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Democratic Senators Ask Apple to Remove DUI Checkpoint Apps

A group of Senators is asking Apple to remove from its App Store all apps designed to help drunk drivers avoid checkpoints -- apps that the politicians consider "harmful to public safety." In a letter, four Senators -- Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Tom Udall (D-NM) -- argued that apps that help drivers avoid speed traps, sobriety checkpoints and police...

iPhone App Makes Drunken Tweets, Status Updates Magically Disappear

Every now and then, we come across a new iPhone app that makes us scratch our chins and wonder, "How did this not exist already?" 'Last Night Never Happened' is one such app. LNNH markets itself as "the world's first morning-after app," but, unfortunately, it's not what it sounds like. This app, you see, has one goal, and one goal only: to wipe out all the tweets and status updates that Drunk...

Councilman Wants to Shame Drunk Drivers by Posting DUI Mug Shots on Facebook

The next time you get caught drinking and driving in Huntington Beach, California, you may get more than just a mark on your record; you could get tagged on Facebook, as well. Huntington Beach city councilman Devin Dwyer is calling on local police to begin posting mug shots of repeat DUI offenders on Facebook. Dwyer's proposal initially called for all drunk drivers to be publicly shamed on the...

Elderly, Drunk and Pregnant Warned of 3-D TV's Dangers

As you know, there's a bounty of 3-D TVs set to hit stores this year. Everybody's raving about the additional dimension, but nobody's talking much about the toll of watching hours of 3-D programming could have on your health. PC World found some interesting warnings on Samsung's Web site that bring to light some real questions. As it turns out, children, teenagers, old people, pregnant women and...

Man Pleads Guilty to Driving a La-Z-Boy While Drunk

Drunk driving is one of those rare, universally inexcusable offenses. Getting blasted and getting behind the wheel endangers not only the driver, but innocent bystanders. Now, apparently, getting soused and lounging in La-Z-Boy can be just as dangerous. At least that's the case for 62 year old Dennis LeRoy from Minnesota, who recently pleaded guilty to driving drunk while cruising in his homemade...

Man Fails Alcohol Test After Ice Cream Fools Breathalyzer

Certain ingredients do not mix well with driving. Alcohol, of course, comes to mind. And we all know that driving after a large turkey dinner and/or heroin injection can lead to trouble. There is, however, a secret killer out there. Its name? Ice cream. Okay, it's not a killer, but it can cause you to test positive on a breathalyzer. According to UPI.com, an Australian man recently blames a...

Incriminating Online Pics Bad News for Defendants

We've already written about how some people are posting somewhat questionable pictures of themselves and their drunken antics to Facebook. Those pictures, while embarrassing, were mostly harmless. Today, however, we have a report on how some people are posting other pictures of their drinking habits social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace, pictures that are often resulting in extended...

Females Flock to Facebook to Post Pictures of Their Drunken Antics

Acting like a fool when drunk used to be something that you either kept from everyone you know, or your friends brought up to embarrass you, especially for young women. But something has changed in the past few years. Now drunken tom-foolery has become a point of pride, and if you need any proof, just look to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Groups like '30 Reasons Girls Should...

The Computer That Tends Bar

Boy, it's a good thing 'The Love Boat's' Isaac is no longer on the air to see this one: He, like all of mankind in due time, has been replaced by a robot -- minus the sexual innuendo, of course. The $2,275 MyFountain is an automatic beverage dispensing system. Yes, other attempts at mechanized imbibery have come before it, but this puppy is a cut above the rest, boasting a touch screen, password...

Using GPS to Discourage Drunk Driving

After a series of drunk driving accidents in Japan last year, Nissan decided it had to do something about the epidemic of inebriated motorists. The company considered a whole host of options including Breathalyzer-like devices. Finally, yesterday the company unveiled its anti-drunk driving initiative: Every time you turn the car on, the optional GPS displays a message reminding you not to drink...