Posts Tagged ‘ Fire ’

The Emergency Escape Filter.


It’s a fact that most deaths in a fire incident don’t occur because of burning or heat, rather, they occur because of smoke inhalation. Despite this being the cause of 80% of fire deaths, not nearly as much attention is given to breathing apparatuses as fire extinguishers. If you can’t breathe, how could you even operate one?

The Emergency Escape Filter provides an easier and more convenient solution than standard masks thanks to its compact size and innovative filtration functionality. In the event of a fire hazard, its capsule shape can extend to reveal a clip which can be placed directly inside the nose.

This creates an immediate link between the user’s airways and the inner filtration tech. Small and lightweight, it’s sure to stay in place and unlike other bulky masks, won’t get in the way while you’re trying to fight back the fire or make your way to escape.

Via Yanko

See The Next Progression In Future Phones.


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Just like televisions and computer monitors, handset displays are about to get a huge resolution boost.  According to the latest forecast from ABI Research, a 4K screen will become a flagship smartphone feature within the next 12 months and within five years, 478 million smartphones a year will ship with a UHD display as standard. However, at the moment there is very little native 4K broadcast content available for either TV or smartphones, meaning that, for the time being, a display with a super resolution could be seen as just a marketing gimmick.

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Although UHD displays aren’t expected to arrive until next year, the ability to use a smartphone to create 4K content is already here.  The latest Samsung and LG flagship handsets both record video in 4K and as such join a growing list of UHD devices, such as the GoPro action cam.  However, even with more user-generated UHD content, disseminating it among friends or even hosting it to sites like YouTube is still an issue in terms of streaming or downloading due to the size of the file involved and consumers’ hatred of videos that buffer.  “Over The Top (OTT) video services will carefully weigh the costs of 4K delivery, the impact on viewing on mobile devices, and the brand halo high resolution services can bring,” said practice director Sam Rosen.

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Rosen believes companies that use the internet to deliver content will initially focus on bringing UHD to televisions but there are emerging connection technologies that could mean that smartphones become a hub for streaming rich content to other devices around the home.
“New connections like wired MHL 3.0 and wireless 802.11ad can help position mobile devices as a hub for streaming high quality video and gaming to TVs.  Qualcomm’s acquisition of Wilocity and push of 802.11ad could further encourage OTT companies and TV manufacturers to embrace the technology and bring high resolution video to TVs via mobile devices,” he adds.

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Don’t Burn Your House Down When You Turn Your Music Up.


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Listening to Birdman and Lil Wayne’s “Fire Flame Spitter” will have a brand new meaning after you hear it with the Pyro Board.  The board itself is nothing more than a Ruben’s Tube (not a Rubix Cube) that’s stacked horizontally, creating a plane of fire spots that are influenced by sound waves. Seem a bit complex?  It’s broken down incredible simply in the video below.  Check it out and be amazed.

Big Sean – Fire


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Miley Cyrus is featured in Big Sean’s latest video for his song, “Fire” and the rapper explained why he chose the former Disney darling to star in the clip. “A special video for a special song,” he Tweeted on Friday night. “I got Miley Cyrus for this video because she’s somebody who’s had a personal evolution as a lot of us have had.” Adding, “Besides all the personal stories I tell in the song, there are so many other ways people can make it through the fire. I think Miley did a great job as a metaphor for strong women, being strong person after heartbreak (hence the burning pic that could symbolize her old romance), or maybe even deeper problems but in the end remaining as elegant as a rose,” he wrote.

DeadMau5 Burns The Club Down.


“Canadian DJ Deadmau5 almost set Meatpacking District club Provocateur, and himself, on fire during his set Friday night. The electronic house DJ (real name Joel Zimmerman) premiered his new song, “The Veldt,” by lighting an air horn, causing a huge spark for a crowd that included model Hilary Rhoda and singer Ciara. “Omg I actually lived through that . . . Nearly blew up myself and a Buncha people in the booth. Pyros a [bleep],” tweeted Zimmerman. Nearly 200 people were standing outside Provocateur waiting to get inside the club, where a 7-foot replica of Deadmau5’s trademark mouse-shaped headgear was erected on top of the club’s entrance.”

Hold Em’ Down, Light Em’ Up.


USB thumb drives are everywhere. Many people have more than one and they’re easy to lose because of their small size. The Candle Holdem comes with 5 USB thumb drives with keychain attachments. When you plug one in, an LED lights up. From a distance, if you plug in all 5, they look like a set of candles. Now you will always know where to put your thumb drives and keys.

My Sincerest Condolences To The People Of South Plainfield, NJ.


After re-cooping for a few days, I was looking for some new things to write about, and one of them came from a very real, very unfortunate source.  About 24 hours ago from the time of this post, I received word about a terrible tragedy in my home town.  In the photo below, emergency personnel work around the scene of a fatal fire in South Plainfield, N.J., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. A fast-burning fire destroyed half of the duplex home early Thursday, killing five members of a family and injuring four others, authorities said. Relatives and neighbors said the dead included several children.  My condolences and my heart goes out to family members of those who lost their lives in the fire.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A fast-burning fire swept through half of a large duplex home early Thursday before firefighters could get inside to attempt a rescue, killing five members of a family, including four children, authorities said.  The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Officials said it was the deadliest on record for South Plainfield, about 30 miles southwest of New York City.  Relatives said the fifth victim was the children’s grandmother, though authorities said they were still working to identify the dead.

Authorities said four other family members were also injured, though only one of them remained hospitalized by midday.  Neighbor Isabel Scavino said her husband woke up about 3:15 a.m. to the sound of a screaming child. She said they heard what sounded like either gunshots or firecrackers as the fire tore through the house, a converted 19th century farmhouse.  Scavino said she saw a woman running from the home with a small child in her arms, and other children also fleeing.

“The fire just spread out, it was just crazy. It looked like it started on the first floor and then just spread up to the roof in about a minute,” she said.  The fire was largely confined to the half of the home that was destroyed.  Fire Chief Thomas Scalera said the first floor was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, making it difficult for them to quickly get access to the second story, where all the victims were found.

Ladders were quickly put up at the back and sides of the home to try to reach the top stories, but Scalera said the flames were too intense for firefighters to get inside to try to rescue anyone.  “They are very somber right now at the firehouse,” he said.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said police and the prosecutor’s office were investigating the cause of the fire.  Two volunteer firefighters received minor injuries when they were involved in a two-vehicle crash en route to the fire, Kaplan said.