If the Cops Come Knocking, Don't Flush

The Supreme Court yesterday took issue with the Fourth Amendment, the right of Americans to be secure "against unreasonable searches and seizures." The lede of this New York Times story says it all: » 5/17/11 6:00am 5/17/11 6:00am

Do Not Watch Samsung 3DTV If Drunk Or Preggers

Samsung's 3DTVs come with a list of warnings as long as you are tall. Basically, you shouldn't watch 3DTV under the same conditions that you wouldn't drive a car. Better wear a seatbelt, then. [Samsung via Kotaku via TechRadar] » 4/13/10 5:04am 4/13/10 5:04am

Texting While Driving PSA Delivers Bloody, Bone-Crunching Message

Holy shit. The initial accident is bad enough, but the creators of this texting PSA, not content with the usual scare tactics, add in some flying glass and a neck crunch to hammer things home. Then the second car appears. » 8/16/09 1:30pm 8/16/09 1:30pm

Laptop Battery Vs. Lightning Bolt Vs. Shark Bite: The Odds of Attack

Dell's recalling 100,000 more fire-prone batteries, bringing the total now recalled by the company to 4.2 million. This is on top of Toshiba's recall of 830,0000 Sony batteries announced today. Whoa. This is getting serious. Should we be worried about our chances of encountering an exploding battery? Chill out, dudes,… » 9/29/06 3:04pm 9/29/06 3:04pm