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Episode Info: I will never make this mistake again with my smartphone. Smartphone crushing incidents are on the rise onboard commercial flights around the world. Phones that slip into airline seats are getting damage to the lithium-ion batteries that power these devices and creating a fire hazard. In fact, listen to how one smartphone caught on fire on a Qantas 747 flight and what crews are trained to do if an electronic device starts to smolder and catch fire. Highlights: 00:36 Which seats are eating phones 01:30 When never to adjust your seat onboard 01:47 How a phone on a Qantas flight caught fire 03:00 What crews are trained to do when phones and lithium battery fires happen onboard 03:30 The most dangerous batteries 04:30 What are most popular causes of lithium battery fires 05:22 Why a runaway lithium battery fire scares me more than any other emergency onboard a flight 05:30 The drunk crazy Russian passenger smoking onboard 06:03 The smart airline first to restrict Smart Luggage that don’t have removable lithium-ion batteries 06:30 How to fly safely with lithium batteries 07:30 Why Lithium fire is a leading theory to the missing MH370 Boeing 777 08:20 Lithium chain reactions are the most dangerous fires 08:38 Traveling with spare batteries 09:30 The worst lithium-ion batteries and how to avoid them 09:53 Denver airport incident that caused TSA X-ray machine to catch fire 10:32 The dangers of eCigarettes 10:54 How rechargeable headphones burned a passenger's neck 11:23 How crews are trained on safety protocols to deal with fires onboard 12:10 What hissing sounds mean coming from an electronic device 14:02 How you can help with an onboard fire 14:35 Are the airlines doing enough to keep us safe? 15:15 The safest ways to travel with lithium-ion batteries 16:35 Debate: What should be done to make it safer? More on this topic here: - Follow me here: *** ABOUT CYBERGUY - AMERICA'S TECH AUTHORITY Award-winning journalist, author, investor and innovator Kurt has a deep love of technology that makes life better. Best known as “Kurt the CyberGuy,” Kurt Knutsson created the largest syndicated tech lifestyle franchise on television. As a trusted source, Kurt’s unique insider access to major tech launches and industry visionaries has helped earn him two Emmy Awards and a Golden Mic. Kurt lives between home in California and NYC where he is also the chief tech contributor on Fox News & Fox Business networks beginning his mornings on Fox & Friends. Kurt and his CyberGuy reports focus on consumer technology, innovative people and inventions that are rocking the world.
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