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in-flight communication

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FAA may change in-flight gadget rules

There may be no need to turn off electronics during a flight takeoff, Android users could see software updates soon, and a low-cost box arrives for Google TV.

By August 28, 2012

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Apple, Elon Musk and interplanetary travel

Apple doesn't need to make cars. Its software -- iOS, Siri, Maps, and apps -- needs to be integrated into Tesla's terrestrial and extraterrestrial vehicles.

By February 18, 2014

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Gadgets, airplanes, and you: What's up with the FAA rules

The FAA now says that it's fine and dandy for airline passengers to use their electronic devices in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing. Here's how the rule change could affect your future flights.

By October 31, 2013

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Underwater Internet may be coming to an ocean near you

Researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" that could bring Wi-Fi access underwater to better detect tsunamis, collect data, and monitor offshore activity.

By October 15, 2013

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Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes sea trial

The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."

By December 20, 2012

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Apple wins patent for iTravel application

The patent describes an application that lets users make reservations, check in for a flight, and share identification information before boarding.

By July 10, 2012

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Tech takes a holiday

Whether you're headed to Bali or Belgium, a good holiday can become a great one with the addition of a few tech items to your suitcase. Here's how to tech yourself to paradise in a few easy steps.

By December 12, 2011

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Qantas, Emirates push in-flight cell phone use

Qantas will now allow text messages and e-mails on domestic flights. Emirates allows the same but adds voice calling as well.

By March 21, 2008

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Will DARPA's 13,000-mph plane fly?

The Falcon HTV-2 was expected to glide through the upper atmosphere at speeds up to Mach 20, but the flight ended prematurely in the Pacific.

By August 11, 2011

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JetBlue to start testing in-flight e-mail, IM next week

The low-cost carrier will be the first domestic airline to offer a wireless service on board when it tests out Yahoo e-mail and IM, as well as BlackBerry access, next Tuesday.

By December 6, 2007