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Starry aims to bring its $50, 200Mbps broadband to 25 more US states
Starry, a wireless home Internet provider, says it has acquired enough spectrum to offer service to 40 million households in more than 25 US states. Starry's network already passes more than 1.5 million households in Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New York City, and Denver. Its first launch was in Boston in 2016.

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Two new papers explore the complicated physics behind bubbles and foams
Human beings derive intense pleasure from bubbles and all kinds of foamy products, and scientists have long found them equally fascinating, given the complicated underlying physics. Most recently, a group of Japanese researchers published a paper in Scientific Reports describing two distinct mechanisms by which simple foams collapse. And in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy…

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Horrified researchers want out of “infomercial” for shady stem-cell clinics
Around a dozen prominent stem-cell experts said this week that they have been duped into appearing in a documentary series some described as an infomercial for the unproven and dangerous stem-cell treatments peddled by clinics now facing federal charges. Further ReadingThree blinded after dubious stem cell treatment injected into their eyeballsThe researchers said they had originally agreed to do interviews…

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Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs
Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung's US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions. Samsung's team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses deep into the system menu of a Samsung QLED TV to activate the television's built-in virus-scan, which is apparently "McAfee Security for TV.

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People keep spotting Teslas with snoozing drivers on the freeway
In the last week, two different people have captured video of Tesla vehicles traveling down a freeway with an apparently sleeping driver behind the wheel. Both incidents happened in California. Last week, local television stations in Los Angeles airedfootage from viewer Shawn Miladinovich of a Tesla vehicle driving on LA's 405 freeway. The driver "was just fully sleeping, eyes were…

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iOS 13 will remind you to cancel your subscription when you delete an app
Sure, some users will appreciate iOS 13's dark mode, but features that relate to privacy, quality of life, and user advocacy are likely to be the ones that make the biggest difference for people when Apple's new iPhone, iPad, and iPod software arrives later this year.

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Electric car charging interoperability is the next big thing in mobility
Last week, we reported that Electrify America and ChargePoint had just inked a roaming agreement allowing their customers to use each other's electric car charging networks. On Tuesday, another major network, EVgo, announced it has also signed agreements, this time with ChargePoint and EV Connect. In a press release, EVgo says that the agreements will mean EVgo customers will have…

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Dealmaster: Get a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $50
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller, which is down to $50. That's good for a $15-20 discount off its usual going rate and tied for the lowest we've seen the gamepad at reputable retailers.

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New Zealand judge sends neo-Nazi to prison for sharing mosque shooting video
A New Zealand court today sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing a video of the white-supremacist terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch. Further ReadingNZ declares massacre video “objectionable,” arrests people who shared it As we noted in previous coverage, New Zealand and many other countries don't have US-style free-speech protections.