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In this Monday Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Rocket Lab, Shaun D'Mello, vice president of launch operations, waits on the launch pad as the "Still Testing" Electron rocket is prepared for launch on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The launch was scrubbed, Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 after an engine glitch on launch caused engineers to abort the flight. (Rocket Lab via AP)
New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch siteA space launch has been scrubbed from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, May 6, 2017, file photo, Sean Parker arrives at an event in Culver City, Calif. Several people with tight connections to Facebook, some as early investors, some as former officials, are going public with a critique of the company and social media more broadly. According to Parker, the company's first president, Facebook exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest criticsSome of Facebook's early friends are now its sharpest critics, accusing it and other social media giants of addicting their users and undermining democracy
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Twitter Rolls Out Long-Awaited FeatureReading tweetstorms is about to become a whole lot easier. Coming off the heels of the controversial decision to expand its character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out a threads feature over the next few weeks. Threads, which the company describes as “stitching Tweets together to...
Newser5 hours ago
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, right, speaks with US actor Sean Penn at the One Planet Summit, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about TrumpThe global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers his speech at the One Planet Summit, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"California Gov. Jerry Brown is urging President Donald Trump to start fighting climate change or to "get out of the way" and let the rest of the world work on reducing emissions and investing in clean energy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ex-Facebook Exec: 'I Feel Tremendous Guilt'Social media was supposed to bring everyone closer together, but a former Facebook exec fears it's doing the exact opposite. "I feel tremendous guilt," Chamath Palihapitiya, who used to be the VP of user growth at the social network, said during an appearance in November at the Stanford Graduate School...
Newser15 hours ago
FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. A person familiar with Comcast’s thinking says the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox. This person was not permitted to discuss the matter for the record. (AP Photo/File)
Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with FoxComcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox, opening the door for a possible Disney bid
The Associated Press1 day ago
Traders work in a trading pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago, as they trade futures and options unrelated to bitcoin. Trading in bitcoin futures began Sunday on the CBOE. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currencyBitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange was a hit, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 20 percent
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, file photo shows the Apple logo above a store location entrance in Dallas. Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app ShazamApple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: China Using LinkedIn as Spy ToolGerman officials may want to offer some of their LinkedIn contacts endorsements for "espionage" and "subterfuge." Per Reuters , the country's BfV intelligence service has revealed that Chinese intelligence operatives are setting up fake social-media accounts and attempting to connect with senior diplomats and politicians not only from Germany, but from...
Newser1 day ago
He's 6 Years Old and Makes Millions on YouTubeMeet Ryan. He's 6 years old, likes to play with toys, and has just been listed as one of Forbes' highest-earning YouTube celebrities. Per Business Insider , the young entrepreneur, who hosts his family's Ryan ToysReview channel on the video-sharing site, helped his household bring in about $11 million in pretax...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, arrives for a public hearing at the parliamentary control committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany.  The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Maassen warned Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, that China is using computer social networks to target sources of information. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, FILE)
German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspyingThe head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pope Francis arrives for an audience with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at the Vatican Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.  (L'Osservatore Romano/Poo Photo via AP)
Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutionsPope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change
The Associated Press2 days ago
Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each otherSwedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2014, file photo, a bitcoin logo is displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. The bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the theft of the contents of the NiceHash "bitcoin wallet." The company said Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in a statement posted on its website that it had stopped operations and was working to verify how many bitcoins were taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concernsBitcoin surges but then falls sharply; banks raise concern about risk ahead of the debut of bitcoin futures next week
The Associated Press5 days ago
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