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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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FBI claims security researcher took control of plane

Technically Incorrect: Chris Roberts, recently banned by United from all its flights after a tweet, allegedly commandeered a plane's controls. He denies it.

By May 17, 2015

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Apple Maps may get boost from extra-precise GPS

Apple buys a GPS company, gaining new location-tracking powers. Meanwhile, a cybersecurity researcher raises concerns of airplane hacking, and Google is said to add a "buy" button to search results.

By May 18, 2015

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Twitter-joking security expert barred from another United flight, lawyer says

Technically Incorrect: Chris Roberts, who was removed from a United flight by the FBI earlier this week, is now prevented from boarding another United plane.

By April 19, 2015

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New Chinooks boast autopilot features but best tech may be yet to come

A longtime military workhorse, the Chinook helicopter has undergone a tech overhaul. The newer CH-47F models can be programmed to fly and will soon be able to stream live video feeds from drones in the cockpit.

By February 14, 2015

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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