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  • CinemaCon 2014: Cinemas see satellite tech as ticket to bigger revenue

    CinemaCon 2014: Cinemas see satellite tech as ticket to bigger revenue
    Tim Warner, chief executive of Cinemark Holdings Inc., admits he'd never heard of the popular science fiction series "Doctor Who." So the Montana native was skeptical when executives at BBC Wordwide approached him about the idea of screening a simulcast...
  • Yikes! Solar storm that almost hit Earth could have caused chaos

    Yikes! Solar storm that almost hit Earth could have caused chaos
    Phew! You may not have known it, but Earth barely missed the "perfect solar storm" that could have smashed into our magnetic field and wreaked havoc with our satellite systems, electronics and power systems, potentially causing trillions of dollars in...
  • His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts a new space

    His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts a new space
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch. The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not...
  • Satellite firm confirms it received signals from missing Malaysian plane

    Satellite firm confirms it received signals from missing Malaysian plane
    While the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded westward amid concerns of foul play, a satellite company confirmed that signals from the plane were registered by its network. British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat...
  • Disney-Dish Network pact may alter TV viewing habits

    Disney-Dish Network pact may alter TV viewing habits
    Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network's sweeping new agreement could lead to changes in the way consumers watch television. The comprehensive distribution deal, announced late Monday, is expected to become a blueprint on how the...
  • TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'

    TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'
    "Summer Dreams" (CBS, Saturday). A vivid, elegantly made, two-hour documentary centering on the NBA Summer League, a 10-day yearly event, held in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, where pro-ball hopefuls and rookies run and dribble, pass and shoot before a...
  • 'Need for Speed' hopes to cruise. Liberty has Sirius change.

    'Need for Speed' hopes to cruise. Liberty has Sirius change.
    After the coffee. Before finding my winter coat. The Skinny: Friday's roundup includes the box-office preview and John Malone's latest financial maneuverings. Also, a look at DreamWorks, which hopes "Need for Speed" can be a hit. I'm out of town this...
  • China releases satellite images of possible Malaysia jet crash site

    China releases satellite images of possible Malaysia jet crash site
    A Chinese military agency on Wednesday released satellite imagery of large pieces of debris floating in the South China Sea along the planned flight path of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 on board, news agencies in Beijing reported. The...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft

    Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields. Now, a...
  • Can this man save the music business?

    Can this man save the music business?
    Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook. He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...