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Every few months, there's another tragic news story about a fatal house fire, car accident or freak electrocution caused by an everyday gadget. Usually the victim was doing something stupid - but that doesn't mean it can't happen to you too. Thankfully, you can dramatically decrease the odds of death and injury by following these eight simple rules.

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If you're currently reading this from the comfort of your IKEA MYSINGSÖ outdoor beach chair, you might want to park your butt somewhere else: The ACCC has issued a safety recall due to an assembly defect that causes falls and "finger entrapments". Here are the details.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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With Christmas rapidly approaching, many shoppers are looking to pick up popular gift ideas like drones, smartphones and slow cookers for their loved ones. Unfortunately, some items aren't safe and should not be purchased under any circumstances. Consumer watchdog Choice recently named and shamed a range of products that were recalled due to safety concerns in 2016. Here are 12 to avoid putting under your Christmas tree.

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Samsung has released a software update for the volatile Galaxy Note7 smartphone that caps the maximum charge level to 60 per cent. This does not mean your Galaxy Note7 is now safe to use -- Samsung is still imploring users to return the device for a replacement or refund. But in the meantime, the chances of your Note7 bursting into flames should be a bit lower.

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Samsung Australia has finally revealed details about its Galaxy Note7 safety recall. As previously reported, all customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund. Yes, this includes eBay purchases, postpaid mobile plans and grey market imports. Here's everything you need to know to get your Note7 replaced or refunded in Australia.

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A brand of SPC tinned tomatoes has been recalled from Coles, Woolworths and IGA for potentially exploding in customer's faces. No really. Apparently, increased air pressure in the can is to blame.