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LA spending $1 billion on jetpacks? Er, no

Fox News reports that LA is to spend $1 billion equipping its police, paramedics, and fire department with jetpacks so they can fly around. Sadly, this turns out to be untrue.

By October 6, 2010


Mom updates Twitter as 2-year-old son is dying

A mom blogger's son falls into a pool. Some 30 minutes after she calls paramedics, she sends a tweet. The 2-year-old subsequently dies. Controversy rages about her turning to Twitter.

By December 17, 2009


Here comes the robo-wedgie

A student at MIT has invented a motorized pulley that will let paramedics and firefighters zip up the side of buildings like Spider-Man.

By February 14, 2007


5 Verizon innovations we really hope don't get misused

At its Innovation Center, Verizon displayed a few of the novel tech gadgets it developed in partnership with other companies. Note to evil geniuses: These devices are for the benefit of mankind.

By October 10, 2013


Man stabbed in neck at BlackBerry BBM party

A man was seriously injured after being stabbed in the neck with a bottle at a BlackBerry party in London.

By April 4, 2012


Golden-i headset could change the way people save lives

In just a few years, police, fire, and emergency officials may wear a tech-infused headset that could radically transform the way they work. Crave's Christopher MacManus goes heads-on at CES 2013.

By January 10, 2013


Forget cash. Pay with your Go watch

RumbaTime's Go watches have contactless payment chips and medical info in a colorful timepiece.

By November 18, 2011


Dying teen's final video goes viral

Texan teen Ben Breedlove posted a two-part video about his heart condition shortly before his death on Christmas morning; a local news station is streaming his funeral today.

By December 29, 2011


Most Facebook photos are taken while we're drunk, survey says

More than 90 per cent of us have had to untag or remove drunken snaps from Facebook, according to a new survey.

By December 16, 2011


iPhone app helps save high school b-ball star's life

A California basketball coach downloaded the $1.99 iPhone app Phone Aid to brush up on CPR last week, only to use it the very next day when a student collapsed and his heart stopped beating during practice.

By December 3, 2010