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Submission + - Which smartphone is stable these days?

janimal writes: It used to be true that the iPhone was the smartphone that "just works". Ever since the 4S days, this has been true less and less with each generation. My wife's iPhone 6 needs to be restarted several times per week for things like internet search or making calls to work. An older 5S I'm using also doesn't consistently stream to Apple TV, doesn't display song names correctly on Apple TV and third party peripherals (like a Mercedes Benz). In short, the mainstay of Apple that is quality is fast receding. In your opinion, which smartphone brand these days is taking up the slack and delivering a fully featured smartphone that "just works"?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How to stop trainwrecks? 5

janimal writes: Yesterday evening Poland experienced a train crash in which 16 people perished and some 58 were wounded. It boggles the mind, why some form of train crash prevention mechanisms, like TAWS in airplanes, or what Mercedes-Benz puts in its higher end cars, are not in widespread use on trains. I don't mean safety systems that depend on the tracks to work, but systems that work independently of infrastructure. I'm sure that not only Poland could save many lives by using such technology. Furthermore, by this time, putting together devices like this should be dirt cheap (relatively speaking on train scale). Does anyone out there have any ideas on how something like this could work?

Submission + - Elop shows off N9 (cnbc.com)

janimal writes: "In Singapore on Tuesday, Nokia introduced a sleek touch-screen smartphone, the N9, with a useful innovation not found on any competing device, including the iPhone and Google’s Android phones."
Is this a ray of hope?

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