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Starlink Internet Has One Enemy—Sleepy Cats

Starlink Internet Has One Enemy—Sleepy Cats

Jon Osumi/Shutterstock.com All things considered, SpaceX’s experimental Starlink satellite internet service is a success. Users are generally quite happy with the service, and SpaceX chucked an extra 49 Starlink satellites into Earth’s orbit just last week. But Starlink customers beware—sleepy cats are conspiring against you. Starlink satellite dishes include a useful self-heating feature to prevent …

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Comcast now sells Xfinity Flex users internet cable TV from YouTube

Comcast is introducing YouTube TV to its Xfinity Flex devices, providing users another avenue for opting out of traditional cable. YouTube was previously supported on Comcast’s Flex boxes, but the addition of YouTube TV gives users the ability to get some 85-plus live television channels for $65 per month. It’s not the first live TV …

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What is BGP, and how might it have helped kick Facebook off the internet?

On Monday, Facebook was completely knocked offline, taking Instagram and WhatsApp (not to mention a few other websites) down with it. Many have been quick to say that the incident had to do with BGP, or Border Gateway Protocol, citing sources from inside Facebook, traffic analysis, and the gut instinct that “it’s always DNS or …

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Android Connected to Wi-Fi but No Internet? 11 Fixes to Try

Your Android smartphone or tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network but you can’t access the internet. You can’t visit web pages, neither can you stream music or send texts to your friends. About a minute later, a “Wi-Fi has no internet access” error pops up in the notification center. The problem often stems from …

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Five things to consider before you sign up for T-Mobile Home Internet

After a long early life in a pilot program, T-Mobile’s 5G home internet service has finally arrived. The bar for decent, reasonably priced internet service in the US is embarrassingly low, so T-Mobile’s terms might sound like a dream: $60 per month, no contract, no installation appointment, no equipment rental fees, and no data caps. …

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Once again, someone tampered with an entire drinking water supply via the internet

You would think that something as critical as a town or county’s drinking water supply would be well-protected — you know, like how America’s nuclear armament was isolated from the internet and even relied on eight-inch floppy disks until just recently? And yet we’ve now had two instances where someone was able to remotely log …

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