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Volkswagen halts sale of European diesels linked to emissions scandal

German automaker also adds a vehicle ID lookup tool to its US site and suspends its head of quality control.

By October 21, 2015


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


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


23andMe gets FDA nod to provide genetic information again

The US Food and Drug Administration had previously halted the company's test, which can show the potential risk of hereditary diseases.

By October 21, 2015


Volkswagen reportedly shelves US plans in wake of diesel emissions scandal

Despite problems worldwide, German morale remains high, and Audi continues to hire and issue bonuses, as well.

By October 27, 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


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