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Astranis’ novel approach to GEO satellites
Virgin Galactic’s return to the skies
News from SpaceX, and more
Astranis’ novel approach to internet satellites is starting to pay off
Astranis, a satellite internet startup based in San Francisco, said Wednesday that its first spacecraft completed a milestone test and will start bringing broadband access to rural Alaskans as soon as mid-June.
It’s a major step f
India’s JioCinema broke the global record for the most concurrent views to a live streamed event on Monday, eclipsing a long-standing milestone set by Disney’s Hotstar, as the Asian tycoon Mukesh Ambani spares no expense in expanding his digital empire.
the Indian streaming platform, whose investor includes James Murdoch’s Bodhi Tree-backed Viacom18, drew over 32 million simultaneous viewers for the finale of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, featurin
TechSpot is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. The big picture: Nvidia's new strategy is centered around generative AIs, large language models, and recommender systems, and so is its latest DGX supercomputer. The company believes these will soon form the "digital engines of the modern economy" as companies like Meta, Google, and Microsoft are racing to realize the benefits of AI using Nvidia's Grace, Hopper, and Ada Lovelace hardware arch
TechSpot is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: Tesla owners will soon have more competition for Supercharger stations across the US and Canada. Starting in the spring of 2024, Ford electric vehicle owners will gain access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers. The newly reached agreement effectively doubles the number of fast-chargers that'll be available to Ford EV drivers. Ford President and CEO Jim Farley said widespread a
For more than a century, utility companies have used electromechanical relays to protect power systems against damage that might occur during severe weather, accidents, and other abnormal conditions. But the relays could neither locate the faults nor accurately record what happened.
Then, in 1977, Edmund O. Schweitzer III invented the digital microprocessor-based relay as part of his doctoral thesis. Schweitzer’s relay, which could locate a fault within the radius of 1 kilometer, set new
It’s Memorial Day here in the United States, which means that the flow of tech news is slower than normal. This might leave you feeling bereft, adrift without the usual 3,239 individual items that happen daily in startup land. But have no fear, for TechCrunch+ is here with a quick rewind of our work from May.
Consider this a roll call of some of our favorite journalism from the last few weeks, packaged in a simple format for your quick perusal and ingestion. To the lists!
News you wi
TechSpot is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: BMW knows electric vehicles can take a while to charge, and its latest partnership seeks to give owners of the new all-electric 5 Series something to do while waiting. The infotainment functionality will eventually come to other BMW models. BMW unveiled its new all-electric 5 Series sedan, the BMW i5, this week. One of the EV's new infotainment features pulls back the curtain on a
TechSpot is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In context: Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) is a technique adopted by modern CPUs and graphics chips to manage power and speed, adjusting frequency and voltage "on the fly" to reduce energy consumption and heat generation. With a "Hot Pixels" attack, DVFS becomes yet another channel a (very) resourceful attacker could exploit to steal data and compromise user's privacy. Hot Pixe
TechSpot is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. Why it matters: Today's technologies make it easier than ever for criminals to disregard the laws governing consumer protections. Despite signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry, telecommunications customers continue to receive more than 30 billion robocalls and messages per year. In an effort to curb the epidemic, a group of U.S. Attorneys General has filed suit against a provider a
Maëlle Gavet is the CEO of Techstars and was previously a senior executive at numerous large tech companies around the world.
In these times of heightened tensions and global volatility, I believe startups can play a critical role in our defense, space and national security ecosystem by bringing the very latest innovation to public institutions, some of whom lag startlingly far behind.
Startups and active investors in the sector are uniquely positioned to support the defense efforts of t
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