My dad used to work on his cars. I like to think I helped, but I just held the light where he was working.As cars get more and more complex, doing your own work is getting harder.We are all familiar with the dreaded “check engine” light. Most people take their cars to their dealers or a local mechanic to get them to read the engine codes and tell them what has gone wrong.Almost every car made after 1996 has a port under the dashboard to connect diagnostic systems. This port is called the OBD-II port (on-board diagnostics).It used to be that only dealers and mechanics had access to the computers and cables that could connect to the port, but technology advances have brought products that let people read their own engine codes.I’ve been testing the ODBLink MX+ ($99.99) from Scantool.net, which uses a wireless dongle to connect your car to your smartphone, tablet or Windows PC via Bluetooth.Wealth of informationYour car can yield a wealth of information if you know how … [Read more...] about Tech review: Want to know how your car’s engine is performing? The OBDLink MX+ knows
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Business By Padraig Belton Business reporter 4 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45652307 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Cameras streaming high-definition images over superfast mobile networks could improve security in … [Read more...] about ‘We turn the lights off… and sit huddled in the corner’
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group September 6, 2018 at 6:00 am As more businesses embrace the cloud for everything from communications services to data storage, the need for security continues to grow, causing companies to have to build the equivalent of a technological fort to protect their networks and data content. But as the nature of cyberattacks has evolved, the means of defending against unwarranted network intrusions have also had to adjust to the realities of the security environment. “There’s no border anymore,” said Ken Xie, chief executive and co-founder of Sunnyvale-based network security company Fortinet. “The trust has disappeared. So, everything needs to be checked and secured because there are so many ways to bypass connections. You have to check the cloud, check mobile devices, check internal servers. Everything.” In 18 years, Xie has led Fortinet from a startup he began with his brother Michael to what … [Read more...] about Fortinet CEO on fending off cyber attacks in the new generation, and why he likes Fortnite
The noise does not come from the engine area; it seems like it comes from the rear of the car. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Q. My 2010 Honda CR-V with four-wheel drive has about 106,500 miles. At 35-40 miles per hour, the car makes a loud rumbling noise. It doesn’t happen when the car is accelerating from a stop, and it doesn’t seem to be there at highway speeds. The noise does not come from the engine area; it seems like it comes from the rear of the car. Any ideas on what could be wrong? A. I would start with an overall diagnosis of the vehicle, including a performance test of the engine. Something as simple as a slight engine misfire might be enough to cause a slight shudder, but not enough to set a check-engine light. Another possibility is an internal transmission failure. Some Honda models, such as the CR-V, had an internal failure that caused a fracture of a shaft support bearing/ring. The other, less expensive issue is the rear differential … [Read more...] about Why does my car make a rumbling noise?