FCC clears SpaceX to put its Starlink satellite WiFi in vehicles

Andrew Tarantola

SpaceX’s satellite internet service is officially going mobile after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday authorized the company to provide its Starlink WiFi service to vehicles. SpaceX already offers Starlink home internet, which left beta last October. “We agree with SpaceX… that the public interest would benefit by granting with conditions their applications,” The FCC … Read more

The government’s going after alleged crypto scammers as market crashes

The government’s going after alleged crypto scammers as market crashes

The US government seems to be worked up about cryptocurrency scams. On Thursday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Justice all released news that they were taking some form of action against people accused of carrying out multimillion or billion-dollar schemes. One of the cases involves knock-off apes, … Read more

Sprint’s LTE and 3G networks are officially retired

Sprint’s LTE and 3G networks are officially retired

The remnants of Sprint’s network have been put out to pasture. As of yesterday, Sprint’s LTE network has been retired by its new owner, T-Mobile. That’s along with Sprint’s 3G CDMA network, which was shut down earlier this year, and what remained of T-Mobile’s own 3G network, which enters retirement today. T-Mobile spokesperson Justin Paulsen … Read more

Powerful keyword warrants face new challenge in deadly arson case

Powerful keyword warrants face new challenge in deadly arson case

A case being brought in the Colorado district court of Denver County is challenging the constitutionality of a controversial keyword search warrant and potentially curbing a law enforcement practice that has implications for the criminalization of abortion. A reverse keyword search warrant is a surveillance technique that lets police start with a search term of … Read more

Avatar: The Way of Water will turn Sigourney Weaver into a new Na’vi

Avatar: The Way of Water will turn Sigourney Weaver into a new Na’vi

Though Sigourney Weaver’s Dr. Grace Augustine ultimately died in the first Avatar film, one of the first surprising details director James Cameron shared about the film’s sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, was that Weaver was set to return as a mysterious new character. While Avatar’s story of symbiotic aliens could potentially have led to … Read more

The Sims 4 High School Years expansion adds a Depop-created ‘virtual thrift store’

The Sims 4 High School Years expansion adds a Depop-created ‘virtual thrift store’

Clothing from the fashion marketplace Depop will be available in an expansion pack for The Sims 4, called High School Years, later this month (via Polygon). Depop describes itself as a “circular” and “community-powered” online resale site and app that allows users to buy and sell vintage clothing items, mostly at discounted rates. The expansion … Read more