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Do You Know What Happened In Tech The Week Of October 9?

Samsung's neverending woes, the Soylent sickening, and vegan meat (almost) indistinguishable from the real stuff. Our weekly tech news quiz.

Posted on October 14, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. ET

  1. Oh, Samsung. What happened this time?

    STR / Gwangju Bukbu Police Station / AFP

    A photo showing a blown-up Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Gwangju, South Korea.


    The phone is down for the count.

    Samsung discontinued production and sales of the Galaxy Note7 and asked consumers to turn all of their phones in — even the replacement phones.

    Via Michael Klering / Facebook
  2. There was a second recall this week: What product did Soylent tell customers to stop eating?



    Almost 60 people reported that the bars caused nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Soylent told BuzzFeed News last week that it was "very confident in the safety of the bars." But by Wedneday, the company told buyers to discard them and offered a full refund.

    Via Soylent
  3. What vegan version of a popular American food, engineered to bleed like real meat, hit California restaurants this week?

    Getty Images

    An all-American, red-blooded burger

    Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods debuted a "bloody" vegan hamburger in California that simulates the texture and juiciness of meat.

    Via Misener/BuzzFeed
  4. Tech giants Samsung and Apple are fighting in front of the US Supreme Court. What are they arguing about?

    Getty Images


    Supreme Court justices pressed Apple on its claim that Samsung infringements on the iPhone's design entitled the Apple to all the profits Samsung had made from the allegedly copied phones.

  5. This week the ACLU alleged that law enforcement monitored activists, particularly those in Black Lives Matter, using data from which major social media network(s)?

    Recode/via screenshot / Via

    All of them

    The ACLU says the social data used by law enforcement was provided by Geofeedia, a social media monitoring company that provides information to hundreds of local police departments.