What to look for in a new monitor

In the market for a new computer monitor? Because of all the options out there – namely, in size, shape, brand and price – strolling the aisles at your local big box electronics store could be an overwhelming experience. The good news is displays are getting bigger, thinner and supporting higher resolution inputs and with … Read more

Ukraine news: Russia defaults on foreign debt, says S&P

Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt because it offered bondholders payments in rubles, not dollars, credit ratings agency S&P has said. Russia attempted to pay in rubles for two dollar-denominated bonds that matured on April 4, S&P said in a note on Friday. The agency said this amounted to a “selective default” because investors … Read more

James Webb’s first targets of study will be close to home

Astronomers the world over are buzzing with anticipation for the new science that will be possible once the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s most powerful space telescope, completes its commissioning. Since the telescope launched on December 25, 2021, it has unfurled its hardware into its final configuration, reached its final orbit around the sun, … Read more

Gurman: iOS 16 to bring improved notifications, Apple will demo rOS for VR headset at WWDC

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is scheduled to kick off on June 6 and we can safely anticipate the latest versions of Apple’s mobile, desktop and wearable operating systems. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests that iOS 16 will bring improved notification management and new health-tracking features though no specific details were mentioned in the report. … Read more

Twitter says billionaire Elon Musk not joining its board, warns of ‘distractions ahead’

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022.POOL/Reuters Elon Musk rejected Twitter Inc’s TWTR-N offer to join its board, a dramatic turn in a week when the billionaire became its biggest shareholder, with the social media company warning of “distractions ahead.” The company’s … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Monday, April 11, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 9:55 a.m. When Ontario launched its rapid testing program in the fall of 2020, Premier Doug Ford touted the swabs as “game changers” in the pandemic battle. As infections … Read more

Giant Planet’s Formation Caught in Action

Planetary scientists strive to understand the ins and outs of planet formation. Discoveries of unusual planetary systems don’t make this formidable task any easier. In particular, Jupiter-class gas giants on far-flung orbits have challenged what is known as the standard formation scenario. Scientists converged on the scenario that our solar system’s giant planets formed via … Read more