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WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

After reaching an important milestone, perhaps the most important one of them all for a new company, of sending out the first WakeMate units, it looks like Perfect Third Inc. is facing a serious issue with their USB chargers. A big enough issue that the device is reportedly catching on fire. The CEO of the company has issued an official notice regarding the situation, and advises that you do not use the USB charger, under any circumstances.

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BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

We wouldn't normally talk about insurance companies here on SlashGear, but ilovemybike must've known they'd be appealing to geeks when they put together their BOND bicycle prototype.  According to ETA it's intended to answer the three main criticisms of urban bikers, hence there's a flamethrower in the handlebars for cars that get too close, caterpillar tracks at the back for dealing with potholes, and an ejector seat for disposing of bike thieves.

Video demo after the cut

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Scooter Gets Flamethrower Attached, We’re Glad It’s Illegal

Scooter Gets Flamethrower Attached, We’re Glad It’s Illegal

Sometimes, only sometimes, we can understand why some people have uncontrollable road rage. After all, there are some terrible drivers out there. But, we're of the mind that two wrongs don't make a right; and, well, this is definitely a wrong. But, we have to give credit where credit is due, and this is a pretty fantastic use of technological ingenuity. You just might want to keep your distance.

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Tata Nano Goes Up in Flames With Passenger and Driver Inside

Tata Nano Goes Up in Flames With Passenger and Driver Inside

The Tata Nano is one of those vehicles that's just so cute, you can't help but like it. That is, until the thing catches on fire. Then, we imagine, it would be pretty hard to like the thing. This is the latest story in a torrid affair with Tata's Nano, and we wish we could say it was figuring itself out. But, as you can see from the image, that's just not the case. Unfortunate, really.

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Full-sized Mech Exoskeleton: flame-shooting video demo

Full-sized Mech Exoskeleton: flame-shooting video demo

Mech-enthusiast Carlos Owens is in the process of building another full-sized working exoskeleton, currently 16-foot tall without the head and capable of shooting flames out of its hands.  Eventually to be controlled with hydraulics salvaged from Carlos' previous mech, Big Red (shown below), the chassis is seemingly complete but at the moment it's immobile.

Video demo of the flame-shooting mech exoskeletons after the cut

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Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Last year there was a huge fire in my town that did some damage to my place of work. It was the first time “devastating fire” ever really hit home with me and I’m not ashamed to admit I have a slight fear of another fire being started to finish what the first one didn’t. I like to be safe and feel safe and I actually keep a fire resistant body shield in my vehicle. You can never be too safe. I’d really like to the Capsule fire extinguisher brought to life, I’d feel a lot safer with one around.

Fire Furniture hides discrete flame

Fire Furniture hides discrete flame

If you've ever been sat watching TV and hungrily thought "I'd really like to roast my wiener but I don't want to miss this programme", furniture mavericks Schulte Design think they've got the answer.  At first glance a normal, wooden coffee table, but give the ends a pull and inside there's a EcoSmart burner.

 

Flame on with the Cyclone-Cust

Flame on with the Cyclone-Cust

Do you have so much money it is actually quite literally coming out your ears? If so, you definitely want this new spin on gas fireplaces. The Cyclone-Cust, although not all that great as a primary heat source, it is a great focal point in any home.

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A ThinkPad Ignited in Flame at LAX

A ThinkPad Ignited in Flame at LAX

Yet another laptop battery has ignited! This time a ThinkPad caught fire in LAX airport. According to CNET the ThinkPad was a T43, which usually ship with a Sony battery. If you have been following the time-bomb battery news, Sony battery is the culprit of many exploding and burning laptops. Many airlines taken precaution by not allowing battery powered laptop on the flight. So I don’t think Sony is off the hook yet on this matter.

Flaming LAX laptop was a ThinkPad [via cnet]

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