• YouTube helps man deliver baby

    Well, it finally happened: someone used YouTube to help deliver a baby. Yup, a man in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Cornwall, to be exact) used to video-sharing site to help deliver his wife’s fourth child, a boy named Gabriel. (A nice, biblical name!) Yes, this is a crazy world we live in. Read More

  • With App, doctors can access your medical records from their iPhone

    What’s this, the iPhone actually being used to improve people’s lives? I’m speechless. There’s a new App in the App Store called Allscripts Remote that allows doctors to remotely access a patient’s medical records right from his or her iPhone (or iPod touch). The idea is that, in an emergency, a doctor won’t have to wait around while the hospital staff pulls… Read More

  • Are you outraged by those TSA 3D body scan machines, America?

    Gather ’round for the time-honored American tradition of pretending to be outraged by something. (If we’re to believe that outlet of populist outrage monger, the Drudge Report.) It’s one of those airport security body scanning devices, this time going on trial at the Salt Lake City airport. The left two images show a woman, while the right two are a man. Read More

  • What, if anything, can be done to stop ‘sexting’?

    There’s a rather sad story out of Cincinnati where a high school girl hanged herself because a nude photo she sent to her boyfriend via cellphone ended up spreading around the school, if not the town itself. It’s called “sexting,” and it’s apparently a big deal on high school campuses. And because of this legitimate tragedy‐why on Earth would kids tease… Read More

  • Swedish group: World of Warcraft is worse than crack cocaine

    “World of Warcraft is the crack cocaine of the computer gaming world. Some people can’t drag themselves away and will play it till they drop.” This chilling warning comes from the Swedish Youth Care Foundation, which swooped into action after a 15-year-old boy “collapsed” (says The Sun, which is quite sensational) after playing the game for 24 hours straight. Read More

  • For your protection: Unmanned drones may soon be flying over the UK

    What a time to be alive in the UK! Manchester United come home from Meeelan with a 0-0 draw, Arsenal, um, win somehow, and there may soon be unmanned drones flying o’er the countryside! Truly the epitome of civilization! Read More

  • Chinese man killed by exploding cellphone; a few helpful tips

    Make sure to say “I love you, honey” after hanging up on your wife today. You know why? Because if what happened to a man in China happens to you, you’ll be as dead as Colin Quinn’s career. The man was killed last week—I guess news trickles slowly out of China—when his cellphone exploded, breaking an artery in his neck. Ouch. Read More

  • ZOMG: Condoms for bikes

    Looks like germophobes everywhere will appreciate this one. They’re condoms made for bicycle handlebars. Or maybe you could just wash your hands every once in a while, or at least stop licking handlebars all the time. Read More

  • US Airways' emergency landing video released

    A Coast Guard camera pointed at the Hudson River completes the story of the miracle landing from start to finish. Within seconds of the splashdown, passengers are evacuating and a quick minute later, the first boat steams full speed towards the downed aircraft. There isn’t any sound but the 10 minute video chronicles the entire event. The must see video after the break. Read More

  • Light Lane: The instant bicycle lane that would protect you from reckless drivers (if it were real)

    WHO LIKES BICYCLES?! (Whoops, sorry, caps lock.) This little design-thing caught my eye, and I figured I’d share it with y’all, because, let’s face it, it’s Friday and most of you, myself included, would rather be constructing an army of snowmen or tap dancing on a Brazilian beach than [whatever it is you’re currently doing]. Read More

  • Flight 1549 lands in Hudson River, all safe

    From Flickr
    Now this is a feel-good story. All 135 people aboard US Airways flight 1549 are safe and sound after a soft water landing and escape into the frigid Hudson River on rafts. I’m not a very good flier and I read this story by Steven Johnson about the relative safety of air travel. The money shot: [MIT Professor Arnold] Barnett calculates that it’s more likely for a young… Read More

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