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Spur-of-the-moment spacewalk a first for NASA, space station

An impromptu spacewalk triggered by the sight of ammonia flakes drifting past a window of the International Space Station wraps up with a replaced pump and a plan for "additional detective work."

By May 11, 2013


Torture-test tablet roundup

Always On torture tests pushed these tablets to their limits. Which tablets survived and which failed?

By May 6, 2013


Curiosity prepped for software upgrade; snaps panorama

While scientists marvel at new views of Mars from the Curiosity rover, engineers are gearing up to load new software in a bit of electronic brain surgery that will take several days to complete.

By August 9, 2012


Some iPhone 4 owners report discolored screens

Yellow spots or discolored screens on the new iPhone 4 are being reported before the device is officially available in stores.

By June 23, 2010


Is LCD and LED LCD HDTV uniformity a problem?

There's an issue with all LCDs; can anything be done?

By August 8, 2011


Smokers can get a virtual look at their dirty lungs

A new app from SapientNitro uses augmented reality to show what smoking does to your lungs.

By July 21, 2011


'BabyBeat' computer system could battle SIDS

Israeli researchers develop system that sounds an alarm to wake the baby and alert the parents if an infant's skin tone changes enough to indicate a slowing heart rate.

By July 13, 2011


Apple standard procedures won't work with security

Apple's strategy of dealing with problems in its products is to ignore or deny and then act when the outcry gets loud enough. That might fly with cracked MacBooks or iPhone 4 death grip issues, but that response to security issues leaves its own customers out in the cold.

By May 25, 2011


Light leak, yellowing affecting some iPad 2 users

Two issues that have cropped up in past Apple products are appearing for some iPad 2 owners, including light leaking from the bezel, as well as discoloration on the screen.

By March 12, 2011


Apple says cases cause iPhone 3GS discoloration

An iPhone 3GS owner in France has reported that white iPhone discoloration is being caused by cases and not the battery as many had suspected.

By July 9, 2009