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New Unskippable Piracy Warnings For DVDs

Oh, those government warnings that appear at the start of every DVD and Blu-ray disc are so wonderful. Which is why we should all be extremely happy that there are going to be more, and they’re going to last longer!


Warning: These Coffee Drinks Spike Your Manhood, Pose Health Risk

Have you tried these two coffee products: ‘Sexpresso’ and ‘Rock Hard’? Me neither, but Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a warning not to, as government analysis has shown they contain analogues of Sildenafil (Viagra).


If You're A Cyclist, Throw This Magnet At The Next Car Who Endangers Your Life

It’s dangerous riding a bike in the city—crazy drivers swerving in and out can seriously hurt you. So the next time a crazy jerk cuts you off and almost kills you, throw this magnetic yellow card at his car.


Apple's Internal Secrecy Protocol Is Ridiculous

Apple is known for being secretive to the extreme, but did you know some of their employees look like they’re dressed up for Dungeons & Dragons LARPing while at work?


New Warning Label: Lithium-Ion Batteries May Explode

Apparently some lawyers heard that lithium-ion batteries explode, and are now making companies ship gear with these stickers. But what’s with the wine glass? Literally: Drinking with mismatched batteries may lead to consumption by fire.


Best Warning Sign Ever Doesn't Mess With Idle 'High Voltage' Threats

High voltage electrics plus risk of sparky, smoky death plus humorous engineer equals excellent warning sign. I’d keep well away, after reading that. Though I do remember an old girlfriend’s dad once pinned a freakishly similar note (substituting the odd “I will” into the text) to his daughter’s bedroom door, and pointedly drew my attention to it. [Voltagecreative via Neatorama]


Mobile Phone Use While Pregnant Causes Kids To Go Haywire, Study Says

Pregnant women should probably add mobile phones to the list of things they need to avoid, along with alcohol, sushi and cat poo. A giant study that surveyed over 13,000 children found that women who used mobile phones when pregnant were more likely to give birth to kids with behavioral problems.


Seagate 2.5-inch Hard Drive Flaw Affecting MacBooks?

Retrodata, a data-recovery company, has just issued a warning for Apple MacBook owners with Seagate hard drives that were manufactured in China and have a firmware version of 7.01. Apparently these have a fatal flow that cause their read/write heads to fail mechanically, scratching up the hard drive surface as pictured and making data unrecoverable (even by professionals such as themselves). If you’ve got a MacBook, you should check to see if your internal drive is a Seagate and back up your data accordingly. There’s no official word yet from Apple on whether or not this actually a problem, but better safe than crying over lost nudie photos. [Retrodata - Thanks Eric!]


Up Close and Personal Time With Phones Bricks Nissan I-Keys

If you have an I-Key from a 2007 Altima or Infiniti G35 jangling around in your pocket, don’t let it snuggle up to your cellphone. Apparently incoming and outgoing calls have the nasty potential to switch up or wipe out the I-Key’s internal code, leaving you with a sweet-looking but useless hunk of metal.

A new version of the I-Key that’s hopefully less bricktastic around everyday objects won’t come out until the fall, but you can get a new key from your dealer if you render yours stupid since they can’t be reprogrammed. Until then, it might be a good idea to keep AAA’s number handy. – Matt Buchanan

Nissan warns U.S. cellphones can disable car keys [Yahoo!]