Accidents

  • Apple Japan Now Ready To Replace Overheating 1st Gen iPod nanos

    As we reported last week, Apple Japan had to admit to the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) that its local subsidiary failed to report 34 mostly minor accidents involving the iPod nano. Big A has a somewhat problematic history with the Japanese government, mostly because of overheating iPods. Read More

  • 34 Minor iPod Accidents: Apple Under Scrutiny By The Japanese Government

    If you’re Apple and manufacture and sell hundreds of millions of electronic devices over the years, accidents are unavoidable. But according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Apple’s local subsidiary failed to report 34 mostly minor accidents involving the iPod nano (first generation). Read More

  • Computer-related injuries on the rise: Have you ever had a computer fall on you?

    The American Journal of Preventative Medicine, in a release that is sure to get onto daytime television news and talk shows for the rest of the month, published a study that found that computer-related injuries are on the rise. But these are not the traditional carpal tunnel/too much frozen yogurt problems. It seems people, mostly kids, are tripping, falling over gear, and getting smashed… Read More

  • JerkStopper saves clumsy laptop owners from themselves

    Of all the laptops I’ve owned over the years – at least a dozen or so – I’m proud to say that I’ve never, ever dropped one of them or violently yanked an AC adapter out of its port. I realize, though, that I’m in a very small minority and that it’s also only a matter of time before some sort of laptop catastrophe is brought about by my own human… Read More

  • Small girl dies after dad drops TV on her

    Wow, this is sad news. A little girl in England was killed over the holidays when her father accidentally dropped a large TV set on top of her. Read More

  • Man turns on train tracks, causes accident because his GPS told him to

    Some fool in upstate New York followed his GPS’ directions a little too closely, right onto a pair of train tracks. And yes, the car was hit by a train. No one was hurt, though. The man, a Mr. Jose Silva of White Plains, turned onto the train tracks in Westchester because, you know, that’s what his GPS device told him to do. Again, he’s fine, and no one on the train was hurt. Read More

  • Car vs. iPhone: Who shall be the victor?

    Umm… looks like the car won. Reader Meir ran over his iPhone with a Mercedes — if you’re going to destroy your phone, do it in style, people — and quickly hopped out to retrieve the device, now artfully crazed like a 18th century glazed ceramic chamber pot. His story: A couple of days ago, due to a series of very unfortunate events my iPhone
    found itself being driven… Read More

  • Another dumbass killed by a train while talking on cellphone while crossing tracks

    We’ve all heard the addage “Hang up and drive, assface!”, but I would like to remind our readers to hang up and walk. In San Leandro, CA, a man was tragically hit and killed by an oncoming train that he was oblivious to, thanks to his cellphone conversation. And this is the second time in as many months that this has happened. Apparently he’s not a CrunchGear reader. Read More

  • Cellphones can kill you

    Part of being a gadget owner is being responsible. You should know your cellphone etiquette, like not talking while driving wihtout a handsfree kit, remembering to mute the ringer in a theater, and keeping your voice low when in public. These Dear, Abby hints can keep you from personal injury at the hands of the pissed off rest of the planet. Another to add to you personal collection would… Read More

  • More Safety Help From Nissan: Accident Prevention System

    It’s not just drunk driving that Nissan wants to eradicate, but reckless driving in general. A new system that’s set to debut before the end of the year will help drivers avoid accidents. The system takes into account the distance between your car and the car in front of you, velocity and the presence of evil spirits. For example, if you quickly take your foot off the gas pedal… Read More