OneWeb secures funding to launch more than 500 internet satellites

After a year in which it had to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2021 is off to a much better start for satellite internet startup OneWeb. Two weeks into the new year, the company has secured a $400 million investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network S... … [Read more...]

Facebook and NYU trained an AI to estimate COVID outcomes

COVID-19 has infected more than 23 million Americans and killed 386,000 of them to date, since the global pandemic began last March. Complicating the public health response is the fact that we still know so little about how the virus operates -- such... … [Read more...]

How Twitter will transition presidential accounts after Inauguration Day

Twitter has revealed more details about how it will transition official White House accounts when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office on January 20th. The institutional accounts that will be transfer... … [Read more...]

Engadget 2021-01-15 16:51:26

While new tech from CES (and Samsung) took over this week, we were still able to find some currently available gadgets on sale at low prices. Of note are the 8th-generation iPad and the iPad Air discounted to their lowest prices ever and the latest X... … [Read more...]

Engadget 2021-01-15 16:30:27

When the rumors began to swirl about Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live, the promise of active noise cancellation (ANC) led me to believe the company was finally addressing a key omission from its lineup. However, those earbuds would ultimately offer an “ope... … [Read more...]

Engadget 2021-01-15 16:06:38

Lockheed Martin’s Orion spacecraft is one tangible step closer to taking people back to the Moon. The aerospace giant has completed assembly and testing of the Orion ship, and has transferred it to NASA ahead of the Artemis I test mission later in 20... … [Read more...]