SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centres for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security.
PARIS — The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit.
The agency, which launched the navigation system last December, said however that the failures are not affecting the satellites’ proper functioning.
BOSTON — What if the brakes go out in a driverless car? Does it mow down a crowd of pedestrians or swerve into a concrete wall and sacrifice its passenger?
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking humans around the world how they think a robot car should handle life-or-death decisions.
MONTREAL — Air Transat is planning to test and deploy a new system next year that would allow an aircraft to taxi from the runway to the gate without having to use a plane’s engine, thereby cutting operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Montreal-based carrier would be the world’s first airline to use the WheelTug system, according to the company that developed it.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts took another spacewalk Friday to plug in new and better batteries outside the International Space Station.
It’s the same type of job that was conducted last Friday 250 miles above Earth. Commander Shane Kimbrough was back at it, but this time he was joined by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.
Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers.
Technology news website Motherboard said Thursday that it had obtained 900 gigabytes of data related to the Israel-based company. It said the trove of data includes customer information, databases and technical data about the company’s products.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts went spacewalking Friday morning to hook up fancy new batteries on the International Space Station’s sprawling power grid.
Commander Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson got a hand from a space station robot that took care of most of the grunt work.
SAN FRANCISCO — While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don’t dismiss it as mere child’s play.
RIDDLE, Ore. — John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.