China’s first private satellite launch ends in failure

China’s young private spaceflight industry has enjoyed some success, but it’s still facing setbacks. The first private attempt at a satellite launch failed on October 27th when the third stage of LandSpace’s Zhuque-1 rocket didn’t reach orbit. It’s not certain what led to the failure. However, the vehicle was carrying a commercial satellite for the […]

China’s first private rocket effort fails mid-launch (VIDEO)

China’s first privately-built space rocket has failed to make it to orbit after something “abnormal” happened during the third stage of lift-off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday. Beijing-based ‘LandSpace’ was the first private company in China to build a three-stage rocket. They said the first and second stage of its Zhuque-1 (ZQ-1) […]

Wayne Rooney turned down private hotel rooms and first-class flights when he joined DC United to be ‘part of the team’

Wayne Rooney has led D.C. United on an improbable comeback through the 2018 MLS season since joining the club over the summer. When Rooney signed with the MLS club, United offered him first-class travel and private hotel rooms, but he declined, saying he wanted to be treated as any other member of the team. In […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Private Life,’ ‘Eighth Grade’

One of the year’s best movies, and one of the best Netflix originals to date, is streaming on that service at this very moment, so that’s your top priority for this week’s viewing. It’s followed closely by two terrific summer sleepers, a summer blockbuster that’s not half bad, and a sprawling, masterful piece of television […]

I tested Sony’s new noise-cancelling headphones — they turned my hour-long commute into a private concert

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Sony Sony recently released a new pair of $ 350 noise-cancelling headphones, dubbed the WH-1000XM3s. The WH-1000XM3s look, feel, and sound like a more refined version of the headphones Sony released […]

A new perk for the wealthy, right in their own apartment buildings: resident-only restaurants and drinks on the house in private bars

Luxury apartments are rolling out fancy and resident-exclusive restaurants. The Wall Street Journal reported that a recent crop of such eateries have sprung up in Miami. Glitzy real estate offerings of the past have featured similar wild giveaways, like art galleries and trips to space Landlords occasionally attach a few perks to apartments or houses […]

A Bugatti Veyron, a Gulfstream private jet, and a $330,000 diamond ring: Feds charge 3 men for alleged $364 million Ponzi scheme to fund lavish lifestyle

Federal prosecutors have charged three men in connection with an alleged $ 364 million Ponzi scheme that could have more than 400 victims nationwide.  The men were indicted on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and money laundering. The indictment alleges that the three men took $ 73 million of investors’ funds “to purchase […]