Tesla plugs into new market with home battery system

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric-car company’s battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages.

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Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

BEIJING (AP) — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for five days...

Police stations act as safe zones for online buyers, sellers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces. Officers say they won't get involved in the deals themselves, staying out of the individual transactions. But officials say they hope that, by...

SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature ‘Buster’ the dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He'll be alone as the mock-up capsule is fired from a ground...

Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

NEW YORK (AP) — It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue "TattooGate" on Twitter, complaining that they must choose between their body art...

New Microsoft website is one for the ages

During the technically oriented second day of Microsoft’s Build conference, Joseph Sirosh, a company vice president, revealed a website designed to identify faces in photos and predict the person’s age and gender.

Partners HealthCare notifies 3,300 patients of email breach

BOSTON (AP) — Boston-based nonprofit health care system Partners HealthCare is notifying about 3,300 patients about a security breach. Partners says in November it learned a group of its workers received phishing emails and provided information in response. Phishing emails trick their targets into handing over passwords or clicking on links that install malicious programs....