Jun 25, 6:11 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Arthur Villasanta 06/25/19 AT 6:00 AM Starlink, the SpaceX megaconstellation of 12,000 small satellites slammed by astronomers, will serve as the backbone for a future “space internet” network linking the Earth to Mars.CEO Elon Musk said he also plans to deploy a “Martian internet,” which will see SpaceX satellites orbiting the Red Planet, for the first human colonists on Mars. Martian colonists will eventually need their own internet because a signal from Earth to Mars will take anywhere from four to 24 minutes to complete depending on Mars’ distance from the Earth.Musk plans to land the first humans on Mars, and establish the first human colony on this distant planet by the decade of the 2030s.There are obviously no fiber optics or wires or anything on Mars, he said before an audience that attended a symposium in Seattle … [Read more...] about SpaceX Will Put Internet Connection On Mars, Elon Musk Confirms
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit Advertisement Supported by If the mission is successful, it could point the way toward an important new line of business for the private rocket company. ByKenneth Chang May 23, 2019 On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. More than one hour later, some 270 miles above Earth, the cluster of satellites — part of a system called Starlink — pushed off from the rocket that carried it to orbit. The individual satellites slowly began to drift toward their singular journeys above the planet. Successful deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed! pic.twitter.com/eYrLocCiws— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 24, 2019 Elon Musk, the … [Read more...] about SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit
By Christopher Mims WSJ Wed., April 10, 2019 If you hate your internet provider, the good news is that in the next five to 10 years, you may have the opportunity to ditch it in favor of a system that transcends regional monopolies, requires no visits by the cable guy and follows you wherever you go. That’s because just over the horizon there will be constellations of satellites orbiting the Earth at high speed, providing fast satellite internet directly from space. The bad news is that you might just be trading one monopolist for another, since the companies that have embarked on the race to connect you to the internet through satellites include the ones that already comprise much of Big Tech: Facebook, Google and Amazon. The reasons this is happening now are myriad, but it wouldn’t be happening as quickly if not for the whims of eccentric billionaires—notably Jeff Bezos through Amazon’s just-revealed subsidiary Project Kuiper, Elon Musk of … [Read more...] about Hate Your Internet Provider? Look to Space
Best answer: You can get away with some really slow internet speeds on the PlayStation 4, around 3 Mbps for download and an upload speed of 1Mbps, but it's the ping you need to watch out for. Keep it below 150ms and you should be fine. Speed matters If any of you are PC players as well as console players you will know that most games have a minimum system requirements list, and in that list is the minimum connection speed you can have to run the online services of the game. PlayStation games are a little different, the console itself has the minimum requirement and all the games must meet that minimum to be allowed onto the PlayStation platform. Sony's minimum requirement is pretty low. All you need is a download speed of 3Mbps and an upload speed of just 1Mbps. This really is very low by today's internet standards — the average US internet speed is now 19Mps — so any game should run fine if you have an average internet speed. As you can see from the picture below, even … [Read more...] about What internet speeds do you need to play PlayStation 4 online?
It may sound scary, but while you’re making yourself a cup of coffee, a hacker just may be brewing up an attack. According to security firm McAfee, an internet-connected coffee maker produced by Mr. Coffee and Wemo suffers from a security vulnerability that could let a malcious actor intercept traffic from the device and even schedule the machine to make coffee without the owner’s permission. The affected device is the Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker with Wemo, first introduced back in 2014. The issue stems from the connectivity provided by Wemo. According to McAfee, Wemo devices communicate with a connected Wemo smartphone app, and can transfer date in two ways: Remotely via the internet or locally, bysending the information directly to the Wemo application. The vulnerabilty occurs when the communication is taking place locally. McAfee researchers discovered it is possible to intercept transmissions made between the Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker with Wemo and the connected Wemo app. … [Read more...] about Internet-connected Mr. Coffee machines have security vulnerability, McAfee says