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It’s a Good Time to Check the Notification Settings on Your Kid’s Devices

We really didn’t need the reminder, but yesterday provided it for us all the same: Bad news can erupt swiftly and—thanks to the notifications on our many electronic devices—we will learn about it almost instantaneously. That’s fine for us grown-ups who want to stay informed about the latest political or…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Improve Your Balance So You Don’t Fall This Winter

Though it’s easy to label someone who frequently slips, trips, falls and/or knocks into things as being “clumsy,” there is usually more to the story than that. While it’s possible that their main problem is not looking where they’re going or paying attention to their surroundings, a large part of being steady on your…Read more… […]

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These Airbag Jeans Could Fashionably Protect Motorcyclists

Strapping on a leather suit can protect you from a nasty case of road rash should you wipe out on a motorcycle, but that’s about it. For more robust protection during a crash, several companies have been developing airbag technology for motorcycles, including a pair of inflatable jeans designed to protect a rider’s…Read more… Continue […]

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These Airbag Jeans Could Fashionably Protect Motorcyclists

Strapping on a leather suit can protect you from a nasty case of road rash should you wipe out on a motorcycle, but that’s about it. For more robust protection during a crash, several companies have been developing airbag technology for motorcycles, including a pair of inflatable jeans designed to protect a rider’s…Read more… Continue […]

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Booster Seat Makers Are Endangering Kids — And NHTSA Is Letting Them Get Away With It

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee’s investigation into the crash testing practices of six booster seat manufacturers revealed that the companies have been misleading consumers about the efficacy of their products for years off the back of meaningless safety claims.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Booster Seat Makers Are Endangering Kids — And NHTSA Is Letting Them Get Away With It

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee’s investigation into the crash testing practices of six booster seat manufacturers revealed that the companies have been misleading consumers about the efficacy of their products for years off the back of meaningless safety claims.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Zero Got Mirror Placement Right With The SR/S

The Zero SR/S is a hard one to categorize. Just looking at it, you’d think it’s a super hardcore sportbike, but sling a leg over one and it proves itself an incredibly comfortable sport tourer. It’s quick, makes fun space ship noises, rides like a dream and has incredible range for an electric motorcycle. But […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Yubo, the ‘Tinder for Teens’

I was recently introduced to Yubo, which is advertised as the “make new friends” app for teenagers, but is often described as “Tinder for teenagers.” The app enables teenagers (or adults pretending to be them) to find others with similar interests and chat through private messaging or via public live streams. They can…Read more… Continue […]

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Another Study Shows Just How Careless Driver Assist Tech Is Making Us

The closer cars get to driving themselves, the more distracted we’ll become behind the wheel. It’s hardly a surprising thought, but it’s been supported once again by a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Better Understand Your COVID Risk With This App

We’ve all have to make judgment calls about what activities we can participate in these days, and which ones we should decline. But a new app makes those decisions more straightforward: Whether it’s shopping in a store, partying with friends, or working out, MyCovidRisk helps you figure out just how likely you’ll be…Read more… Continue […]

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Dutch nightclubs to remain shuttered until COVID-19 vaccine is available, says prime minister

Holland’s prime minister, Mark Rutte has announced new safety regulations for music venues and theaters, declaring that nightclubs—which were expected to open on September 1—will remain closed until a COVID-19 vaccine is readily available. As such, there is no expected re-opening date for The Netherlands’ nightlife circuit. The new restrictions, announced by Rutte in a […]

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