Fidget Spinners in Flames: Mishaps Show Need for New Power Options

(DGIwire) – The last thing anyone wants from a fidget spinner is a third-degree burn. Unfortunately, the risk seems to be a real one. As recently reported in The Telegraph, multiple cases have arisen of Bluetooth fidget spinners—variants of the popular toys with inbuilt speakers that play music streamed from a mobile phone—were found to […]

Protecting Private Property in the Drone Age

(DGIwire) – As drones become increasing popular, a disturbing trend is taking off: unauthorized flights over private property. Whether it’s a prison yard, a military installation or a corporate campus, the risk of terror attacks or espionage is high. In response to this threat, lawmakers are increasingly calling for measures to keep the problem at […]

Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring searches for better drone protection. […]

Flight Fright: Lithium-Ion Fires on Planes Reveal Need for Innovation

(DGIwire) – On May 30, 2017, a lithium battery in a passenger’s backpack caught fire aboard a cross-country flight, reported the Federal Aviation Administration. According to CNN, nobody was injured on the flight, which was traveling from New York City to San Francisco but was diverted to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The lithium battery began to […]

Taking Control of Terror from the Sky

(DGIwire) – In December 2016, a Hamas member was gunned down in Tunisia. According to Defense News, Hamas described the man as a “drone program supervisor,” revealing the reality that Hamas—and possibly other terror organizations—have taken up drone warfare. In light of this, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act takes steps to address […]

Making All Yellow Cabs ‘Green’: Can the Grid Support It?

(DGIwire) — On July 5, 2017, The Guardian and other sources reported major news from Volvo: the automaker announced that it would only make hybrid or pure electric vehicles from 2019. This followed an April 20 announcement—on New York City’s official website—that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like 20 percent of motor vehicles sold in […]

Campus Safety: Learning About Preparedness

(DGIwire) – On April 16, 2017, Virginia Tech marked a grim anniversary: 10 years since the mass shooting in which 32 people were killed and 17 wounded by gunfire. The largest incident of its kind on a college campus, it not only changed lives; it changed security requirements and shifted the national perspective that institutions […]

Keeping Soldiers Safe: One CEO’s Quest

(DGIwire) – Nicholas Clark is CEO and Director of Alexium International, a specialty chemicals manufacturer. But his sense of obligation extends far beyond his company—it encompasses U.S. military forces as well. In a recent profile of Clark on SmartCEO.com, he detailed how he came to be concerned for the welfare of American military personnel. Clark […]

The Protocol for Protection Against Enemy Drones

(DGIwire) – When confronted by an enemy drone, what is the best way to defend against it: simply jam its signal or manipulate that signal and take over control of its flight path? According to a recent report in Defense Systems, a number of government agencies are working with industry to pursue the second option. […]

Stop That Drone: Keeping Flying Threats at Bay

(DGIwire) – How can drones be kept from flying where they shouldn’t? According to Reuters, a range of companies are developing techniques to deal with drones that are being used to engage in a variety of illegal activities. Reuters notes, for example, that drones have been used to smuggle mobile phones, drugs and weapons into […]

Cordless Drills: 4 Features to Know

(DGIwire) – Cordless drills come in handy for almost every DIY and home improvement project, but users ought to know beforehand how to maximize their effectiveness. After all, to properly use a drill takes more than just fitting the bit and pulling the trigger. Here are four aspects of cordless drill operation to keep in […]

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