so prevalent in prison systems that even the mass murderer had one under his mattress. The orchestrator of one of the most notorious killing rampage in US History, Charles Manson, had a cellular phone under his mattress. …

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How Much Did Criminals Pay for an Old Nokia Phone Model?

Before the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, Nokia was the market leader in the industry. It controlled the global market with its handy, durable, and long-lasting mobile phones. The Nokia 1100 stood out among the many Nokia models. But what made this particular model enticing to criminals?  In 2009, fraudsters found out that the …

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Captain Crunch Whistle

In 1971, a young hacker named John Draper discovered that the toy whistles found in Captain Crunch cereal boxes were capable of mimicking the tones used by phone companies, allowing him to make free phone calls.

Captain Crunch and his Toy Whistle One fateful day in 1971, a young hacker named John Draper opened a box of Captain Crunch cereal. It is hard to imagine how this led to a major event in the history of anything, but the detail is that the box came with a toy whistle. Draper didn’t …

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Apple’s policy of refusing to repair phones that have undergone “unauthorized” repairs is illegal in Australia due to their right to repair law.

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia AFP An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties. The nation’s consumer watchdog took the tech giant to court last year following complaints from users about faulty devices. Apple admitted that it misled 275 …

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Meet a 17 year old kid that was given an old iPhone for free, and using the “barter” section of Craigslist made 14 trades, ending with a Porsche. Along the way he traded for newer phones, computers, motorcycles, and eventually cars.

How A 17-Year-Old Craigslist-Swapped An Old Phone For A Porsche Starting with an old cell phone a friend gave him, 17-year-old Steven Ortiz of Glendora, CA, used Craigslist to trade up 14 times over two years and eventually end up with a Porsche Boxster. Here’s how he did it. Click to viewAlthough Oritz’s story isn’t …

Meet a 17 year old kid that was given an old iPhone for free, and using the “barter” section of Craigslist made 14 trades, ending with a Porsche. Along the way he traded for newer phones, computers, motorcycles, and eventually cars. Read More »

What Was the Top-Selling Song on iTunes in 2017?

In 2017, iPhone users struggled every time they connected their mobile phone to the car as the same song automatically played as iPhone queues its songs in alphabetical order. To save many mobile phone users from this inconvenience, Samir Mezrahi released an empty song to give people time to queue their songs.  Samir Mezrahi released …

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Why Did the Federal Communications Commission Issue A Fine to Jason Humphreys?

Almost 390,000 injuries occur every year due to drivers who are texting while behind the wheel. In fact, according to statistics, one out of four vehicular accidents are caused by this. Several laws have been passed regarding this, officially making it illegal to text and drive. But it seems to be challenging to implement. Here …

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The Finnish government recently invested €98 million in a new central library. Finnish writers receive library royalties—they are almost as much per borrowed book as the royalty for each paperback sold.

How Finland Rebranded Itself as a Literary Country Here’s the thing about us Finns: we haven’t traditionally been very good at branding. In fact, seeing the brand-led global success stories originating from Sweden (IKEA, H&M, Spotify, Skype, Absolut Vodka, ABBA, Stieg Larsson, etc.), we’ve been overcome with jealousy. In Finland, we’ve been known only for …

The Finnish government recently invested €98 million in a new central library. Finnish writers receive library royalties—they are almost as much per borrowed book as the royalty for each paperback sold. Read More »

In 1991, a man broke into the Florida State Capitol & blockaded himself inside. His demands included pizza, beer, cigarettes, chinese food, weed, 666 donuts (for the cops) and phone calls w/ Ice Cube, Timothy Leary, & Lemmy from Motörhead. No demand was met, but the standoff ended peacefully

Marshall Ledbetter Marshall Ledbetter, Jr. (June 10, 1969 – July 14, 2003) was an American photographer, psychedelics enthusiast, iconoclast[citation needed] and unconventional protester. Protest In the early morning of June 14, 1991, Ledbetter, then a student at Florida State University, broke into the Florida State Capitol building and phoned a number of odd demands from …

In 1991, a man broke into the Florida State Capitol & blockaded himself inside. His demands included pizza, beer, cigarettes, chinese food, weed, 666 donuts (for the cops) and phone calls w/ Ice Cube, Timothy Leary, & Lemmy from Motörhead. No demand was met, but the standoff ended peacefully Read More »