Polaris Recalling Thousands of ATVs Due to Fire, Fuel Leaks

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The recall includes 2014 Sportsman 570 model ATVs that were sold from April 2014 through May 2017.

Polaris Industries, a maker of recreational vehicles, is recalling about 25,600 all-terrain vehicles following reports of fires and fuel leaks.

The recall includes 2014 Sportsman 570 model ATVs that were sold from April 2014 through May 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. There have been 30 reports of fuel leaks and four reported incidents of fire involving the

Google Glass is Back From the Dead, and Changing the Face of Manufacturing

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Depending on who you talk to, Google Glass was either a device way ahead of its time and the general public just wasn’t ready for it, or an expensive technological dead-end that solved a problem no one ever had. Google Glass raised thorny privacy concerns and early adopters were quickly labelled “Glassholes” giving the device a public stigma it might never overcome.

In 2015, the Google Glass Explorer Program went dark. The device went off sale

Microsoft Debuts Path Guide for Indoor Navigation

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Navigating around busy cities today is next to impossible for some people without the aid of their preferred smartphone GPS system guiding the way.

Whether its Waze, Google Maps or Ride with GPS, people today are rarely using physical or old school printed maps to figure out where their destination is and how to get there.

While this is all fine and good when walking, driving or cycling around an area, there is an issue that arises

442,214 Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler Vehicles Recalled to Replace Alternator

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NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000

Manufacturer: Chrysler

Components: Electrical system

Potential number of units affected: 442,214

Summary

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Durango, and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The affected vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7L or a 3.6L engine and a 160, 180 or 220-amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without

Robot Leak Detection Revolution Could Save Water and Gas Industry Millions

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new leak detection system, one which uses a robot to inspect pipes from the inside to find leaks before they have time to become catastrophic.

The new leak detection system can inspect gas and water pipes. Significantly, it works “no matter what the pipe is made of.” Many other leak detection systems, on the other hand, don’t work well in systems that use wood, clay

Apple Aims to Put iPads in the Hands of Every Patient

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Apple is gearing on its project to launch iPads for hospitals, which will play a vital role in its enterprise health efforts. For Apple, the $3 trillion health care sector offers a lot of potential for growth for its iPad. iPhones and iPads have been used by some hospitals for more than five years, but it’s only recently that the company went public about its interest in the health care.

The new technology will transform the

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Diesel Vehicles Recalled to Fix Emissions Problems

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Daimler announced Tuesday the recall of 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe to address concerns about emissions.

The German automaker plans to spend $255 million to correct the problem, the company said in a statement.

The recalls expand a service action that began in March on about 274,000 compact cars and V-Class vans. Since then, Mercedes-Benz has offered its customers an improvement in NOx emissions for one engine version. It said about 45% of those cars

Breathable, Wearable Electronics Show Promise for Long-Term Continuous Health Monitoring

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A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes holds promise for the development of noninvasive e-skin devices that can monitor a person’s health continuously over a long period.

Wearable electronics that monitor heart rate and other vital health signals have

Safety of Wire Barbecue Brushes Being Investigated

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Health Canada is conducting an investigation into the safety of wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecues, with plans to conclude the probe by the end of the summer.

The agency said the risk assessment on the brushes comes after it has received nine reports of injuries from wire bristles since 2011.

The assessment started in April and should wrap up in August, said Tyler Goodier, unit head of mechanical and physical hazards in Health Canada’s consumer product

BMW to Introduce Skype Integration in its Cars

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German car-maker BMW has entered a partnership with Microsoft, and as a result you can expect a lot of the latter’s connectivity features to be integrated into BMW’s cars. But as strange as it may sound, BMW wants its drivers to attend meetings while on the go.

The company has announced that it will integrate Microsoft’s Skype for business in its iDrive infotainment set-up, thus enabling people to connect to attend a meeting while driving. This