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A rocket with "classified crypto equipment" explodes seconds after lift off. Erin Burnett has the latest.
October 28th, 2014
10:37 PM ET

Bill Nye: NASA rocket explosion is 'heartbreaking'

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths.

"There was failure on launch," NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. "There was no indicated loss of life."

NASA's mission control is trying to assess what went wrong. The launch director says they must maintain the crash site securely because of security concerns about the equipment on board - saying the rocket had "classified crypto equipment" on board.

According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Scientist Bill Nye weighs in with his thoughts on why the rocket exploded during its launch.


Filed under: NASA • News • Rocket explosion • Tech
October 28th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Suspicious activity on White House computer network

The White House has detected suspicious cyber activity on its own computer network. White House officials are scrambling to figure out who is responsible.

CNN's Jim Acosta has the latest.


Filed under: News • Tech
October 10th, 2014
10:11 PM ET

Suze Orman on Microsoft CEO's gender gaffe: Good Karma comes from "good actions," not by being silent

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is under fire for comments he made about women in the workplace. During an event for women in computing, he offered up advice to women who are afraid to ask for a raise.

"That ... might be one of the additional superpowers, that quite frankly, women who don't ask for raises have," he said. "Because that's good karma. It will come back."

Erin Burnett speaks with Suze Orman, best-selling author of "Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny" about her take on the CEO's comments.


Filed under: Business • News • Tech
September 25th, 2014
09:54 PM ET

People line up to buy iPhones just to resell them in China

Apple says that it has received nine complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus bending after it had been in people's pockets for too long.

They say the phones undergo "rigorous tests" and that "with normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare." But the problem is not stopping people from buying the devices.

Chinese smugglers make big bucks on iPhone 6

In the United States, you may have noticed a lot of people in line of the iPhone are Chinese. The reason? The iPhone 6 is not yet sold in China, which is the world's largest smartphone market. That means big money for Chinese buyers who come to the U.S. and play the line well.

CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.


Filed under: Apple • News • Tech
September 25th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

Some iPhone users bent out of shape over new phone

Here's a high-tech question: Is your butt bending the new extra big iPhone? Or maybe putting it in your front pocket is giving the phone the bends?

CNN's Jeanne Moos is bending more than our ear with this report on the latest brouhaha over the iPhone.


Filed under: Apple • Jeanne Moos • Tech
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