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Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

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The Commercial Times relays a report from Daiwa Securities that the iPhone 5 is expected to launch at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012. Daiwa Securities also claims that the iPhone 5 will utilize "glass to glass" touch panel technology which will benefit TPK Holding...
Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

FAA Official Warns of 'Divergent Paths' for Air-Traffic Control

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The U.S. and Europe increasingly are moving in different directions to modernize air-traffic-control networks and the result threatens to undermine progress on both sides, a Federal Aviation Administration official says....
FAA Official Warns of 'Divergent Paths' for Air-Traffic Control

UK investigating passive radar system to detect aircraft location, free up 5G spectrum

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Ready for a new radar system? The UK could be, if a new study is deemed a success. Thales, a French aerospace company which manufactures traditional radar systems, has received funding from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to study the feasibility of using TV signals to locate planes and...
UK investigating passive radar system to detect aircraft location, free up 5G spectrum

Without Computer Scientists In Policy Debates, Nations Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

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If the type of catastrophic cyber attack that makes for Hollywood blockbusters were to actually happen today, the response would be led by policy makers, politicians and military officials who may not have the expertise and training to deal with such an event. That’s why computer scientists need to take...
Without Computer Scientists In Policy Debates, Nations Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Today's 'Even Aerospace Engineers Have a Sense of Humor' Entry

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Check out Flight Aware's track of the route of the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group's flight 236 yesterday. This is the route the plane actually took, as logged by Air Traffic Control radar. Look at it for a minute, if you don't get the point immediately. Hint: the aircraft in question...
Today's 'Even Aerospace Engineers Have a Sense of Humor' Entry

Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

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Ingress, the Alternate/Augmented Reality (AR) game from Google's Niantic Labs, is a major evolution of mobile gaming. Apparently, it's also a good way to get arrested. According to a post on Reddit (I know, I know - but stay with me on this), an Ingress player in Ohio was detained by...
Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

Congress clears bill to let FAA move from radar to GPS

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The US Congress has passed a bill to give the FAA operational stability and to enable it to modernize how it handles planes in the air. The provisions of the bill will accelerate the migration from radar-based to GPS-based air traffic control. The act also makes it easier for unmanned...
Congress clears bill to let FAA move from radar to GPS

Finding airplanes in the sky

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Air traffic control has a pretty good picture of where all the airplanes in the sky are. The technology for finding airplanes is remarkably complex and varied and is in the middle of some significant upheaval. Plane location tech has been under development 50+ years and is slowly evolving from...
Finding airplanes in the sky
HACKER: I Can Wreak Havoc On Air Travel And The FAA Doesn't Care

Dropbox CEO criticizes Apple cloud lock-in

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Dropbox CEO Drew Houston has warned against buying into cloud services offered by mobile device manufacturers and network operators, claiming that consumers and businesses can easily become locked in. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Houston said there is a common pattern of thinking, whereby companies that build...
Dropbox CEO criticizes Apple cloud lock-in

Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

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While companies such as Avid and Adobe have attempted to capitalize on Apple's Final Cut Pro X missteps by wooing users in need of professional video editing and production software, AllThingsD notes that Avid is pushing forward on the mobile "prosumer" front with its just-launched Avid Studio [App Store] app...
Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad
Saab's remote air traffic control tower with panoramic views to be trialed in Norway

Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

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MacRumors reader Tony Hart notes on his blog that after emailing Apple CEO Tim Cook with his thoughts on the company's selection of Dixons CEO John Browett as the next head of retail, he received a personal response in which Cook noted that Browett was "the best by far" among...
Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

Congress passes bill giving the FAA $11 billion to get off radar, onto GPS

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It took awhile, and the price tag is quite a bit steeper than previously thought (shocking, right?), but the FAA is finally getting the funding it needs to bring the nation's air traffic control system up to date. Congress just passed the bill to make it happen, allotting $11...
Congress passes bill giving the FAA $11 billion to get off radar, onto GPS

Apple Had 'Worked On' Offering a High-Definition Music Format

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In an interview with AllThingsD, recording artist Neil Young revealed that he had discussed high definition music formats with Apple's Steve Jobs prior to his death. The interview is summarized by CNet, in which Young claims that MP3s have just "5 percent of the data present in the original recording."...
Apple Had 'Worked On' Offering a High-Definition Music Format

NASA Releases "Sector 33" Air Traffic Control Game

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NASA, the U.S. space agency has released a new iOS game called Sector 33. The educational title aims to teach youngsters math and reasoning skills as they act the role of an air traffic controller in charge of ATC Sector 33 as they guide planes to San Francisco International Airport...
NASA Releases "Sector 33" Air Traffic Control Game

Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays

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In case you needed a reminder of how unfathomably lame our government is, look no further than what is now happening with our air-traffic control system. Thanks to the unnecessary "sequester" spending cuts that our government supported, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is having to send air-traffic-control workers home without...
Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S.The aircraft, called Solar Impulse, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs the same as a small passenger car...
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

Your Aviation-Porn Video of the Day: Endeavour Over SoCal

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For anyone who has not seen this, a truly beautiful extended-play video of the space shuttle Endeavour's final flyover across Southern California last month. It was shot, with impressively smooth camera control, from one of the accompanying fighter planes. To me it's fascinating to hear the chatter between the two-person...
Your Aviation-Porn Video of the Day: Endeavour Over SoCal

Iridium Satellites to Monitor Airliners

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Iridium plans to install devices on its next fleet of commercial satellites to continuously monitor airliners and business jets on trans-Atlantic trips, an important step toward eventually replacing radar-based air-traffic control....
Iridium Satellites to Monitor Airliners
Congress approves $11b for FAA switch to GPS-based air traffic control

What next for RIM? | Jean-Louis Gassée

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The BlackBerry was once the darling of the smartphone world, but now its future looks grimA sad coincidence provides a stark contrast between the fortunes of two high tech companies, titans present and past. Last week, on (almost) the same day that the iPhone celebrated its fifth birthday, RIM issued...
What next for RIM? | Jean-Louis Gassée

MIT's Brainput reads your mind to make multi-tasking easier

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With so much information readily available at our fingertips, a multitude of devices to access it from and an increasing outside demand for our divided attention, it's easy to short-circuit on the productivity front. But there's a bright spot on the horizon as emerging research out of MIT is...
MIT's Brainput reads your mind to make multi-tasking easier

Man v machine at 30,000ft

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Both hi tech and humans are still essential for air traffic control...
Man v machine at 30,000ft

Obama's Cybersecurity Order Aims For a Restart With Congress

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A first step. That’s how President Obama’s Executive Order concerning “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” is being widely described today. As expected, the order creates a government working group that will reach out to the private sector to put in place some voluntary standards for companies deemed to be running critical...
Obama's Cybersecurity Order Aims For a Restart With Congress
New hack could literally move a plane in flight

Follow Santa live on Google Santa Tracker

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The North Pole air traffic control elves have just notified us that Santa has taken off! For the next day, you can visit the Google Santa Tracker to see where Santa’s headed next and keep tabs on how many presents he’s delivered. You can also keep up with him on...
Follow Santa live on Google Santa Tracker

No Agenda News: Polish air traffic control has officially confirmed CIA airplanes did land in their territory

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No Agenda News: Polish air traffic control has officially confirmed CIA airplanes did land in their territory

UK mulls air traffic control changes

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Radar supplier Thales is given funding to look into alternative ways of managing air traffic control....
UK mulls air traffic control changes

San Francisco Bay Area Air Traffic Control on your Desktop

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San Francisco Bay Area Air Traffic Control on your Desktop
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