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Tag: Safety

The Government’s Fireworks Safety Demonstration Is Horrifying

The Government’s Fireworks Safety Demonstration Is Horrifying
It’s July 4th weekend – a time for cookouts and fireworks all across the country. And where there are fireworks, there’s danger. So the government has taken it upon themselves to give us a fireworks safety…
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Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder
Back in 2012, we featured Bounce Imaging’s concept for a throwable camera that could stream a 360º image to a mobile device. The device is now on sale, and while many of its proposed features didn’t…
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Kingii Personal Flotation Device: One Wrist, No Risk

Kingii Personal Flotation Device: One Wrist, No Risk
If you’re into aquatic activities the best wearable accessory for you could be the Kingii. It’s a compact and easy to use personal flotation device that you wear on your wrist. In case of emergency, pull…
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Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the…
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A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope

A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope
Mike Lane’s Pedi-Scope is a simple analog device that will free cyclists of squealing from their neck pain. Squeaking from the freaking. Oinking from the boinking. The Pedi-Scope straps to the front of your bicycle and…
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Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and…
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Collapsible Bike Helmet Won’t Collapse Your Head

Collapsible Bike Helmet Won’t Collapse Your Head
This collapsible bike helmet is pretty awesome. It might get people to wear a helmet that would normally never wear one. The Closca Fuga Black collapsible helmet offers a nice alternative to the typical helmet since…
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Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?
Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger…
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Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More

Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More
Angry and worried that her children were not answering her calls and texts, Sharon Standifird decided to create an app that would let her lock her kids’ phones down. She learned how to develop for Android…
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LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell

LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell
The disco ball motorcycle helmet we spotted a couple of years ago will make you stand out in more ways than one, but you’re screwed if you’re riding in a dark area. Thomas Plywaczewski recently took…
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PD.ID Alerts You If Your Drink Has Been Drugged

PD.ID Alerts You If Your Drink Has Been Drugged
You might think you’re safe when you’re hanging out with your friends and with friends of a friend, but that isn’t always the case. Who knows what unscrupulous folks could be dumping into your drink when…
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These Bicycle Helmets Look Like Hats

These Bicycle Helmets Look Like Hats
Being safe usually is not very fashionable. Take bicycle helmets. They are basically just huge and ugly skull protectors. Why can’t they look more normal? Dr. Cheryl Allen-Munley has the answer. Keep your noggin safe and…
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WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes

WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes
Did you know that you can use your Wi-Fi network as a lookout? Pescimoro Mattia’s WiFinder is a short Python script that continuously scans your Wi-Fi network. When a new device joins the network, it will…
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Text And Drive Game: Sending a Message

Text And Drive Game: Sending a Message
The adverse effects of texting while driving should be readily apparent. It’s not like smoking where you could get cancer years down the line. You literally cannot pay attention to what’s around you the instant you…
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Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?

Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?
Nissan just made the rear-view mirror twice as useful. Its Smart mirror neatly hides an LCD monitor, which can display live video from a camera mounted at the rear of a vehicle at the flick of…
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Landmine Detecting Shoe Insoles Might Just Save Your Life

Landmine Detecting Shoe Insoles Might Just Save Your Life
Most of us are lucky enough to live in peaceful places where landmines don’t threaten our lives on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many people still live in fear of stepping on landmines and losing their limbs…
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