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Live At The Amazon Event In New York City

Watch this space because beginning at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific we will be live from the <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Amazon">Amazon</a> event in New York City. What are we expecting? <a HR

Following Fire Incidents, Apple Japan Replaces 5,000 iPod Batteries In 3 Weeks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/burnt_nano.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/08/19/apple-will-gladly-replace-your-exploding-ipod-nano">never</a> <a hr

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Nanonfire.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/06/34-minor-ipod-accidents-apple-under-scrutiny-by-the-japanese-government/

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/burnt_nano.jpg" /> If you're Apple and manufacture and sell hundreds of millions of electronic devices over the years, accidents are <a

Watch a hard drive enclosure set on fire, then driven over by a backhoe

We told you about the IoSafe Solo before, but here’s the new SSD version. IoSafe invited us to a secret location off the strip to show us the new IoSafe Solo SSD, the first “disaster proof

Butane lighter looks like a cigarette

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/dealextremelighter.jpg" alt="lighter" />A small butane lighter that's the size and shape of a cigarette. That's what this is. It even looks l

Class action lawsuit targets faulty Apple MagSafe power adapter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/magsafe.jpg" />Fire hazard, smire hazard. A class action lawsuit accuses Apple of negligence vis-à-vis the MacSafe power adapter. The su

Man's trebuchet launches 16-pound fireballs through the air with the greatest of ease

Lighter doubles as an 8GB flash drive

Here’s the perfect complement to the USB flash drive with built-in bottle opener we told you about a few weeks ago. It’s a Zippo-style lighter with 8GB of storage and a USB connection &#82

iPod Nano batteries suspected of overheating, setting tatami mats on fire

Japanese media are reporting today the government is investigating a possible battery defect in the iPod Nano, sold by Apple Japan. Apparently, one iPod Nano (model MA005) scorched a Japanese traditio

Three-alarm fire at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that a three-alarm fire started at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters last night. The fire apparently may have somehow started under one of the buildin

Wheelchair throws flames, scares everyone

I have a friend who uses a wheelchair every day. He’s quite nimble with it and in fact races wheelchairs and is a known athlete, despite the lack of legs. He’s also got a pretty good sense

Xbox 360 causes house fire; Are you and your family safe?

You’ll forgive the pandering headline, I hope. It would be easy to make jokes about how everone knows the Xbox 360 is prone to overheating, but that would be gauche. Instead, just the facts: an

Higher battery prices caused by fire at LG plant

A fire at LG Chem in South Korea on March 3rd has contributed to a worldwide notebook battery shortage, according to Reuters. Asustek is expected to be hardest hit, as the shortage “could affect

iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

This sounds kind of dubious but apparently an Atlanta man named Danny Williams was walking in an airport and his iPod Nano started to flame up. A “glossy piece of paper” protected him from

Sony Laptop Batteries Catching Fire, Again

“Woe is me.” That has to be Sony’s motto of late because they’ve been attempting to put one fire out after another, literally. This time around it isn’t Dell that got burned, but Toshiba. In

Oh Boy, Another Sony Battery Catches Fire in a Laptop

Who’s ready for another round of exploding laptop batteries? I’m sure everyone remembers that whole scandal last year where Sony laptop batteries were exploding left and right, leading to

Daily Crunch: Cookout Edition

Take The Grill on the Road My Lap! My Lap! My Lap Is On Fire! Sony Unveils PS3 Eye, World Keeps Spinning These Gamer Babes Will Curb Stomp You Samsung and US Army Team Up For Mobile WiMAX Tomfoolery

The Safest Thing You'll Read All Day

I don’t know about you, but the last time I actually bothered to check a smoke alarm in my home, the battery had died long ago. Usually I just blow it off or go out and buy another battery, but

The KRZR, The KRZR, The KRZR's On Fire!

Ouch! I almost burned my hand typing up this post. You see, the KRZR is so hot, that Motorola just had to introduce a new color that could capture the heat. So behold the creatively titled KRZR Fire.
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