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SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

Technology
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 you don’t recall, is SpaceX’s plan to build a network of relatively low-cost communication satellites. The initial plan called for 7,500 satellites; the new plan is to launch 12,000. Of these, 7,518 satellites will sit in very-low earth orbit (VLEO), while the rest sit in a standard non-geosynchronous low Earth orbit.This satellite network would connect to ground base st
Acer announces the Switch Alpha 12, world’s first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop

Acer announces the Switch Alpha 12, world’s first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop

Technology
Everyone is trying to banish the whirring fans from laptops and 2-in-1 hybrid computers these days, but that often means using a low-power chip like the Intel Core M. Acer has just announced the Switch Alpha 12, a new silent hybrid laptop that skips the modest, cooler chips and goes right for a 6th Generation Intel Core CPU (Skylake). Instead of noisy fans, this laptop uses a liquid-cooling system, a first for 2-in-1 hybrid laptops. This isn’t the first time a liquid-cooled laptop has existed. Asus released a monstrous gaming laptop last year called the GX700, but it was only liquid-cooled when plugged into a giant desktop radiator attachment. It was a niche product that even gamers had little interest in. The Switch Alpha 12 is entirely self-contained, making it a much more desirable m
Caitlyn Jenner reaches first settlement following car crash

Caitlyn Jenner reaches first settlement following car crash

Gossip
Caitlyn Jenner is one step closer to putting a fatal car crash behind her. The reality star reached a settlement on Monday with Jessica Steindorff, who was driving one of the four cars involved in the tragic Pacific Coast Highway accident back in February that left one woman dead, TMZ is reporting. Steindorff, a Hollywood agent who represents Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, sued Jenner in June after she claimed the accident caused her serious medical injuries and lost wages. SEE IT: VIDEO SHOWS CAITLYN JENNER'S DEADLY MALIBU CAR CRASH Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour Caitlyn Jenner has reached a settlement with one of the people suing her following the February car crash. It's unknown how much compensation Steindorff received in the settlement, which was reportedly pai...

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