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New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote…

A space launch has been scrubbed from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest…

Some of Facebook's early friends are now its sharpest critics, accusing it and other social media giants of addicting their users and undermining democracy

Varsity Gamers: The Training

Collegiate esports demands that individual players work as a team. It can be tough when they're also working on a degree outside of gaming.

Twitter Rolls Out Long-Awaited Feature

Reading 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...

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all…

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with…

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox, opening the door for a possible Disney bid

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FCC Outlines Its New Plan For Net Neutrality

Instead of keeping its strong net neutrality rules, the FCC will share enforcement duties with the Federal Trade Commission.

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...

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual…

Bitcoin'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

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app…

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

In A Move To Beef Up Services, Apple Buys Shazam…

It's looking like a smart move on Apple's part.

Report: China Using LinkedIn as Spy Tool

German 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...

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese…

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change…

Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change

Varsity Gamers: The Players

Students at some of the first colleges to offer esports scholarships are turning a hobby into something that can pay for school.

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He's 6 Years Old and Makes Millions on YouTube

Meet 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...