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Tag: Safety

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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Freezcube Tells You If Food in Your Freezer Has Gone Bad, Though Not if It’s Bad for You

Freezcube Tells You If Food in Your Freezer Has Gone Bad, Though Not if It’s Bad for You
It’s hard to tell when food in your freezer has spoiled because, well it’s frozen. You can’t always tell by smell. FreezCube is here to help. It is a simple device that tells you how much…
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Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way
While I’m not all that crazy about the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, I do think that some of the technology which is emerging from related research and development efforts could definitely help with vehicle safety. Take…
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Hammer in Hand Is a Handle and a Window Breaker in One

Hammer in Hand Is a Handle and a Window Breaker in One
You never know when you might need to leave a bus or a train by window. Accidents could happen. A fire could break out on board. A gun man could be threatening every passenger. It’s often…
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Bulletproof Suit: Stay Alive and Look Good Doing It

Bulletproof Suit: Stay Alive and Look Good Doing It
Garrison Bespoke is a luxury suit tailor in Toronto, but its latest product might as well come from the research labs of a secret intelligence agency in the UK. It’s a three-piece suit that’s strong enough…
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Closed Watch Lets Hikers Know When the Sun is About to Set

Closed Watch Lets Hikers Know When the Sun is About to Set
One of the most important things to keep track of when you’re mountain climbing is the time. More specifically, the time when the sun’s going to set, because visibility gets increasingly limited as the sun goes…
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Mamoris Chair Doubles As an Emergency Helmet: Spaceballs: The Chair

Mamoris Chair Doubles As an Emergency Helmet: Spaceballs: The Chair
I feel like this is a design inspired by Spaceballs, but despite the fact that it looks silly, furniture that doubles as protective gear could save your life. The Mamoris chair features a backrest that doubles…
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FiLIP GPS Watch Keeps Kids Safe and Parents in the Know

FiLIP GPS Watch Keeps Kids Safe and Parents in the Know
Every parent on the planet wants their kid to be happy and well-adjusted. That means at some point early in the kid’s life you have to give them the freedom to roam and play. The problem…
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How OnStar is Using Technology to Make You Safer (Sponsored)

How OnStar is Using Technology to Make You Safer (Sponsored)
It’s good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. When you’re out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything – from turn-by-turn directions…
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