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Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Chevrolet is recalling the Bolt EV for a second time, after more of the electric cars caught fire unexpectedly despite owners thinking they'd been repaired. The original recall was announced in November 2020, with around 69,000 of the EVs affected, after Chevrolet and the NHTSA were notified that several cars burst into flames.

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Improved bike helmet is built with a combination of materials

Improved bike helmet is built with a combination of materials

All around the world, cities are growing, and populations are increasing significantly, leading to overcrowding on the highways. While many people take public transportation, others prefer to get around by walking or riding bikes. Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have worked with a French specialty materials company called Arkena to develop a safer bicycle helmet built using a combination of materials.

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Digital Wellbeing Heads Up rolls out to more Android phones

Digital Wellbeing Heads Up rolls out to more Android phones

We live in a society where it's no longer unusual to see people's faces glued to their smartphone screens. While that may be a social issue most of the time, it can be a safety hazard when people do so while walking. A few months back, Google introduced a simple way to remind people to keep their heads up once in a while when moving around. That Heads Up feature is apparently starting to roll out to other phones that aren't Pixel phones, provided you have Digital Wellbeing installed.

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Pfizer recalls some Chantix products across US over possible cancer risk

Pfizer recalls some Chantix products across US over possible cancer risk

Chantix, a prescription drug designed to help adults break their smoking habit, has been recalled by Pfizer, the company behind the product. A dozen lots of the medication have been recalled across the US over the potential presence of a nitrosamine impurity above the company's acceptable daily intake limit.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls some sunscreen products over carcinogen

Johnson & Johnson recalls some sunscreen products over carcinogen

Many people are heading out to the pool and hiking trails, turning to sunscreen products to help protect their skin from damage. If you're counted among them, pay attention to a new recall published by the FDA that involves some sunscreen products from Johnson & Johnson. According to the company, these items may contain an ingredient linked to cancer risk.

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Ford recalls more than 770,000 Explorer SUVs over steering fears

Ford recalls more than 770,000 Explorer SUVs over steering fears

Ford is recalling more than 770,000 of its most popular SUVs, after multiple reports of injuries due to a flaw in the rear suspension. The issue, Ford confirmed today, occurs when parts of the suspension fracture, and in the process "significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash."

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Pfizer and Moderna near two major milestones as FDA fuels vaccine review

Pfizer and Moderna near two major milestones as FDA fuels vaccine review

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only months away from two major milestones involving the COVID-19 vaccines: full approval for Pfizer's vaccine, as well as authorization to administer the vaccines to children under the age of 12. The latter milestone is expected to arrive this winter, while the full COVID-19 vaccine approval may kick off in early 2022.

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Chevrolet warns some Bolt EV owners to park outside after “fixed” car fires

Chevrolet warns some Bolt EV owners to park outside after “fixed” car fires

Chevrolet is warning some Bolt EV owners to park their cars outside, after vehicles believed to have been fixed from a prior safety recall still reportedly set themselves on fire. Owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs began to be notified back in November 2020 about the recall which GM agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Xbox Family Settings app can now manage kids’ spending

Xbox Family Settings app can now manage kids’ spending

Gaming consoles like the Xbox are often considered to be a solitary machine for a solitary gamer, but that hasn't been the case for the past years. Consoles have even become a means by which families spend time together at home or for kids to develop skills often associated with safe gaming. The latter is an important consideration for parents who want to give their kids access to consoles and the games available for them. The Xbox Family Settings app tries to make that task less of a chore, and its newest features promise to save parents money or prevent them from accidentally losing some.

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FAA activates powerful new system to track spacecraft in near-real time

FAA activates powerful new system to track spacecraft in near-real time

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has activated a powerful new system that'll enable it to track rocket launches in near-real-time, as well as spacecraft when they reenter Earth's airspace on their way to the ground. The new program is intended to increase the safety of the US's National Airspace System, according to the agency, joining the FAA's existing air traffic management efforts.

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GM recalls 400,000+ Chevrolet and GMC pickups over exploding airbags

GM recalls 400,000+ Chevrolet and GMC pickups over exploding airbags

GM is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks, having identified an airbag fault that could see the safety equipment unexpectedly explode, sending pressurized gas and potentially broken components into the cabin. The recall, confirmed by the US NHTSA, affects select Chevrolet and GMC trucks, and comes after a handful of reported incidents where airbags have erupted.

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Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna has announced the start of its Phase 1/2 human clinical trial involving its mRNA seasonal influenza vaccine. The work is the start of what may prove to be an interesting evolution in seasonal illness vaccines, with Moderna stating that it plans to evaluate possible combination vaccines that would offer protection from RSV, influenza, COVID-19, and hMPV.

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