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in-flight gadgets

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FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls

Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say.

By December 12, 2013

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New House bill seeks to ban in-flight cell phone calls

Chairman of the House transportation committee says airplanes are noisy enough without people talking away the flight on their phones.

By December 9, 2013

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Gogo unveils in-flight text, talk service at 30,000 feet

The in-flight service's latest trick lets you text and talk as though you were on the ground. CNET boarded Gogo's private jet to find out more.

By November 8, 2013

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Should Knee Defender be banned on flights?

After an argument over the use of a seat-recline preventer becomes heated, a United Airlines flight is diverted. Should the device be banned?

By August 26, 2014

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Parrot's MiniDrone Rolling Spider perfect mini-quadcopter for novice flyers

Thanks to very stable flight and easy-to-learn controls, this mobile-device-controlled quad is a blast, but the fun might not last long enough for some.

By August 20, 2014

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FAA to loosen rules on in-flight electronic devices, says WSJ

The new rules would allow passengers more freedom to use certain devices at low altitudes.

By June 21, 2013

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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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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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Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

If you can live with its short flight times, the affordable, smartphone-controlled Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is a great quadcopter for beginners and hobbyists.

August 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 20, 2014
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FCC proposes freeing up more spectrum for in-flight Wi-Fi

The FCC unanimously votes to take comments on a proposal that would auction off 500MHz worth of wireless spectrum for in-flight Wi-Fi, greatly adding to capacity and speed of the service.

By May 9, 2013