MESA, Ariz. -- Four police officers in Mesa, Arizona, are on leave following an incident last month, where a suspect was seen on video being punched several times. The surveillance video shows 33-year-old Robert Johnson leaning against a railing using his phone, and police ask him to sit down. When he didn't immediately comply, the officers repeatedly punch and knee him before Johnson collapses. "I am disappointed," said Roman Batista, Mesa police chief. "There's going to be a special directive that says we will not strike someone in the face unless they are showing active aggression." At the time, police were responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. A woman had called saying her ex-boyfriend, who is a friend of Johnson's, tried breaking into her apartment. In surveillance video, Johnson is seen leaning against a wall before the officers approached. "He was crouching down and they came over and pretty much beat him up before he could do anything," … [Read more...] about Mesa, Arizona, police department at center of beating video was already under fire
Twitter has reportedly dissolved its live video team and merged the group into its content partnerships team.The change, which was reported by Bloomberg, hints that Twitter will focus less on live streaming on its own, as the company brings it in line with the broader video and content strategy.Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Twitter's daily video views have nearly doubled in the last year, with the format making up more than half of ad revenue for the past two quarters.In April, Twitter widened its video partnerships with media companies like ESPN, NBC and Viacom, as well as increasing the number of shows it broadcasts from 16 to 30.Last Thursday, a bug resulted in a Beats video ad dominating the top of users' timelines, giving the audio equipment company a massive amount of exposure. … [Read more...] about Twitter dissolves live video team in content reorganization push
We got tipped before that an LG G3 Stylus is on the way, and now LG itself slipped and revealed the largest member in the G3 trio, while making a commercial for the smallest. In the G3 Beat video ad below (that's the "mini" G3 s for China), we can clearly see a G3 Stylus listed at the end, which seems to be larger than both the 5.5" G3, and the 5" G3 Beat. Rumor has it that the G3 stylus will feature the 5.9" display of the G Pro 2 , but will be laden with a stylus, and will arrive around the time that the Note 4 gets issued, as a direct competitor. Now, whether this monster will be China-bound, or will see the light of the day in the rest of the world, remains to be seen, but given how LG mimicked the Galaxy line with the trio, the G3 Stylus might very well be outed globally, too. Mum's the word on the rest of the specs, but, given the release timing will be in the second half of the year, it's reasonable to expect a Snapdragon 805 processor to be put inside, but … [Read more...] about Unannounced LG G3 Stylus makes a cameo in promo video, ready to take on the Note 4
This review is for the 13-inch version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2. If you’re looking for the Surface Book 2 15-inch, go here. Microsoft wowed us when it introduced the original Surface Book and showcased its ability to produce innovative products that create entirely new PC categories. Watching the display tear off to become a usable tablet with active pen support felt like gazing into a time machine set firmly to the future. Two years later, Microsoft continues to leverage the design, releasing two versions of the Surface Book 2: the 13.5-inch and 15-inch. Other than size, they’re nearly identical in appearance. In fact, they’re even hard to tell apart from the original and the mid-term Performance Base upgrade — that is, until you turn them on and start running them through their paces. The model we’re reviewing here is a higher-end configuration, decked out with an eighth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7-8660U (the fastest available), Nvidia GTX … [Read more...] about With surreal speed and battery life, the 13-inch Surface Book 2 is hard to beat
Andy Boxall/Digital Trends If you’ve got about $500 to spend on a new smartphone, then the Honor View 10 and the OnePlus 5T should be high up the list of devices to check out. Both are excellent value, and great performers. We’re going to take a deeper look at one key feature — the camera. We took both phones on a day out to capture photos in a variety of situations and environments, with the goal of seeing which takes the best photos, and which camera is the most versatile. If you’re interested to see how the Honor View 10 compares to the closely-related Huawei Mate 10 Pro, we’ve also put the two against each other. Camera specs Before we start looking at photos, how do the two cameras compare on paper? The Honor View 10 has an f/1.8 aperture, 16-megapixel RGB lens, and a 20-megapixel monochrome lens, with phase detection auto-focus. Used together it captures bokeh-style blurred background shots (like the iPhone’s Portrait Mode), while … [Read more...] about The $500 question: Can the Honor View 10 beat the OnePlus 5T in a camera shootout?