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SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This morning, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 with a payload that could be significant in the long term. The primary mission was to put Paz, a satellite operated by Hisdesat and intended for Earth observations, in orbit. The other two satellites are the first broadband satellites SpaceX has developed for Project Starlink. Starlink, if

Turing Robotics Files for Bankruptcy Without Ever Delivering a Phone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Turing Phone looked like an interesting device when Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) unveiled it back in 2015. The phone packed powerful hardware, a modern build of Android, and it was fully encrypted. This was back when most phones were not encrypted — it didn’t even have a data port. The excitement died down after

Phantom v2640 High-Speed Camera Can Film 11,750fps in Full HD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Vision Research isn’t in the business of making boring old “regular” cameras. It’s the leading maker of high-speed digital cameras, and the latest Phantom v2640 is really something else. This camera records at greater-than-HD resolution, but that’s not the impressive part. No, the impressive part is that it records at greater than HD resolution at

How to Build a PC in 2018: Choosing the Right Components

When we write about the PC market at ExtremeTech, it’s almost always from the DIY or enthusiast perspective. But we don’t actually talk much about that most basic of tasks — how to build a PC. The actual assembly process isn’t usually all that difficult, but choosing the right components can be tricky. Let’s talk about it. Note: Because this is meant to serve as a general purchase guide, rather

Elon Musk Has Sold More Than $3.5 Million Worth of Flamethrowers

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Entrepreneur Elon Musk is primarily known for founding the private spaceflight firm SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla, but he has a few other business ventures. One of them is The Boring Company, which was started ostensibly to develop the necessary technology to drill tunnels for Hyperloop-style transit systems. The company is anything but “boring”

Montana, New York State Mandate ISPs Uphold Net Neutrality Principles

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At first glance, Montana and New York State don’t have much in common. New York has a reputation as an urban blue state, though this is partly the result of the general public’s conflation of New York City with the entirety of New York State. Montana is known for being rural, lightly populated, and staunchly