Posts Tagged ‘Apple Watch’

Jamal’s Apple Watch

October 15, 2018

Jamal's Apple Watch
On Saturday, pro-government Turkish newspaper Sabah reported that Turkish officials have audio recordings of the torture and murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi journalist who went missing on October 2nd after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and is presumed dead at the hands of a Saudi hit squad. The newspaper claims that Khashoggi recorded his own death on his Apple Watch and transmitted the audio files to his iPhone, held by his fiancée on the street outside the consulate.

That’s a memorable but unlikely story. Smartwatches connect to cellphones via Bluetooth, and it’s doubtful a signal could travel that far, and the likely recording app only transfers audio files after the watch wearer turns it off, a hard task for the deceased. If Turkish agents have such recordings, it’s most likely because they have the Saudi consulate bugged, and they spread the watch story as cover.

Mr. Khashoggi was a permanent resident of the U.S., so maybe the American ambassadors to Turkey and Saudi Arabia can look into the matter. Oh wait, President Trump still hasn’t appointed anyone to those crucial diplomatic posts.


Apple Watch

September 10, 2014

Apple Watch

Apple Inc.introduced a new product on Tuesday. It’s the Apple Watch, and will cost you $350. It straps to your wrist. It can tell time, like a $10 Kmart watch, but only when your iPhone is working.


“Apple Unveils Smartwatch, Its First New Product in 4 Years,” Alistair Barr, Wall Street Journal

“Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices,” AP via Washington Post

“The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences,” Elise Hu, NPR

“5 reasons Apple Watch won’t scare Swiss watch industry,” Teresa Novellino, Upstart Business Journal

“Deconstructing The Apple Watch, As A Watch,” Johan Schloemann, Süddeutsche Zeitung via Worldcrunch