Day: March 14, 2019

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

March 14, 2019

Tonight, Elon Musk will take the stage at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, to unveil the Model Y, his electric automaker’s latest model. So far, we don’t know much about the Y, beyond the basics. It will be a small SUV. It will of course be all-electric. And it will be Tesla’s fourth model […]

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Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

March 14, 2019

Israel says its warplanes attacked Hamas facilities in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday morning local time in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence. The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and marked […]

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Facebook’s Head of Product Chris Cox Leaves After Privacy Pivot

March 14, 2019

Just last spring, Chris Cox, the chief product officer of Facebook, was promoted to also oversee WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. It seemed at the time almost like succession planning. If Mark Zuckerberg were to ever leave the company, Cox, his longtime confidante and a represen­tative of the engineering and product side, would be set up […]

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Expect flight disruptions to last — Air Canada says its 737 Max jets will be grounded 3 weeks at least

March 14, 2019

The impact of Boeing 737 Max jets being grounded is likely to last a while yet as one airline is telling its pilots it expects the disruption to last into April at least. Transport Canada grounded all 737 Max jets from Canadian airspace on Wednesday, which threw a wrench into the travel plans for thousands […]

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Coming federal budget will offer ‘lifelong learning’ accounts to boost skills retraining: sources

March 14, 2019

The federal government will establish personalized accounts to help Canadians pay for lifelong learning and skills development in next week’s budget, CBC News has learned. The specific details of the program weren’t shared with CBC, but two government sources say the government’s plan is modelled on a similar program in Singapore. The Singapore SkillsFuture program […]

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Facebook blames long outage on ‘server configuration change’

March 14, 2019

Facebook Inc. said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company blamed the outage on a server configuration change. Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many […]

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The human cost of insulin in America

March 14, 2019

This is the list of what Laura Marston has sacrificed to keep herself alive: Her car, her furniture, her apartment, her retirement fund, her dog. At 36 years old, she has already sold all of her possessions twice to afford the insulin her body needs every day. Insulin is not like other drugs. It’s a […]

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Google engineer breaks record with 9 trillion new digits of ‘pi’

March 14, 2019

Today is Pi Day, and this year we know nine trillion more digits of the celebrated never-ending number than we did the last time Pi Day came around, thanks to a record-breaking calculation by Google engineer Emma Haruka Iwao. Iwao’s calculation brings pi to 31,415,926,535,897 digits. She posted the last 97 digits in a blog post. […]

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Facebook’s Sloppy Data-Sharing Deals Might Be Criminal

March 14, 2019

In the past nine days, Facebook has said it is rethinking its business and a presidential candidate said it should be broken up. In the past 24 hours, the company’s services, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus, froze for most of a day and a newspaper revealed that a new crop of prosecutors is […]

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Astronauts arrive at the International Space Station

March 14, 2019

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have arrived at the International Space Station.  The trio consists of NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. This was the second attempt by Hague and Ovchinin to get to the ISS. They were originally scheduled to launch in October, but had to abort their […]

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