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99% Of Fake Apple Accessories Sold Online Failed Safety Tests

12/02/2016, You would think that purchasing an Apple accessory from an online platform as old and reputable as Amazon would mean that you’re purchasing a legitimate product. Unfortunately that’s not the case as previously Apple had warned that 9 out 10 Apple...

Anker Issues Recall For Their USB-C Cables

08/30/2016, It probably goes without saying that USB-C is the standard we can expect in the future in terms of device connectivity. So far we’ve seen many Android OEMs adopt the feature, and we are also seeing laptop manufacturers adopting USB-C ports as well, but...

Basis Peak Smartwatches Recalled Due To Overheating Issues

08/03/2016, The Basis Peak smartwatch was launched in 2014, but it seems that in the past few months, owners of the Peak smartwatch have been reporting that their devices have been overheating, so much so to the point where the company has announced (via TechCrunch)...

DJI Will Now Alert Drone Owners Of Nearby Wildfires

07/19/2016, Drones allow us to get to heights and access views that would not normally be possible unless one was in a helicopter. Unfortunately the novelty meant that people were using drones to record all kinds of things, like emergency situations which in some...

This Robot Could Have Broken Asimov’s First Law Of Robotics

07/13/2016, For those who are fans of robots and robotics, you guys are probably aware of Asimov and his Three Laws of Robotics, or at least the first one that was echoed by Will Smith in the “I, Robot” movie which says, “A robot may not injure a human...

Driver Dies With Tesla’s Autopilot Active, NHTSA To Investigate

06/30/2016, Tesla has reiterated many times in the past that the autopilot feature is not the same as self-driving. However the company’s CEO did state that the system is smart enough where it can actually reduce the chances of accidents by as much as 50%, and we...

Regulators Warn Owners Of 300,000 Honda Cars To Stop Driving Them

06/30/2016, Earlier this year, Japanese carmaker Honda announced that they would be recalling 2.2 million of their cars due to an issue with its airbags which are manufactured by Takata. However it seems that isn’t the end of the story. US regulators the National...

This Gunshot-Plugging Device Just Saved Its First Life

05/31/2016, You guys might recall that in 2015, we reported on a device called the Xstat. This is basically a syringe of sorts where upon plugging it into a gunshot wound, would help seal the wound in 20 seconds thanks to the fact that the syringe is pack with tiny...

Canada Looking To Introduce Safe Texting Zones Along Highways

05/23/2016, Despite the money and effort spent in creating awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, people still insist on doing it anyway because they all think that it will never happen to them, at least until it does. So what happens when you receive...

Texting While Driving Could Dull Your ‘Sixth Sense’

05/13/2016, We all know that texting while driving is a big no-no regardless of the situation. We know that it can lead to accidents and even death, but yet people continue doing it anyway. Now it might be easy to lump texting and driving, talking while driving,...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Catches On Fire While Charging

04/28/2016, It’s not everyday that you read about phones catching on fire or exploding, but the frequency of these reports are quite disturbing and we can only wonder when will it happen to us? That being said, it seems that there are new reports of a phone...

India Turns To 3D Paintings As A Speed Breaker Alternative

04/27/2016, If you drive, then you know that speed bumps and speed breakers can a painful experience as not only does it mess with your tyre pressure, but it can affect your car’s suspension, and in some cases with poorly built speed bumps, could end up damaging...