On most GM vehicles, there is a little rectangle that has the words "Passenger Air Bag" printed on it. This panel has indicators that will light up to tell you when your passenger-side airbag is on or off. If an adult is sitting in your passenger seat, then this panel will usually tell you the airbag is on. But if a child sits in that seat, this panel will tell you the airbag is off. How does it do that? The answer is very clever, and it's also at the center of one of GM's latest recalls.
There are many medical devices out there that are made to help your body deal with health conditions. Sometimes these devices help you breath better, sometimes they improve your mobility, and some can even help your heart work better. However, have you ever wondered what can happen if one of these devices fail, and have you ever heard about what can go wrong if they are misused?
A Newport Beach police officer had just received a nonemergency call and was heading to the scene when something went wrong. He started to get a headache before blacking out completely. When the officer woke up, he was in the hospital with a dislocated shoulder, a fractured eye socket and a traumatic brain injury. The Ford vehicle he had been driving crashed into a tree, and he had narrowly escaped death, but that wasn't the chilling part of his story. As he tried to figure out what had happened, this officer realized what happened to him might be happening to others all over the country!
In September 2015, Volkswagen was exposed. The company had lied to emission regulators about how much pollutants its diesel vehicles emitted, and the consequences shook the entire industry. Fast-forward to now, and VW is paying $4.3 billion in fines and compensation, but the real surprise is that Fiat Chrysler might also get swept up into the dieselgate madness.
It was early in the morning on January 30, 2016 when three young men were returning home from a night out on the town. They had gone to Billy's Clubhouse and the Crazy Bull the night before, but now they were rested and coming home. That's when disaster struck, and now the family of one of the victims thinks Fiat Chrysler should be held accountable.
Apple is one of the most dominant phone makers on the planet, and with Samsung reeling from its recall debacle, the company has never been stronger. However, a new lawsuit is bringing up some questions about the iPhone's safety. A family from Texas is taking Apple to task, but do they have a case?
Earlier this year, Volkswagen settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The settlement was for $15 billion, but that was only the beginning of the process. More problems and settlements have crept up since the dieselgate manufacturers bit the bullet on this case.
Just how bad is toppling furniture danger? We warned you about the problems with Ikea furniture just a few weeks ago, and now another incident is going viral. Luckily, this little tike had a courageous twin around to help.
Do you remember when Google inserted a "kill switch" into Android phones so its programmers could sneak into your phone and destroy malware? Experts were concerned because these Android phone owners were not asked if they wanted Google to crack their phones and delete all their malware. The incident exposed questions about people's rights when it comes to smartphones, and now Samsung is getting into the act.
It's been a few months since Samsung had to discontinue its newest flagship smartphone only weeks after it debuted. Unfortunately, these phones were exploding and causing property damage and injuries. However, Samsung has yet to say why it's latest smartphone was combusting. Now a new study could shed some light on the cause of this catastrophe.