Former Google engineer's start-up slammed by FCC for unauthorized satellite launch

Former Google engineer's start-up slammed by FCC for unauthorized satellite launch

Satellite manufacturer Swarm Technologies is under scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the unauthorized launch of four prototype satellites in January, the regulatory authority confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The news was previously reported by IEEE Spectrum. Swarm — founded in 2016 by former Google and Apple engineers Sara Spangelo and Benjamin Longmier, […]

California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed

California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed

California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed Kathleen Ronayne and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press March 9, 2018 Updated: March 9, 2018 5:38pm Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The California […]

Here's a Look at the Higher Costs, Longer Timeline for Bullet Train

Here's a Look at the Higher Costs, Longer Timeline for Bullet Train

The costs are up, the timeline is longer and major unanswered questions remain in the latest business plan for California’s proposed bullet train. Here’s a look at what’s changed since the last time the California High Speed Rail Authority updated its business plan in 2016:  ROUTE — Officials now plan to build the first operating […]

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

BURNABY, British Columbia — Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast. Indigenous leaders led the march in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby after telling the crowd that the day’s event was a celebration […]

Texas waitress who cut food for diner gets $16K scholarship

Texas waitress who cut food for diner gets $16K scholarship

Updated 9:30 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018 Photo: Kirk Sides / Houston Chronicle Evoni Williams reacts as La Marque Economic Development Corporation Public Relations Specialist Colleen Merit presents her with flowers in recognition for her kindness and service to the community of La Marque Thursday, Mar. 8. less Evoni Williams reacts as La Marque Economic Development […]

The incredible multi-dimensional chess of Qualcomm vs. Broadcom

The incredible multi-dimensional chess of Qualcomm vs. Broadcom

Game of Thrones may be out of season, but the complex and multi-dimensional strategic drama at the heart of the acclaimed series can still be witnessed in today’s on-going showdown between Broadcom and Qualcomm. This week, we even had a character “death” of one of the “royals” to boot. For those who have not been […]

Tesla's toughest competition ever was on display in Geneva

Tesla's toughest competition ever was on display in Geneva

In the tech industry, the theory goes that Apple doesn’t go to trade shows anymore because it dominates the news cycle even when it doesn’t show up. The same goes for Tesla, which — despite caving and bringing its shiny new Model 3 to the LA Auto Show last fall — predictably skipped this week’s […]