July 4, 2022

Gadget of the week

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Buckyballs are back By John Biggs From TechCrunch Years ago – six years ago, to be exact – a toy called Buckyballs came under attack by government officials intent on destroying fun. The Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the toys, which we noted were tiny rare earth magnets that were good for play but bad […]

Cayman Airways issues warning on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone/tablet devices

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Cayman Airways (CAL) has issued a warning regarding travelling on the national flag carrier with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone/tablet device. The CAL statement said,: “Cayman Airways passengers may still carry the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device in their carry-on baggage or on their person, but as of Friday, September 9, 2016, passengers […]

Baby-carrier maker is ‘Company Doe,’ tried to litigate in secret to save reputation

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By Chris Morran From Consumerist For the past couple of years, we’ve been telling you about “Company Doe,” a manufacturer of some kind who had successfully convinced a federal court to allow it to sue the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in secret, keeping its name and all relevant details of the case shielded behind […]