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Hello Model Y; Facebook Turmoil; Russian Space Taxi; Hands on HoloLens 2


March 15 · Issue #159 · View online
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Hello Model Y; Facebook Turmoil; Russian Space Taxi; Hands on HoloLens 2

Filling in the Alphabet. Late last, night Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the long-teased Tesla Model Y, an SUV with the heart of a sports car. Built mostly on the guts of a Model 3, the Y can do 0-to-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a range of 300 miles. The seven-seater ranges in price from $39,000 up to $60,000.
Tesla unveils Model Y electric SUV with 300 miles range and 7-seats - Electrek
Facebook’s big changes. As Facebook Mark Zuckerberg prepares to steer Facebook in a new direction, key executives are jumping ship. Chief Product Office Chris Cox and WhatsApp lead Chris Daniels are both leaving. Those departures surely hurt, but Facebook is a huge company with a deep bench. So, don’t expect to see Zuckerberg moping around Menlo Park.
Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox - The New York Times
Space Peeps. It’s true, NASA and SpaceX just complete a crucial step in the march backed to using American-made rockets to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station and beyond. However, we’re still months away from Crew Dragon’s first manned mission. In the meantime, NASA continues to rely on Russia and its Soyuz rocket. The Russian rocket blasted off on a Pi Day mission carrying two American Astronauts and one Russian to the ISS where they will spend the next six months.
Pi in the Sky! Soyuz Rocket Launches New US-Russian Crew to Space Station | Space
Almost reality. A few weeks ago, Microsoft invited me to its Fifth Avenue flagship store to test-drive HoloLens 2, the eagerly-anticipated update to Microsoft’s ground-breaking, mixed reality headset. The company has redesigned the hardware and vastly improved the software. I had a very good, albeit virtual, time.
Microsoft Nails ‘Mixed Reality’ With the HoloLens 2
How did he know? This tale of a former Internet Millionaire (he made his money pre-dot-com bust) who predicted our social media-, fame-obsessed culture with a series of bizarre “happenings” is worth a read.
This Guy Predicted Society's Thirst for Internet Fame—in 1999 | WIRED
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