Accidents happen. Butterfingers or not, you're bound to slip up and destroy a perfectly lovely device, especially if you use it a lot. But the worst is when you bust that sucker up RIGHT after you've started to fall in love with it. What's your record time for completely and totally busting up a new gadget? A month,…
159 passengers may have died in a crash in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, Nigeria. It seems that the airplane—from a company called Dana Air—crashed into a two-story apartment building just after taking off. Witnesses say it hit a power line, but there is no official cause yet. (WARNING: STRONG IMAGES)
Because Florida is running out of unique ways to embarrass itself, a 26-year old meth enthusiast set fire to and destroyed the world's fifth oldest tree last month. While she was in it. Smoking meth.
Wikileaks has published five million emails from Stratfor, an intelligence company based in Texas that, looking at their practices, appears to be America's very own privately run CIA. According to Wikileaks, their deals would also include the use of privileged information to make money in financial markets.
Reports are flooding into Twitter about a large meteor spotted in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. No videos or pictures yet, but speculation is running rampant about what exactly fell from the sky.
According to Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, they fear there has been a breach in the core vessel of nuclear reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi.
NASA has discovered a new life form, a bacteria called GFAJ-1 that is unlike anything currently living in planet Earth. It's capable of using arsenic to build its DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell membranes. This changes everything. Updated.
Apparently Apple has invited a handful of folks to a very special press conference scheduled for this Friday. The only bit of information available is that the event is about the iPhone 4.
The first iPhone 4 class action suit against Apple and AT&T has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims: Updated
Here's Apple's response to the now officially-acknowledged iPhone 4 antenna reception problems.
As a former morning news Chyron operator responsible for countless typos including broadcast headlines like "Pubic Relations," I'm allowed to laugh—even if this guy got fired. You, on the other hand, must only chuckle into your sleeve. [gothamist]
As expected, Apple is holding a "special event" on Jan. 27 to "come see our latest creation," with invitations being sent out JUST SECONDS AGO. 10am PST, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.
6-yo boy Falcon Heene—who allegedly was flying uncontrollably inside a homemade spaceship-shaped helium balloon, now landed—has not been found yet. Colorado police are searching for him now. [Update: Boy was safe, hiding at home. ]