The UK is not happy that its government allowed a 24-story public housing building to be built under such abominable safety standards that 79 people died in a massive fire ten days ago. But will an anti-regulation US allow the same mistakes to happen here?
A British vlogger was excited to try out his brand new hoverboard when he got a nasty surprise this week. And naturally it was all caught on tape.
In 2010, fire departments across the US responded to a total of 384,000 home fires. These fires caused $7.5 billion damage each year, killed 2,640 people, and injured another 13,350—that's a death every 169 minutes and an injury every half hour. Here's how to prevent your family from becoming part of that statistic.
Firefighters are awesome, but it doesn't change the fact that the job puts their lives on the line. This Wi-Fi ball, courtesy of Intel, has sensors built-in that, if thrown into a burning building, could keep our bravest out of harm's way.
HalGuard's slick-looking fire extinguishers were originally developed for auto-racing. The "clean", electrically non-conductive cleaning agent they use, called Halotron 1, is perfect for not destroying wiring and electronics. It quickly transforms into a gas, leaving no icky residue after use.
Hot on the heels of KIRO 7's investigation into fiery iPods, The Times reports that the father of a girl who's iPod exploded was offered a full refund, but only if they signed a confidentiality agreement. He refused.
The picture is funny, but the invention is actually legitimately neat. The Alongo Happy Landing Escaper is a wire system that mounts to an emergency exit or beefy window frame, deploys mechanically (without a need for electricity) and allows riders up to 400 pounds to slowly descend from a high rise building safely…