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Aug 16, 2020

SpaceX Starlink’s website tweak may help it reach people that need it most

Posted by in category: internet

Starlink, the internet connectivity constellation currently under construction, is embarking on a beta test.

Aug 14, 2020

Cybercriminals Infiltrate Netgear Routers with Ancient Attack Methods

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

It would be heartening to think that cybersecurity has advanced since the 1990s, but some things never change. Vulnerabilities that some of us first saw in 1996 are still with us.

If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the news. Last month, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm GRIMM announced that they had found a vulnerability that affects many Netgear home WiFi routers. The cause? Outdated firmware that allows remote users to access the administrative systems in these routers.

If you think this exploit sounds like a 1990s-standard input overflow flaw, well done. That’s exactly what it is. As Nichols put it in his very detailed blog post: “1996 called, they want their vulnerability back.”

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Aug 14, 2020

SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11 to 60Mbps

Posted by in category: internet

Ookla tests aren’t showing the gigabit speeds SpaceX teased, but it’s early.

Aug 13, 2020

Baseless speculations underpin a retracted editorial claiming spontaneous generation of SARS-CoV-2 in skin cells exposed to 5G waves

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet

The proposed mechanism of action described in the claim that 5G millimeter waves can generate SARS-CoV-2 in human cells violates fundamental principles of biology. Scientific evidence does not support a causal relationship between 5G and COVID-19. Many of the regions with the highest COVID-19 infection rates, such as Brazil, do not have 5G coverage, providing further evidence that 5G is not associated with the pandemic.

FULL CLAIM: 5G generates coronavirus in human skin cells

Aug 13, 2020

Elon Musk drops cryptic Plaid Tesla Model S hint ahead of Battery Day

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, sustainability

Tesla’s highly-anticipated Battery Day is still several weeks away, but CEO Elon Musk appears to have started posting cryptic teasers about some of the innovations that would be introduced at the event. Based on a recent post on Twitter, it appears that Tesla’s Plaid Model S, and perhaps even the Plaid Model X, may be unveiled at Battery Day.

Ever the internet’s resident meme lord, Elon Musk recently posted a photo of Herbert Ruggles Tarlek, Jr., a character on the television situation comedy WKRP in Cincinnati, which ran from 1978 to 1982. The character was noted for his loud plaid suits, which were usually dominated by bold colors and patterns. Musk’s tweet noted that “One day soon, I will wear this outfit.”

Aug 13, 2020

WATCH: MARS in 4K!!

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, space

A world first. New footage from Mars rendered in stunning 4K resolution.

Although the cameras are high quality, the rate at which the rovers can send data back to earth is the biggest challenge. Curiosity can only send data directly back to earth at 32 kilo-bits per second.

Instead, when the rover can connect to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we get more favourable speeds of 2 Megabytes per second.

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Aug 12, 2020

AIoT: When Artificial Intelligence Meets the Internet of Things

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

AI is emerging as a driving technology behind the internet of things (IoT). Learn about the new AIoT, and how it will impact the future.

Aug 11, 2020

Pentagon to Share Spectrum With Telecoms for 5G Networks

Posted by in categories: internet, military

The White House and Pentagon presented plans Monday to help U.S. telecom companies build out new ultrafast 5G networks by allowing commercial use of airwaves previously reserved for military radar.

Aug 11, 2020

SpaceX is manufacturing 120 Starlink internet satellites per month

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

SpaceX is manufacturing its Starlink satellites at an unprecedented rate for the space industry, analysts say, as the company dives headlong into building a space-based global internet service.

Elon Musk’s company told the Federal Communications Commission in a presentation last month that its Starlink unit is “now building 120 satellites per month” and has “invested over $70 million developing and producing thousands of consumer user terminals per month.”

“Invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Starlink to date,” the SpaceX presentation added.

Aug 8, 2020

Omniviolence Is Coming and the World Isn’t Ready

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, cybercrime/malcode, drones, internet, law enforcement, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

The terrorist or psychopath of the future, however, will have not just the Internet or drones—called “slaughterbots” in this video from the Future of Life Institute—but also synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and advanced AI systems at their disposal. These tools make wreaking havoc across international borders trivial, which raises the question: Will emerging technologies make the state system obsolete? It’s hard to see why not. What justifies the existence of the state, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes argued, is a “social contract.” People give up certain freedoms in exchange for state-provided security, whereby the state acts as a neutral “referee” that can intervene when people get into disputes, punish people who steal and murder, and enforce contracts signed by parties with competing interests.

The trouble is that if anyone anywhere can attack anyone anywhere else, then states will become—and are becoming—unable to satisfy their primary duty as referee.

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