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More Claims of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming at Next Week's Media Event

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Following yesterday's report from 9to5Mac stating that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro would be introduced alongside the "iPad mini" at Apple's media event all but confirmed for October 23, AllThingsD now weighs in with its own sources making similar claims.The smaller iPad may be the star of Apple's as of...
More Claims of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming at Next Week's Media Event

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

Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

Heathrow's writer-in-residence imagines a world without planes: http://bit.ly/9zdV1c /via @ynewscombinator

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Heathrow's writer-in-residence imagines a world without planes: http://bit.ly/9zdV1c /via @ynewscombinator

WITN: Tiny Batman Cars, Vegas, Plus Paul Preaches (Another) Sermon on Journalism

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Remember as you slog through this long, ranty, somewhat smug edition of “Why Isn’t This News?”– you asked us to do more regular episodes. Or at least, seven of you did. In this week’s taped conversation that Paul and I would have had anyway, we talk about annoying people we...
WITN: Tiny Batman Cars, Vegas, Plus Paul Preaches (Another) Sermon on Journalism

Iceland volcano: imagine a world without planes | World news | The Guardian

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Iceland volcano: imagine a world without planes | World news | The Guardian

Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App

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Duolingo, the popular language-learning service founded by CAPTCHA co-inventor and reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, just launched the latest version of its mobile app for the iPhone. This new version introduces an offline mode, so users can now do their lessons on the subway and on planes, as well as...
Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App

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

Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

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In-flight Internet speeds could rival those on the ground under a proposal expected to move forward on Thursday. U.S. airlines have been rolling out Internet service on flights for several years. But the service, which typically uses Earth-based antennas, is often too slow for today’s data-guzzling Web apps. Read the...
Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves
Landing gear from 9/11 plane found wedged in Manhattan building

Planes write out Pi over the skies of San Francisco Bay Area

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It's a bird, it's a plane -- wait, it's 1,000 numerals of Pi in the skies of California? [Read more]...
Planes write out Pi over the skies of San Francisco Bay Area
FAA forms committee to study use of electronics on planes
Three startups embark on journey to redefine travel industry
Nimblebit prepares for takeoff with Pocket Planes

The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

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Hey, we're all in the same place again! Join Tim, Brian and Peter live in the New York studio at noon for a special early edition of the podcast. Because, you know, some of us have planes to catch. Comments...
The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android
Raptr's rewards improve Rift's daily users by 470%

Senator pressures FAA to get moving on in-flight device use

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tells the agency she's "prepared to pursue legislative solutions" if it doesn't move at a reasonable pace to allow gadget use on planes. [Read more]...
Senator pressures FAA to get moving on in-flight device use

Radar aims to avoid bumpy flights

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Smart weather radar aims to help planes avoid a bumpy ride...
Radar aims to avoid bumpy flights
New trailers: 'Planes,' 'Prisoners,' 'Monsters University,' and 'Machete Kills'

Who knew five hours of plane landings at San Diego airport could be so mesmerizing? [Video]

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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year in the United States. Perhaps even more so than Christmas, everyone is looking to drive or fly home in order to be reunited with their family and loved ones. So it should come as no surprise that American airports get...
Who knew five hours of plane landings at San Diego airport could be so mesmerizing? [Video]

Apple Licenses Swiss Railway Clock Design for iPad's iOS 6 Clock App

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Last month, we noted that the Swiss Federal Railways service was objecting to Apple's use of its iconic clock design for the new iPad clock app in iOS 6. The Verge now points to a press release [Google translation] from the railway service announcing that a licensing agreement has been...
Apple Licenses Swiss Railway Clock Design for iPad's iOS 6 Clock App

Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

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Drones weren't the only things on display at the Paris Air Show this week. As Wired reports, experimental electric motors were being demonstrated that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway without needing to power up their regular engines. The Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) consists...
Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays
How to blow $6 billion on a tech project

Hypothesis: There Were No Planes or Passengers in 9/11 Plot (Version 2.0)

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Hypothesis: There Were No Planes or Passengers in 9/11 Plot (Version 2.0)
Gogo in-flight internet reaches 9.8Mbps speed on United p.s. flights in 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores What Happened To The Flying Cars

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While computers and other bits of technology have advanced exponentially in recent decades, transportation has seemingly been at a standstill. "I can't help but be a little disappointed that planes today are not faster than planes were in the 1960s," said Tyson during his StarTalk podcast. "I'm not getting anywhere...
Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores What Happened To The Flying Cars

Review: A year with the superb Tom Bihn Super Ego and Tri-Star bags

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Just over a year ago, bag maker Tom Bihn contacted me to see if I’d like to try out one of their larger SuperEgo bags and the carry-on Tri-Star. I said sure as I’d had experience with their bags before and I knew they built good stuff. At first, I...
Review: A year with the superb Tom Bihn Super Ego and Tri-Star bags

Jet Lag

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It's 3am in the morning and I'm wide awake in a hotel room in Tokyo, having slept for about five hours. My head is pounding because I haven't had coffee in 30 hours. I'm fixing myself an espresso and getting out my Nexus 7 for some reading. Emily suggested I...
Jet Lag
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