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Apple Watch users keep dialing 911 in their sleep

June 18th, 2021

The Apple Watch is often credited for saving people’s lives, whether it’s by detecting an abnormal heart rate or an accidental fall, or even by notifying emergency services on their behalf. The latter is a security feature built into the Apple Watch that allows people to quickly dial 911 if they need emergency assistance. The …

Astronaut says he accidentally dialed 911 from space

January 4th, 2019

In space no one can hear you scream and, as it turns out, no one can respond to your 911 calls either. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers found that out first hand when he accidentally dialed the emergency services number while attempting to place a call to Earth from the International Space Station. In a recent …

OnePlus 5 Dialing 911

The OnePlus 5 has a bug that could actually kill people

July 18th, 2017

The OnePlus 5 was one of the most promising Android handsets of the summer, at least on paper. As soon as the Chinese smartphone maker launched it, users started discovering various issues about the phone, some more annoying than others. The most severe issue to date concerns the display, which has a “natural” jelly effect …

FCC calls for Verizon probe into thousands of dropped 9-1-1 calls

February 22nd, 2011

In a letter sent last Thursday to the nation’s top wireless carrier, the Federal Communications Commission is calling for an investigation into thousands of dropped emergency calls placed during a blizzard in late January. Approximately 10,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls placed on the Verizon Wireless network in Maryland were dropped, the FCC says. The calls were made on January …