Author Archives: Satsuki Then

Satsuki Then is the editor-in-chief of 88gadget.info Japan - She is based in Tokyo and has been covering the consumer electronics industry since 2007. Satsuki earns dual bachelors in early childhood development and communication studies from the University of North Texas.

SpaceX is preparing a ruggedized Starlink satellite dish

SpaceX is preparing a ruggedized Starlink satellite dish

One of the biggest challenges of living in some rural communities or on off-grid land is the lack of broadband. Broadband is considered an essential service, and competition in some areas is nonexistent or lacking. Many rural Americans rely on slow and expensive older satellite services, but SpaceX is trying to change that. A new report indicates that SpaceX is currently working on a ruggedized version of its Starlink satellite dish.

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American Airlines announces free TikTok access in-flight

American Airlines announces free TikTok access in-flight

American Airlines has announced it is now the only commercial air travel company to offer all customers free access to TikTok. The airline points out that TikTok is more than dance videos for passengers to watch while on a flight with all manner of content, including travel inspiration videos, details on locations to explore at their destination, and travel tips. Passengers traveling on any narrowbody aircraft fitted with Viasat equipment can access TikTok without purchasing in-flight Wi-Fi.

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JLab Go Air Pop wireless earphones are available for preorder

JLab Go Air Pop wireless earphones are available for preorder

JLab has announced the launch of its latest true wireless earbuds called the Go Air Pop. The earbuds are designed using some of the best technology from existing JLab products, including the JBuds Air Sport, and were refined using feedback from consumers. Go Air promises up to 32 hours or more battery life per charge, dual connectivity options, and is sized to be easily pocketable when on the go.

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T-Mobile will eliminate the Sprint LTE network next summer

T-Mobile will eliminate the Sprint LTE network next summer

T-Mobile and Sprint merged last year after finally gaining approval to do so. As customers of Sprint know, T-Mobile has been pushing new SIM cards to get people off some of the older Sprint networks and onto the newer T-Mobile networks. T-Mobile has now confirmed that it intends to shut down the Sprint LTE network next summer.

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Vivo patent outlines odd pop-up camera system

Vivo patent outlines odd pop-up camera system

A new Vivo patent has turned up that shows a strange and very unique pop-up camera system that may find a home in future smartphones. The patent shows cascading extendable camera with four lenses that pop out the top of the smartphone. Each of the four segments of the pop-up camera has its own lens inside.

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Logitech releases Zone True Wireless Earbuds aimed at pros

Logitech releases Zone True Wireless Earbuds aimed at pros

Logitech has launched a new set of wireless earbuds aimed specifically at business users who spend a lot of time on major cloud video conferencing platforms. The earbuds are called the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds. They're claimed to be the first earbuds targeting certification by all three major cloud video conferencing platforms, including Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

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Intel executive leaks Thunderbolt 5 details

Intel executive leaks Thunderbolt 5 details

Intel has lots of people working for it, considering it's a massive corporation. Recently, an Intel executive named Gregory M Bryant traveled to Israel to meet with an Intel 000 located there. Bryant posted a series of seemingly benign photos in a tweet that initially had four photos attached. However, followers of the account quickly realized that one of the photos leaked some proprietary data on a new technology that Intel certainly didn't want in the wild just yet.

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OnePlus Nord 2 owner claims new phone burst into flames

OnePlus Nord 2 owner claims new phone burst into flames

Ankur Sharma took to Twitter, claiming his wife had just bought a OnePlus Nord 2, and it caught on fire. According to the Twitter post by Sharma, which has now been removed from the social network, the smartphone was only five days old when it caught fire in a sling she was wearing while cycling. Sharma claimed in the Twitter post that the fire caused an accident.

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New soft robotic hand is dexterous enough to beat a video game

New soft robotic hand is dexterous enough to beat a video game

Robotics researchers from the University of Maryland have created a 3D printed soft robotic hand. One of the biggest problems with robotic hands so far is that they lack the dexterity required to perform some tasks. The researchers have created a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. and win.

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Airbnb’s new tool lets people check Wi-Fi speeds before they book

Airbnb’s new tool lets people check Wi-Fi speeds before they book

There are a lot of people who frequently travel for work. While many of those people choose to stay in a regular hotel room, some opt for more comfort and the ability to cook for themselves by staying in a short-term rental booked via Airbnb. Anyone traveling and trying to work with increased reliance on virtual meetings like Teams wants to know if the place they are staying has available Internet and Wi-Fi.

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New Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 renderings leak showing off all angles

New Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 renderings leak showing off all angles

One of the most anticipated smartphones from Samsung that fans are looking forward to is the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The foldable flagship smartphone is set to launch on August 11, and ahead of that launch, we have some details that have surfaced via various leaks. Now some additional renderings of the smartphone have leaked, showing almost all angles of the smartphone.

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B&O Beoplay EQ wireless earphones feature Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation

B&O Beoplay EQ wireless earphones feature Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a new set of wireless earphones that feature something it calls Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. The noise cancellation feature eliminates surrounding noise and improves immersion with the music the wearer is listening to. The true wireless earphones are called the Beoplay EQ and also support wireless phone calls.

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