Starlink recruits beta testers for ‘Better Than Nothing’ satellite broadband service

Being among the first to test Starlink, SpaceX’s much anticipated new satellite broadband service, will require a bit of an upfront investment.

a view of a snow covered slope: A stack of SpaceX Starlink satellites being deployed in orbit. SpaceX

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A stack of SpaceX Starlink satellites being deployed in orbit. SpaceX

According to emails shared with CNET and also posted online, the company is offering a “Better Than Nothing” beta test to select people who have registered their interest via the Starlink website. 


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“As you can tell from the title, we are trying to lower your expectations 😃,” the email reads.

According to the email, to get in the door requires $499 up front for the cost of a router and phased array antenna to connect to the service. After that, the monthly subscription cost is $99. 

The email also explains that actual results may vary, with data speeds from 50 Mb/s to 150 Mb/s and latency from 20 milliseconds to

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Indiana city recruits officers in new TV commercial, website

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A city in north central Indiana has launched a website and began airing a TV commercial this week in an effort to recruit more police officers.

The campaign is Kokomo’s latest push to increase police numbers at the city’s department, which has nearly 80 police officers, the Kokomo Tribune reported. The city’s 2021 budget allows for 92 officers, including 49 patrol officers.

The commercial airing in Indianapolis and South Bend areas focuses on a 20% pay raise over three years that officers will receive starting in 2021 following the approval of a new union contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Local 78.

“We’re prepared to show you the respect you deserve as you protect the community we love,” Mayor Tyler Moore says in the commercial. “You’re welcome in Kokomo.”

Next year, the starting salary for first-class patrolmen will be $59,444. By 2023, it will increase

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Fendi Recruits British Label Chaos to Make Your Smart Gadgets Look Sexy

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Last February, when Fendi unveiled its collaboration with British accessories brand Chaos —a collection that includes super luxe AirPod and smartphone cases—we had no idea just how precious our relationship would become with our gadgets. Or that after seven months of remote work and learning, we’d be more likely to treat our devices (aka our closest friends in a pandemic) to a new fancy look than ourselves. Hey, if we aren’t dressing up as much, why not dress up our gear? Enter Fendi x Chaos.

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The gilded collection is a result of Chaos designers Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall’s longstanding friendship with Karl Lagerfeld, who was at the helm of the brand since 1967, and continues to this day with the house’s artistic director Silvia Venturini Fendi. Inspired by Old Hollywood glamour, the duo employed a chic palette of black and gold

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