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U.S. Might Use Facebook, Twitter to Broadcast Terrorism Alerts

The U.S. government is considering using Facebook and Twitter to issue terrorism warnings, as part of its revamped terror alert system. According to a draft of a Homeland Security plan obtained by the AP, the government would broadcast the warnings via Facebook and Twitter "when appropriate," and only after federal, state and local officials have already been alerted. But these warnings won't...

Kanye's 'All of the Lights' Video Can Trigger Seizures, Epilepsy Group Says

Kanye West's new video for 'All of the Lights' features, well, a lot of lights -- so many, in fact, that it could cause some people to have seizures. Epilepsy Action, a U.K.-based awareness organization, has reportedly urged YouTube to pull the video, claiming that the strobe light-intensive clip had already elicited seizures in viewers with certain epileptic conditions. YouTube duly removed...

Nintendo Warns 3DS Could Damage Kids' Eyes

Only months before the 3DS launches in Japan and the U.S., Nintendo is now warning customers on its Japanese site that children under 6 years old shouldn't use the 3-D console, because it might damage the development of their eyes. The 3DS, which features 3-D gameplay without glasses, will have the option to lock into 2-D mode so younger kids can safely play, according to Engadget. While...

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...

Gallery of Danger Signs Reveals Cartoons in Peril

Cats and coyotes seem to take the overwhelming brunt of animated violence and persecution, but a new wave of brutality is plaguing an underappreciated and oft overlooked segment of the cartoon population. The photo-sharing Web site Flickr is currently hosting thousands of pictures from around the world that depict incidents in the ongoing, wholesale slaughter of innocent stick men and women. ...

Germans to Use Networked Car Horns for Disaster Warnings

What's a country without emergency sirens to do? That's the question Germany has been pondering ever since its sirens were dismantled at the end of the Cold War. The country has long used a satellite-based system that broadcasts warnings via TV and radio, but not everyone watches TV or listens to radio. So, over the years, they've considered everything from using cell phones to smoke detectors,...

Apple Issues a Recall for Its 'Ultracompact USB Power Adapter'

Hey, remember that tiny power adapter you got with your new iPhone? Well guess what? It could get a little dangerous -- so Apple wants you to swap it for a newer, less dangerous one. Apparently, the adapter's metal prongs can break right off, thus creating a "risk of electrical shock" and general mellow-harshing. The company issued a recall today for any of the "Ultracompact USB Power Adapters"...

New Japanese Phone Offers Earthquake Alerts

Those mobile mavens over at NTT DoCoMo, a major Japanese cell phone provider, are taking the lid off of a feature called Area Mail. Area Mail will blast all phones in a predetermined area with a text message. Pairing this location specific messaging service with a special ringtone could lead to a powerful emergency alert system. In the event of an earthquake or Godzilla attack an alert could be...