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Last-Second Launch Delay For SpaceX At Historic Moon Pad

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to delay its inaugural launch from NASA’s historic moon pad on Saturday. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The problem with the second-stage thrust control actually cropped up several minutes earlier. With just a single second to get the Falcon rocket airborne, flight controllers could not ...

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Study Sheds Light On Disturbing Trend In MRI Scans For Back Pain

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was disturbing news Friday, about the accuracy of MRI scans for back pain. A new study says the commonly prescribed exams and the doctors reading them may be getting it wrong, and as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, that often leads to the wrong treatments. Like millions of Americans, Susan Rock has suffered from severe ...

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NASA Awards Top Designs In Their ‘Space Poop Challenge’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Space travel is one of the most complex activities imaginable, but it is one of life’s most simple activities that often perplexes some of NASA’s greatest minds. That activity is going to the bathroom. The crowdfunding group, HeroX, along with NASA, started the 60-day Space Poop Challenge. The contest garnered many ideas for streamlining the process of ...

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt was approved on Friday by a vote of 52-46. Pruitt served six years as Oklahoma’s attorney general and was closely aligned with oil and gas companies in his home state, whose executives backed his political campaigns. He filed 14 lawsuits as ...

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New Research Could Mean Earlier Autism Diagnosis, Improved Treatment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An important development in the early diagnosis of autism could lead to improved treatment. Researchers have discovered changes in the brains of young infants who later go on to develop autism. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, new research may lead to the diagnosis of autism before symptoms occur. Researchers from the University of North Carolina ...

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Zuckerberg Lays Out Long-Term Vision In Facebook Manifesto

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto, sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, “building the world we all want?” While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can encourage more civic ...

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App Helps Turn Closet Items Into Income

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Millions of users are turning their closet items into another form of income using an app. “So, pretty much you’re running a business from the palm of your hand. It’s a simple business model with a lot of return on your investment,” said Joanne Echevers. “Items that I didn’t want or no longer use I ...

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Prince Music Streams Increase By 6,323%

By Robyn Collins (RADIO.COM) – Upon the arrival of Prince’s Warner Bros. Records music to streaming services on February 12, the number of music streams in the United States bounded from 74,000 to 4.77 million in two days, reports Billboard. That’s an increase of 6,323%. His top five most streamed songs on February 12 and 13 were: “Purple Rain” (333,000 ...

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Snap Values Itself At Up To $22B Ahead Of Major Public Offering

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) —  Snap Inc. says their company is worth up to $22 billion as it prepares for what is considered the tech industry’s biggest initial public offering in years. The parent company of the social network Snapchat said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the IPO is likely to be priced between $14 and $16 per ...

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Possible Malicious Activity On Accounts

SUNNYVALE (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It’s the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users’ data several years ago. It’s not clear how many users were affected by the malicious activity, which involved the use of forged cookies – strings ...

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Boston Company Wants To Take Risk Out Of Online Dating

BOSTON (CBS) – Making a match through online dating can be a home run or a complete disaster. To help singles find that perfect person there’s now a new Boston company trying to take some of the mystery out of that first date. “You just really want someone who is normal and doesn’t have a weird background,” explained Alissa Saltzman. ...

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El Niño: California Beach Erosion In 2015/16 Highest Ever Recorded

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — El Niño didn’t deliver pounding rain, but it gave California’s coastline a powerful beating during the winter of 2015/16. Rainfall levels were lower than anticipated, but beach erosion was the highest in more than 145 years, according a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists studied 1243 miles along the West Coast from ...

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Investment Guru Warren Buffett Bullish On Apple Stock

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company nearly quadrupled its investment in Apple to over 57 million shares during the last three months of last year. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed a quarterly update on its U.S. stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. Besides the Apple move, Berkshire also revealed a new 8 million share stake in ...

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El Niño: California Beach Erosion In 2015/15 Was Highest Ever Recorded

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — El Niño didn’t deliver pounding rain, but it gave California’s coastline a powerful beating during the winter of 2015/16. Rainfall levels were lower than anticipated, but beach erosion was the highest in more than 145 years, according a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists studied 1243 miles along the West Coast from ...

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Disney, Google Distance Themselves From PewDiePie Over Anti-Semitic Posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s Maker Studios and Google’s YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos. Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, has the most popular YouTube channel, with more than 53 million subscribers. The Swedish YouTube star rose to fame by posting videos ...

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Disney Ends Deal With YouTube Star Over Anti-Semitic Stunt

SAN BRUNO (CBS SF/AP) — Disney’s Maker Studios and Google’s YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos. Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, has the most popular YouTube channel, with more than 53 million subscribers. The Swedish YouTube star rose to fame by posting ...

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Can’t Get A Date? Your Choice Of Phone Could Be To Blame.

by Ian Bush PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The dating scene seems to be all about apps these days, with people looking to match up on Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble. But if love eludes you, could the very brand of your smartphone be to blame? She’s an Apple adherent. He’s an Android enthusiast. And nary the twain shall meet. “We really can’t ...

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Playboy Magazine Reverses Position, Brings Back Nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NakedIsNormal. The about-face came Monday with the release of Playboy’s March-April issue. The magazine had banished naked women from its print edition because it felt the ...

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Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort To Fast Track Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key senators say they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help speed up the deployment of self-driving cars on the nation’s roads. It’s the first major congressional attempt to address the new technology. Republican of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate commerce committee, and Democrat Gary Peters of Michigan said they’re exploring legislation that “clears hurdles ...

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Piers Morgan, J.K. Rowling In Twitter Fight Over Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — British TV personality Piers Morgan and British author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. He called her work “drivel” and she called him “amoral” after Morgan defended the U.S. government’s travel ban during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday. Morgan faced off with Australian comic Jim Jefferies ...

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Verizon Pulled Back To Unlimited Data Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon, a longtime holdout, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T owns. But its prices are similar to Verizon’s for a family; Verizon is cheaper for an individual. As recently as January, the company’s CFO said ...

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Optimize Your Workflow By Integrating Office Equipment And Software Applications

In the current business climate, technology is evolving quickly. Some technology improvements are glaringly obvious, such as smart phones and computers, but your company may be missing out on improvements being made to other technologies, including printers. Many of these devices are now optimized for greater productivity and time savings.   Reducing Technical Difficulties One of the biggest challenges to ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Fake News Is ‘Killing People’s Minds’

LONDON (CBS/AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook says fake news is “killing minds,” and governments and tech firms must act to stop it. Cook told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that falsehoods are being spread by people who want “to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It’s killing people’s minds in a way.” Tech companies have been ...

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Tech Company Helps Investors Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Over a thousand miles away from the snowy Standing Rock Sioux reservation, where the tribe and activists have been fighting for months to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a San Francisco tech startup focused on socially responsible investing is making it much easier for individuals to divest from companies supporting the project. ...

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Tech Company Helps Investors Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Over a thousand miles away from the snowy Standing Rock Sioux reservation, where the tribe and activists have been fighting for months to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a San Francisco tech startup focused on socially responsible investing is making it much easier for individuals to divest from companies supporting the project. ...

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