After 45 years of voicing one of the most iconic characters in cinema history, James Earl Jones has said goodbye to Darth Vader. At 91, the legendary actor recently told Disney he was “looking into winding down this particular character.” That forced the company to ask itself how do you even replace Jones? The answer […]
Uber expands its Rewards program to all US cities
Since November, Uber users in nine US cities have been able to earn points and claim incentives through the company’s loyalty program, Uber Rewards. Now, customers across the country can earn the ability to, say, jump the line of people waiting for rides home from the airport, which may frustrate everyone else just enough to […]
Quebec looking at expanding free flu vaccine program
Quebec’s health minister is looking into the possibility of expanding the number of people who can receive free flu vaccines.
Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program
Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. (credit: Tesla) This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company’s second-generation mobile wall connector but with the ability to provide 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, […]
‘Safe supply’ program will distribute free opioids to entrenched users
Fifty people who use street drugs will be regularly prescribed opioid pills to crush up and inject, as part of a new ‘safe supply’ program coming to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Talking Points Episode 7: Getting the Most out of the World of Hyatt Program
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Picture of Toronto homelessness emerging from research into Out of the Cold program
Dennis Brooks says there are no warm places when you’re homeless. He should know. Originally from Glace Bay, N.S., Brooks, 54, was homeless in Toronto on and off for more than 20 years.
Facebook Bug Bounty Program Makes Biggest Reward Payout Yet
Despite Cambridge Analytica and a damaging hack, Facebook’s bug bounty program offers a bright spot. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c11a2704eefba6112fac0e5/master/pass/facebook_bugs1-01.jpg
The old guard may be turning against the Russian space program
Enlarge / In 1998, STS-91 Mission Specialist and Russian cosmonaut Valery Victorovitch Ryumin is assisted with his flight suit prior to his entry into the space shuttle Discovery. (credit: NASA) Valery Ryumin has had a long career as an engineer and cosmonaut: he was twice named a Hero of the Soviet Union, a veteran of […]
NASA takes a tangible step back toward the Moon with commercial program
Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen, right, are shown with the representatives of the nine US companies that are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface. (credit: NASA) NASA announced Thursday that it has partnered with nine companies to enable the delivery of small scientific […]