Articles about safety (page 3)

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.

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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?

DJI Will Now Alert Drone Owners Of Nearby Wildfires
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 cases can actually hinder rescue efforts.

This Robot Could Have Broken Asimov’s First Law Of Robotics
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 being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”

Driver Dies With Tesla’s Autopilot Active, NHTSA To Investigate
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 have seen videos in the past that prove it.

Regulators Warn Owners Of 300,000 Honda Cars To Stop Driving Them
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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has advised more than 300,000 Honda owners in the US to stop driving their cars.

This Gunshot-Plugging Device Just Saved Its First Life
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 sponges. The device was designed for use in the battlefield and it should work in theory.