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Why Apple is still a powerful contender in education, despite Google’s gains
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Why Apple is still a powerful contender in education, despite Google’s gains

Apple's new $299 iPads are likely to spur interest in classrooms — even if they're not as cheap as low-end options from Google — according to firms that work with Apple on education. Apple hosted a low-key event on Tuesday in Chicago focused on the educational market, where it revealed an updated iPad and a…

A powerful Senate panel is about to haul in an all-star lineup of tech executives — and it could be brutal
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A powerful Senate panel is about to haul in an all-star lineup of tech executives — and it could be brutal

Mark Zuckerberg. Stephen Lam/Reuters Three congressional committees have asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about consumer-privacy concerns. The hearings could shape up to be long and brutal — and shine a spotlight on the face of the company like never before. Meanwhile, Facebook is on a hiring spree in Washington, with several postings for…

Powerful Flare from Star Proxima Centauri Detected with ALMA – National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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Powerful Flare from Star Proxima Centauri Detected with ALMA – National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Space weather emitted by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our sun, may make that system rather inhospitable to life after all. Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March. This finding, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters,…

Two powerful firms just put Elon Musk’s huge Tesla pay package at risk
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Two powerful firms just put Elon Musk’s huge Tesla pay package at risk

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla announced for CEO Elon Musk back in January. While Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are not household names among the general public, their opinion carries a lot of weight among institutional shareholders who may ultimately decide whether Musk's pay package gets approved in a March 21 shareholder vote. The…

The Latest: Powerful storm stalls over Northeastern US
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The Latest: Powerful storm stalls over Northeastern US

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a major late-winter storm pounding the East Coast (all times local): 4:15 p.m. More than 1.6 million homes and businesses are without power amid a winter storm stalled over the eastern U.S. From North Carolina to Maine and westward to Michigan, the storm has felled trees, downed power lines…

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