Why turning off your devices during takeoff might have merit

When you're flying these days, you'll usually hear the flight crew instruct you during takeoff and landing to turn off "any device that has an off button"—not just activating airplane mode, but physically turning off the device. This makes very little sense to most tech-savvy types, but James Fallows at The Atlantic has… » 11/30/11 10:30am 11/30/11 10:30am

Driver Reading a Book, Kindle, and Phone at the Same Time Is a…

If you thought the flaming bicycle was a road menace—it gets worse. This amateur vid captures an idiotic driver (though impressive multitasker) somehow reading a paperback, Kindle, and phone, all at the same time. On the highway. » 11/03/10 8:30am 11/03/10 8:30am