- Cooking Mama’s return whips up a fresh batch of memes Tuesday 8:18 PM
- Influencer body-shames model, Photoshops photo of self to ‘prove point’ Tuesday 7:27 PM
- Boosie Badazz goes on transphobic rant about Dwyane Wade’s daughter Tuesday 6:34 PM
- Royal Family’s website accidentally links to porn instead of charity Tuesday 5:39 PM
- Republican senator spreads false conspiracy about coronavirus Tuesday 5:11 PM
- New DNA technology could help exonerate Black man serving life sentence Tuesday 4:24 PM
- ‘SNL’s’ Kenan Thompson to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Tuesday 3:58 PM
- Singer Summer Walker dragged for insensitive HIV comments Tuesday 2:39 PM
- This video of a teddy bear getting steam cleaned makes a perfect meme Tuesday 2:27 PM
- Ted Cruz goes on Twitter tirade over proposed vasectomy bill Tuesday 2:22 PM
- Billie Eilish says she’s stopped reading Instagram comments Tuesday 2:13 PM
- Christian group blames satanists for Twitter poll results Tuesday 1:41 PM
- Coronavirus has pandemic-themed video games topping charts Tuesday 12:58 PM
- Bloomberg said kids are drawn to socialism because they think it involves social media Tuesday 12:55 PM
- Jake Paul gives ill-informed advice on how to deal with anxiety Tuesday 12:25 PM
The lengths people will go in order to stay connected never ceases to amaze us, but this latest incident takes things to the next level.
Police in Vancouver pulled over a man who tied his iPhone and Android tablet to his steering wheel. Ignoring the disjointed gadget ecosystem for a moment, this jerry-rigged contraption is an accident waiting to happen. To make matters worse, the man was driving a manual vehicle.
Amazingly, he wasn’t given a ticket for distracted driving and only had to pay $81 for not being able to produce his driver’s license.
“Just when I think I’ve seen everything, a photo like this is captured by one of our officers,” Vancouver Police Department spokesman Const. Jason Doucette told the Vancouver Sun. “We are reminding drivers to leave their devices alone while behind the wheel. And although our officer felt education was appropriate in this incident.”
Who knew, even Canadian police are unreasonably nice.
H/T Vancouver Sun
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.