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Vergecast Work From Home: Sailboats, Solar Generators and Starlink

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Every Wednesday and Friday, The edge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors get to grips with the week’s top tech news. On Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief David Pierce will lead a selection of The edge‘s expert collaborators in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones to get.

Today’s show focuses on a singular theme: working from home. Or work anywhere! David hosts The Vergecast from Miami, and chat with a bunch of experts about what it takes to successfully work outside of a normal office, with tips on working from a sailboat, powering your gadgets with a solar generator, and getting internet in hard-to-reach places with Starlink.

David kicks off the show with a story about the work-from-home gear popping up in the travel world. Rove CEO Jonah Hanig talks about Rove’s approach to renovating rental properties for work-friendly travel. Then Alex MacCaw of Reflect shares his experience working from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean and the equipment he needs to do it.

Later in the show David talks to roadside Deputy Editor Thomas Ricker on his review of the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro, as well as his experience working remotely in Europe and reviewing the most outdoor gadgets we’ve featured on the site.

In the last part of the show, roadside policy editor Russell Brandom and senior reporter Loren Grush discuss the state of using satellites like Starlink to access the internet in rural areas. The satellite internet race is much bigger than Starlink and possibly much bigger than people who want to live on boats and in RVs.

You can listen to the full show here or in your favorite podcast player.

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