Parents always worry when they hear about a toy being recalled for safety reasons. Toy expert Chris Byrne explains how to find out about toy recalls and what to do if you have one of the recalled toys in your home.
TheStreet (Jan. 14, 2014) Anki Drive is a toy sold in Apple stores, but its high price and limited track could limit its appeal. Anki is similar to a slot cars that use a remote, but there is one major difference - the cars ... watch video
AP (May 16, 2013) In this interconnected world, the next big thing may be a fully-wired house. With everything from door locks to coffee makers to pet feeders controllable from an app on your smart phone. The AP's Lee ... watch video
France 24 (May 13, 2013) The future will be "driver-less." This week's TECH24 looks at autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. And in TEST24 we check out a very smart scale… Smart Body analyzer does ... watch video
TheStreet (Jan. 10, 2014) The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas was flooded with waterproof solutions for your smart phones. Apparently smart phone case makers think we all want to take our phones deep sea diving or at least ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 12, 2014) It's green and clean, but it could suddenly stop when you don't want it to. Toyota recalls nearly two million of its Prius models due to software glitch. Hayley Platt reports.
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Reuters - Business Video Online (May 30, 2014) Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million vehicles in North America, including the 2010 Ford Escape and Taurus models. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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TheStreet (June 4, 2014) U.S. Auto Sales came in at 16.7 million units vs consensus of 16 million units, the strongest reading since August 2008. Stephanie Link and Jill Malandrino point out that General Motors, in ... watch video
Aug. 4, 2015 Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 New biosensors have been developed that could improve control and complexity of metabolically engineered microbes, bringing us one step closer to a future in which genetically engineered bacteria can ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 Today, almost everything in your car is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). The problem is that these minicomputers are increasingly coming under attack. Researchers ... read more
Aug. 3, 2015 Scientists have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. ... read more
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Aug. 3, 2015 Researches have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer ... read more
Dec. 1, 2014 In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that an estimated 3,278,073 children were treated in United States emergency departments from 1990 through 2011 for a toy-related injury. Children ... read more
Apr. 29, 2014 Babies begin to learn about the connection between pictures and real objects by the time they are nine-months-old, according to a new study. The research found that babies can learn about a toy from ... read more
Dec. 4, 2012 With the holiday season upon us, children are busy making their wish lists and checking them twice. But, parents may need to check them yet again to ensure toy safety. According to the U.S. Consumer ... read more
Nov. 10, 2010 Manufacturer recalls of toys, promotional drinking glasses, and other children's products constitute an ongoing "toxic toys crisis" that requires banning potentially harmful ... read more