SpaceX Hits Two Milestones In Plan For Low-Latency Satellite Broadband

SpaceX Hits Two Milestones In Plan For Low-Latency Satellite Broadband
Published on February 15, 2018 at 08:00AM
SpaceX is about to launch two demonstration satellites, and it is on track to get the Federal Communications Commission’s permission to offer satellite internet service in the U.S. “Neither development is surprising, but they’re both necessary steps for SpaceX to enter the satellite broadband market,” reports Ars Technica. “SpaceX is one of several companies planning low-Earth orbit satellite broadband networks that could offer much higher speeds and much lower latency than existing satellite internet services.” From the report: Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed approving SpaceX’s application “to provide broadband services using read more

‘Stargate: Origins’ debut brings the 1994 flick along for free


Appropriately, Command offers apps for iOS and Android, along with “Gate Cast” so users can toss video to compatible devices like LG, Sony and Vizio TVs, as well as Google Cast-ready devices (more are coming soon). Even if you’re not quite ready to pay up, MGM has posted the original movie on YouTube, hoping that a quick trip back to 1994 will remind you where it all started.

On February 15th, witness the premiere of a Stargate story that takes you back to where it all began.
In 1939, Professor Paul Langford and his daughter Catherine are still grappling with the mysteries of the ancient relic they discovered in the Egyptian desert more than ten years
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Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids

In December, when Facebook launched Messenger Kids, an app for preteens and children as young as 6, the company stressed that it had worked closely with leading experts in order to safeguard younger users. What Facebook didn’t say is that many of those experts had received funding from Facebook.

Equally notable are the experts Facebook did not consult. Although Facebook says it spent 18 months developing the app, Common Sense Media and Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, two large nonprofits in the field, say they weren’t informed about it until weeks or days before the app’s debut. “They had reached out to me personally Friday before it launched, when obviously it was a fait accompli,” says Josh Golin, executive director of Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood. Facebook, he says, is “trying to represent that they have so much more support for this than they actually do.” read more

SpaceX Hits Two Milestones In Plan For Low-Latency Satellite Broadband

SpaceX Hits Two Milestones In Plan For Low-Latency Satellite Broadband
Published on February 15, 2018 at 08:00AM
SpaceX is about to launch two demonstration satellites, and it is on track to get the Federal Communications Commission’s permission to offer satellite internet service in the U.S. “Neither development is surprising, but they’re both necessary steps for SpaceX to enter the satellite broadband market,” reports Ars Technica. “SpaceX is one of several companies planning low-Earth orbit satellite broadband networks that could offer much higher speeds and much lower latency than existing satellite internet services.” From the report: Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed approving SpaceX’s application “to provide broadband services using read more

Samsung Galaxy S9’s photographic prowess teased with a trio of videos

Having used a similar approach for the launch of last year’s Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has today released a handful of new teaser videos for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus on its South Korean YouTube channel, with the short flicks focusing on the photographic capabilities of  the upcoming flagship handsets. 

In the first of three videos, each lasting only 15 seconds, Samsung fires off a series of fast-moving, rapidly-edited action shots featuring a skateboarder, a roller-coaster, a wingsuit pilot and more. 

At the end of the video, a large ‘9’ logo appears over the screen (a visual motif that Samsung has been using with some frequency in the lead up to the S9’s unveiling), with the wingsuit footage instantly going into super slow motion, suggesting that the S9’s camera will be able pull off a similar effect.

In the second video, Samsung shows us a series of night-time scenarios, eventually ending on a shot of a deer standing in the dark while facing the camera. 

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