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Senate Votes To Replace Aviation Radar With GPS

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plover writes "The US Senate on Monday passed by a 93-0 margin a bill that would implement the FAA's NextGen plan to replace aviation radar with GPS units. It will help pay for the upgrade by increasing aviation fuel taxes on private aircraft. It will require two inspections per year...
Senate Votes To Replace Aviation Radar With GPS

Grand St., an Online Boutique for Electronics, Raises $1.3 Million

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Grand St., a new e-commerce site named after the quirky Williamsburg street where it was founded, is hoping to become the online marketplace for the rising new category of eclectic personal electronics....
Grand St., an Online Boutique for Electronics, Raises $1.3 Million

Apple already increasing US production efforts, report says

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A number of US suppliers are already seeing increased business from Apple, according to sources for AppleInsider. One person in the industry notes that chipmakers like Avago and Texas Instruments have been increasing US production during the past year because of orders from "a large personal electronics manufacturer" that continues...
Apple already increasing US production efforts, report says

Here's Why My Family Might Begrudgingly Shell Out $329 For The Overpriced iPad Mini

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Yesterday, the world was treated to a classic example of what might be described as "customer lock-in." Apple launched a new iPad Mini tablet and priced it at $329. For those who aren't obsessed with gadgets, the iPad Mini tablet is pretty much the same as Amazon's Kindle Fire HD...
Here's Why My Family Might Begrudgingly Shell Out $329 For The Overpriced iPad Mini

Apple patent shows designs for more accurate water damage sensors

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Without a doubt, the purveyance of personal electronics has changed our lives -- not only have they put oodles of information at our fingertips, but they've also made pushing fully-clothed friends into the pool a warranty-voiding social faux pas. If you do get dunked, however, Apple wants to make...
Apple patent shows designs for more accurate water damage sensors

FAA close to relaxing in-flight tech restrictions, decision due soon

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is close to loosening the restrictions on electronics on planes, after a long period of deliberation, according to a report. Recommendations from a 28-member high-level advisory panel and industry officials in a draft report are apparently leading the FAA to lift the ban on...
FAA close to relaxing in-flight tech restrictions, decision due soon

Apple board member Bill Campbell expects high-tech 'intimate' device era, hints at 'iWatch'

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In a talk at Intuit's headquarters on Friday, company chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell aired his thoughts on the intersection of technology and "intimate" objects, which he expects will yield a new era of personal electronics.    ...
Apple board member Bill Campbell expects high-tech 'intimate' device era, hints at 'iWatch'
FAA forms committee to study use of electronics on planes

State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars - O'Reilly Radar

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Shared by Bud Nice overview article by O'Reilly. As I wrote last month, it is becoming increasingly clear that the internet is becoming not just a platform, but an operating system, an operating system that manages access by devices such as personal computers, phones, and other personal electronics to cloud...
State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars - O'Reilly Radar

Step on it: Virus could lead to motion-powered gadgets

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designs a benign virus that builds up electric charge, a new approach to motion-powered personal electronics and energy harvesting. [Read more]...
Step on it: Virus could lead to motion-powered gadgets

The 12 Dos And Don'ts Of Gadget Gift Giving

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There is no doubt that electronics is the season's hottest gift category. But there's more to giving a gadget than just clicking "buy" on the first device you see. A gadget gift, just like any other gift, goes over best when there's thoughtfulness and consideration behind it. After all, if...
The 12 Dos And Don'ts Of Gadget Gift Giving

FAA Taking a 'Fresh Look' at Digital Device Use During Takeoff and Landing

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is reexamining regulations banning the use of digital devices like the iPad or Amazon Kindle during taxi, takeoff and landing of commercial aircraft. Passengers are banned from using electronics while the aircraft is under 10,000 feet, but pilots and crew are allowed to use their...
FAA Taking a 'Fresh Look' at Digital Device Use During Takeoff and Landing

An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

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LAS VEGAS- At a gathering of designers from Samsung's Korea headquarters, the company made it clear that it will continue to push toward being a lifestyle brand, and one that emphasizes connecting consumers with their personal electronics. Dubbed Design 3.0, the push toward what we see from Samsung today...
An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

New e-skin is sensitive to touch and self-healing

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Chemists and engineers at Stanford say their synthetic material could help produce smarter prosthetics and resilient personal electronics that self-repair. [Read more]...
New e-skin is sensitive to touch and self-healing
China raises export quota for rare earth metals

Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

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Was Alec Baldwin right? When the actor tussled with American Airlines personnel last December over his desire to continue playing a game on his phone during takeoff, he was evicted from the flight. Defying airline safety rules is not a good idea, but was Baldwin perhaps correct not to take...
Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

Should Apple buy Twitter?

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Now that Apple has shown how it plans to spend some of its staggering $100-billion cash hoard — by paying a dividend and buying back its own shares — plenty of people have ideas about what else it could do with that growing mountain of money. Barry Ritholtz, a...
Should Apple buy Twitter?

State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars

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Shared by Kevin Marks the 'small pieces loosely joined' scenario is the one that wins, in my opinion. This post is Part Two of my State of the Internet Operating System. If you haven't read Part One, you should do so before reading this piece. As I wrote last month,...
State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars

Please Turn Your Cell Phones On During Takeoff

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Have you ever, while taking off or landing in an airliner, felt any great confidence that everyone on the flight had actually turned off their cell phones, as instructed? No, right? And have you ever been on an airliner that crashed? I'm guessing not. Doesn't that make you wonder how...
Please Turn Your Cell Phones On During Takeoff

FAA Reconsiders Takeoff, Landing Ban On E-Readers, Other Devices

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Welcome news from Nick Bilton: the FAA finally is revisiting the policy that keeps Kindles, iPads and the like turned off during takeoffs and landing. The FAA told Bilton it will take a “fresh look” at whether some devices can be used safely and how a policy could be...
FAA Reconsiders Takeoff, Landing Ban On E-Readers, Other Devices
FAA taking a ‘fresh look’ at the use of personal electronics on planes

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

Car Survey Shows More Complaints About Personal Electronics

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The latest automotive quality survey released on Wednesday by the research firm J. D. Power & Associates showed that consumers were reporting fewer overall problems with new vehicles, but more with electronics in the car....
Car Survey Shows More Complaints About Personal Electronics

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

Apple's 'iPhone 5' expected to hurt PC makers, existing LTE phones

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The launch of Apple's new iPhone is predicted to have major implications throughout the personal electronics market, making existing LTE smartphones look bulky and subpar while taking away IT dollars from PC makers like Dell and HP....
Apple's 'iPhone 5' expected to hurt PC makers, existing LTE phones
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