SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

SpaceX’s plan to build a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has taken another step forward. The FCC approved the company’s request to deploy more than 7,000 very-low-Earth orbit satellites for its Starlink network. It follows the regulator giving SpaceX the green light in March to launch 4,425 satellites. When it’s complete, Starlink will […]

China’s game approval freeze forces Tencent to restructure

Tencent hasn’t been having a great time ever since China established a new regulator that brought game approvals to a standstill. Back in August, it had to pull Monster Hunter: World from the Chinese market after regulators cancelled its license. Now, the internet giant has announced that it’s restructuring the company for the first time […]

FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice’s attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy public-interest review, despite pushback from Democrats in the Senate and FCC. The DOJ […]

Heathrow Will Become World’s Largest Airport After Third Runway Approval

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Trump’s approval ratings get a positive bump as more Americans believe his approach to North Korea is working

Brynn Anderson/AP President Donald Trump’s approach in handling North Korea may be alleviating worries of a potential conflict. Fifty-one percent of Americans approve of Trump’s approach to the regime, up nine points from March and 17 points from January. Despite the historical circumstance of the planned meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

Foreign travel advice: Myanmar introduces fast-track visa approval 365 days a year

Applying for a visa and can be one of the most frustrating parts of booking a trip with lengthy applications to fill and time constraints of getting everything sorted before you travel. However, Myanmar may have come up with a solution that will ease the progress for travellers. Last week, Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist […]

Guns, immigration boost Trump's approval to 50%

Half of American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to the latest survey by conservative pollster Rasmussen. Read more Trump’s approval numbers have hovered in the low to mid-40s for much of the last year, but have rallied in recent months. His overall job approval rating is now ahead of where Barack […]

China’s Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the US

Tech giant Baidu has received Beijing’s first licenses to test self-driving vehicles on the capital city’s roads. The cars, which are permitted to travel on 33 roads spanning 105 kilometers (65 miles), took their first drive in Beijing on Thursday. Earlier this month a self-driving Uber was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona, raising […]

Facebook launches ‘joinable links’ and ‘admin approval’ tool for Messenger group chats

Despite the growing controversy around the Cambridge Analytica data privacy allegations, Facebook is pushing those concerns to one side today with the launch of two new features for its Messenger app. The first of the tools is aimed at group admins, allowing them to essentially “vet” new members of group chats before they can join […]