Deaf athletes go 5G

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When was the first satellite successfully put into orbit?

Hint: Not the 80’s pop band The Georgia Satellites.


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)

Gallaudet football used brand-new 5G-powered helmets this week to help its deaf athletes | USA Today

“Gallaudet University, a school for deaf and hard of hearing students, and its football program teamed up with AT&T for a new pioneering helmet that will help the team better communicate on the field. … The new AT&T 5G Connected Helmet debuted on Saturday in Gallaudet’s game against Hilbert College.”

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FitXR studies show how VR workouts improve health this Mental Health Awareness Month | Yahoo!

“Yesterday, FitXR, the leading VR workout platform with the largest offering of fitness classes, shared findings from its randomized controlled trial, which found that 91 percent of participants experienced improvement in their emotional state (versus matched standard exercise).”

Instagram is still crucial for influencer marketing, even as TikTok is on the rise | Insider Intelligence

“53.7% of US marketers will use Instagram Reels for influencer marketing this year, making it the top platform for influencer marketing according to our forecast.”

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Save Home Screen space with two shortcuts in one small widget [Pro Tip] | Cult of Mac

“Home Screen widgets are a great way to launch the shortcuts you use every day. On the iPhone, where space is limited, fitting twice as many shortcuts without losing any icons could be a game changer for your Home Screen.”

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The answer: October 4, 1957

The answer: October 4, 1957

According to the NASA website: “The Sputnik 1 spacecraft was the first artificial satellite successfully placed in orbit around the Earth and was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at Tyuratam (370 km southwest of the small town of Baikonur) in Kazakhstan, then part of the former Soviet Union. The Russian word ‘Sputnik’ means ‘companion’ (‘satellite’ in the astronomical sense).”