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Amazon Claims Record Weekend For Its Devices

Amazon Claims Record Weekend For Its Devices

Amazon says it had a record holiday shopping weekend for sales of its devices. While the company didn’t reveal any hard numbers, it says it sold “millions of devices” and 3x over last year. The top-selling products across all of the products available on Amazon.com on Black Friday were Amazon devices. #1 was Fire and #2 was Fire TV Stick. …

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Amazon Just Unveiled A Bunch Of New Fire Devices

Amazon Just Unveiled A Bunch Of New Fire Devices

Amazon has been making headlines over the failure of its Fire Phone, but its Fire tablets and Fire TV devices live on with new models just being unveiled in time for the holiday shopping season. The company announced a new Fire tablet, new Fire HD tablet models, and a new Fire Kids Edition tablet as well as a new Fire …

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Jessica Chambers: Police Looking For Answers

Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers was inexplicably set on fire Saturday evening, and authorities have been trying to piece together the final 24 hours of her life. Chambers, 19, went out at roughly 6:30 p.m. to get gas and something to eat at a Courtland, Mississippi convenience store. She then began driving to nearby Batesville to get her vehicle cleaned, according …

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Amazon Fire Phone Fails To Impress Reviewers

Amazon’s Fire Phone is now officially available to consumers in the United States through AT&T. It’s time to see how much interest people really have in an Amazon phone. The device has been rumored for years, and the day has finally come when people can hold it in their hands, and experience the company’s vision for what a phone should …

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North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that fireballs shot hundreds of feet into the air. The fire started at around midnight Monday, and Williston Fire Department shift …

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Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective when looking at and interacting with the device becomes “dynamic”. The latter enables you to take pictures of physical items …

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Is The Amazon Fire Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce?

Leave it to the world’s leader in e-commerce to develop a mobile device that you can simply point at an object and push a button to buy it. Do you expect the Amazon Fire to have a significant impact on how people buy products online? Share your thoughts in the comments. After months, or even years of anticipation, Amazon unveiled …

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Tennis Star Fire: Family Of Four Killed At Home Of James Blake

A Florida mansion belonging to ex-tennis star James Blake was set on fire and killed a family on four, police reported on Wednesday. Spokeswoman for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, Debbie Carter, said that the house was intentionally set on fire. “There were fireworks placed throughout the house.” She also added that the department is “not looking for a suspect.” The …

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California Bridge Fire Backs Up Traffic From California To Nevada

An accidental fire destroyed the incomplete bridge from California to Nevada on Monday afternoon. One of the bridge’s construction workers was using a blowtorch when strong winds fanned the flames, starting the massive fire. The $32 million bridge burned through the night and turned the erected supports to ash. Because of the fire, there was heavy traffic on  Interstate 15 …

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I-15 Bridge Collapse: Bridge Closed Due To Fire

Who would have thought one construction worker’s careless mistake could lead to a bridge collapse and major traffic jams? On Monday a fire was ignited on Interstate 15 in Hesperia, Calif. by one of the workers at a bridge construction site. The worker’s blowtorch somehow managed to set the wooden supports of the Ranchero Road overpass bridge on fire. The …

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I-15 Bridge Collapse Caused by Fire

The Ranchero Interchange section of Interstate 15 near Hesperia, California is closed following a fire on a bridge section of the roadway. I-15 is a major U.S. highway that connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Both lanes of traffic on the interstate have been closed at the site. According to an Associated Press report, construction at the bridge site was …

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Chile Wildfire Kills 16, Burns 500 Homes

A major wildfire is sweeping through the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile which has so far left 16 dead and has consumed at least 500 homes. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said early Sunday that over 1,200 firefighters are at work to contain the wind-whipped flames in Valparaiso and in the suburb of Vina del Mar, with air support from …

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Chile Forest Fire: 4 Dead and 500 Homes Destroyed

A forest fire is raging in the port city of Valparaiso, Chile and firefighters are unable to get it under control. The topography of the city, built around steep hills, is blamed for the difficulty of fighting the blaze. The fire is said to have started on Saturday afternoon on the wooded outskirts of the city. The fire was able …

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McFlurry Argument Ends with Torched Car

Dateline Jacksonville, Florida. WFTV reports that a woman and a man were heard arguing in the line at an area McDonald’s. Witnesses say that the woman kept insisting that the man buy her a McFlurry – the ice cream treats McDonald’s sells. The man refused her multiple heated requests. Sabryna Maré was in the line in front of the couple. …

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San Francisco Fire: Blaze Quelled By Firefighters

It took 150 firefighters and 90 firetrucks, but a “five-alarm fire” that is burning in San Francisco, Calif. has been successfully brought under control. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the fire, said to be the largest seen in several years, consumed a large apartment building on Fourth Street. There were no residents in the building as it had been …

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New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A spokeswoman for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) utility company said that workers arrived at the scene around …

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Cooking Class Explosion Caused By Heating Hot Cocoa

A small fire erupted inside a biology lab at Northside College Prep High School while students were participating in a class activity. The project involved heating hot chocolate on a single-burner stove under the supervision of an instructor. The gas used during the activity ultimately triggered the fire; however, the sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames. According to Chicago Fire …

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Tyler Doohan Honored By Firefighters At Funeral

On the early morning of Monday, January 20, 9-year-old Tyler Doohan noticed his grandfather’s home in Penfield, New York was on fire. Tyler woke up when his 4-year-old cousin’s blanket caught fire. He then woke up four adults and two children – ages 4 and 6 – who were sleeping. While trying to help his disabled grandfather get out of …

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Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village

A large fire has destroyed at least 30 buildings in a historical village of Laerdal, Norway. The Laerdalsoyri village is home to at least 1,150 people. Sixteen residential homes were said to be some of the buildings ruined by the flames. Others included notable monuments. An emergency evacuation took place and at least 90 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, …

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Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall

The fourth quarter was a definite success for Tesla Motors Inc. The electric car maker indicated yesterday that its Model S sedan deliveries surpassed original predictions by 20 percent. As Tesla delivered about 6,900 sedans during the quarter, shares shot up by almost 16 percent. “We look forward to 2014 with anticipation,” said Jerome Guillen (vice president of global sales …

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Minneapolis Explosion Injures 14 And Destroys Apartment Building

An explosion and fire in Minneapolis has injured 14 people and destroyed an apartment building and grocery store. The explosion happened around 8:00 in the morning, a time when many people were still sleeping. Witnesses reported seeing several people jumping or falling out of windows on the second floor of the building. Officials are still trying to determine if everyone …

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Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building

There was a New Year’s tragedy today when an early morning explosion resulted in a fire inside a three-story building containing apartments and a grocery store. There have been at least 14 reported injuries with 6 being in critical condition from the fire located within Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Some of the victims have been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. …

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Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13

At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, firefighters witnessed a roaring blaze on the second and third floors of the building and victims standing on the sidewalk …

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Ace Frehley’s Home Engulfed in Flames

The home of famed KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was damaged by fire on Saturday. Frehley left the following message on his personal website regarding the fire that was reported at his 1347 Spring Valley Road home in Yorktown Heights, New York. “The official statement from the fire inspector was as follows: An electrical fire was caused by a tree falling …

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Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments

A downtown Ripon fire erupted on Watson Street in the early morning of Wednesday that destroyed three businesses and burned through apartments impacting 26 people. Ripon District Fire Chief Tim Saul spoke about the fire. “It was too far ahead of us to put our guys in there and knowing everyone was out that was the mode we took. We …

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Thermal Injuries To Blame in Death of Fast And Furious Star

Paul Walker is perhaps best known for his roles in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise. As his Twitter profile describes him, Walker was an “Outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie.” Unfortunately, that spirit of adventure and love of adrenaline seems to have lead to the actor’s untimely death. The 40-year-old man died, somewhat ironically, in a terrible, fiery car crash …

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Wyoming Explosion Leaves Workers Seriously Injured

Around 10:18 am yesterday, a blast was reported at Encana Corp’s Antelope 91-29H facility, a natural gas field established on the Jonah Field of western Wyoming. According to NBC News, firefighters extinguished the flames by 1 p.m. that same day, but not before the fire left one worker in critical condition, another in serious condition and two more in stable …

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Fire Department Charges Family $20,000 After Their Home Burns Down

A family in Surprise, Arizona certainly got the shock of their life after their home burned down and they received a bill for almost $20,000. Even though their home was a total loss, they are still expected to pay $19,825 to a private fire department the family says showed up after the fire was put out. The family didn’t have …

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Man Saves Family From Fire, Goes Back For Beer

Meet Walter Serpit, a man who can’t resist Bud Light’s crisp, clean, refreshing taste. WTVM reported that last Thursday afternoon on 43rd St. in Columbus, Georgia, Serpit was sitting in his living room with six adults and two children when smoke began seeping in; a fire started from a malfunctioning water heater. “I told them to get the kids out …

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Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled for Fire Risk

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 2 million dehumidifiers have been recalled, due to a fire risk. Over 2.2 million units comprise the domestic recall, along with another 52,500 from Canada. The faulty dehumidifiers, which can overheat, smoke and catch fire, were manufactured in China by GreeUSA, and are branded as Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, …

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