Smoke detector

(AP Photo)

Reminder: Time to fall back an hour

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time to fall back. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. The change officially occurs […]

11/01/2013

Nest smoke detector and iPhone pictured in Nest video posted on YouTube.

Nest Labs tries to smarten up smoke detectors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there’s no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle […]

10/08/2013

Wis. couple says pet chicken alerted them to blaze

ALMA CENTER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple says fire clucks, not fire trucks, helped them escape a blaze at their home. The couple was sleeping when their pet chicken woke them at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday.

12/28/2012

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