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SpaceX passes 2,500 satellites launched for Starlink internet network

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbs into the sky over Vandenberg Space Force Base to begin the Starlink 4-13 mission. Credit: Gene Blevins / LA Daily News SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon from California’s Central Coast with another batch 53 Starlink internet satellites, pushing the total number of spacecraft launched in the …

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How does Google’s Pixel 6a compare to the iPhone SE and iPhone 11?

Google finally revealed its new mid-range handset, the $600 Pixel 6a, which puts it in striking distance of Apple’s new iPhone SE (2022) and the aging iPhone 11. The new Pixel 6a is an impressive phone packing a lot of exciting flagship components, like the Tensor chipset, with lower-cost hardware materials and older cameras. Overall …

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Pixel 6a expected to use different fingerprint scanner than Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

It looks like the Pixel 6a’s fingerprint scanner might be better than the other 6-series Pixel handsets. Google’s Rick Osterloh confirmed to Android Central that this phone is set to use a different in-display fingerprint scanner than the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Many have issues with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s fingerprint scanner, so …

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Government of Canada uses Starlink to connect hundreds of rural Manitoba homes

The Government of Canada has provided four rural Manitoba communities with funding to connect to high-speed internet through Starlink. The 1,162 rural homes are located in St. Laurent, Twin Lakes Beach, Laurentia Beach and Oak Point. The government is making a $1.04 million investment through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). Members of these communities have already …

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Ookla’s Speedtest app now features loaded latency tests and coverage maps

Internet speed testing staple Ookla has just updated its iOS and Android apps to better reflect the latency of your internet connection. Introducing a convenient, easy-to-use latency measurement to better understand your network experience. https://t.co/V9ZFdyI1hM — Speedtest by Ookla (@Speedtest) May 12, 2022 Latency, in simple terms, is the time it takes for your device …

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Chinese startup suffers third consecutive launch failure

File photo of a Hyperbola 1 rocket undergoing launch preparations. Credit: i-Space A small satellite launcher developed by the Chinese startup iSpace failed to place its Earth observing payload into orbit Friday, the third consecutive failure for the company’s Hyperbola 1 rocket. The solid-fueled Hyperbola 1 launcher took off from the Jiuquan space center in …

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Starlink available for immediate shipping to 32 countries

Starlink is now available in 32 countries. The satellite internet service by SpaceX is available to be “shipped immediately,” a tweet from SpaceX states. It’s available in parts of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. According to an interactive map posted on the company’s website, the same goes for parts of Europe, South America, Australia, and …

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