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Jan 7, 2023

Nigeria becomes the first country in Africa to have access to SpaceX Starlink, Engineer is ‘pretty impressed’ by the high-speed internet service

Posted by in categories: economics, internet, satellites

SpaceX Starlink Internet service will soon be available across the West African country of Nigeria, according to Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Pantami. SpaceX already delivered some Starlink user terminals to the country to commence services. “As part of the partnership, SpaceX is to provide broadband access across the whole of Nigeria, enabling nationwide access to broadband connectivity way ahead of the December 2025 schedule, as outlined in our national broadband plan,” said Pantami. “With this collaboration with SpaceX’s Starlink, Nigeria is set to be the first African country to introduce the service.” Nigeria’s goals was to cover 90% of the country’s population with reliable internet access by 2025, the goal is now attainable because the Starlink satellite network is easy to set up and capable of beaming high-speed internet to rural and remote communities. SpaceX’s official Starlink Coverage Map says the service is ‘coming soon’ to Nigeria, users must input their address on the website to find out if its already available in their specific area.

On the partnership with SpaceX and StarLink. They have now commenced the deployment of their facilities in Nigeria is the first African country to reach that partnership & also approval for the deployment. — Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (@ProfIsaPantami) December 29, 2022

The company sent an email to potential customers living in Nigeria, stating that the service is available for pre-order. “Order now to reserve your Starlink expects to expand service in your area [Nigeria] in 2023. You will receive a notification once your Starlink is ready to ship,” the email says. The hardware to access the satellite internet service costs $600 [N438,000] in Nigeria with an internet subscription of $43 [N31,390] per month.

Jan 6, 2023

Russian hackers reportedly targeted three U.S. nuclear research laboratories | English News | WION

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, nuclear energy

A Russian hacking team known as Cold River targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the United States this past summer, according to internet records reviewed by Reuters and five cyber security experts.
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Jan 6, 2023

Human body can help power 6G devices in the future, study shows

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet

Not as a charger but as an antenna.

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that the human body could be a useful tool to harvest waste energy and use it to power devices in the future, including those used for 6G, the next generation of wireless communication, a university press release said.

The world has just begun to experience the wonders of 5G wireless communication that has been rolled out in many countries across the world. The next generation, though, referred to as 6G, promises up to 1,000 times faster, even faster data rate and a tenth of the latency seen with 5G.

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Jan 6, 2023

WhatsApp adds proxy support to tackle internet shutdowns

Posted by in category: internet

We’re launching proxy server support for WhatsApp users all over the world, says the tech giant.

WhatsApp users can now connect using proxy servers to stay online even if the internet is blocked or otherwise interfered with by clampdowns, the Meta has revealed.

We’re launching proxy support for WhatsApp users all over the world.

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Jan 6, 2023

Mastercard launches web3-focused artist incubator with Polygon

Posted by in categories: blockchains, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance, internet, media & arts

Mastercard, one of the biggest financial payments providers in the world, is launching a web3-focused incubator to help artists connect with fans through a new medium, the company shared at CES 2023 on Friday.

“The core of this program is providing emerging artists with the web3 tools and skills they need to excel and advance their music careers in this digital economy,” Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer at Mastercard, said to TechCrunch. “By providing access to experts and innovators in the space, the artists will be guided on how to incorporate web3 into their work throughout the entire program and then beyond.”

Mastercard partnered with Polygon, a scaling blockchain built on top of Ethereum, which has been making huge strides in the Web 2.0 ecosystem lately. In the past year, Polygon partnered with a number of other big brands like Starbucks for its Odyssey digital collectible rewards program and Disney for its accelerator program, while also having major clothing brands like Prada and Adidas launch NFT projects through its blockchain.

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Jan 6, 2023

6G wireless technology could use humans as a power source, study explains

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, wearables

What percentage of your battery is used…

AMHERST, Mass. – 5G wireless technology is just starting to take off worldwide, but a new study is already speculating on the future of 6G! Researchers from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst say, unlike older technology, 6G could end up using people as antennas.

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Jan 4, 2023

Microsoft is reportedly integrating ChatGPT’s technology into Bing

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, robotics/AI

ChatGPT integration with Bing’s search engine.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine might soon become more attuned to users’ needs and return results in a more human-like fashion. According to The Information, the tech giant is planning to incorporate the OpenAI software powering ChatGPT into Bing in hopes that it can help the company catch up to (or maybe even outshine) Google. Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI back in 2019, and more recent reports said it’s in talks with the Elon Musk-founded startup for a follow-up investment. Now, The Information is reporting that Microsoft’s initial investment included an agreement to incorporate some aspects of GPT into Bing.

OpenAI developed GPT as a language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like text responses. Late last year, it launched a program called ChatGPT that quickly skyrocketed in popularity due to its ability to return responses that seem like they were written by actual people. Educators raised concerns that it could easily be used for cheating, since those who tried the tool said they would’ve given its responses a good grade if a student claimed to have written them. ChatGPT is free for now, but OpenAI intends to charge for its use in the future.

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Jan 4, 2023

New Lunar Satellites Will Enable Autonomous Space Travel to the Moon for Astronauts

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI, satellites

Both the European Space Agency and NASA are planning to test even more sensitive sensors on future moon missions to try and hone in on satellite signals. If they can truly connect with sats back home, we could get closer to achieving autonomous moon travel. But eventually that won’t be enough. To help direct humans on the lunar surface, we’re going to need a fleet of satellites specifically around the moon. NASA calls its project LunaNet, and it’s part of the Gateway space station, which is the culmination of America’s plan to return to the moon. It needs to be designed to play well with ESA technology and, eventually, will be the source of high-speed internet on the moon.

Artemis I launched back in November, rounded the moon just 81 miles above the lunar surface and touched down Earth-side in December. Artemis II, which will carry astronauts around the moon in a similar trajectory, is slated to launch in late 2024, according to Artemis III, which will be humanity’s first boots on the moon since 1972, could launch as early as 2025.

Jan 4, 2023

What’ll be big in 2023? AI, that’s what

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

In 2022, artificial intelligence chatbots and image generators seemed to take over the internet, but what can we expect from AI in 2023?

By dr simon coghlan, university of melbourne.

Jan 2, 2023

A New Chat Bot Is a ‘Code Red’ for Google’s Search Business

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

A new wave of chat bots like ChatGPT use artificial intelligence that could reinvent or even replace the traditional internet search engine.

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