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Starlink Satellite Internet Could Be Global In Weeks

SpaceX has launched 1,500 satellites for the Starlink Internet service so far and has operations in a dozen countries. The satellite Internet service has promised to outperform the previous (and spotty) attempts at implementing satellite Internet by other companies. This journey has been a very costly one. However, Starlink’s improved approach gives it a greater…

Cyberattack Shuts Down Pipelines And Causes Gas Shortage

Gas stations across the United States experienced gasoline shortages due to the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline. The shortages resulted in some gas stations running out of gasoline, while others were packed with long lines of customers waiting to buy gasoline. Unsurprisingly, the shortage prompted gasoline hoarding. It was a ransomware attack. Ransomware typically encrypts the…

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Hundreds Of U.S. Banks To Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Service

Through a partnership with the cryptocurrency custody firm NYDIG, hundreds of banks in the United States will soon offer Bitcoin custody and trading services to customers — a move that could spur mainstream adoption of Bitcoin. The banking industry has attacked Bitcoin for years, and they’re still doing it. However, they’re suddenly incorporating it into…

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USU Team Builds Solar Energy Systems With Spent Electric Vehicle Batteries

A team of researchers from the Utah Power Electronics Lab at Utah State University has developed solar energy systems using discarded electric vehicle batteries. The team submitted it as part of the American-Made Solar Prize competition and was one of 10 finalists. Projects like these address both the electronic waste potential of electric vehicle batteries…

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Jackson, Tennessee Looking To Mine, Invest In, Pay Employees With Bitcoin

The city of Jackson, Tennessee is exploring the possibility of investing in and utilizing Bitcoin in various ways. They’re interested in mining Bitcoin, as well as paying employees with cryptocurrencies including but not limited to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Jackson’s mayor Scott Conger put up a ‘laser eyes’ photo on his Twitter profile in support…