BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Consumer watchdog Which? finds carbon monoxide alarms on sale online fail British safety tests.
When SpaceX debuted the Falcon Heavy rocket in February, one of the biggest questions concerned who, exactly, would use the large booster and its 27 engines. Now we have an answer: the US Air Force, which on Thursday announced that it had selected the Falcon Heavy to launch its Air Force Space Command-52 satellite.
The military launch is presently scheduled to occur in September 2020 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Air Force will pay $130 million for the mission, which is higher than the standard rate for a Falcon Heavy launch due to the military's mission assurance requirements.
SpaceX has several other missions set for the Falcon Heavy before then, but this represents a big step for the company, as it means the Air Force has certified the rocket after just a single test flight. The Air Force Space Command-52 satellite flight is believed to be the first time that the Falcon Heavy rocket has competed head-to-head with a United Launch Alliance rocket for a military mission, and obviously it came out on top.
The visit comes as President Donald Trump's administration has separated families that cross the US-Mexico border illegally.
Quebecois poutine the squeeze on cryptocurrency miners
One of Canada's largest utilities is planning to make blockchain companies bid for access to electricity.…
A Kickstarter campaign for the accessory is underway.
Will Google play catch-up -- or leapfrog the iPhone X?
The WatchTV bundle will come with 31 channels and cost $15 for non-AT&T customers.
Sponsors of US state's proposed law fume as key committee chair guts legislation
The lobbying might of Big Cable was on show again this week when a critical net neutrality bill in the California legislature was gutted to remove its most important features.…
The decision should wipe away a big advantage internet retailers have over brick-and-mortar stores.
There's talk of a super-size one, a less expensive one and one with three rear cameras.
Commentary: Elastigirl is out fighting crime, while Mr. Incredible stays home with the kids. And Edna, well, she does everything right.
Low-cost and effective, ankle bracelets and smartphone tracking apps mean families could stay together while keeping kids out of detention centers.
A government agency is designing cheaper new metal alloys inside a computer.
Google is still juggling the desires of its employees with working for the government.
Carne y Arena, from Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Academy-Award winning filmmaker behind The Revenant, is mesmerizing audiences.
A photo of a crying toddler went viral on social media and helped put a face on a controversial story. It’s not the first time.
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Killer gene is the new GMO.
Broken page links flummox big iron clients of Big Blue
Earlier this month, IBM's attempt to redesign its website broke links to product documentation – and all hell broke loose.…