Gotta Watch: life-saving phone; electronic wonderland; bittersweet homecoming
This cell phone prevented a bullet from hitting a man when he was shot at an Atlanta nightclub.
January 7th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Gotta Watch: life-saving phone; electronic wonderland; bittersweet homecoming

Phone drops death's call – Some may think cell phones can kill you, but an Atlanta valet would argue otherwise. After being shot in the chest outside a nightclub, the stunned man reached into his bullet-holed coat and pulled out his now dented cell phone. I wonder if EMS kept snapping their fingers and asking, "Can you hear me now?"

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CNN infiltrates the gadget nerd-dom– CNN's Dan Simon unveils some of the latest in futuristic gadgetry at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, including a 92-inch 3-D TV as thin as a quarter. It'll cost you $6,000, but why does your kid really need college anyway?

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Refugees risk death to return home – CNN's Ben Wedeman tells the story of Southern Sudanese refugees returning to their homes just days before a referendum will decide whether the country is split in two. The split could make the already unstable country even more volatile, leaving these refugees to an uncertain fate.

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  1. 22.Dell

    actualy it was bullett that stopped the laptop

    January 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 10lbs heavier

    I'm taking $12,000 out of my kids college fund & buying 2 of these quarter thin 3D tv's

    January 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Lap top! Lap top! So what's with this lap top thing; it was a CELL PHONE, not a lap top, OK?

    January 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mikey

    well we might design them but as far i know there is not one electronic item made in america and it is due to two re.sons greedy companies and greedy workers one day if people dont wake up and see what they are doing buisness will leave america microsoft been made an offer that if they move there buisness to vancover b.c. they will build them a new caampus of there design and also pay for those they want to keep working for them moving and housing for a year and no taxes just to move everything up there now what would you sdo i bet bill gates is thinking about it but workers are going to work themaelfs out of jobs i dont see why boing sticks around with the greedy unions and workeras one guy said on a new station he cant servive on 80,000 a year the news guy said damn that i a lot more then i make and i get by you need to rethink your lifestyle

    January 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    CEO's annual salaries are in the millions. Then they go crying to Uncle Sam for a bail out. They get it, then back to step one. That's not why Obama helped them out.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |

    probably was a capgun. my .380 would have gone right thru him. i spray teflon on all my bullets.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
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