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.
North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by oce... More North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by ocean, and the people who live there must cope with the immediate impacts of climate change. Money has been spent to keep the sand in place, but Mother Nature keeps pushing back. Read more about the changes happening in the Outer Banks: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/
Date 14-07-25, Duration 4:45, Views 1300
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