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Review: WordWeb dictionary is a crossword-puzzle fan's dream

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There used to be a time when you would reach for the dictionary, knock the dust off it, then run your finger down the page while looking up a mysterious word. But these days, the concept of the print dictionary has fallen by the wayside with dictionary websites and...
Review: WordWeb dictionary is a crossword-puzzle fan's dream
App of the Week: FlightTrack goes free with useful little app

ATK promises Liberty flights into space by 2016

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Aerospace, defense, and sporting gear and systems giant Alliant Techsystem (ATK) this week announced that it will begin testing flights of its Liberty crew transportation system in 2014, with commercial flights starting as soon as 2016. Manned missions are scheduled to take place in 2015, with low-orbit flights to destinations...
ATK promises Liberty flights into space by 2016

Robotic planes, tractors loom behind autonomous cars

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MIT professor Mary "Missy" Cummings sees autonomous flight coming to cargo planes instead of commercial flights and robotic tractors within three years. [Read more]...
Robotic planes, tractors loom behind autonomous cars

Police killings: man arrested over Dale Cregan Facebook page

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Page appears to praise man arrested on suspicion of murdering Manchester police officers and suggest he should receive OBEA man has been arrested in connection with an offensive Facebook page set up following the deaths of police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, Greater Manchester police said.The page appeared to...
Police killings: man arrested over Dale Cregan Facebook page

BlackJet, The Uber Of Private Jets, Releases Its iPhone App

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Want to book a private jet but away from your keyboard? No worries! BlackJet‘s got you covered! The startup, which hopes to make non-commercial flights more efficient and less expensive for the high-powered jet set, launched an iPhone app for instantly booking private jets. BlackJet, which was first announced last...
BlackJet, The Uber Of Private Jets, Releases Its iPhone App

SFO to JFK in less than an hour? It could happen

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On Tuesday, a test flight over the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles could pave the way for hypersonic commercial air travel that would cut the time of a cross-country flight from over five hours to less than one. A B-52 will carry the the X-51 WaveRider “scramjet” unmanned test craft on...
SFO to JFK in less than an hour? It could happen
Liberty rocket could begin commercial low-orbit space flights by 2016

These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

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It’s in every science fiction book and movie since forever. Humans — the ordinary non-astronaut kind, like you and I — going up into space like it’s no big deal. And it’s generally believed that one day, eventually, space flight will become mainstream. But alas, the day draws nigh....
These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

Virgin Atlantic To Launch In-Flight Cell Phone Service

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Having in-flight access to WiFi is quickly becoming a standard feature on modern airliners, but (thankfully) in-flight cell phone service for voice calls is still a rarity and even outlawed in some countries, including the United States. If you’re flying Virgin Atlantic between New York and London in the near...
Virgin Atlantic To Launch In-Flight Cell Phone Service

See You in Coach, RIM!

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With its shares trading at eight-year lows amid dwindling sales and falling revenue, Research In Motion is getting creative with its cost-cutting measures. Really creative. It’s selling off a corporate jet to raise cash. The struggling BlackBerry maker has put its nine-passenger Dassault Falcon 50EX up for sale, people familiar...
See You in Coach, RIM!

Apple iPhone suspected of interfering with airline equipment in 2011 incident

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As the debate over use of portable electronics during takeoff and landing of commercial flights rages on, details of a 2011 incident suggest that an iPhone may have caused interference with the flight equipment on a regional airliner.    ...
Apple iPhone suspected of interfering with airline equipment in 2011 incident

Four years after launch, why hasn't in-flight Wi-Fi caught on?

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Even after four years, Wi-Fi on planes has a long way to go to prove successful. According to consulting group In-Stat, it's estimated that only around 7 percent of US commercial airline passengers used in-flight wireless in 2011 — up from 4 percent in 2010, but still not enough...
Four years after launch, why hasn't in-flight Wi-Fi caught on?
SpaceX launches Falcon 9-R prototype with 'enough thrust to lift a skyscraper'

Meet Google's Baddest Engineer, Jeff Dean (GOOG)

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Jeff Dean is one of Google's most popular engineers, ever. The software genius is widely credited by Googlers for the blazing speed of the company's famed search engine.  Dean has been with Google since 1999 and his engineering prowess and popularity have inspired "Jeff Dean Facts". You know those Chuck Norris...
Meet Google's Baddest Engineer, Jeff Dean (GOOG)
In-flight cell service to make Virgin trips 10X more annoying
Bieber in space: popstar will embark on Virgin voyage

Gogo spreads its in-flight WiFi wings further with SES satellite deal

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Rejoice frequent-flying lovers of the Interwebs. All systems continue to be a go for in-flight WiFi provider Gogo as the company inks a deal with yet another satellite operator. A new agreement with global satellite company SES puts Gogo closer to providing seamless WiFi for passengers on intercontinental flights...
Gogo spreads its in-flight WiFi wings further with SES satellite deal

Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

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Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16. [Read more]...
Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

F.C.C. Advances Plan for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi

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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed auctioning off the rights to use newly available airwaves to provide better in-flight Wi-Fi connections, as the government agency seeks to improve the speed and lower the cost of Internet service on commercial flights....
F.C.C. Advances Plan for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi

Yowza! SpaceX Grasshopper takes off and lands vertically in successful test

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A SpaceX spacecraft, formally known as the Grasshopper Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicle, lived up to its name in a recent test flight, the video of which was just released. The Grasshopper craft, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket and Merlin1D engine, took off, rose 131 feet, hovered a...
Yowza! SpaceX Grasshopper takes off and lands vertically in successful test
Golden Spike promises manned commercial flights to the Moon by 2020

Soon you may not have to pretend to turn off your iPad before take off

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It’s looking very possible that the total ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing on commercial flights may soon be coming to an end. The FAA has a draft report that calls for easing up on these restrictions when it comes to tablets and e-readers, according to the...
Soon you may not have to pretend to turn off your iPad before take off

Facebook Spent $700,000 On Mark Zuckerberg's Private Jets Last Year (FB)

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Here's one little bit from Facebook's initial public offering that it looks like we missed, but were reminded of last night: Facebook spent about $700,000 on private charter flights for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It's not like Zuckerberg is jet-setting, though. The flights are private because the intent is to keep...
Facebook Spent $700,000 On Mark Zuckerberg's Private Jets Last Year (FB)

BlackJet, the Uber for private jets, takes off

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Meant to make private jet (sort of) affordable, and easier to book than commercial flights, the new service kicked off today and hopes to upend the industry. But who will use it? [Read more]...
BlackJet, the Uber for private jets, takes off

Airline Industry Remains Divided Over Personal Electronics Usage During Takeoff and Landing

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Earlier this year, we noted that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was continuing to look at the use of personal electronic devices during the taxi, takeoff, and landing phases of commercial flights, hoping to take action by the end of the year to loosen restrictions currently requiring that all...
Airline Industry Remains Divided Over Personal Electronics Usage During Takeoff and Landing

Monday Evening Links -

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Opinion: Constraining the Internet's freedom is necessary to stop online piracy fiercetelecom.com Can Reddit Write Legislation, Too? Proposes The 'Free Internet Act' techdirt.com Symantec says pcAnywhere safe, offers free upgrade reuters.com Global broadband zooms, US penetration is over 80% gigaom.com London named as worst UK city for 3G broadband...
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