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GM’s Side Airbags Are Still Crashing the Party

In a perfect world, a vehicle’s airbags would only deploy in circumstances where the driver, in hindsight, applauds the life-saving buffer’s invention. Not included in that list of circumstances is a spinout, far removed from hard obstacles or other vehicles. One Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver isn’t applauding General Motors after his car’s side curtain airbags […] The post GM’s Side Airbags Are Still Crashing the Party appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Quality, Airbags, Gm, Autos, Party, Chevrolet, News Blog, Airbag Deployment


Why You Shouldn't Use Teething Necklaces for Your Baby

If you rely on teething necklaces to keep your baby’s pain at bay, the FDA wants you to stop. But they’re not just being big meanies—kids have choked and strangled on teething necklaces, and the amber ones made claims that were always too good to be true. Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Safety, Babies, Fda, Lifehacks, Teething


YouTube will “ramp up” enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks

YouTube announced several policy updates today, including more stringent enforcement of its ban on videos of dangerous challenges and pranks. In a FAQ posted to its support site, YouTube wrote “we’ve updated our external guidelines to make it clear that challenges like the Tide Pod challenge or the Fire challenge, that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube.” Its policies also extend to pranks “with a perceived danger of serious physical injury,” ...
Tags: Videos, TC, Safety, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, Pranks, Mike, Martins, Alford, Heather Martin


Women Business Travelers’ Safety Concerns

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Women Business Travelers’ Safety Concerns A majority of U.S. based business women travelers say they’ve experienced safety issues on their trips. Recently, the Global Business Travel Association reported that 78% of the women it surveyed were concerned about sexual harassment or assault on their trips. And 65% were concerned about kidnapping. And perhaps, more importantly, 68% of the women business... The post Women Business Travelers’ Safety Conc...
Tags: Travel, Safety, Peter Greenberg, Global Business Travel Association, The Essentials


7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children

There’s nothing better than your home. It’s the place where you relax and unwind after a long day at work. It’s a haven from the world and all its pressures. When it comes to your children, you want them to be as safe as possible, which means going the extra mile to ensure they are protected. Since over 6,000 deaths occur in the home each year, here are seven things that you need to do to ensure your kids are safe. 1. Keep All Cleaners Out of Reach It only seems natural to put cleaners under...
Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Safety, Home Improvement, Jazz, CLF, Around The House


How to Choose the Perfect Dating Profile Pics

People joke that all anyone care about on dating apps is the photos, and it’s kind of true. But you’re not only being judged on a hotness scale—folks are trying to sense of you as a person without reading your bio. A picture says more than you realize about your taste, social life, and world view. Here’s what to think…Read more...
Tags: Photos, Safety, Tinder, Dating, Lifehacks, Dating Profile


What to Consider When Choosing Your Dating Profile Pics

People joke that all anyone care about on dating apps is the photos, and it’s kind of true. But you’re not only being judged on a hotness scale—folks are trying to sense of you as a person without reading your bio. A picture says more than you realize about your taste, social life, and world view. Here’s what to think…Read more...
Tags: Photos, Safety, Tinder, Dating, Lifehacks, Dating Profile


What To Do When You've Been Hit By a Car

On Thursday afternoon, I was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk, and I had no idea what to do about it.Read more...
Tags: Safety, Cars, Injury, Emergency, Lifehacks, Driving Safety, Car Accident


These security cameras are monitored by AI as well as a human surveillance team

Do you remember that viral video of the engineer that designed this glitter bomb for parcel-thieves? It was this over-engineered box that contained a motor, a centrifugal cup with glitter, a fart-bomb, and four smartphones that recorded the incredibly cathartic experience of seeing your parcel thief open the box only to be doused in glitter and sprayed with fart-spray. Thieves would see an unsuspecting box on a porch and pick it up. Once they opened it, the motor would trigger, sending glitter...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Design, Safety, Ces, Cameras, Product Design, Mark Rober, Rober, Deep Sentinel, Robert Brunner, Ammunition Group, Ces2019, LiveSentinel Surveillance Guards


Valeo Previews ‘Invisible’ Trailer System at CES 2019

With so many bewildering and downright fantastical automotive concepts premiering at the Consumer Electronics Show this time of year, it’s easy to feel downtrodden by the industry’s mobility shenanigans. Thankfully, CES still plays host to some genuinely interesting tech that might actually make your life a little easier. For French automotive supplier Valeo, that meant showcasing […] The post Valeo Previews ‘Invisible’ Trailer System at CES 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Trailer, Ces, Autos, Automotive Technology, Consumer Electronics Show, Valeo, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Towing, CES 2019


Drone sighting closes Heathrow

Last month, London's Gatwick airport (the second busiest airport in the UK) was closed for several days after drones were sighted in its airspace. The Gatwick drones are still a mystery (it's even possible that there were no drones, or that the drones people saw were police drones flown to spot drones). But as of now, London Heathrow, the nation's busiest airport, is shut due to a drone sighting. Using drones to shut down major international airports is a hell of an asymmetrical attack -...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Safety, Bbc, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Aviation, London Heathrow, Asymmetric warfare


Don't Assume Essential Oils Are Safe for Skin

Essential oils may be natural, but that doesn’t mean they’re always healthy or good for you. They’re extremely concentrated versions of chemicals that plants make for various reasons: some to attract pollinators, some to repel or harm their natural enemies.Read more...
Tags: Health, Safety, Lifehacks, Essential Oils


Hyundai is building a ‘walking car’

Wheels have the advantage of speed, but can’t move as efficiently on rough terrain. Legs, on the other hand, can move on any terrain, but can’t move as fast as wheels can. Combine both and you’ve got yourself the best of both worlds… the ability to traverse through rough land as well as glide on smooth roads. That’s what Hyundai seems to be teasing with the Elevate, an EV concept that they’re being extremely hush-hush about, but plan to reveal more at CES in Las Vegas next week.The Elevate creat...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Safety, Medical, Ces, Automotive, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Elevate, Ces2019, UMV


Man with knife makes bomb threat at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - suspect 'overpowered'

A man with knife made a bomb threat at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam today, and was 'overpowered' and arrested by Dutch police. Departures and Arrivals in the airport's hall 3 were evacuated, but have since reopened. Here's what happened. Man threatens with a bomb in Departure hall 3 at Schiphol. Currently Departure hall 3 is being evacuated. More information will follow as soon as possible. https://t.co/DDQJuZa9Zn — Schiphol (@Schiphol) December 31, 2018 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Post, News, Air Travel, Safety, Netherlands, Amsterdam, KLM, Bomb Threats, Airport Security, Schiphol, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Schiphol Currently Departure, Royal Military Police Amsterdam Schiphol Airport


Walking a Dog in Winter: 10 Winter Dog Dangers

Let’s face it: winter weather is tough. Whether you’re simply facing colder temperatures or battling with snow and ice, winter is difficult on us all–and that includes our dogs. When you are walking your dog in the winter, Here are 10 tips to make sure you and your dog are walking in a winter wonderland ... Read More about Walking a Dog in Winter: 10 Winter Dog Dangers
Tags: Winter, Safety, Pets, Tips, Snuggy Boots


What's that on the side of the highway?

Ever drive along the highway and see what look like sheds with no sides, or spinning cups, or dirt piled against a fence, and wonder what it's all about? Alongside many highways, there are structures for animals, for determining the weather, and for helping to keep you safe. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Too Warm: Ford Recalls Nearly 900,000 F-150s Over Block Heater Fault

Harnessing the magic of electricity to keep your engine block toasty is a better option than crossing your fingers and saying a silent prayer before turning the key (or pressing the button) on cold mornings. Unfortunately for Ford F-150 owners living in northern climes, the block heater residing beneath their truck’s hood might pose a […] The post Too Warm: Ford Recalls Nearly 900,000 F-150s Over Block Heater Fault appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recall, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Ford Super Duty, News Blog, Ford F-150


Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver


House Has a New Plan to Pass Self-driving Bill in 2019

Frustrated with House Democrats’ inability to push through legislation on autonomous vehicle development and testing, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) believes the new Congress needs to reassess the situation and rally together behind a tweaked proposal Senate Republicans are still willing to back. Dingell claimed Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), who will chair the Energy & Commerce Committee […] The post House Has a New Plan to Pass Self-driving Bill in 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Congress, Government, Senate, Legislation, House, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bill, Frank Pallone, Dingell, Self Driving, Congres, Debbie Dingell D MI, AV START, Energy Commerce Committee


Let Friends Know You're Being Followed With Apple's Shortcuts Feature

Walking home or to a bar or restaurant alone can sometimes be scary, especially if you’re a woman. One Reddit user came up with an interesting way to use Apple’s Shortcuts feature: to let your friends know you think you’re being followed.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Iphone Tips, Safety, Reddit, Lifehacks, Shortcuts


Why do wheels come off?

Truck wheel separations make the news, but they can come off cars as well, and be just as dangerous. Find out why it happens, and how to help prevent it, in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, Trucks, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Here’s the 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans)

Despite perpetually raising the bar on what constitutes automotive safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just gilded nearly five dozen models with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus awards. The metrics, which now hinge largely on a vehicle possessing crash avoidance systems and superior headlamps, require the highest rating available in passenger-side protection during […] The post Here’s the 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americ...
Tags: Safety, Awards, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Crash Tests, IIHS Safety Awards


The 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans)

Despite perpetually raising the bar on what constitutes automotive safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just gilded nearly five dozen models with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus awards. The metrics, which now hinge largely on a vehicle possessing crash avoidance systems and superior headlamps, require the highest rating available in passenger-side protection during […] The post The 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans) ap...
Tags: Safety, Awards, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Crash Tests, IIHS Safety Awards


Even after you turn off Facebook location tracking, Facebook tracks your location

Facebook is a model of offering incredible, nuanced privacy protections to its users, allowing them to configure exactly how much of their data they want to share and how they want it to be used -- Facebook offers these protections, it just doesn't deliver them. Every Facebook privacy setting seems to be an empty checkbox, not hooked up to anything that alters its data-collection. Aleksandra Korolova took several steps to tell Facebook not to track her location: she turned off Facebook's ac...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, News, Privacy, Safety, Infosec, WhatsApp Facebook Messenger, DeleteFacebook, Locational Privacy, Kashmir Hill Gizmodo, Facebook Location Tracking Doesn, Aleksandra Korolova, Korolova, To Opt Out Just Don't Be Located Anywhere, Consumer Protection Facebook


The Google Titan is a physical key that’s more secure than passwords

Passwords are pretty much the vanguards of internet security. Your phone may have facial recognition or fingerprint scanning, but ultimately, to log into a secure account, you need a password, or a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters, known only by you. The Password is the most widely accepted form of security, but it isn’t entirely the most foolproof. People can guess your passwords, crack them, or gain access to them by breaching the servers that host your data. By adding...
Tags: Google, Deals, Facebook, Design, Safety, Password, Titan, Product Design, Google Titan, Security Key


This Rescue Drone turns into a human safety net

I’ve always maintained that a robot should be built to do things humans can’t. Drones also fall in the same category. We can teach drones to perform high-risk activities and pull off rescue attempts that a human couldn’t do, either because of physical limitations, or because of health risks. This is the Net Guard Drone. It falls perfectly into the category I just described… well, ‘falls’ may not be the most appropriate word.The Net Drone is a single unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made together ...
Tags: Design, Safety, Drone, Product Design, Liu Xiang, Robots/Drones, Safety net, Diao Hao-Ming, Golden Pin Design Award, Hu Zhen-Yuan, Li Guo-Yu, Li Hao-Hu, Net Guard, Zhu Nan-Tong


HOW TO STAY #SKISAFE ON THE MOUNTAIN

We’ve teamed up with ABTA’s #skisafe campaign to make sure you’re properly prepped for your ski holiday, especially when it comes to safety. Here are our top tips for staying safe on and off the mountain… Get fit Prep your body for the piste to help avoid those day-two aches and pains. Check out our guide to getting ski fit and have a go at Slopercise – a series of workouts specifically designed to get your body ready for the mountains. Travel with insurance One that’s easy to forget – mak...
Tags: Europe, Safety, Preparation, Advice, Sport, Mountain, Skiing, Gear, Snowboarding, Top Tips, Abta, What To Wear, What To Take, Association of British Travel Agents, Safety Advice, Skisafe


Headlights Still Largely Suck, Just Not As Much As Last Year

A collective groan must have echoed through the automotive industry a couple of years back, after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began testing headlight performance. Early results showed that most headlights, even those on expensive vehicles, fell well short of optimal performance. Most fell short of acceptable performance. Since then, improvements have begun — […] The post Headlights Still Largely Suck, Just Not As Much As Last Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Headlights


Insurers Rejoice! Headlamp Replacement Costs Are Still Really High, Says IIHS

Unless you’re still tooling around in a hand-me-down rig donated by your grandfather, chances are good you’re not in possession of a car outfitted with sealed-beam headlamps. That car might also have real 5 mpg bumpers, further insulating you from lofty repair costs. For owners of newer cars, plenty of pain awaits after a fender-bender, […] The post Insurers Rejoice! Headlamp Replacement Costs Are Still Really High, Says IIHS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Parts, IIHS, News Blog, Headlights, Parts Costs


Report: A manager at Uber’s self-driving unit warned executives about safety issues just days before fatal crash

Less than a week before a Uber self-driving SUV prototype struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last March, a manager sent executives an email cautioning that its autonomous vehicle unit needed to “work on establishing a culture rooted in safety,” reports The Information. Robbie Miller, then a manager in the unit’s testing operations, was preparing to leave the company when he warned that “cars are routinely in accidents resulting in damage” and backup drivers, who sit behind the w...
Tags: Google, Auto, TC, Uber, Safety, Tech, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Miller, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, Otto, Tempe, ATG, Tempe Arizona