Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones
Previously, alerts were handled by the country's major phone carriers.
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Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good
The smartphone's name is ruined after two recalls and numerous fires.
Italian earthquake victims asked to disable WiFi passwords
This will let Red Cross workers use WhatsApp and Skype to contact locals who need help.
NASA to honor crews of doomed Apollo 1 and Challenger missions
It will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on the Challenger disaster's 30th anniversary.