HP Recalls Laptops Over Fire Hazard

The problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they can be dangerous if not stored properly. As we have seen in the past, these batteries can explode. This is why the US Product and Safety Commission has announced that HP will be recalling several laptop models over a potential fire and hazard.


The ‘Bird Box’ Social Media Challenge Has Caused Its First Accident

It wasn’t too long ago that Netflix’s “Bird Box” movie was released, and by all accounts it was the platform’s most popular movie to date having been watched by over 45 million accounts. Unfortunately the movie spawned an internet challenge where people challenged each other and themselves to do things blindfolded.


Teen Dies After Being Electrocuted While Using Headphones

We have heard unfortunate stories in the past where people have died after being electrocuted by their charging cables. However it seems that over in Malaysia, a teen has reportedly died after being electrocuted while using a pair of headphones that was plugged into a mobile phone that was also being charged.


Walabot Home Is A Sensor That Can Detect Falls In The Home

Some of us who are younger probably think that slipping or tripping and falling in your own home isn’t that big of a deal. However when you’re older and your bones are more brittle, falling down can pose a whole new set of risks and dangers, and that’s something the folks at Vayyar Imaging hope to solve with their Walabot Home sensor.


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Shimabun IoT Helmet Monitors Workers Safety

When you need a hard hat at work, it means that you’re already exposed to a dangerous environment. If something were to happen, the question is how fast can help come because, at that point, every minute counts.


Woman Falls To Her Death Trying To Take A Selfie

We get the allure of snapping selfies. Maybe you have on a killer outfit, or maybe you think your hair looks exceptionally well today, or you’re travelling and want to share it with your friends, family, and/or followers. Unfortunately in the case of 27-year old Sandra Manuela Da Costa Macedo, her attempt at trying to take a selfie resulted in her death.


Ford Announces Recall Of Its Hybrid & EV Wall Charging Cords

The drawback to electric cars and plug-in hybrids is that they require charging, which generally speaking takes longer compared to filling up a full tank of gas. Unfortunately it seems that even something as innocent as charging your car could be dangerous, or at least potentially so as Ford has announced the recall of its hybrid and EV wall charging cords.


Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8 Million Cars Over Cruise Control Problems

If you’re taking a long drive on a highway, this is where cruise control really shines. For those unfamiliar with cruise control, it is basically a feature offered in some cars in which drivers can set a speed that they want the car to drive at and it will maintain that speed without any input from the driver.


Florida Man Reportedly Killed By Exploding Vape Pen

Vapes or electronic cigarettes have gained a fair amount of traction these days as being a supposed “healthier” alternative to cigarettes. While the jury is still out on that, with the debate still going on strong, what’s hard to deny is that these devices are essentially battery packs that have the potential to explode, as we have seen in the past.


Malaysian Man Electrocuted While Charging His Mobile Phone

When charging our devices, it is usually a good idea to make sure that the cables we use are not faulty or frayed. As we have seen in cases in the past, this can lead to disastrous consequences. Now it seems that a man in Malaysia might have been electrocuted while charging his phone.


Aviation Safety Authorities Warn Travellers About Li-Ion Batteries

By now the potential dangers of lithium-ion batteries are pretty well-known, given that we have seen instances where damaged li-ion batteries can swell up, explode, and cause fires. Many probably have also not forgotten that the issue grew to epic proportions in 2016 when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had issues with its batteries.


Honda To Use Targeted Facebook Videos To Encourage Repairs

As you might have heard, a couple of years ago there was an issue with the Takata airbags installed in certain brands of cars, such as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, in which they were forced to recall vehicles that have been outfitted with the airbags. Now clearly with such a dangerous defect, customers should send their vehicles in to get it looked at right away, right?


Teenage Girl Dies After Electrocuted By Frayed iPhone Charging Cable

If there is one problem that many iPhone owners are familiar with when it comes to the bundled charging cable, it is that it tends to fray around the edges where the connector is. This has been a problem that has been going on for many years, and one that Apple has yet to address, but perhaps the company could be thinking about changing that in the future.


UK Driving Tests Will Now Include Sat Nav Skills

Driving tests haven’t really changed that much over the years, simply because for the most parts, cars are still operated the same way, and the rules of the road haven’t changed that much either. That might be a different story when self-driving cars come into the picture, but until then things should remain roughly the same.