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.


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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.


Dutch City Creates ‘Lightlines’ To Protect Distracted Pedestrians

There are some people out there who walk around with their noses buried in their phones all day long. This can be dangerous in public because it means you could accidentally walk into something, bump into someone else, or accidentally walk into traffic because you did not see the pedestrian sign.


An Additional 772,000 Honda & Acura Vehicles To Be Recalled

As you might have heard, carmakers such as Honda and Toyota have been forced to recall their cars following the discovery of defective Takata airbags. Last year Honda announced the recall of a whopping 2.2 million cars, and it seems that the number has risen to close to 3 million as Honda has announced additional recalls.


8 Million Cuisinart Food Processor Blades Recalled

If you do a lot of cooking or baking at home, there’s a good chance you own a food processor, and that food processor is more likely than not made by Cuisinart who is one of the staple brands when it comes to home cooking equipment. Unfortunately it seems that some of the food processors made by the company has made life a little more dangerous for its users.


99% Of Fake Apple Accessories Sold Online Failed Safety Tests

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 accessories sold on Amazon are fakes.


Anker Issues Recall For Their USB-C Cables

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 the problem isn’t so much the adoption, but the creation of USB-C cables.


Basis Peak Smartwatches Recalled Due To Overheating Issues

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) that they will be recalling the devices.


Ground Level Traffic Lights Could Prevent Walking-While-Texting Accidents

With so many people having their eyes glued to their phones and walking around, more often than not they will bump into someone else, or worse, walk into oncoming traffic without realizing it. Unfortunately so far apart from trying to educate people about the dangers of walking and texting, there really isn’t much else we can do, or is there?