When the very things we buy to make our lives better, make our lives worse
Apple, in many ways, is like a fortress, a secretive operation that rarely shares information or responds much to the public. But tragedy has forced the hand of the California-based tech giant, which was recently required to issue a statement following the death of a woman using one of its devices.
Apple says now it is investigating the case of a 23-year-old Chinese woman, who died of electric shock while answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging. No more details are known, but perhaps the regrettable death is a sign of something more. From burns and shocks to strains and hearing loss, click through this feature to see many of the ways people have been injured by tech gadgets in the past.
These are sights and sounds of life among Tanzania's Hadza people, the world's last full-time hunter-gatherers. They live on what they can find: honey,... More These are sights and sounds of life among Tanzania's Hadza people, the world's last full-time hunter-gatherers. They live on what they can find: honey, plants, and game, such as bush babies. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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