Technology

Facebook hack update

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook says a recent security break affected about 29 million users. That’s less than the company’s original estimate of almost 50 million. About half of the people affected by the breach had their personal information exposed. Facebook …

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after launch failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (NBCNC) – NASA says and astronaut from the U.S. and cosmonaut from Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin lifted off …

South Carolina schools introduce panic button app

NEWBERRY COUNTY, N.C. (WCNC) – In the case of an active shooter, teachers and administrators in Newberry County, South Carolina now have panic buttons installed on their cell phones that will alert first responders in seconds. “We have 13 campuses spread out …

Facebook launches video chat “Portal”

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC News) – Facebook is launching new smart home devices made for video calling. The new Facebook Portal smart speakers bring Messenger video chat to your home, equipped with artificial intelligence features that aim to make video calling more …

Data breach hits nearly 50 million Facebook users

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Nearly 50 million Facebook user accounts may have been compromised in a massive data breach. According to Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, an engineering team discovered an attacker exploited a vulnerability problem with the “View As” feature …

New Apple Watch revealed

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple unveiled its latest and greatest devices Wednesday at its annual September event in California. The new Apple Watch Series 4 was unveiled with dramatic new features. It has a larger screen, and new health and fitness measures. A …

Drones helping firefighters in Klondike Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — “We use the drones to go into these really gnarly areas. This is pretty gnarly terrain. This is very steep, rugged terrain here…” Three drones are helping firefighters battling the Klondike Fire. “We have a larger type one …

Pence unveils plans for “Space Force”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBCNC) – Calling space a “warfighting domain,” Vice President Mike Pence outlined plans for the creation of military branch to be called “The United States Department of the Space Force.” During remarks at the Pentagon, Pence said the goal is …