Swarm Technologies reveals plan to connect devices for $5 per device per month

SAN FRANCISCO – Swarm Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup seeking to connect sensors in a low-cost, global internet-of-things (IoT) network, announced prices for its satellite communications products Sept. 29, including data services starting at $5 per device per month..

Swarm launched its first 12 operational Spacebee satellites in early September aboard an Arianespace Vega rocket. The Mountain View, California, company plans to complete its constellation of 150 hockey-puck-size satellites before the end of 2021, Sara Spangelo, Swarm co-founder and CEO, said in a Sept. 21 blog post.

Swarm Tile, the company’s satellite modem, carries a $119 price tag. Customers are encouraged to embed Swarm Tile, which is built around a single printed circuit board, into devices.

“Now, every person and IoT machine can have affordable access to two-way data services from any point on Earth at all times,” Spangelo said in a Sept. 29 statement. “Swarm’s global network enables customers

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Streaming devices from Roku/Google in new 4K HDR fight, and more tech news today

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

1. Buying Google’s new Chromecast before launch, and the streaming box wars

We’re all set for Google’s Launch Night In event tomorrow, where we’ll get the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, with pricing and availability being key interest points. (The leaks are probably right, but there’s still more to know.)

And, amongst other hardware to be launched, is a new Chromecast, which for some reason is already on sale (above via Reddit):

  • $50 for a streaming dongle with 4K HDR, and remote, plus Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, and not needing your phone to use it…
  • Yep, that’s a decent upgrade over the Chromecast Ultra, which didn’t offer HDR, nor a remote.
  • The current Ultra does offer an ethernet port for a hardwired connection, though, which can be useful for 4K
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Pixel 2 camera issues persist w/ newer devices affected

Even though the Google Pixel 2 series is now starting to get a little long in the tooth, both devices are still impressive pieces of hardware — especially when it comes the camera. However, it looks like the camera issues faced by Pixel 2 owners are still causing some major problems — and it looks like the issue might be spreading.

The problem has been around since the early part of 2020, which culminated in a flurry of 1-star negative reviews on the Play Store for the Google Camera app. Since then, not a great deal has been done to help try and resolve the frustrating Pixel 2 camera issues. Instead, it looks like they have even spread to some of the newer Google Pixel cohort, including the Pixel 3, 3a, and even Pixel 4 (via Android Police).

For those out of the loop, affected devices will very briefly

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Genshin Impact out now for PC, PS4, and mobile devices

Chinese indie company miHoYo’s open-world action-RPG Genshin Impact is out now across multiple platforms. Whether you are gaming on a PC, PlayStation 4, or Android & iOS mobile devices, you can now enter the breathtaking world of Teyvat for absolutely free. Watch the launch trailer here!

At long last, one of the biggest free-to-play titles of the year has arrived. Not only is the entry barrier virtually non-existent, but with very positive user experiences during various closed betas, Genshin Impact is also looking to become one of the better examples of how to do the monetization strategy right.

Experience an immersive single-player campaign. As a traveler from another world, you will embark on a journey to reunite with your long-lost sibling and unravel the mysteries of Teyvat, and yourself.

Fly across the open world, swim through crystal-clear waters, and climb towering mountains. Stray off the beaten path to discover all

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OnePlus could launch five more devices alongside OnePlus 8T

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  • OnePlus could launch five other devices alongside the OnePlus 8T.
  • One of these devices is tipped to be completely new.

The OnePlus 8T is coming in hot, but it may not be the only new device that the company announces on October 14.

According to tipster Ishan Agarwal, Oneplus will launch “almost five” other products alongside the OnePlus 8T.

Agarwal doesn’t go into detail about what these devices are but says, “you won’t be able to guess one of these at least.” The mysterious device in question hasn’t leaked yet, he adds. In a follow-up tweet, the tipster just writes the word “bass,” hinting at some sort of audio device. A Bluetooth speaker perhaps?

OnePlus 8T launch day rumor

There’s no word from OnePlus about any other launches accompanying the OnePlus 8T, but we could venture a few guesses about what the company might announce. The OnePlus Watch, for one, could be a strong

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New exhibit explores the science and technology behind assistive devices

KITCHENER — From prosthetic arms and legs to gadgets that can help you feel music, a new exhibit explores how science and technology can improve lives.

Human Plus: Real Lives + Engineering opens its doors at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum on Friday, and hopes to get people thinking about how to create assistive devices that can help people.

“Universal design that is human centred is good design for everybody,” said James Jensen, supervisor of collections and exhibits at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum.

“This exhibit is looking at how technology, both high-tech and low-tech, can be adapted to different circumstances. It’s a story I think we can all relate to.”

The exhibit was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It features several interactive displays that highlight a variety of engineering feats that push the boundaries of

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Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market Technology Advancements, Current Trends and Growth Opportunities 2020 to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles, and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Remote Patient Monitoring Devices investments from 2020 till 2026.


The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market: Philips Healthcare, Biotronik SE & Co. KG, GE Healthcare, Mindray Medical, Dragerwerk, Nihon Kohden, Guangdong Biolight Meditech, CAS Medical Systems, Spacelabs Healthcare, Medtronic, Inc, St. Jude Medical, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, CONTEC MEDICAL

Remote Patient Monitoring Devices is devices to enable monitoring of patients outside

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SEC to use devices to aid with contact tracing

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


The Southeastern Conference says it is providing its 14 schools wearable technology for football players intended to aid with COVID-19 contact tracing.

The SafeTags made by Kinexon can be worn like a wristband at team facilities or attached to equipment when used in games or practice. The conference says the devices already are being used by the NFL.

The SafeTags allow medical and athletic training staff to track how close those wearing the devices

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