Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer inside the cockpit of doomed Lion Air Flight JT610

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The pilots of last month’s doomed Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a life-or-death tug-of-war with a malfunctioning automated flight system, data from the flight’s black box reviewed by the New York Times show. That struggle to keep the plane from nosediving ended when the almost new Boeing 737 Max hit the […]

As firms struggle with seasonal hiring, Amazon turns to automation

Elf plan included TO BE HIRED as Santa Claus at Boscov’s, a department store in Pennsylvania, you will need to “be tolerant of unexpected behaviours from children”. But what really sets an applicant apart is a “natural white beard”. The insufficiently hirsute can apply for one of over 880,000 other holiday vacancies across America. The […]

Recommended Reading: ‘…Baby One More Time,’ Toddler YouTube, and Hollywood’s Class Struggle

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, an oral history of Britney’s breakthrough, deep dives into the shifting landscapes of streaming TV and children’s online entertainment, and an eye-opening look at […]

Facebook Messenger DOWN – Chat app not working as users struggle to access service

UPDATE: Facebook Messenger is now back online with full service resumed. Facebook Messenger seems to have hit some problems tonight with reports that the hugely popular app is down and not working. It seems the problems began around midnight with users in the UK, Europe and the US reporting problems sending and receiving messages. Down Detector, […]

The 16 cities where Americans struggle the most to pay rent (Z)

Richard Heyes/Flickr Residents in 16 cities across America are spending a higher share of their income on rent than the national level, according to Zillow.  It’s toughest for low-income earners. Home prices have increased faster than incomes since the recession, and rising mortgage rates are making the market more expensive.  Housing is getting more unaffordable […]

‘Behind the badge we have a human being’: Officers could struggle psychologically after Fredericton shooting

It’s normal for first responders to experience symptoms such as nightmares or increased irritability after a traumatic event such as Friday’s shooting in New Brunswick, and they should seek help if problems continue or increase over time, experts say.

Holby City spoilers: Dr Sacha Levy struggle revealed in hard-hitting mental health episode

The BBC medical drama has worked with mental health charity Mind to put together a special episode which will look at Dr Sacha Levy (played by Bob Barrett) struggling with his emotions. The long-serving media will be left struggling after a devastating outcome for a favourite patient. The episode will largely take place on the […]

‘Travelers and Magicians’ Tells the Struggle For Spiritual Identity in the Modern World

(Welcome to A Passage to India, a new series where we explore great works from all over South Asia for unacquainted viewers, all of them available to stream.) To cinema, he’s Khyenste Norbu, New York Film Academy alumnus, consultant to Bertolucci on Little Buddha and Bhutan’s premier director. His second feature, Travelers and Magicians, was […]