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Tesla announces Model Y

Published on 03/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST

With a starting price of $47k, the spacious Model Y has room for 7 passengers, a range of 300 miles, and can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. According to Musk, “[i]t has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car.” It arrives in the fall of 2020. The cheaper version with a 230-range will have a $37k price tag will arrive in 2021.

Largest social media networks face outage

Published on 03/14/2019 @ 10 AM EST

As one of the longest outages in Facebook and Instagram history, yesterday’s lasted through the majority of Wednesday, leaving users to take to Twitter to complain. Facebook used Twitter to explain that they were actively working on a solution “but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”

Android Q update comes with photo upgrades

Published on 03/14/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The latest Android update offers additional features for the development of photo apps including “Dynamic Depth,” allowing users to select their depth of field. Developers could provide more in-app options for users, such as taking this data for 3D or AR applications in the future.

MIT’s balloon robot hand is super strong

Published on 03/14/2019 @ 10 AM EST

With a balloon-like hand, a robot from MIT and Harvard can pick up 100x its own weight. Using fabric or an actual deflated balloon, the hand acts more like artificial muscles, giving it more dexterity.

Google talks the “future of gaming” in GDC trailer

Published on 03/13/2019 @ 8 AM EST

In another Twitter teaser for next week’s Game Developers Conference, Google talks about their “vision for the future of gaming.” Rumors are already out they’ll announce their own game-streaming service while a patent earlier this week unveiled a smart controller.

Global outage for Gmail and Drive

Published on 03/13/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Google’s Gmail and Drive are both down for many users all over the world and they’ve taken to Twitter to complain. The tech giant describes the outages as a “service disruption” and they are currently investigating.