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GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Satellite Capacity Report: Supply & Demand

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.

GlobalStar WiFi Hotspot Ready to Go

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 23rd, 2014

Globalstar’s Sat-Fi, available today, lets Globalstar customers can use their current smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular using a wireless access point. Sat-Fi provides shared mobile satellite voice and data, but doesn’t use Globalstar’s unique extension to the WiFi band (on Channel 14). A smartphone app enables connectivity […]

Google Buys Skybox Imaging for $500 Million

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 10th, 2014

Google said on Tuesday it had bought Skybox Imaging, a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites, for $500 million in cash, reports Re-Code. Skybox provides sub-meter imagery as well as 90-second videos from its network of satellites. It points them at specific spots to provide analytics about how they change over time. The first […]

Fleet of LEO Comsats for Google?

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 2nd, 2014

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, reports the Wall St Journal. The project reportedly will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand. Google’s satellite venture is […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]