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Amazon drivers are hanging phones in trees to get more deliveries

Engadget

Amazon's contract delivery drivers are so desperate for work they've come up with a bizarre way to game the system: hanging phones in trees, Bloomberg reports. Like Uber, Amazon Flex lets drivers make deliveries in their own cars. Amazon's dispatch system can detect which drivers are closest to a pickup location and sends an alert to their phones when a package needs to be moved. With more people out of work, competition for those delivery gigs is fierce and the jobs disappear quickly, so drivers who can respond quickly, or are nearest to the delivery location, have an advantage. That's where the phone trees come in.


Speeding drivers outside school face kids' court

BBC News

Motorists stopped for speeding outside a school are being offered a new choice of punishment. Drivers caught by West Midlands Police near Montgomery Primary Academy, in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham, can either choose points on their licence or go to a kids' court, where they face questions from a panel of children. Birmingham City Council is hoping to extend the scheme across the city to try to reduce the numbers of children involved in accidents.


These Dual-Driver Earphones Could Be The Best You've Ever Heard

Forbes - Tech

The Denon C821 (AH820 in USA) are groundbreaking earphones thanks to dual driver technology. Another day, another pair of earphones to review. To be honest, I get to see all sorts of earphones and for much of the time there's not a whole lot of difference between many of them. Of course, earphones do vary when it comes to comfort, sensitivity, and features like remote controls or wireless functions, but rarely will a pair of earphones stick out as exceptional from the first moment you listen to them. A couple of weeks ago I received a pair of Denon C821 (AH-820 in USA) earphones to review.


Windows 10 upgrade driver problems: What to do about error code 0x800F0923

PCWorld

Of all the issues that can arise when upgrading to Windows 10, perhaps none are more vexing than driver problems. After all, a faulty driver can render your printer inoperable, or your display invisible. That's why Microsoft will likely attempt to warn you before making the upgrade, either through its Get Windows 10 app or with error code 0x800F0923. While there's no one-size-fits-all solution to driver errors with the Windows 10 upgrade, there are a couple of things you can try. As Windows Central points out, you should be able to identify driver problems with help from Microsoft's Get Windows 10 app.


Suspected drunk driver busted after giving fake name to cop he went to school with

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A suspected drunk driver was arrested on Saturday after allegedly giving a phony name to a police officer who recognized him from school. The Derby, U.K., police posted a photo of the unnamed driver's car with the message, "That awkward moment when you try to give false details but an officer recognises you from school 20 years ago." The unnamed driver was accused of being under the influence and operating a vehicle without a license or insurance.