SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Samsung’s recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle manufacturing error, but it highlights the challenge electronics makers face in packing ever more battery power into ever thinner phones, while rushing for faster release dates.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Did robots help make your pizza?
If you ordered it from Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza, the answer is yes.
The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market.
Leave it to the great minds at MIT and Georgia Tech to figure out a way to read the pages of a book without actually opening it.
A team of researchers from the two institutions pulled it off with a system they developed that looks like a cross between a camera and a microscope.
DETROIT — The Chevrolet Bolt, General Motors’ Tesla-fighting electric hatchback for the masses, will be able to go 238 miles (383 kilometres) on a single charge.
The car beats the base rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S, which can go 210 miles (336 kilometres) per charge but costs about $28,500 more.
OTTAWA—The national broadcast regulator and the country’s four biggest television service providers are in for an earful this week over the roll-out earlier this year of so-called “skinny-basic” TV.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will kick off public hearings tomorrow to discuss how the new, trimmed-down $25 packages have been offered to consumers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A massive explosion erupted yesterday at SpaceX’s main launch pad—destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread Internet service in Africa.
There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire.
NEW YORK — Samsung’s next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button.
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live.
HAMPTON, Va. — NASA says it’s simulating a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft in Virginia, this time with crash test dummies, as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.
A pendulum will swing a test capsule into a pool of water Thursday at NASA’s Langley facility in Hampton. Inside will be dummies in spacesuits that represent a 105-pound woman and a 220-pound man.