VolkFi Volk One Specs

These are the theoretical specs of the yet un-released Volk One peer-to-peer smartphone network.

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Estimated shipping date is December 2019.

Display

Size: 6.2 inches
Resolution: (1080 x 2280 pixels) 402ppi
Aspect Ratio: 19:9

Sensors

Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity,
RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub

Ports

USB C, Support USB Audio
nano-SIM slot

Battery

3700 mAh (non-removable)

Audio

Bottom-facing speaker
3-microphone with noise cancellation
Support AANC
Dirac HD Sound®
Dirac Power Sound®

Vibration

OHaptic vibration motor

Connectivity

Volk Fi, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth

Dimensions

155.2 x 76.1 x 7.7 mm

Weight

179g

Color

Midnight Black / Snow White

Anodized Aluminum & Glass

Operating System

Android

CPU

Snapdragon 845 (Octa-core, up to 2.5GHz)

GPU

Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4X

Storage

64GB or 256GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE

Camera

Dual 16 x 16 MP
Auto-HDR
4K resolution video at 30fps
1080P resolution video at 60fps
LED Flash
Aperture: f/1.7

FAQ:

Estimated shipping date is December 2019.
Internet access is available in North America, South America, Australia, and Pacific Islands. Voice & SMS to other networks is available in USA, Canada, and Mexico. We will be adding more countries to this list in the future.
Yes! Your Volk One has a phone number, and can make and receive calls and SMS to old, legacy phones. Even landlines!
We currently support porting US telephone numbers. To port numbers in UK, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, please email us at [email protected].
Volk Fi network doesn’t require SIM cards, but you may use one on supported carriers
Volk Fi counts data usage and bytes shared via WiFi. Every user gets the amount they share, unlimited. If a Volk user consumes more data than they share in a month, there is a 5GB data cap. After that, the user can pay the super cheap price of $1/GB for additional data.
Volk One has new, long-range radio hardware. This means devices can be very far apart, and the network needs many fewer devices for great coverage.

 

Volk One Pre-Order Terms and Conditions

 

FryEye – Eye Condition

According to Zenni Optical:

FryEye happens when we’re exposed to too much blue light from digital screens and artificial light, as well as sunlight and UV rays.

Order Glasses from Zenni Optical
Although FryEye, isn’t a medical condition or term, there is a blue-light related condition known as computer vision syndrome. Despite this condition existing, current academic consensus suggests there are no known health effects of day-to-day exposure to blue light and it is not regarded as a cause of eye disease. Opticians in the United Kingdom have been fined for misleading customers about their blue-light filtering lenses.

Although research on the physical effects of blue-light on the eyes and body is limited, I find myself sensitive to blue light. I typically opt for blue-light filtering lenses on top of my use of blue-light limiting apps such as f.lux.

Google-Certificates-Bridge User Agent .well-known/acme-challenge Requests

I recently have been having many requests coming from Google IPv4 and IPv6 addresses with the user agent “Google-Certificates-Bridge” accessing unique files within /.well-known/acme-challenge/XXXX.
A snippet from my Apache Log
64.233.172.141 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:30:30 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
64.233.172.145 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:30:40 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
64.233.172.143 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:30:50 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
64.233.172.146 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:00 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
2001:4860:4801:400a::35 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:10 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
64.233.172.144 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:20 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
2001:4860:4801:400a::19 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:30 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
66.102.8.40 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:39 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/XXXXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXX HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"
64.233.172.143 - - [25/Dec/2018:23:31:40 +0000] "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/LjaR-XXXXXXXXXXXXX-lgf6-QW8 HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Google-Certificates-Bridge"

These requests are used by Cpanel, Google and some other services for the purpose of verifying SSL certificates issued to the domain. No need to worry, as long as the requests are coming from a familiar IP, this is not likely attack traffic.

Scan of SpaceX Starlink Network (AS14593)

Traceroute from Google Cloud West to Starlink (AS14593)
traceroute to 192.31.243.1 (192.31.243.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 * 66.249.94.93 (66.249.94.93) 7.475 ms 74.125.37.205 (74.125.37.205) 7.409 ms
2 72.14.236.185 (72.14.236.185) 8.201 ms 64.233.175.1 (64.233.175.1) 9.707 ms ae27.cs1.sea1.us.eth.zayo.com (64.125.29.0) 7.703 ms
3 108.170.245.117 (108.170.245.117) 7.411 ms 108.170.245.101 (108.170.245.101) 7.736 ms 74.125.243.199 (74.125.243.199) 7.591 ms
4 * * *
5 host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.1) 8.195 ms ae27.cs1.sea1.us.eth.zayo.com (64.125.29.0) 7.379 ms 7.472 ms

This gives us a small tidbit of info, the network currently resolves to host.starlinkisp.net. We can expect this to be the future domain for StarLink. For now, it 301 redirects to the SpaceX homepage, but I’m monitoring the domain for updates.

Full Network Scan:


sudo nmap -O -sV --version-intensity 5 192.31.243.0/24
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2019-02-21 18:56 UTC
Nmap scan report for host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.1)
Host is up (0.0100s latency).
Not shown: 996 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION
22/tcp filtered ssh
25/tcp filtered smtp
111/tcp open rpcbind 2-4 (RPC #100000)
179/tcp open bgp?
1 service unrecognized despite returning data. If you know the service/version, please submit the following fingerprint at http://www.insecure.org/cgi-bin/servicefp-submit.cgi :
SF-Port179-TCP:V=6.40%I=5%D=2/21%Time=5C6EF46D%P=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu%r
SF:(NULL,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\
SF:xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff
SF:\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(GenericLines,32,
SF:"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d
SF:\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\
SF:xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(GetRequest,32,"\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x
SF:01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff
SF:\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(HTTPOptions,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff
SF:\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xc
SF:e\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(RTSPRequest,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\
SF:xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x
SF:03\x06\x05")%r(RPCCheck,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xf
SF:f\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%
SF:r(DNSVersionBindReq,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xf
SF:f\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(He
SF:lp,32,"\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff
SF:\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xf
SF:f\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(SSLSessionReq,32,"\
SF:xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x
SF:01\x049\x01\0Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xf
SF:f\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05")%r(Kerberos,32,"\xff\xff\xff\x
SF:ff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\0\x1d\x01\x049\x01\0
SF:Z\n\xce\n\x02\0\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff
SF:\xff\xff\0\x15\x03\x06\x05");
Device type: router|switch|firewall|storage-misc|general purpose|printer
Running (JUST GUESSING): Juniper embedded (95%), Juniper JUNOS 8.X|9.X|10.X|11.X (95%), Acme Packet embedded (92%), FreeBSD 6.X (92%), Epson embedded (90%)
OS CPE: cpe:/h:juniper:m7i cpe:/o:juniper:junos:8 cpe:/o:juniper:junos:9 cpe:/o:juniper:junos:10 cpe:/o:juniper:junos:11 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:6 cpe:/h:epson:stylus_pro_400
Aggressive OS guesses: Juniper M7i router (95%), Juniper Networks J2320 or MX5-T router; or EX2200, EX3200, EX4200, or EX8200 switch (JUNOS 8.5 - 11.2) (95%), Juniper Networks JUNOS 8.5B2.5 (95%), Juniper JUNOS 9.4R2.9 (93%), Acme Packet Net-Net 4250 VoIP session border controller (92%), FreeNAS 0.69RC2 (FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE) (92%), FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE - 6.4-STABLE (92%), FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p1 (92%), FreeNAS 0.69RC2 (FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p3) (91%), FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE (91%)
No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
Network Distance: 7 hops

From this info, we can gather Starlink is likely using a Juniper powered router for this single IP. Unfortunately, connections to port 25 and 22 timeout so no further information could be gathered from that end.

The remaining hosts replied in the following way:

Nmap scan report for host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.2)
Host is up.
All 1000 scanned ports on host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.2) are filtered
Too many fingerprints match this host to give specific OS details
...
Nmap scan report for host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.254)
Host is up.
All 1000 scanned ports on host.starlinkisp.net (192.31.243.2) are filtered
Too many fingerprints match this host to give specific OS details

Adsense: Is this your site? We’ve detected your ad code on the site below…

Is this your site? We’ve detected your ad code on the site below. If it’s your site, click Yes to add it to your Sites.
Web caches, proxies, and translation services often appear as sites where Google Adsense has detected your ad code. Here is a list of services I’ve seen on my account:
  • translatoruser-int.com [Translate]
  • translate.google.com [Translate]
  • translate.google.ru [Translate]
  • translate.google.com.br [Translate]
  • translatoruser.net [Translate]
  • www.microsofttranslator.com [Translate]
  • web.archive.org [Cache/Archive]
  • www.translate.ru [Translate]
  • www.proxyit.cc [Proxy]
  • www.s-translation.jp [Translate]
  • cloudflare.works [Admin Configuration of Apps on Cloudflare]
  • yandex.ru [Translate and Cache]
  • dakwak.com [Translate]
  • Web caches and other [Google “Cache:”, other]

For my properties, I primarily receive this message from the Adsense console due to translation services accessing the site and pulling my Adsense code through to their front-end.  Generally, it is not a good idea to add translation services, caches, and proxies to your Adsense account. Although depending on the number of readers you have translating your site, you could gain a few extra percent of ad revenue. This does, however, come with some major risks which may outweigh the small percentage of revenue gain you could see from these new domains.

Within the Adsense Sites configuration [Adsense > Sites > Overview] you can control the list of sites your code appears on. 

This feature was added as a way to protect your account from “malicious use of your ad code by others”. The sites in your sites list are the only sites that are permitted to use your ad code. If a site displaying your ad code is not on your list of sites, then no ads will show on that site.

Malicious use of your ad code could include generating false clicks on your site for the purpose of harming your Adsense account, revenue, and reputation. A malicious actor might include a competitor or someone else looking to harm your site for their own financial gain.

By enabling translation sites, caches,  and proxies to display your ad code, you open your account be displayed alongside content you might not control. Malicious actors could serve up your ad code alongside restricted content creating negative marks on your Adsense account.  Because Proxies are known to be couriers of less desirable internet content (and thus are disallowed by Adsense ToS), I would never risk adding a proxy domain to my AdSense account. Auto-translating sites are a risk as well due to the poor quality of the translations. In most cases, auto-translated content is considered low-quality by Adsesnse. Because caches are often a direct mirror of your content they carry a smaller risk of being low-quality or malicious, but for most, the risk likely doesn’t outweigh the payoff.

 

Robinhood Gold Downgrade

Robinhood Gold Downgrade

Hi Luke,

Your account was downgraded from Robinhood Gold to Robinhood Instant. We’ve removed $2000.00 of additional buying power and reduced your instant deposit limit by $2000.00. You should no longer be charged for Robinhood Gold.

Please remember that trading with Robinhood is commission-free. We’re committed to building new, exceptional products for our customers, both free and paid.

We’re really sorry to see you go, and would appreciate your feedback on Robinhood Gold. You can reply to this email directly with any questions, suggestions, or other feedback that you have.

Sincerely,
The Robinhood Team
robinhood.com

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Robinhood Gold is a bundle of premier services available for a monthly fee that will vary depending on the tier of services for which customers must qualify and select. Robinhood Gold services include the ability to borrow funds in excess of equity on margin, the ability to have access to and trade in the extended-hours markets, and the ability to receive an increase in instant deposits up to the maximum amount of the Robinhood Gold tier selected. Furthermore, participating Robinhood Gold accounts are subject to Pattern Day Trading rules.

Monthly fees charged will be in lieu of any interest fees that are typically charged to margin accounts for the borrowing of funds. If borrowing above the selected tier, additional interest will be charged to this additional amount at the end of the month.

Robinhood Gold will permit participating customers to engage in extended hours trading, meaning outside of the regular trading hours of 9:30am and 4pm ET. There are unique risks to Extended Hours Trading and by participating in this type of trading customers are deemed to understand and agree to accept such risks.

All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Keep in mind that while diversification may help spread risk it does not assure a profit, or protect against loss, in a down market. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.

Margin trading involves interest charges and risks, including the potential to lose more than deposited or the need to deposit additional collateral in a falling market. Before using margin, customers must determine whether this type of trading strategy is right for them given their specific investment objectives, experience, risk tolerance, and financial situation. For more information please see our Margin Disclosure StatementMargin Agreement and FINRA Investor Information. These disclosures contain information on our lending policies, interest charges, and the risks associated with margin accounts.

Free trading refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities via mobile devices. Relevant SEC & FINRA fees may apply. Please see our Commission and Fee Schedule.

Robinhood is currently registered in the following jurisdiction(s). This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities, or open a brokerage account in any jurisdiction where Robinhood is not registered.

Investors should be aware that system response, execution price, speed, liquidity, market data, and account access times are affected by many factors, including market volatility, size and type of order, market conditions, system performance, and other factors.

Investors should consider the investment objectives and unique risk profile of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) carefully before investing. ETFs are subject to risks similar to those of other diversified portfolios. Leveraged and Inverse ETFs may not be suitable for all investors and may increase exposure to volatility through the use of leverage, short sales of securities, derivatives and other complex investment strategies. Although ETFs are designed to provide investment results that generally correspond to the performance of their respective underlying indices, they may not be able to exactly replicate the performance of the indices because of expenses and other factors. A prospectus contains this and other information about the ETF and should be read carefully before investing. Customers should obtain prospectuses from issuers and/or their third party agents who distribute and make prospectuses available for review. ETFs are required to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year end. These gains may be generated by portfolio rebalancing or the need to meet diversification requirements. ETF trading will also generate tax consequences. Additional regulatory guidance on Exchange Traded Products can be found by clicking here.

System response, execution price, speed, liquidity, market data, and account access times are affected by many factors, including market volatility, size and type of order, market conditions, system performance, and other factors.

Third party information provided for Robinhood product features, Robinhood communications and communications emanating from its social media community, market prices, data and other information available through Robinhood are meant for informational purposes only and are not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument or as an official confirmation of any transaction. The information provided is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy and is subject to change without notice. The Robinhood website provides its users links to social media sites and email. The linked social media and email messages are pre-populated. However, these messages can be deleted or edited by Robinhood users, who are under no obligation to send any pre-populated messages. Any comments or statements made herein do not reflect the views of Robinhood Markets Inc., Robinhood Financial, LLC or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates.

Note that certain Robinhood product features listed are currently in development and will be available soon.

All securities and investments are offered to self-directed customers by Robinhood Financial, LLC, member FINRA & SIPC. Robinhood Financial, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Robinhood Gold Pricing and APR

Robinhood Gold works on a tiered pricing system, increasing the cost of gold based on your balance, investments, and desired buying power.

When it comes down to the numbers, Robinhood gold essentially costs 5% APR on whatever buying power you desire with a minimum charge of $10/month on the first $2000. Although a lower tier of $1000 extra buying power at $6/month is listed here, Robinhood currently only offers the $2000 buying power tier. In the future, they may offer a Gold account at $5/month with no increased buying power. 

Robinhood now has extended trading hours as a standard with the free accounts. The gold account brings (limited) instant deposits and increased buying power. It’s unclear what features the gold account may have if it is being offered with no increased buying power.

 

Emergent Biosolutions Appoints Seamus Mulligan to Board of Directors

EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SEAMUS MULLIGAN TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GAITHERSBURG, Md.—February 12, 2019—Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced the appointment of Seamus Mulligan to the company’s Board of Directors effective March 19, 2019. Mr. Mulligan was a co-founder and principal investor of Adapt Pharma Ltd. and served as its chairman and CEO from 2014 until 2018, when Adapt was acquired by Emergent.
“The appointment of Seamus to Emergent’s Board comes at a pivotal time in the company’s history, when successive acquisitions have resulted in rapid growth and expansion,” said Fuad El-Hibri, executive chairman of the board of Emergent BioSolutions. “As Emergent continues to focus on its mission – to protect and enhance life – by providing preparedness solutions to a wide range of public health threats, we welcome Seamus’ broad executive management experience and his entrepreneurial spirit that we believe will benefit the company for the long-term.”
“It is an honor to be appointed to serve on the board of Emergent BioSolutions, whose growth in the last twenty years has been steady and impressive – addressing a niche market while honing its skills and evolving its core competencies to better serve and grow with its customers,” said Mr. Mulligan. “I look forward to contributing to Emergent’s continued success and leveraging my business experience to assist the management team and the company in achieving their goals.”
Mr. Mulligan is also the founder of Azur Pharma, where he served as chairman and CEO and as a member of its board of directors from 2005 until Azur merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals in 2012. He served as chief business officer, international business development for Jazz until 2013. Prior to his tenure at Azur, Mr. Mulligan spent 20 years of his professional career with Elan Corporation, where he was responsible for a broad range of R&D and commercial operations and was closely involved in Elan’s growth and evolution from a drug delivery company into a research-focused pharmaceutical organization. At Elan, he served in progressive executive positions, including EVP of business and corporate development, EVP, corporate development, and president, Elan Pharmaceutical Technologies, a subsidiary of Elan. Mr. Mulligan’s senior operational positions include VP for product development, VP U.S. operations, and EVP pharmaceutical operations. Mr. Mulligan currently serves as a director of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company. Previous board memberships include serving as executive chairman of Circ Pharma Limited, chairman of the board and director of Azur Pharma Limited, and director of the U.S. National Pharmaceutical Council. He has a B.Sc (Pharm) and M.Sc from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
About Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, deliberate, and naturally occurring public health threats. We aspire to be a Fortune 500 company recognized for protecting and enhancing life, driving innovation, and living our values. Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com. Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @emergentbiosolu and Instagram @life_at_emergent.
Investor Contact:
Robert G. Burrows
Vice President, Investor Relations
240-631-3280
Media Contact:
Lynn Kieffer
Vice President, Corporate Communications
240-631-3391