Tag Archive: Lives


Siri adds ‘saving lives’ to its list of tricks

An accidental Siri “butt dial” recently saved a teen’s life by allowing him to dial 911 while trapped under a truck, with his arms pinned down. The 18-year-old teenager was fixing his truck in Tennessee when it fell on him. Unable to summon anyone to help, the teen was rapidly running out of options until […]

For many years Apple has been a great company when it comes to pushing the accessibility of its products for disabled users — from features like VoiceOver, which allow for descriptions of apps to be read aloud for the blind, to FaceTime which… Read more ›

Summertime is finally upon us, and here in the Valley of the Sun, that mostly means one thing: cliff-jumping season. I’ve been worried that my Apple Watch might not survive some of the 50-foot cliffs my friends and I like… Read more ›

Once-famous robot lives quietly away from limelight

America’s oldest surviving robot no longer smokes cigarettes.   There are no more long lines of people to see him, topless women haven’t danced around him in years and his legs have been broken since that amusement park gig. But… Read more ›

Some journalists remember the day the future arrived: We felt like James Bond on special assignment when our editors, playing the part of provision master Q, handed us the portable device that would allow a story to be written in… Read more ›

Blind dates can be full of surprises. But few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling. Such were the scenes created in a Ford Motor Co. promotional video posted on Feb. 6 to YouTube… Read more ›

Apple fans in Japan risk their lives for a Lucky Bag

How much would you endure to get a cheap deal on a new Apple product? When we wrote about the traditional Japanese “Lucky Bag” special offer — which gives customers the chance to buy a $ 300 gift bag, containing cut-price… Read more ›

Apple has a new TV ad out for the iPhone 5s, and it’s the fourth installment in its “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” campaign. The ads have previously shown people using the iPhone to do stuff like play music,… Read more ›

Gripster Case For iPad Mini Lives Up to Its Name

Native Union wasn’t kidding around when it chose the name “Gripster” – this thing can be gripped and grabbed any way you like. Hell, even a Dolphin could get a purchase on this thing with its slippery flippers. The case,… Read more ›     

Baby Lava is on a rampage. He’ll fly as far as he can and burn whatever lies in his path, but won’t give a thought to how water spells his doom. Once you fire the lava blob out of the… Read more ›