March 6, 2021

On-board computers and sensors could stop the next car-based attack

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By Jeremy Straub, The Conversation From Business Insider Cities are scrambling to protect busy pedestrian areas and popular events. Computerized systems can be used to automatically brake or even steer the car. But the question of whether humans should still be able to control the car — in certain scenarios — raises ethical concerns. In the wake of […]

Why you need a medication checkup

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By Ginger Skinner From Consumerist US: On Oct. 21, National Check Your Meds Day, take all your meds to your pharmacy for a safety review With half of Americans regularly taking prescription medication—four, on average, according to a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 1,947 adults—a medication “checkup” can reduce your risk of side effects and interactions, and stop […]

Kim Covington shares her cruise catastrophe story [inc Cayman Islands HSA statement]

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By Krystle Henderson, From KPNX It’s vacation season and more than 20 million of us are expected to climb aboard a cruise ship this year but it’s not always smooth sailing. Kim Covington covered countless dramatic stories in her 11 years as a 12 News anchor and reporter but she was at the center of […]

Tesla parts ways with chipmaker behind its Autopilot system

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget In the wake of a fatal Tesla Model S Autopilot accident in Florida, the all-electric automaker has announced it is parting ways with Mobileye, the company behind the image recognition hardware that powers the semi-autonomous system. As Recode reports today, Tesla will most likely be moving forward by building its own […]

Four days with the iPhone 6

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By Mel Martin From TUAW My colleague Steve Sande gave a nice account of his first few days with his iPhone 6 Plus, so I thought I’d share my reactions to the iPhone 6. This isn’t a technical review. We’ve already had some deep dives into the camera and other hardware improvements. This is one […]

Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Honda Fit after poor crash test results

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By Chris Morran From Consumerist Earlier today, we told you how all but one of the subcompact cars (aka mini cars)* tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety received failing marks in the important small overlap crash test, and the Honda Fit earned the lowest scores of the entire group. As a result, our […]