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JPL-Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet’s Interior

After more than six months in transit, a probe managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully touched down on the surface of Mars Monday, beginning the first mission designed to study the center of the Red Planet.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead At 65 After Cancer Battle

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday at the age of 65 after his latest battle with cancer, his family said.

California Law Sets Up Fresh Legal Clash Over ‘Net Neutrality’

The Justice Department's lawsuit to block a California law aimed at ensuring all online data to be treated equally sets up a legal clash over so-called "net neutrality" and the authority to regulate the internet.

SpaceX Rocket Sends Up Canadian Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite into orbit Monday before returning for a successful drone-ship landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Facebook Asks Big Banks To Share Customer Details

Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform, a banking source told AFP on Monday.

Outreach Campaign Launched to Get Recalled Airbags Repaired

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined with Southland community groups Monday to begin an outreach campaign designed to encourage people with vehicles subject to an airbag recall to get them repaired.

SpaceX Poised To Launch ‘World’s Most Powerful Rocket’

SpaceX is poised for the first test launch Tuesday of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the world's most powerful rocket, capable of ferrying people to the Moon or Mars some day.

Apple To Buy Song Recognition App ‘Shazam’

Apple said Monday that it would buy leading song recognition app Shazam in a fresh bid to secure an edge in the intensifying battle of streaming services.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Second Supply Mission

Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched another supply mission to the International Space Station Monday, sending roughly three tons of material to the outpost, including a Hewlett Packard supercomputer.

Amazon Unveils New Alexa With Touchscreen

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the latest member of its family of devices powered by its Alexa digital assistant -- this one with a touchscreen.

Twitter Drops Famous ‘Egg’ Icon In Battle With Internet Trolls

An egg icon that for years marked profiles of new Twitter users was gone Monday, a victim of "trolls" who often hid behind them to launch anonymous online attacks.

Beverly Hills News – Virtual Reality Real Estate Comes to Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Realtor and Executive Director of the Luxury Estates division at Nourmand & Associates, Rochelle Maize, in collaboration with the Hollywood Reporter, held a cocktail reception last month to celebrate the arrival of a technology sure to transform how international real estate is done. Virtual Reality has arrived.

Venice-Based Snap Founders Become Billionaires Within Hours of IPO Offering

Venice-based Snap Inc., parent company of the photo/video- sharing Snapchat phone app, went public Thursday, opening at $24 a share, then rose to $25 -- far above the initial share price of $17.

Beverly Hills News – Elon Musk Wants to Tunnel Out Through Traffic (Who Doesn’t?)

So, is he serious? Elon Musk -- the man behind Tesla and SpaceX -- is making some headlines Wednesday after reviving an earlier Twitter discussion suggesting he plans to dig a tunnel so he can avoid traffic and get to and from his Hawthorne office faster.

NASA Space Station Astronaut is First-Ever African-American

NASA is sending an African-American astronaut to the International Space Station for the first time.

US Stocks Surge on News of Better-Than-Expected Auto Sales

Shares of automakers surged Wednesday on better-than-expected December auto sales, while retailers and pharmaceutical equities also gained on a good day for US stocks.
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