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Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at 12:17 PM PST

Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week

Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week

Stargazers have something extra to look forward to this holiday season: The brightest comet of 2018 will pass closest to Earth on Dec. 16. The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of...

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 08:51 AM PST

Uber Files Preliminary Papers for Wall Street Debut: Report

Uber Files Preliminary Papers for Wall Street Debut: Report

Ride-hailing giant Uber has filed confidential preliminary paperwork for selling stock to the public.

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 06:48 AM PST

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:28 PM PST

NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars

NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars

Scientists have known for decades how the vast and barren landscapes of Mars look. Now, researchers are getting their first taste of what the Red Planet sounds like, NBC News reports. NASA’s InSight lander,...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 08:38 PM PST

CA Becomes First State to Mandate Solar Power for New Homes

CA Becomes First State to Mandate Solar Power for New Homes

California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM PST

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch

EKG, Other Heart Health Features Come to Apple Watch

Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 08:45 AM PST

Tech Execs Gathering at White House to Talk Innovation, Jobs

Tech Execs Gathering at White House to Talk Innovation, Jobs

Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. The White House...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 03:18 PM PST

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data as Competitive Weapon

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data as Competitive Weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 08:06 AM PST

Popular Q&A Site Says Hackers Stole Info on 100M Users

Popular Q&A Site Says Hackers Stole Info on 100M Users

Quora, the popular question-and-answer website, said Monday evening that hackers broke into one of its systems and compromised information from approximately 100 million users. CEO Adam D'Angelo said in a blog...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 07:44 PM PST

CHP Pulls Over Sleeping Tesla Driver Using Autopilot

CHP Pulls Over Sleeping Tesla Driver Using Autopilot

The California Highway Patrol says it used the autopilot of a speeding Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep behind the wheel.

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