Bottom line: Starlink has launched a satellite Internet service designed specifically with travelers in mind. Starlink for RVs is more or less the same as the company's residential service in terms of hardware and functionality albeit with a few important caveats. The service supplies Internet access on an as-needed basis anywhere Starlink provides active coverage. Users can pause and reactive service at any time to accommodate travel schedules, but service is charged in full monthly increments and cannot be pro-rated. There is no waitlist either – all orders will ship shortly after being received. Starlink now available for RVs, campers & other large vehicle users (note, antenna too big for cars) https://t.co/uwKwduNioj — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2022 Starlink for RVs cannot be used while a vehicle is in motion. Attempting to do so will void the warranty on your kit, Starlink notes in its FAQ . Service is also always de-prioritized compared to other … [Read more...] about Starlink launches satellite Internet service for RVs with no waitlist
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It has been an extremely rough year for cryptocurrency projects, as crashing prices, daily revelations of scams , and the ongoing usability nightmare of blockchain-based computing has left venture capitalists’ next big bet looking more like a pipe dream than anything you could reasonably call “web3.” Crypto-based video games, which last year looked as if they might attract a big audience to begin collecting non-fungible tokens, have instead drawn collective outrage at perceived developer greed. Game giants have largely been fleeing the space as a result . And so, with that in mind, today let’s talk about a prominent company that’s going in the other direction. “I think it’s something that could have the biggest impact on this industry — but it’s also probably the most controversial thing that we could talk about,” John Hanke said. Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, was closing out the keynote address Tuesday morning at his company’s first-ever developer summit. … [Read more...] about Why the company behind Pokémon Go is getting crypto-curious
Niantic made a name for itself in the mobile gaming industry through the enduring success of Pokémon Go . Now the company is hoping to become something else: a platform for other developers to build location-aware AR apps on top of. This plan has been in the works since at least 2018 , but it’s taking a big leap forward this week with the long-awaited release of Niantic’s location mapping software for AR, which it calls the Visual Positioning System, or VPS in a nod to GPS. The technology makes it so that AR experiences can be grounded to a physical location, like the front of a building or a park monument, rather than just floating aimlessly through a phone’s camera view. Developers can now use VPS as the tentpole feature of Niantic’s broader Lightship SDK , which also lets multiple devices access a shared AR experience — like a 3D multiplayer game — at the same time. VPS will be free during an initial public beta period and then switch later this year to a tiered billing … [Read more...] about Niantic moves beyond games with Lightship AR platform and a social network
Audio player loading… The electrifying official trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder has landed online – and, as is customary around these parts, we're here to break the film's latest teaser down for you. With Thor: Love and Thunder set to arrive in theaters on July 8, it's high time we received another glimpse at the upcoming MCU movie . It's nice of Marvel Studios to have obliged, then, with the latest Thor 4 trailer giving us our first look at Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher among many other things. There's a lot going on in the official Thor 4 trailer, so much so that we suspect you'll have missed some pretty important moments, locations, and Easter eggs within its two-minute runtime. This is a Marvel Phase 4 project, after all, so there are plenty of MCU and comic book references that Marvel Studios could pack into the teaser and the final cut of the film. It goes without saying, but you'll want to watch the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer before … [Read more...] about Thor: Love and Thunder trailer breakdown: 8 things you may have missed
Audio player loading… The Samsung Galaxy S line is made up of largely fantastic phones, but one issue that has long affected them is the use of a different chipset in different parts of the world, with one of those chipsets inevitably being weaker. Now though, it looks like Samsung might finally be addressing that issue. According to Naver (opens in new tab) (a South Korean news site), Samsung is creating a "dream team" of around 1000 employees to build a chipset designed specifically for Galaxy smartphones. Now, this apparently won’t be ready in time for the Samsung Galaxy S23 or even the Galaxy S24, but supposedly the resources required in developing this new chipset means Samsung won’t make Exynos chipsets for those phones, relying purely on Qualcomm Snapdragon ones worldwide. In other words, every model of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24 might have a Snapdragon chipset, rather than some regions getting Snapdragon and others getting a Samsung-made … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S23 might fix the S22’s biggest problem
Audio player loading… Inside of hard disk drives are platters which hold all your data; these are all manufactured by one company in Japan called Showa Denko which has announced (opens in new tab) it expects to “realize near-line HDD having storage capacity of more than 30TB" by the end of 2023. Deciphering that statement, we’d assume it will provide platters with a storage capacity of more than 3TB, sometime in 2023, to partners such as Toshiba, Seagate and Western Digital, who will then produce the hard disk drives , targeting hyperscalers and data centers operators. We’d expect some of them to end up in NAS and 3.5-inch external hard drives , but that won’t be the main target markets, as performance is likely to be optimized for nearline usage. Race to 30TB Showa Denko has now started shipment of the platters that will go into new 26TB Ultrastar DC HC670 UltraSMR hard disk drives announced by Western Digital only a few days ago. … [Read more...] about Larger-than-30TB hard drives are coming much sooner than expected
Audio player loading… Sony’s PC ports of PlayStation games (opens in new tab) are set to make a load more money in the coming year, although the firm’s PC projects are already doing well in terms of earnings. This became clear from a shareholder briefing where Sony presented a bunch of slides, one of which outlined income from PC ports, showing that they brought in $80 million over the past fiscal year (running up to the end of March), no less. Those are the proceeds from Horizon: Zero Dawn (opens in new tab) , God of War and Days Gone, but there are far greater things to come, Sony predicts. Namely that in the next financial year, the company expects its PC games (opens in new tab) to earn $300 million, almost quadruple the figure from this past year (and not far off a ninefold increase on the $35 million made in 2020). That’s a huge leap in takings, of course, and it begs the question: what has Sony got in the pipeline to make it so confident that … [Read more...] about Forget PS5 – Sony is making big bucks with PC games
At Google's recent I/O conference , we heard about a lot of upcoming Google hardware, including the Pixel 6a , Pixel 7 , Pixel Watch , and even a Pixel Tablet, which isn't due out until sometime in 2023. We didn't hear anything about a Pixel foldable , though. Still, we know something is in the works since the Google Camera app included the detection flag "isPixel2022Foldable" alongside flags for other Pixel devices. So what's the deal? The Elec reports that the Google foldable is delayed until 2023. This would mark the second time the foldable has been delayed, as it was originally due out late last year. It seems that the original plan was to release the product alongside Android 12L, aka 12.1, the tablet-and-foldables-focused Android release. Google often tries to develop Android builds and new hardware simultaneously, but making hardware is difficult. Google and Samsung are partnering up for Wear OS and the Google Tensor SoC, and the Pixel foldable is likewise … [Read more...] about The Google Pixel Foldable is reportedly delayed to 2023
Further Reading The state of 4K gaming in 2015 With the 2020 release of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, we've started to see the era of console games that finally make full use of TVs capable of 4K resolutions (i.e., "Ultra HD" 3840×2160 pixels) that have become increasingly popular in the marketplace . Now, though, at least one TV manufacturer is already planning to support 8K-capable consoles (i.e., 7680×4320 resolution) that it thinks could launch in the next year or two. Polish gaming site PPL reports on a recent public presentation by Chinese TV and electronics maker TCL . Tucked away in a slide during that presentation is a road map for what TCL sees as "Gen 9.5" consoles coming in 2023 or '24. Those supposed consoles—which the slide dubs the PS5 Pro and "New Xbox Series S/X"—will be capable of pushing output at 8K resolution and up to 120 frames per second, according to TCL's slide. First off, there's little reason to believe that a lesser-known TV … [Read more...] about Are we on the verge of an 8K resolution breakthrough in gaming?
About a year ago, President Joe Biden set an ambitious climate target : The US should cut its greenhouse gas emissions roughly in half by 2030. That's consistent with what we'd need to do to reach some of the goals of the Paris Agreement, but it provides very little time to get our emissions under control. That raises some obvious questions. Is it even possible? If so, how? To find out, a group of energy experts used six different models of the US energy economy, tasking each with reaching a state where emissions are consistent with our goals. The good news is that all the models provide routes to getting there. While the exact details vary from model to model, their common features strongly hint at where our focus needs to be. Route finding Greenhouse gas emissions come primarily from energy use, both for generating electricity and powering transportation. Industrial processes can also release either carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gasses, some of which have an even higher … [Read more...] about Can we cut the US’s carbon emissions in half this decade?