Panic Buttons, Nook Cans, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Israeli Clubs Installing Panic Buttons

It's the hot new Tel Aviv clubbing trend! Panic buttons that are strategically located around the club "in case of violence, or something." All it does is summon the club's goon squad to the scene of the disruption, which is disappointing for those hoping for a Panic Room Club scenario. Pro tip: not installed in the bathroom. [Reddit]

Panic Buttons, Nook Cans, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

Barnes and Noble's in the Headphone Business Now

Nook headphones will go great with your Nook tablet, sure, but why stop there? Here's hoping for a Nook ottoman to rest your feet, a Nook scarf for when it's cold, and a Nook dog to fetch you your (digitally downloaded) paper in the morning. [SlashGear]

Water Resistant Coating Could Save Your Phone's Guts

Which is great! Although a long way off from being something you'll ever actually be able to buy, and even when you do there's a better than decent chance you won't realize it's even in there. Better drop your phone in the toilet every few months just to be sure. [Business Insider]


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