Tech

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Wearable Fitness Devices: Who Owns Your Data?

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SafeBee for a Safe Home: Smarter From Room to Room

From smartphones and virtual assistants to thermostats and light bulbs, internet of things (IoT) technology is popping up everywhere at home, at work, and in-between.

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Smart Homes, Smarter Consumers

There are currently more than 13 billion interconnected devices (digital and electronic) globally.

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​Drones Are Becoming More Popular, But Are They Safe?

Everything from package deliveries to farming to construction building and more might all soon be supported by a drone.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium Ion Battery Safety Precautions. Keep yourself safe around batteries.

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Hoverboards Receive UL Certification and Roll Again

Hoverboards Receive UL Certification and Roll Again

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Have fun, but be safe, while using Pokémon Go on your mobile device

Pokémon can be a blast but there are risks as well

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Damaged Tomatoes and Bread Mold: The Future of Energy?

Rotten food and fungus could one day power batteries and fuel cells.

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Nanowaste: Why You Should Care About What You Can't See

Nanoparticles that are advancing science and improving products also have a dark side.

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Can Changing Your Passwords Too Often Backfire?

If it means you use dumb passwords, the answer may be “yes.”

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6 Ways Drones Are Making Us Safer

In the right hands, this high-flying technology can do a world of good.

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FCC to Internet Providers: Fess Up about Data Collection

Your ISP may soon have to spill about how they’re collecting and sharing your personal info.

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Why and How to Reset Your Apple ID Password

The FBI's recent effort to unlock an iPhone serves as a good reminder about password safety.

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A Shark-Spotting Drone Could See Jaws Before It Sees You

“The future of rescue” is being tested sky high over Australia’s coastline.

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UL Engineers Help Make the World a Safer Place

Here are five who are making a difference.

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Blowing Up Hoverboards on Purpose

A peek behind the scenes at UL’s hoverboard safety testing.