SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. The nine-minute flight ended with the Dragon crew capsule parachuting safely into the …

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Addicted to A.I. Mr. Ton-That, 31, grew up a long way from Silicon Valley. In his native Australia, he was raised on tales of his royal ancestors in Vietnam. In 2007, he dropped out of college and moved to San Francisco. The iPhone had just arrived, and his goal was to get in early on what he expected would be …

SpaceX, Boeing race to send astronauts to International Space Station

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide SpaceX is on the final lap of the Commercial Crew race to space. If its in-flight abort test   goes well Saturday, it could beat out Boeing to be the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. “This has been a race from the very beginning. Boeing and SpaceX have …

Here’s what you’ll find on NBC’s streaming service

CLOSE Comcast unveiled plans for Peacock, the latest streaming service, that includes three subscription tiers and 15,000 hours of entertainment, news and sports programming for those who pay the most. At a presentation in the “Saturday Night Live” studio in New York, the parent of NBC Universal touted plans, beginning in April, to stream episodes of shows including “Law & Order: …

Australia firefighters save world’s only rare dinosaur trees

Firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from Australia’s wildfires By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press January 16, 2020, 10:19 AM 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. Firefighters winched from …

Instagram Is Testing DMs On Its Website Version

For many people, Instagram direct messages are one of their main methods of communication. Chatting with friends, sliding into DMs, or even doing customer service or professional work. For years, the only way to do this has been over the phone app. Even though there’s an Instagram website where you can browse, search, like, and comment, you can’t access or …

Smile for Your Data File!

The new year ushered in a landmark California privacy law that gives residents more control over how their digital data is used. The Golden State isn’t the only beneficiary, though, because many companies are extending the protections — the most important being the right to see and delete the personal data a company has — to all their customers in …

NikkieTutorials, famous beauty blogger, comes out as trans on YouTube

CLOSE Famous YouTuber and beauty blogger Nikkie de Jager shared a personal message with her 13 million subscribers on Monday in a video titled “I’m Coming Out.” “When I was younger I was born in the wrong body which means that I am transgender,” the 25-year-old, who’s better known as NikkieTutorials, said in the 17-minute video.  De Jager, who’s from the Netherlands, explained …