Peak Design congratulates Amazon for copying its signature sling bag so well

Peak Design, a maker of fine bags and accessories, has a problem: Amazon appears to have copied its popular bag, the $99.95 Everyday Sling, with its own $32.99 Amazon Basics Camera Bag. It was even called Everyday Sling until Peak Design’s video. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/3/22311574/peak-design-video-amazon-copy-everyday-sling-bag

Starting Sunday, cable companies can no longer ‘rent’ you the router you already own

Starting Sunday, cable companies can no longer ‘rent’ you the router you already own

Is your internet service provider charging you every month for the cable modem or router that you purchased with your own money? Or, perhaps, have you never bothered to buy those items because you couldn’t escape the fee? That fee will be illegal starting Sunday, December 20th, and you should tell

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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

What does Apple want from a VR events company?
Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for FOMO, and maybe it was for some people.
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Sphero spins off a new company to make robots for police, military use

Sphero spins off a new company to make robots for police, military use
Sphero has brought four million robots to market, including programmable tank robots, and it’s experience in mobility could come in handy. We’ve also seen it make wearables. Though so far, those have been used to create music, not keep users safe.
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Satellites Endanger Pristine Views of the Night Sky

Satellites Endanger Pristine Views of the Night Sky
The company SpaceX has already launched hundreds of its Starlink satellites, with plans to put as many as 42,000 of them in Earth orbit. Its goal is to provide high-speed Internet to billions of people. Moving toward that kind of access is laudable and important, but it comes at a cost.
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Satellites Endanger Pristine Views of the Night Sky

Satellites Endanger Pristine Views of the Night Sky
The company SpaceX has already launched hundreds of its Starlink satellites, with plans to put as many as 42,000 of them in Earth orbit. Its goal is to provide high-speed Internet to billions of people. Moving toward that kind of access is laudable and important, but it comes at a cost.
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NASA reveals the next company to deliver expedition tech to the Moon

NASA reveals the next company to deliver expedition tech to the Moon
Humankind is one step closer to its next lunar expedition, as NASA has awarded a contract that will see foundational exploratory kit delivered to the surface of the Moon ahead of manned missions in 2024. California’s Masten Space Systems has won the $75.
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Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR
We’ve asked Apple and NextVR for comment. It’s not certain just what Apple would do with NextVR, which is best known for its virtual reality versions of concerts and sporting events. However, VR might not play much of a role in the claimed deal.
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