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The FCC granted permission for SpaceX’s Starlink and another satellite internet company, Kepler Communications, to provide service to receivers on ground vehicles while they’re in motion. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted SpaceX authorization to use its Starlink satellite internet system on vehicles in motion — including cars, trucks, boats, and aircraft. It’s a big win for SpaceX’s Starlink system,

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SpaceX asks Starlink customers for support in wireless battle with Dish

On June 28th 2022, SpaceX sent an email to Starlink users asking for them to petition the FCC and Congress to help prevent Dish Network from expanding use of a range of radio frequencies in the 12GHz band that the company’s internet-beaming satellites use. SpaceX emailed Starlink customers today asking for help in its battle against Dish Network over radio frequencies for its Starlink internet-from-space effort. Some Starlink customers received an email urging them to contact the Federal

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Elon Musk’s Twitter chaos is consuming SpaceX too

Elon Musk has said he’s spending less than 5 percent of his time on the Twitter acquisition. But with a letter circulating at SpaceX saying his public actions reflect badly on the team’s work, the acquisition is causing trouble everywhere. It’s always fun to check in with SpaceX, Elon Musk’s least dysfunctional company — oh wait, what’s this? The workers at SpaceX are upset? Last week, as first reported by The Verge, a group of SpaceX workers wrote a letter to Musk about his

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SpaceX firings likely violate US labor law, experts say

A group of SpaceX workers called for new restrictions on CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter activity — only to be fired shortly afterwards by company president Gwynne Shotwell. On Friday, SpaceX fired a group of employees involved in crafting an open letter to corporate leaders that criticized CEO Elon Musk — and labor lawyers now say the firings may have violated US labor law. The letter circulated Thursday calling for

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Hundreds of SpaceX employees signed letter denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior

Over 400 SpaceX employees signed a letter protesting Elon Musk’s recent behavior online before it was taken down. At least five people have been terminated for their involvement in writing the letter. It took less than a day and a half for more than 400 SpaceX employees to sign onto an open letter criticizing CEO Elon Musk after it was posted and shared by some of their co-workers in an internal chat. Just 32 hours after it was shared, the

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This Week in Elon: smashing the irony button

SpaceX and Tesla billionaire Elon Musk met with Twitter employees to discuss his impending acquisition of the company and potential new features. Elon Musk may want out of his deal with Twitter, but he has some ideas about how to run the bird app, and they involve layoffs, subscriptions, and… a sarcasm button. Musk turned up on Thursday for a video chat with Twitter employees, and the

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SpaceX fires employees who wrote open letter complaining about Elon Musk: report

SpaceX has reportedly fired a number of employees who helped draft and circulate an open letter complaining about CEO Elon Musk. The employees said Musk’s erratic public behavior reflected poorly on the private spaceflight firm. SpaceX has fired a number of employees who wrote and shared a letter criticizing the behavior of CEO Elon Musk, reports The New York Times. The open letter, first reported by The Verge, described Musk’s behavior as “a frequent source of

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SpaceX employees draft open letter to company executives denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior

On June 15th, SpaceX employees shared an open letter to company executives in an internal Microsoft Teams channel, denouncing CEO Elon Musk’s behavior and suggesting ways to fix SpaceX’s reputation. An open letter to SpaceX decrying CEO Elon Musk’s recent behavior has sparked open discussion among the company’s employees in an internal chat system. Employees are being encouraged to sign onto the letter’s suggestions, either publicly or

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FAA requiring SpaceX to make changes to Texas launch site ahead of future launches

On June 13th, the FAA issued a mitigated FONSI, or Finding of No Significant Impact, on SpaceX’s Starbase launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, after conducting a lengthy environmental review of the area. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that SpaceX’s plans for the company’s massive Starbase launch site in South Texas will have some environmental impact on the surrounding land and area — but not enough to require a full

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Razer’s Kishi V2 is an improved yet even more imperfect controller

The $99 Razer Kishi V2 incorporates a lot of the same features as the stellar Backbone One mobile controller. Yet, for following another company’s formula so closely, the Kishi V2’s new features don’t feel refined enough. With the Kishi mobile controller that launched in mid-2020, Razer succeeded in turning phones into pseudo-Nintendo Switch consoles. It offered a clever design that sandwiched your phone in the middle of two controllers. Not to mention, it was a more

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Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly be able to detect if you have a fever

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 may be able to tell whether you have a fever. Its body temperature sensor won’t give you an exact reading, but could suggest using a thermometer or talking to your doctor if it detects a fever. The upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly come with a body temperature sensor that can tell whether you’re running a fever, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Instead of giving you an exact reading, Gurman believes the

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