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North Korea Connected To Sony Attack As Company Cancels Dec. 25 Release Of ‘The Interview’

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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The FBI has connected North Korea to the Sony Pictures cyberattack, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News Wednesday, hours after the company announced it had scrapped the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after a number of major movie chains said they would not show the film.

The administration reportedly will call out North Korea on its role on Thursday.

However, the source also told Fox the hacking attack did not necessarily come from inside the borders of North Korea.

Until Wednesday, the Obama administration had been saying it was not immediately clear who might have been responsible for the computer break-in. North Korea has publicly denied it was involved.

In canceling he Christmas day release, Sony released a statement saying, “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”

(Kim Jong Un death scene the Sony hackers didn’t want you to see)

Check Pebble Smart Watch For Apple and Android Devices

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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The Pebble stands out by not standing out — almost every other smart watch is a bulky, chunky affair, but chances are most people won’t even realize you’re wearing the Pebble until you tell them. It’s slim and sleek, and when the backlight is off the screen blends in seamlessly with the borders of my black review unit. On the right side you’ll find up / down and select buttons, while the left side has a back button and a set of contacts for the Pebble’s magnetic power connector, which aligns and latches on like Apple’s familiar MagSafe system. It’s a clever way to keep the Pebble waterproof without resorting to clunky port covers or flaps.

As for the screen itself, I would call it just okay: Pebble calls it “e-paper,” but it’s really a 114 x 168 “transflective” LCD that’s designed for watches. It’s functional, but ultimately it’s a low-resolution black and white LCD, and low-resolution black and white LCDs are not renowned for their beauty. It’s also covered by a curved plastic lens that can reflect light in weird ways — it’s not a huge problem at all, but you’ll notice it from time to time.

Astonishing Video Shows Moment Airplane Blows Woman Head First Into a Wall

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Some ladies like to get their hair dry as quickly as possible after a swim to avoid that nightmare frizz.

But this woman went a step too far when she tried to use a jet engine to blow-dry her locks – with near-disastrous consequences.

She was captured in this video on a beach in the Caribbean which borders an international airport.

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911 operator’s instructions to caller proves deadly

Friday, April 6th, 2012

A Denver man who called 911 to report a threatening road-rage encounter reluctantly followed a 911 dispatcher’s order to return to the scene of the crime, where he was fatally shot while waiting for police.

26-year old victim, Jimma Reat

Jimma Reat, a 26-year-old immigrant from Sudan, was traveling with his brother, cousin, and other passengers early Sunday morning, when a road-rage incident occurred at around 4 a.m., according to ABC affiliate KMGH.

Reat’s cousin, Ran Pal, called 911 and reported that the occupants of a red Jeep had thrown bottles at their car, breaking the windows and threatening the people in the car, according to the report. Denver police confirmed the report but have not publicly released the name of the caller.

Reat, Pal and the others in the car had left Denver and were traveling home when they were instructed by the 911 dispatcher to return to within Denver’s borders in order to receive police assistance, according to Denver police.

The group traveled back to Denver to wait for police assistance, but were fired upon by the occupants of the Jeep, which had arrived at the same part of the city, police said.

According to the Denver Post, the 911 dispatcher and Reat argued about the instruction to return to the scene of the altercation, with the dispatcher threatening to withhold police assistance unless Reat drove back to Denver.

“The call transpired very quickly,” Carl Simpson, executive director of Denver 911, told ABC affiliate KMGH. “It got sideways very quickly. I am deeply saddened by the events that transpired. This call left me very saddened for the family.”

Of the dispatcher, Simpson said, “I do know he didn’t follow procedures.”

Simpson told the Post that the dispatcher followed “lower level policies,” in which he would typically advise a motorist to return to the scene of a minor accident for police assistance. But, he said, the dispatcher should have been aware that this was a “higher-level” event.

The dispatcher has been placed on leave while authorities investigate the 911 call.

The Jeep was found abandoned in Denver Sunday, and was later reported stolen by its owner, according to ABC affiliate KMGH. Police are still searching for suspects in the shooting.

The victim was not believed to have been involved in any gang activity, police told KMGH.

Ernie Franssen, the Denver 911 operations manager, apologized for the incident during a news conference Monday.

“We’re absolutely apologetic for the circumstances of the call,” Franssen told KMGH. “We want to give due diligence to the employee and make sure that we did or didn’t follow the policies as they are written, and we want to take a look and listen to it ourselves and be able to speak to the employee.”

Franssen told ABC News today that the department would be looking at its own policies for 911 calls like Pal’s.

“We have policies that say we could have responded outside of Denver or could have involved another jurisdiction,” Franssen said.”Some policies were not followed. There were a number of policies that were followed.”

“But we are deeply saddened by events,” he said, “and sorry for family and community and sorry for the outcome, absolutely.”