Starlink is getting a lot slower as more people use it, speed tests show

Enlarge (credit: Starlink) Starlink’s median download speeds in the US dropped from 90.6Mbps to 62.5Mbps between the first and second quarters of 2022, according to Ookla speed tests. Starlink’s median upload speeds in the US dropped from 9.3Mbps to 7.2Mbps in the same timeframe. Median latency also got a little worse for Starlink’s US customers, […]

Ferrari’s first-ever SUV has 715 horsepower and a top speed of 193 mph: Check out the $390,000 Purosangue

The Ferrari Purosangue SUV. Ferrari Ferrari unveiled its first-ever SUV on Tuesday: the Purosangue.  Its 715-horsepower V12 engine sends it to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, Ferrari says.  The Purosangue has unique rear-hinge doors and four seats.   Ferrari is known for its low-slung, exotic sports cars. But its latest model rejects that mold for […]

PlayStation Plus adds Need for Speed and Deathloop in September

Sony revealed today the games coming to PlayStation Plus in September, both to the Essential tier and to Extra and Premium tiers. The Essential tier games launch first, on September 6, while the other games launch later in the month. The free games for the Essential subscribers are Need for Speed: Heat, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, […]

Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

(video link) If there’s one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook’s crashing wave, it’s Ashkan Soltani. Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook’s privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, “was just a […]

POV podcast: Cindy Klassen on changing the face of speed skating

Her first love was hockey. Cindy Klassen is known as one of the fastest and most decorated female speed skaters, but she started her athletic career with the goal of making Canada's first women's Olympic hockey team in 1998. Which goes to show — even for the greatest athletes, things don't always go as planned.   How fast […]

Canadian men claim World Cup speed skating bronze in Japan

Canada's men's team sprint squad captured the country's first medal at the season-opening speed skating World Cup event on Sunday in Obihiro, Japan. The team of Laurent Dubreuil, Christopher Fiola, Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu and David La Rue finished the event third in one minute, 20.98 seconds. The Dutch took gold in 1:19.780 while Norway won silver in 1:20.790. […]