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    Default …when smartphones attack…

    One could argue the placement of the thread, but imo this is the best place other than Headline News…


    Apple Probing Electrocution Death of Chinese iPhone User | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    Note, please, the Galaxy S3's are also on the prowl (bottom of article)…what's next, I wonder, zombie BT headsets?
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    Default Re: …when smartphones attack…

    What is interesting is that when I first saw a report of this (and I failed to note source) it suggested that she had answered her phone stepping from her bath. Now any reference to that is gone, most articles have the same copy and clearly no one seems to know what actually happened. I'm pretty skeptical, actually. An overheating battery burning your pocket, sure, but electrocution from a 5V charger...? Then again, I'm not an electricity expert.
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    Default Re: …when smartphones attack…

    Quote Originally Posted by Hook View Post
    What is interesting is that when I first saw a report of this (and I failed to note source) it suggested that she had answered her phone stepping from her bath. Now any reference to that is gone, most articles have the same copy and clearly no one seems to know what actually happened. I'm pretty skeptical, actually. An overheating battery burning your pocket, sure, but electrocution from a 5V charger...? Then again, I'm not an electricity expert.
    This may be the write-up:

    Apple investigating electrocution death of Chinese flight attendant while charging iPhone | 9to5Mac
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    Default Re: …when smartphones attack…

    well, seems this old news is appropriate in this thread.....

    Weaponize your iPhone with Yellow Jacket case that doubles as stun gun
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