Amazon told CNN that relying on user reviews to uncover faulty products is insufficient, saying that it also looks at sales history and customer service contacts when looking for a problem. "Using customer reviews alone to conclude a product is unsafe or imply there's a widespread issue is misleading," an Amazon rep told CNN in a statement. However, CNN also found at least 10 reports filed with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding eight different dangerous or faulty AmazonBasics products. Amazon, however, has only ever conducted two official recalls on AmazonBasics goods. … [Read more...] about Price gouging and defective products rampant on Amazon, reports find
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When confronted by CNN, Amazon pointed to specific reasons why certain products met its safety standards or — in a few cases — how it had removed them after reports. (The USB cable apparently met Amazon’s standards but was removed at some point as well.) … [Read more...] about AmazonBasics products are going up in flames, but not enough for Amazon to stop selling them
AirTags Evidence of the existence of these tiny RFID or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices have been found in the source code of iOS releases going back as far as iOS 13, and they can also be found in iOS 14. The idea is similar to that of Tile, which has had a product on the market for several years now and sells for $99 for a pack of four. The idea is that you attach them to items that you might potentially lose, such as a handbag or your car keys or even a pet. iOS's Find My app is then used, presumably, along with the Ultra Wide Band (UWB) chip in late-model iPhones, to locate that item. … [Read more...] about First, iPhone SE killed Android: What budget products will Apple unleash next?
Google has sometimes gotten in trouble for the phrases that automatically appear when you’re trying to type in a new search. Even if some of them make for amusing celebrity interviews, others have sometimes steered users toward problematic concepts and fake news in addition to harmless things like movie and video game spoilers. The suggestions are based on what other people are searching for, after all. … [Read more...] about Google promises to remove search suggestions that might seem political — even if they’re true
After the Houston Chronicle picked up the story, word of the problems spread among the authors, and every single scientist on the report has now asked that their names be removed from it. In response to queries about deleting basic facts (sea levels have risen) from the report, a TCEQ spokesperson was quoted as saying, "Information was included in a report that we disagree with." … [Read more...] about Texas agency censors scientific report to remove references to reality