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Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality

FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

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The FAA’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, ebook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as The New York Times cites an insider saying approval was likely to be granted this year. According to people who work with an industry working group...
FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

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After a strong response to Wednesday’s skydiving-infused demonstration of Google Glass, the company decided to talk more on Thursday about its high-tech specs and reprise the stunt. Co-Founder Sergey Brin, who made a surprise appearance to talk about Google Glass during Wednesday’s keynote, told people on his Google+ page that...
Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

The FAA Doesn't Make You Sit Down Before Your Plane Leaves -- Just Your Stupid Airline

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AMERICAN airlines are showing up on time more often. "During the first 10 months of 2012," the Boston Globe reports, "on-time arrival rates at US airports were the highest they have been since 2003." The best on-time performance in almost a decade should be reason for celebration. But what have...
The FAA Doesn't Make You Sit Down Before Your Plane Leaves -- Just Your Stupid Airline

FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

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The FAA’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, ebook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as The New York Times cites an insider saying approval was likely to be granted this year. According to people who work with an industry...
FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple (AAPL) is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike...
Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

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After three months of grounding, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is back in service. The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s 787 battery changes and has agreed to lift the grounding order that was placed back in January. After a flurry of overheating lithium ion battery problems and emergency landings in Japan three months ago, the...
Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

Daily Report: F.A.A. to Review Rules Restricting Electronic Devices

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The Federal Aviation Administration will appoint a group to study air travel rules and make recommendations on changes, but in-flight cellphone calls will continue to be banned....
Daily Report: F.A.A. to Review Rules Restricting Electronic Devices
FCC chairman urges FAA to revise in-flight iPad rules
Look to the skies: Is it time to stop worrying and love the drone?
Hawaii's patrol drone grounded after state fails to seek FAA approval
FAA forms committee to study use of electronics on planes

U.S. Senator Promising Legislative Action Allowing In-Air Use of Electronic Devices if FAA Doesn't Act

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U.S. Senator Claire McKaskill (D-MO) has sent a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration saying the flying public is "growing increasingly skeptical" of prohibitions on the use of electronic devices like tablets and computers during the beginning and end of flights. The senator notes the "absurdity of...
U.S. Senator Promising Legislative Action Allowing In-Air Use of Electronic Devices if FAA Doesn't Act
Boeing creates website to explain 787 problems

Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

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Thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean in Tokyo, Boeing executives will flesh out details on the proposed solution to the 787 battery issue in a live video webcast Thursday evening. Boeing CEO Ray Conner and vice president Mike Sinnett are scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. You can watch...
Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

The 787 is no DC-10

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The last time the Federal Aviation Administration grounded an airplane, the situation was much worse. [Read more]...
The 787 is no DC-10
Congressional report says drones could spell the death of privacy

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
Harlem Shake on a plane might be craziest yet, FAA investigating potential safety violations

FCC tells FAA to 'boost US competitiveness,' allow greater use of in-flight devices

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The nation's top wireless dog has told the Federal Aviation Administration's head that it should "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices" during flights, according to the Hill. That was the gist of a missive sent from Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC to the FAA's...
FCC tells FAA to 'boost US competitiveness,' allow greater use of in-flight devices

Terrafugia's Transition aircraft not likely to see production this year

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Terrafugia's Transition flying car (or driveable plane) has stayed out of the spotlight since we caught a glimpse of it last year, but AOL Autos recently checked-in with the daring manufacturer to gauge its progress. Sure, the prototype has already scored a VIN from the National Highway Traffic Safety...
Terrafugia's Transition aircraft not likely to see production this year

GOOD NEWS: The FAA May Finally Stop Lying About How Your Gadgets Can Cause Plane Crashes And Actually Test The Theory

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The New York Times's Nick Bilton is on a one-man crusade to force the Federal Aviation Administration to rethink its blanket ban on electronic gadget use during commercial-flight takeoffs and landings. As far as anyone knows, there is no evidence to support the FAA's assertion that gadgets can wreak...
GOOD NEWS: The FAA May Finally Stop Lying About How Your Gadgets Can Cause Plane Crashes And Actually Test The Theory

US may ease up on in-flight use of electronics

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is taking a new look at the use of portable electronics on airplanes, seeking public comments starting this week and forming a government-industry group to study when smartphones, tablets and other devices can be used safely....
US may ease up on in-flight use of electronics
American Airlines cleared to replace heavy flight manuals with iPads
FAA may approve Boeing 787 Dreamliner test flights as early as this week

FAA to revisit the use of certain personal electronics on flights

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Laura J. Brown, deputy assistant administrator for public affairs for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the New York Times the agency will take a “fresh look” at electronics use on planes. Bits Blog writer Nick Bilton called the F.A.A. last week ready to pester them about travelers' inability to...
FAA to revisit the use of certain personal electronics on flights

FAA Says It Will Be Months Before In-Flight Electronics Ban Is Lifted

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Just two days ago, it seemed that the Federal Aviation Administration was finally going to relax the rules that require passengers to stow away electronic devices during take-off and landing. Now it appears, however, that travelers will have to wait months before the new regulations go into effect. Even though...
FAA Says It Will Be Months Before In-Flight Electronics Ban Is Lifted

FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014

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Last year, the FAA went on the record with New York Times Bits Blog writer Nick Bilton and said they'd take a "fresh look" at their policies regarding electronic device usage during take-off and landing. This year Bilton is in touch with the powers that be again, and he...
FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014
FAA will review Boeing 787 Dreamliner after latest mishap
Infographic Shows With Stunning Clarity How Domestic Drone Use Is The New Normal
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