Tag Archive: Safety


Basic Wi-Fi security: How to easily improve your home internet safety

Wireless routers seem scary, but they don’t have to be. Here are the basic security things you can fix yourself.

Attention, well-meaning family members: Nerds are not your holiday tech support. Sure, we twitch (more than) a little bit when we use operating systems that haven’t been updated in months, and firmware that’s just waiting for a patch. But we’re not home for that. No, we’re here for a little too much booze and to cast side eye  [Read More…]

London refuses to renew Uber’s license to operate due to safety concerns

Transport for London announced today that it would not be renewing Uber’s license to operate, citing Uber’s current policies regarding safety and security as grounds for the decision.

According to a statement released by TfL, Uber’s license will expire on September 30. However, Uber has 21 days to appeal this decision in Britains courts, and will be allowed to continue to operate while any appeals remain ongoing. The full list of reasons TfL gave for terminating Uber’s license included  [Read More…]

Some Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to safety concerns

A few days before the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is expected to launch, we’re hearing US regulators have issued a recall for select Galaxy Note 4 batteries. Before you get your pitchforks out, let us tell you that this time around it’s nothing remotely similar to the Galaxy Note7 scandal. Actually Samsung doesn’t even have anything […]

How to turn off Gear VR safety warnings

Gear VR has safety warnings that pop up when you start up the VR headset, but you can turn them off.

Each time that you turn on your Gear VR a set of safety warnings pops up on your screen. While they are handy for informing new users about safety issues while using VR, if you regularly use your VR headset they can become a bit of a hassle. Thankfully turning off most safety warnings is a  [Read More…]

Samsung is committed to user safety, intros 8-step battery safety check

In the wake of the Galaxy Note7 disaster, Samsung is upgrading security battery testing protocols and today following its investigation results announcement, the Korean tech giant just introduced the 8-step battery safety check. With the Galaxy S8 incoming, we’re certainly glad to be given some reassurance that the new flagship won’t be plagued by similar

This is Samsung’s new 8-point battery safety check

Samsung has a new, um, battery of tests for its upcoming phones.

Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation has concluded, the company is looking to the future, which means convincing customers that its upcoming phones are safe for everyday use.

To reassure the public, and to ensure that no future incidents crop up, Samsung has changed its phone-testing facilities around the world to include an eight-point battery safety check. While many of these checks are currently  [Read More…]

Strava adds the Beacon safety feature to Garmin fitness devices

The world’s largest social media network designed just for athletes, Strava, announced the integration safety feature Beacon to Garmin LiveTrack. What is Beacon? When cyclists or runners head out for an exercise session, they leave the house to take on the roads and trails. Sometimes it can be difficult to locate your loved one when they’re

Oculus update disables Gear VR App on Galaxy Note 7 due to safety concerns

Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company has pushed an update that disables the Gear VR app on the Galaxy Note 7. The update was first spotted by Reddit user Bahaman 23 and later received confirmation from a number of users. The move makes sense given the fiery issues the Galaxy Note 7 has been confronted

Sprint to offer exchange program for Note 7 buyers with concerns over safety issues

Because of recent news of a replacement Galaxy Note 7 causing evacuation of a Southwest plane during boarding, Sprint is allowing customers with a Note 7 the opportunity to replace it with any other phone they offer according to Recode.

The incident early Wednesday has shined the spotlight back on the Note 7, as it’s a case of a verified replacement device experiencing a battery failure severe enough to potentially cause harm. It’s important to remember that so far this  [Read More…]

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission working with Samsung for proper Note 7 recall

We’re one step closer to quickly getting all of these Note 7s replaced.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced it’s working with Samsung for a complete and proper recall of the Note 7 in the U.S. Currently, Samsung’s Note 7 recall isn’t an official “recall” in the U.S. in terms of how the government is involved — it’s technically a voluntary replacement program, even though you should absolutely swap out your Note 7 for  [Read More…]