Starlink satellite internet achieves important 400,000 subscriber milestone

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The SpaceX company shared with the FCC the new number, which is up from 250,000 in March. SpaceX, the Elon Musk space company, shared with federal regulators in a recent presentation that its Starlink satellite internet service now has more than 400,000 subscribers worldwide. This new subscriber data shows that the company is experiencing substantial and rapid growth. The company has been taking in a rising number of subscribers for its satellite internet service, which first launched in October 2020. In just March, Starlink had announced that it had about…

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Volkswagen and Microsoft launch augmented reality glasses project

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The companies are working to use the HoloLens 2 to bring AR into the driving experience. Volkswagen and Microsoft have announced that they will be collaborating on a HoloLens 2 augmented reality glasses project that will bring the experience right into a driver’s own vehicle. The idea is to provide a holographic display of relevant information right when the driver needs it. The augmented reality glasses project would bring technology closer to being able to provide information such as traffic conditions, weather reports, shopping recommendations and highlights of points of…

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Mobile commerce to see 68 percent growth by the close of the year

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As a growing number of people shop on their smartphones, companies see more income from apps. Mobile commerce has been taking off – particularly since the start of the pandemic – meaning that companies with online strategies focusing on smartphone shoppers have been winning out. The trend is only expected to continue through until the end of this year and beyond. According to a recent eMarketer report, online shopping will have reached $845 billion by the end of this year. Moreover, mobile commerce is expected to drive about half of…

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Apple mobile wallet practices hurt competition, says EU regulators

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The European Commission’s preliminary findings were that the policies harmed competition. European regulators have notified Apple Inc. that its mobile wallet practices were, in their initial view, harmful to competition. The preliminary findings of the European Commission do not “prejudge the outcome” in antitrust investigations. The European Commission (EC) announced in a news release that it had advised Apple “of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.” The focus of the concerns expressed about the payment app had to do…

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Autocorrect creator explains why feature can be so ducking annoying

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The feature’s creator Ken Kocienda admits that it can be irritating, but that there are reasons for that. If there’s anything that virtually every smartphone user can agree on, it’s that autocorrect is a feature that can be as irritating as it is helpful. The creator of the feature, Ken Kocienda, is in complete agreement but can explain it. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the creator of the autocorrect feature in smartphones said that it has become more intelligent over the years. As a result, it is…

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