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Short circuit halts Curiosity rover's Mars activities

An electrical hiccup means the Mars rover will be sidelined for a few days as NASA tries to locate the problem.

By March 4, 2015


Volkswagen pulls diesels from 2016 model year lineup

In response to the scandal over its diesel car emissions, Volkswagen withdraws its application to the EPA to certify its 2016 model year diesel vehicles in the US.

By October 7, 2015


Apple temporarily halts Russian online sales over currency issues

The California electronics giant says it has closed its Russian online store while it reviews pricing in the wake of "extreme fluctuations of the ruble."

By December 16, 2014


U-Turn Audio slashes the cost of bona-fide audiophile turntables

The U-Turn's brilliant Audio Orbit Plus turntable wows the Audiophiliac.

By September 23, 2015


Apple halts use of two harmful chemicals in iPhone assembly

​The tech giant bans the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its devices and lowers the maximum use in early production phases.

By August 13, 2014


Amazon halts preorders of some Disney movie discs

Move is reminiscent of contract disputes the Internet retailer has with Warner Home Video and book publisher Hachette.

By August 10, 2014


Drones disrupt efforts to fight California wildfire

As a wildfire rages, some people send up drones, presumably to shoot video. However, this means helicopters carrying water cannot fly.

By July 19, 2015


Finally, Windows 10 looks ready for its big debut

Commentary: With less than two weeks to go before its July 29 launch, the latest version of the new software seems stable and to have moved beyond its testing quirks. Microsoft needs it to stay that way for the masses.

By July 17, 2015


New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after tech glitch

Without warning, the exchange said it was "temporarily suspended trading" across the board because of an internal technical issue -- not a cyber breach. It has yet to offer a fuller explanation.

By July 8, 2015


Uber, Lyft ordered to halt all operations in Pittsburgh

Two Pennsylvania judges slap the ride-for-hire apps with cease and desist orders just before the 4th of July holiday weekend.

By July 2, 2014