Putting a new twist on the notion of fighting fire with fire, Boeing has patented a plan for packing howitzer shells with retardant chemicals and lobbing them into the path of a forest fire.
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Smartphone or inexpensive Bluetooth speakers may suffice in some cases, but there are gadgets that cost a bit more that can make listening much richer.
The company develops cloud-based software that helps businesses keep track of their information-technology services and manage their costs.
Apple released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5, to fix the holes. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.
Subsidies for Uber’s drivers are responsible for the majority of the company’s losses globally, head of finance Gautam Gupta told investors, according to people familiar...