Tests Find Samsung’s S8 Is More Prone to Screen Cracks

Samsung’s latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans.

The nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also “extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle.”

Samsung had no comment.

The new phones have received positive reviews from The Associated Press and other outlets. Samsung says advanced

Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote-Controlled Model Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product:

ECX Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment remote-controlled model vehicles.


The vehicle’s electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.



Consumer Contact:

Horizon Hobby at 800-338-4639 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 P.M. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.


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FDA Expands Approved Use of Stivarga to Treat Liver Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been previously treated with the drug sorafenib. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for a liver cancer in almost a decade.

Limited treatment options are available for patients with liver cancer, said Richard Pazdur, M.D., acting director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s

IBM to Develop Industrial IoT Devices with ABB

Systems giant IBM is teaming up with manufacturer ABB to develop Internet of Things (IoT) devices with artificial intelligence (AI).

The initiative is intended to unite ABB’s Ability platform with IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) cognitive capabilities. The first two products will focus on “real-time cognitive insights” from the factory floor and on smart grids.

IBM and Switzerland-based ABB hope that the new products will help companies to address some of their biggest industrial challenges, such

Toyota Issues Recall for Tacoma Pickups

Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control.

The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Toyota says oil can leak from the rear differential. That could damage components and cause the differential to lock up and stop the wheels from moving. A differential allows the wheels to travel at different speeds while

Whole Genome Sequencing: Big Data Generating a Safer Food Supply

On April 11-12, the 40th Annual National Food Policy Conference was held in Washington, D.C. From a food safety perspective, the most inspiring moments came from the breakout panel titled, Big Data and the Future of Food Safety. The panel of industry experts discussed how government agencies and public health laboratories are working together to rapidly detect, investigate, and most importantly prevent foodborne outbreaks using a highly-accurate testing procedure called whole genome sequencing (WGS).

Using WGS,

Troubled Burrito Chain Chipotle Complains About Possible Credit Card Breach

Troubled burrito chain, Chipotle, that is already suffering from a massive sales slump and several high-profile food safety disasters, is now said to be facing another big problem.

A potential credit card breach is feared and the company has informed its customers about the bad news through a post on its website.

It explained that it recently discovered unauthorized activity on its payment processing network, which means that customers that used to pay for a burrito using

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Offering Free Rides

Eight years and nearly three million miles after Google began to build self-driving car technology, it’s ready for passengers.

Waymo, the search giant’s autonomous car company, began taking applications Tuesday from Phoenix area residents who want to be among the hundreds of riders testing out an expanded fleet of Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans outfitted with Waymo’s myriad autonomous car sensors.

A range of automotive and technology companies have said they aim to produce self-driving cars for ride-hailing

U.S. FDA Takes Action Against 14 Companies for Selling Illegal Cancer Treatments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval, most commonly on websites and social media platforms.

“Consumers should not use these or similar unproven products because they may be unsafe and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate and potentially life-saving cancer diagnosis or

ISO Tackles Loud Traffic Noise

Anyone living near a busy road will agree that traffic noise is a serious nuisance. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can also affect our health and lead to premature death.

Traffic-related noise pollution accounts for over one million healthy years of life lost annually to ill health, disability or early death in the western countries of the European Region, states a WHO report on the subject. But this problem is not limited to