On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing. Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 it plans to cut its staff by about 7 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, [...]

2019-01-18T15:30:05+00:00January 18th, 2019|

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

1 of 2 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites blasts off through clouds over Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif., Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019. (Len Wood/The Santa Maria Times via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX rocket delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Friday, completing a two-year [...]

2019-01-12T01:38:44+00:00January 12th, 2019|

Seattle bracing for gridlock as Alaskan Way Viaduct closes

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close forever Friday to make way for a new four-lane tunnel, a move that could cause congestion, frustration and delays from downtown to the suburbs. Workers will spend three weeks realigning Highway 99 to connect to a new four-lane tunnel between the Sodo neighborhood and South Lake Union. The [...]

2019-01-09T16:18:16+00:00January 9th, 2019|

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after….

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage. The airline says all its flights were grounded between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Sunday after a power outage in the Seattle area, where its operations are based. Airline spokeswoman [...]

2019-01-06T15:02:49+00:00January 6th, 2019|

Six passengers get sick, throw up aboard Frontier flight from….

  Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Six people got sick and threw up aboard a Frontier Airlines Flight, causing Cleveland Hopkins Airport to shut off water fountains in Terminal A. The passengers, who were not traveling in a group, were all throwing up Tuesday by the time the plane landed in Tampa, Florida. The sick passengers [...]

2019-01-02T15:03:34+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2018, file photo trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still [...]

2019-01-01T15:28:58+00:00January 1st, 2019|

US investigating CenturyLink internet outage, 911 failures

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday that they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage that began Thursday “completely unacceptable” because people who need help couldn’t use the emergency number. “Its breadth [...]

2018-12-31T16:22:01+00:00December 31st, 2018|

Privacy and other matters with Facebook’s video-call gadget

FILE - This file image provided by Facebook shows the company's product called Portal. It's rare that a new gadget these days serves a true need. Rather, it creates a want. You certainly don’t need the Facebook Portal, whose primary purpose is to let you make video calls through Messenger. But - given you can [...]

2018-12-23T15:22:43+00:00December 23rd, 2018|

Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel, offers rides to VIPs

1 of 19 A modified Tesla Model X drives in the tunnel entrance before an unveiling event LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur’s answer to [...]

2018-12-19T16:09:51+00:00December 19th, 2018|