Technology

SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion in Florida

By John Antczak | Jan 17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

Driverless Electric Shuttle Being Tested in Downtown Vegas

By Ken Ritter | Jan 17
There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.

Drone Schools Look to Woo Younger Pilots for Commercial Jobs

By Dave Kolpack | Jan 17
Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living.

Phone Hacking Company Falls Victim to Hackers

Jan 16
Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers.

Lawmakers: Utility-Scale Wind Farm Poses Security Threat

By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 16
North Carolina legislators want the incoming Trump administration to shut down a nearly complete, $400 million wind farm they believe poses a national security threat because it's too close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation.