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.
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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.
DALLAS — Twice in less than a month, a major airline was paralyzed by a computer outage that prevented passengers from checking in and flights from taking off.
Besides dazzling feats of athleticism, dazzling new technologies will be on display at the Olympics.
About 217 million viewers in the U.S. alone tuned in to the London Olympics four years ago, making it the most watched TV event in history.
The television audience is expected to increase for the Rio Olympics, which formally open Friday.
YONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don’t intend to stop there: They’re also aiming for the moon, and beyond.
SEATTLE — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometre) journey that began more than a year ago.
TOKYO—Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder.
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed today that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.