Emerging Tech

NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity’s record-setting mission over after 15 years

NASA has officially called it quits on its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, eight months after last hearing from the lander. The space agency has been attempting to make contact with the rover since communications went dark following an intense dust storm in 2018. Having issued more than 1,000 recovery commands, this week NASA announced that […]


Jeff Bezos' private investigator says he's questioning Lauren Sanchez's Trump-supporting brother over the Amazon CEO's leaked texts

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.Getty/AP/Business Insider composite Jeff Bezos’ security chief has told The Daily Beast that he is investigating the brother of Lauren Sanchez over the Amazon CEO’s leaked texts. The National Enquirer last month published intimate texts sent by Bezos to Lauren Sanchez, and Bezos mounted a private investigation to find out how […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Enlarge / Google and Facebook circumvented the App Store to distribute VPN apps that collected user data against Apple’s policies. Aurich / Getty Both Facebook and Google have used Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program—which is intended for exclusive use by companies to give system administrators the ability to distribute apps to employees’ devices internally—to circumvent Apple’s […]

Emerging Tech

Questions over whether Newark airport incident really involved a drone

The reported sightings of up to two drones in the skies close to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday prompted air traffic controllers to put 43 incoming flights into a holding pattern, while nine flights were diverted, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed. But now questions are being raised over whether the objects, […]