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The Pixel 2’s eSIM makes it dead simple to ditch your carrier for Project Fi

Google’s new Pixels have an ace up their sleeves. The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what’s called an “eSIM” — essentially an embedded SIM card that can be activated and deactivated on the fly to emulate a physical SIM card. But you don’t have to know the details about how it works — you just need to know that it’s an amazing innovation that makes it dead easy to use Google’s Project Fi cell service on your new Pixel 2. With these new phones, it takes but…

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2 employees dead in failed North Carolina prison breakout

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, their disturbance ultimately leaving two workers dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, authorities said Friday. Investigators believe four inmates planned the foiled breakout Thursday afternoon from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City by starting a fire inside a prison sewing plant to divert guards, then running toward an exterior fence, Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright said. “We’re fairly … Read the referenced story here:…

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