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S. Korea may require smartphone makers to report phone fires ‘immediately’

S. Korea may require smartphone makers to report phone fires ‘immediately’ According to The Investor, new safety regulations will require smartphone makers to report immediately when their handsets explode or burst into flames.More: Everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall “In the latest Galaxy Note 7 incident, it took 10 days for Samsung to report the first case to the government.

Following Galaxy Note 7 disaster, S. Korea seeks to ensure history doesn’t repeat

Following Galaxy Note 7 disaster, S. Korea seeks to ensure history doesn’t repeat On Monday, the nation announced that it would bolster lithium-ion battery safety requirements and carry out regular inspections in order to avoid a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, in which mobile handsets would spontaneously combust as a result of faulty batteries.According to a statement from the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, lithium-ion battery manufacturers would be “subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections.

Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market

Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market The South Korean government published the results of its own investigation into the explosive phone Monday, according to the The Korea Herald.Like Samsung, the state-run Korean Agency for Technology Standards concluded that the Note7's volatility stemmed from its battery.

Facebook’s Community Help provides a forum for survivors to mount rescue efforts

Facebook’s Community Help provides a forum for survivors to mount rescue efforts On Wednesday, Facebook added a new component to Safety Check, Community Help, that provides a semi-public message board for survivors.Facbebook says Community Help was inspired by how users banded to help one another in times of need, but it’s also aimed at addressing “missed connections.

DJI teams up with world’s biggest model aviation group for new programs

DJI teams up with world’s biggest model aviation group for new programs On February 15, the China-based drone company announced an upcoming joint program with the Academy of Model Aeronautics.“Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson.

A bike helmet with turn signal lights will make rides a whole lot safer

A bike helmet with turn signal lights will make rides a whole lot safer Cars have indicator lights for better safety — so why don't bicycles too?The Lumos helmet is a helmet for cyclists with a prominent red brake light, as well as yellow left and right turn signals, like what you'd see on motorised vehicles.

There's now a device that lets you alert painlessly your friends when you're in danger

There's now a device that lets you alert painlessly your friends when you're in danger The device was created by Aluma Innovations, which was cofounded by Todd Baldree and his partner Ben Holbrook.One is a deafeningly loud siren, which is activated by pulling a wristband (great for when you're out running or walking home alone).

The first American hoverboard fire deaths are now part of a federal investigation

The first American hoverboard fire deaths are now part of a federal investigation The tragic fire ignited by a malfunctioning hoverboard that claimed the life of a child last week just took another.The first victim of the fire, Ashanti Hughes, age 3, died on the night of the fire.

Analyst says Tesla Model 3 is 10 times safer than your average car

Analyst says Tesla Model 3 is 10 times safer than your average car If it is, then Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas was talking about you in a letter he sent to clients about Tesla’s Model 3 this week, Electrek reports.The Model 3 is scheduled to start shipping to buyers later in 2017.

Dangerous, explosive hoverboards are still lurking, and here's another recall to remind you of it

Dangerous, explosive hoverboards are still lurking, and here's another recall to remind you of it Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand.

CityConnect is creating a ‘Pokemon Go’-style augmented reality app for cyclists

CityConnect is creating a ‘Pokemon Go’-style augmented reality app for cyclists CityConnect and the University of Bradford’s Digital Media Working Academy are developing a way to fix that.By creating an augmented reality app for cyclists, the aim is to enhance the cycling experience with elements of game playing.

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report But the OS's perceived security remains one of the biggest draws for picking a Mac over a Windows device.That's an exponential increase from Q3 2016, which posted barely 50,000 new samples.

This helmet accessory is trying to make riding motorcycles safer

This helmet accessory is trying to make riding motorcycles safer The 'Cosmo Connected' is a brake light that sticks on the back of helmets so they are eye level with drivers around them.The device also comes with an app where drivers can share their route with friends and loved ones.