Apple’s AirPods changed everything, but did we “need” them? They gave the company near-monopolistic power over users.

Tangled headphone wires were not a problem that needed to be solved for the good of mankind, but an opportunity to replace a fiercely competitive market. PIRatE Lab’s insight:A cautionary tale of the newest technology: is it for innovation or for profit? See it on Scoop.it, via Remotely Piloted Systems

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Aireon completes deployment of Iridium NEXT – Space based ADS-B

Aireon has announced a successful eighth and final launch and deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation hosting the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads. At 7:31 a.m. PST (15:31 UTC) on the 11th of January 2019 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed …

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