Code on SpaceX’s Starlink website contains the first official photos of Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ — and key details about the satellite internet project’s test program

SpaceX has launched hundreds of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit since 2019. On Tuesday, a college student tweeted the first official SpaceX photos of satellite dishes, or user terminals, that will connect subscribers to the web. Company founder Elon Musk has described the terminals as “UFOs on a stick” and confirmed their authenticity as SpaceX works to start a private beta test of the internet service this summer. A review of Starlink.com’s public source code by Business Insider revealed numerous potential details about the upcoming beta program. Beta users may have to pay only $1 for a Starlink user terminal and internet service, but may need to install the… Read More

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Local lawmakers dismiss claims that fast-fashion factories are linked to a UK city COVID-19 spike — but an expert says these businesses are coronavirus hotspots

Textile factories in a UK city have come under investigation after reports surfaced that employers were putting workers at risk of COVID-19 infection. A workers’ rights group said the conditions likely contributed to a fresh wave of infections in the city. While the local government said there is “no evidence” of these factories being linked to the spike, an expert told Business Insider that crowded factories are hotbeds for infection. The spread of the virus “boils down to crowded spaces, social distancing not being adhered to, and not paying enough attention to the appropriate hygiene,” the expert said. If you have a story to share please contact this reporter via… Read More

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Facebook wants to lure you away from YouTube with official music videos

Facebook is taking another step to lure some folks away from YouTube. The social network will soon let you watch official music videos from artists in the US. According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook informed all artist page managers of a new setting that will automatically add all their music videos to the page. The report noted that the setting will go live in August, and if page managers disable it, music videos won’t appear on the artist’s page. However, since the company has licensed those videos, they’ll appear at another place. You will be able to watch videos in… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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German court slams the brakes on Tesla’s bogus ‘Autopilot’ marketing

In what could be somewhat of a landmark case, a German court has ruled that Tesla can no longer market its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving products as autonomous systems in the country. Judges in Munich ruled yesterday that the electric car company can no longer use phrases such as “full potential for autonomous driving” and “Autopilot inclusive” in its German advertising materials, Reuters reports. [Read: Take a look at the officially unveiled BMW iX3] According to the court and the Wettbewerbszentrale, the country’s anti-competitive practice regulator, the claims Tesla makes about its supposed self-driving systems amount to misleading business practices.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. The UK government announced it will remove Huawei from its 5G network by 2027, and telecoms companies will be banned from purchasing Huawei 5G equipment from next year. UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the decision was due to major sanctions imposed on the Chinese firm by the US government. Amazon is launching 20 healthcare clinics in five US cities as part of a pilot program for warehouse workers and their families. The clinics were in the works before the pandemic and will not offer testing or care related to COVID-19, a company spokesperson told Business Insider.… Read More

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A developer’s guide to dealing with growth, burnout, and imposter syndrome

This article was originally published on .cult by Ryan Latta. .cult is a media platform for untold developer stories, where developers can read content around the softer side of development and watch documentaries about the tech they love. You can read this original piece here. Those first few days of a new job are full of excitement, nerves, and dreams of the future. As the onboarding comes to a close, millions of questions remain about how to start doing valuable work. This moment where the onboarding ends and work begins is often a bit overwhelming, and even more so for developers… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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