This just might affect you. If you bout a 3G iPhone in North America or Japan and got an "ultracompact" USB adapter, the results could be shocking--you.
It seems that some of the power adapters are faulty and the metal prongs can break and zap you. So, check with Apple, who will replace the adapters for free. Fixed versions are expected to be available on October 10.
The wearables space is wide open and exploding with opportunity, but that comes with design and sourcing issues, which some believe could be alleviated in part by the strength of the maker community and an open-source approach to this segment.
An engineer who has experienced firsthand the changes that the engineering profession has undergone since the days of Bill Hewlett and David Packard argues that the loss of innovative capacity is the direct result of a vacuum in American business thought leadership.