Following a series of embarrassing mishaps, the Senate has decided that local authorities can’t be trusted with the keys to the emergency alert system. On Tuesday, Senators unanimously agreed that federal oversight of the system would help prevent scaring the hell out of citizens with erroneous “BALLISTIC MISSILE…
The Center for Disease Control is warning of an unprecedented virus outbreak in California, with two confirmed deaths so far and two more ongoing cases. The virus' ground zero seems to be in Yosemite Park:
We see patents come and go all the time, but here's a crazy-ass one from Nokia: magnetic tattoos that vibrate to alert you to your phone. Talk about keeping in touch.
Passengers flying on a British Airways' airplane from Miami to London thought they were going to die last Friday, when a recorded voice announced: "This is an emergency, we will shortly be making an emergency landing on water."
This is a test. This blog is conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System. Like, guerrilla-style. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed where to go for news and official information.
How will the government get the word out the next time there's a serious terrorist threat? The same way you tell everyone what you had for lunch and how much you like that video of that baby that did that stupid thing: social networking!
Seriously, I don't give a damn about a web browser passing all HTML5 and CSS3 stress test with flying colors. What about useful features like this alert mechanism? That's what I want in my next Firefox. [Thanks Oscar]
This new poster for Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger showcases a dark, brooding side to the sentinel of liberty. But then the first official high-res shot of him in his full costume looks bright and cheerful, as you'd expect from the optimistic hero of the Greatest Generation.
It's astounding that until this moment, three years after the iPhone, the biggest software company in the world basically didn't compete in mobile. Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we've been waiting for. Everything's different now.
It's substantial but surprisingly light. Easy to grip. Beautiful. Rigid. Starkly designed. The glass is a little rubbery but it could be my sweaty hands. And it's fasssstttt.
From the realm of sci-fi to Steve Jobs' stage: The iPad is official. What is it? What can it do? How does it work? Here's everything you need to know about Apple's newest creation, all in one place.
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.
Amazon's new Kindle DX boasts a newspaper-friendly screen that's 2.5x bigger than the standard Kindle, but it's also got a few tricks of its own (new features in bold):
Answering recent coverage about his health, Steve Jobs has published this letter. Looks like our source was partly right: Jobs' condition was the a reason for his Macworld no-show. But he will get healthier. Updated
According to a previously reliable source, Apple misrepresented the reasons behind Macworld and Jobs' keynote cancellation. Allegedly, the real cause is his rapidly declining health. In fact, it may be even worse than we imagined:
Steve Jobs is not going to deliver this year's Macworld keynote. We suspected this was coming. But there's more: Apple has confirmed that this is their last Macworld ever.
Sure, President-elect Obama and vice-buddy Biden may have won the election, but Alaskan governor and animal rights activist Sarah Palin won the worldwide Google battle! In the US, however, things were different.
Yes, the Life Alert slogan is cliche, but how can you avoid it when talking about a "smart carpet" that can assist the elderly when they fall? The carpet is the brainchild of researchers at the University of Missouri, and it has the capability to electronically monitor a senior's location and sound an alert in the…