Crunch Report | The Many Faces of SpaceX Explosions

SpaceX releases a fail video showing all of its explosions, marijuana delivery startup Eaze raises $27 million, Nestlé buys a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee and BTC China is suspending trading.

The NSA’s Massive Computer Clusters In Utah Are Failing Due To “Arc” Explosions

The super secret <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center">NSA Utah Data Center</a> is suffering from a number of massive electrical jolts which, in turn, have melted hun

Recent ‘Mythbusters’ explosion shatters windows up to a mile away

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mythbusters-video-gallery-hollywood-explosion.jpg">Residents of Esparto, California had their windows shattered by an explosion created a

Capacitor banks are not toys

In the grand tradition of “let’s but this M80 into the toilet,” this video shows a group of miscreants firing a capacitor bank in a way that is both maniacal and dangerous. When capa

LG stops sale of exploding laptops

LG recalled some of its laptops, most out of production, due to a meltdown in Seoul. A graduate student was using the laptop when it melted but LG is reporting that the explosion was impossible under

Dateline, Korea: Your mobile phone might explode and kill you dead

Not that I want to cause a panic, or even heaven forbid a tizzy, but there’s incidental evidence that the cellphone in your shirt pocket can explode and kill you. No, it will explode and kill yo

Toshiba Recalls More Bad Sony Batteries

Hot on the heels of last month’s battery recall, Toshiba has issued another one. This time it’s Satellite A100, A105, and Tecra A7 owners that’ll be affected. It’s a scant 1,40

Toshiba Recalls 10,000 Sony-made Batteries

About 5 years ago I was cruising along the information superhighway, minding my own business, when all of a sudden my monitor made a sharp popping sound and shot a small to medium-sized flame out the

My Lap! My Lap! My Lap Is On Fire!

Strike up a match, light the candles, and welcome another member to the exploding laptop club. After an Acer laptop exploded in someone’s lap recently the company decided to make the move to rec

Sony Knew of Battery Explosions Eleven Months Ago, Ignored Dangers?

. It’s been sitting on the down-low for eleven months in hopes that there would be no trouble with non-Dell laptops. Sadly, that has not been the case. The Yamiuri goes on to state that had Sony

More Battery Recalls Abound

Dell announced this morning that it would recall an additional 100,000 faulty laptop batteries. This latest announcement will move the total number of recalled batteries to 4.2 million. Toshiba also a

Flame Retardant Laptop Sleeves

Here’s a product that makes sense. This corduroy sleeve from Wrappers not only protects your laptop from injury, it protects you from being injured by your laptop. The sleeve, you see, is fire r

Korean Air Bans Dell, Apple

The Korea Times is reporting that following a similar move by the Aussies at Qantas, Korean Air has banned Dell laptops and Apple Powerbooks and iBooks from its flights. The decision comes at the heel

Lapinator Protects Your Jewels

With all the buzz lately about exploding laptops and excruciatingly hot MacBooks, I suspect we’re going to start seeing a lot more products like this. The Lapinator is composed of the heat resis