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EE Recalls Power Bar Over Potential Fire Hazard

08/05/2015, Battery packs are great because they provide us with additional juice while we’re out and about. However it seems that due to the fact that they basically pack lithium-ion batteries under the hood, there is a certain degree of danger to them. In fact...

EE Power Bar Explodes, Causes Burns To Victim’s Hand

07/28/2015, They say that you shouldn’t sleep with your electronics plugged in next to you for safety reasons, but for many this has become the norm. After all it’s convenient especially since our phones can also double up as alarm clocks. However in the case of...

The FlyBag Will Help Contain Explosions On An Airplane

07/27/2015, One can only imagine that setting off a bomb on an airplane while it is mid-air can only mean one thing: destruction. However it seems that researchers have come up with a way to ensure that even if a bomb were to go off, its explosion would be contained...

Revolar Personal Safety Device Launches On Kickstarter

04/29/2015, Say you’re out at night, you’re alone, it’s late, and it’s dark. This would present the perfect opportunity for someone to get attacked by people of the unsavory nature which is where devices like Revolar come in handy. This is a tiny device...

Computers Could “Optimize People” One Day

06/25/2013, Earlier today, Intel was presenting many of its R&D projects in San Francisco, and a few of them caught my attention. For example, this demo by Paul Crawford, a senior research scientist at Intel Labs, was particularly interesting. One of the research...

Breathometer Is A Smartphone Breathalyzer

03/13/2013, Breathometer claims to be the first smartphone breathalyzer (more on that below), which is a device that estimates the alcohol level in your blood by looking at its concentration in your breath. As you can see, this is a rather small device that you could...

Car Pedestrian Collision Sensor Limits Injury Risk

02/15/2013, You never want to experience it, but whenever a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a car, his or her head can often suffer grave injuries due to a collision with hard elements underneath the hood, such as the engine block. To reduce the number of...

Ford Lane Keeping System detects drowsy drivers

10/27/2011, If you’ve ever gotten sleepy behind the wheel, you would know how dangerous it can be. Well, the folks over at Ford have come up with a solution (even though the best solution is to just don’t drive when you’re sleepy) that aims to...

Airbags for cellphones patented

08/12/2011, Just when you thought patents couldn’t get any crazier, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos; and Amazon’s VP, Greg Hart; have been recently awarded a new patent that is likely to be in the running for gold in this year’s most ridiculous patent...

Moto-Grip keeps motorcycle passengers safe on rides

08/09/2011, Motorcycles can be pretty dangerous vehicles, especially when there’s an additional passenger involved. Since they don’t have safety belts, the rear passenger has to find something to hold on to while the bike is moving, and it usually turns...

Inflatable helmet pad makes your helmets safer

07/15/2011, While helmets are required by law to be worn at all times when cycling or on a motorbike, the size and fitting of a helmet isn’t regulated by the government. And even though it is always safer to wear a helmet when riding, a badly fitted helmet can...

Magellan Back-Up Camera reduces car reverse accidents

06/22/2011, A large number of cars available on the market today feature rear view cameras that are pretty irreplaceable when it comes to helping drivers reverse their vehicles. It makes parking so much easier and makes sure that drivers don’t hit anything...