Santa Fe, New Mexico — Richard Branson and his company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into space for paying passengers, with the company immediately starting to move personnel and space vehicles to a launch and landing facility in New Mexico.Continue reading “Virgin Galactic announces new steps toward offering thrill rides to space”
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship caught up with the International Space Station Monday and then stood by while Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, operating the lab’s robot arm, locked onto the spacecraft to wrap up a two-day rendezvous.Continue reading “SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after two-day chase”
Los Angeles — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday.Continue reading “California to ban controversial pesticide blamed for harming child brain development”
An American diver broke the record for deepest submarine dive ever and found something disheartening at the bottom of the ocean — a plastic bag. Victor Vescovo traveled seven miles down to the deepest part of the ocean, Mariana Trench in the Pacific, BBC News reportsContinue reading “American breaks record with deepest submarine dive ever, finds plastic waste”
- Medtronic is recalling several models of its MiniMed insulin pumps because of a risk that hackers could take control and change their settings.
- The FDA said diabetics should talk with their doctors about switching to models with more cybersecurity protection.
- Diabetics should get help right away if they think their MiniMed settings have changed, or they feel symptoms of severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Yet another U.S. agency has fallen victim to ransom demands by internet hackers. A state court representative told CBS affiliate WGCL-TV that over the weekend it was discovered that hackers had found their way into the Georgia court system, knocking the entire system offline.Continue reading “Georgia court system struck by ransomware attack”
Social media users reported experiencing issues with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. The platforms, which are all owned by Facebook, acknowledged they were working on fixing the issues and said some users reported issues uploading images, videos and other files.Continue reading “Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users report outages across platforms”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief won’t be returning to his job after being accused of sexual misconduct and slurs that included racist remarks about Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg’s wife.Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief out over allegations of sexual harassment”
Nintendo has announced a hardware revision to its popular Nintendo Switch console that makes it a little slimmer, slightly less feature-rich and a lot cheaper. The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch on September 20 and costs $200, a sharp drop from the original model, which retails for $300.Continue reading “Nintendo introduces Switch Lite, a cheaper version of the Switch”
The Obamas and Netflix just announced the first slate of series and films being produced for the by Higher Ground Productions for the streaming service. The former president and first lady launched Higher Ground Productions last year, and they expect to make even more project announcements in the coming months, Netflix said in a press release.Continue reading “The Obamas and Netflix just announced the series and films they’re working on”