A Tesla Model S Crashed Into an Electric Pole and Caused a Blackout

Stop me if you heard this before but an electric car and an electric pole walk into a bar... Okay, seriously. This is one of those ridiculous local news stories that are too perfect to be true but actually are. A Tesla Model S crashed into a utility pole in Tennessee and caused a local blackout. » 8/16/13 4:00am 8/16/13 4:00am

Time Warner Cable Just Removed CBS and Showtime (Updated: Maybe No?)

It seems like cable companies are always having trouble striking deals with TV networks but this giant fail is especially ridiculous: Time Warner Cable has removed CBS from its channel lineup in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, etc. and Showtime from its nationwide cable service.… » 7/30/13 12:27am 7/30/13 12:27am

The Power Company Chokes Your Electricity During Heat Waves—Protect…

You're not the only one who sweats during a heat wave. The power company feels the burn too—in the form of skyrocketing demand from those air conditioners, fans, and stressed out refrigerators. Not to mention all the TVs clicking on as we cower in front of our media stacks to escape the cruel, cruel sun. » 7/16/12 12:40pm 7/16/12 12:40pm

LEGO Decepticon Will LEGO Its Way Into Your Heart

Adrian Drake over at Brick Frenzy has created a fully transformable Decepticon out of LEGOs that stands at just a little over 2-feet tall and periodically tries to take over the Earth. The Decepticon, named Blackout, is a mishmash of the original toy, a MH-53 Pave Low helicopter and a bit of the movie Blackout thrown… » 9/03/07 12:20pm 9/03/07 12:20pm

Blackout Buddy Is Your Only Friend Among Screaming Survivors

This Blackout Buddy is like the Belkin Battery Backup Flashlight, except without the battery backup. It spends most of its life plugged into the wall, soaking up juice for when the power goes out. When that day comes, you'll get a flashlight that lasts 12-16 hours and an AM/FM radio that lasts 4-8 hours. » 2/09/07 7:00pm 2/09/07 7:00pm