San Diego girl uses robot-like device to buy iPhone

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SAN DIEGO - Many people wish they could be at two places at the same time. A San Diego girl did just that when she stood 21 hours in line for an iPhone in Palo Alto from her own home in Clairemont.

Brianna Lempesis was streaming an image from her face on a iPad-like device attached to a Segway-like machine called BeamPro.

Lempesis, who works for Suitable Technologies, the company behind the device. She rarely goes into work though.

"I go to work on this device every single day.  Even though I live in San Diego, I'm able to work in Palo Alto. What that means for employers is that they can hire talent outside of that 60 mile radius," said Lempesis.

Last year, she worked out of Iceland for an entire month.

"We have a lot of employees who live all over the world, who travel," said Lempesis.

The technology feels real enough that Lempesis was able to purchase an iPhone and walk away with it.

"I walked down the street and went to the Beam Store, remotely opened the door, closed it behind me and put it in the back room," she said.

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