Your iPhone will soon work on the moon

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A 4G moon cellular network. It’s really happening.
4G LTE on the Moon isn’t sci-fi. An iPhone could soon be able to make calls from the Lunar surface.
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Nokia will build a 4G cellular network on the moon. It’ll allow future astronauts to make voice and video calls, but also transmit data and remotely control equipment.

The goal is to have the wireless network in place on Earth’s largest satellite by 2022. It’s part of NASA’s Artemis program, which has the goal of establishing a sustainable presence on the moon by the end of the decade.

Super antenna iPhone cases, smart screen protectors, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Firefly case
Firefly boosts your iPhone's cellular signal.
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Crowdfund Roundup bugIf you’re plagued by dropped calls and slow data, say hello to Firefly for iPhone. Thanks to “super antenna technology,” this case can boost cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity while protecting your iPhone from scuffs and bumps.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have smart screen protectors, levitating home security cameras, and more!

Moon is a smart home security camera that defies gravity

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Moon camera
Moon has 360-degree vision.
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Moon is the world’s first smart home security camera that levitates for 360-degree vision.

Without any blind spots, it can keep watch over an entire room, with automatic rotation when movement is detected. It also keeps track of temperature and humidity, charges wirelessly, and controls other home appliances.

5 movie sci-fi epics that shot for the moon, and 5 that missed it

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The McConaissance continues: Matthew McConaughey stars in Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Photo: Legendary Pictures
The McConaissance continues as Matthew McConaughey stars in Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Photo: Legendary Pictures

Like many movie fans out there I couldn’t be more excited about the release of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, a spectacular-looking space epic from one of the greatest filmmakers working today. While I’m not going to get to see it until this weekend, its release gave me reason to revisit some of the best movie space epics in history — and dwell on a few of the worst, too.

Are you ready for a guide to both the best and worst the galaxy has to offer? Check out our picks after the hyper jump: