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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
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Booting Up: Another Legal Edition

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The new Coda Google sticks up for Hotfile in an MPAA versus Internet showdown [TechCrunch] Difficulty developing apps for Android has programmers shifting their focus to web apps [CNET] Coda rolls out it's all electric car in Los Angeles, starting around $37,000 [Engadget] Is the FAA loosening up rules on...
Booting Up: Another Legal Edition

About That Terrifying Bagram Crash Video

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By now you've seen the tragic footage of a Boeing 747 cargo plane crashing soon after takeoff from Bagram airport in Afghanistan. What does this look like, from an aviation perspective? To get the caveats out of the way:  - I don't know first-hand that this is an authentic video, although...
About That Terrifying Bagram Crash Video
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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

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

Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays

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Forget Lo-Fi and Toaster. There may be a sepia-toned little bird under the tree this Christmas. Twitter is making a big push to release a series of photo filters to be used inside the official Twitter app before the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the matter....
Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays

New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours

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Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating the trip wasn't an issue of newer technology or more powerful engines, necessarily, but of better...
New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours
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Facebook's Weird New 'Home' Ad Triggers Wave Of Negative Reaction (FB)

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Facebook's new ad for Facebook Home is very, very strange, and just like a previous TV commercial ("Chairs") it's attracting a lot of attention. But perhaps not the attention Facebook hoped for. The ad, titled "Airplane," shows a man boarding a plane, and as he looks at the photos on...
Facebook's Weird New 'Home' Ad Triggers Wave Of Negative Reaction (FB)

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

I Got A Free Pillow.

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Shortly after takeoff, we got a bag of corn chips. Then lunch. I had a choice of “pasta” or “beef.” Pasta sounded safer. I went with that. –Henry Blodget, from a blog post entitled “I Was Quite Surprised By Some Things On My American Airlines International ‘Economy Class’ Flight”...
I Got A Free Pillow.

This spy plane flies in 120-degree heat and lands on water

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Insitu, the Boeing-owned unmanned aircraft maker, just completed its first successful test flight for the Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Block 2, the latest release of the Integrator system. The technology upgrades include an extended temperature limit of 120 degrees and an improved sensor turret that helps identify objects more clearly during...
This spy plane flies in 120-degree heat and lands on water

Skyscanner expects expansion takeoff

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Flight search site hopes to expand tenfold in the next three or four years and has not ruled out a stock market flotationSkyscanner, the flight search site, has doubled its revenues in the last year and is planning an aggressive recruitment drive in its home base in Edinburgh, its chief...
Skyscanner expects expansion takeoff

You Say Potato, I Say Wi-Fi

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Boeing has found an interesting way to avoid dealing with unruly Words With Friends players while it’s testing advanced in-flight Wi-Fi systems on commercial planes. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago-based company said Wednesday that it has enlisted the help of about 20,000 pounds of potatoes, with the...
You Say Potato, I Say Wi-Fi
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Lexington Comair Crash Update: The ATC was NOT Doing Traffic Count after he Cleared Comair 5191 for Takeoff

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Lexington Comair Crash Update: The ATC was NOT Doing Traffic Count after he Cleared Comair 5191 for Takeoff
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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

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 Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

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Way back in March, the FAA stated that it was taking a "fresh look" at Kindles and tablet computers, possibly moving towards approving these devices for use during takeoff and landing. Nine months later, perhaps feeling the "fresh look" was now a bit past "stale," FCC chief Julius Genachowski politely...
FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage
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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 Warns Guy Who Filmed Birds Striking Plane Engine

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You may recall a few weeks back that a Delta 757 leaving JFK on its way to LAX hit some birds on takeoff, damaging an engine, and requiring a quick turnaround back to JFK. The story got more interesting when it was revealed that one of the passengers on board...
FAA Warns Guy Who Filmed Birds Striking Plane Engine

Wi-Fi at Takeoff? Expect Delays

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U.S. airline passengers, eager to be able to start using electronic devices throughout their flights, have months to wait until new rules are hammered out....
Wi-Fi at Takeoff? Expect Delays
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