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Airplane Wifi

Using Inflight Wi-Fi? Watch Out For The Guy In 27A

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.07.2014 | Travel

Accessing private information from someone on an airplane isn't as hard as portrayed in "Inception." In fact, the act can be completed simply by using...

Can You Hear Me Now That I'm Above 10,000 Feet?

Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

Airplanes have long been an escape from the super-connected world we live in. No texting, no talking and no instant-communication have turned airplane...

Things You Can And Can't Do Thanks To The New FAA Rule

Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel

The FAA announced Thursday that passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing. The news circulated qu...

5 Ways That Being Internet-Free on a Plane Is Better for Your Security

Adam Levin | Posted 12.22.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

1. Online shopping: In addition to being a potential money pit, online shopping on a public Internet connection might allow a fellow traveler to invade your cyber space and turn your laptop into a transmitter of personally identifying information.

Why I Prefer The Unconnected Skies

Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology
Timothy Stenovec

I find flying relaxing. Yes, you read that right. Despite the frequent delays, the dirty airports, the intrusive TSA frisking, the cramped seats and...

Boeing Engineers Use Spuds To Improve In-Air Wi-Fi

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If the wireless Internet connection during your holiday flight seems more reliable than it used to, you could have the humble potato to tha...

Flying High, Wirelessly | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel

Just because an airline says that it offers Wi-Fi does not mean that it will actually be available on your flight. While most major U.S. airlines have adopted some kind of wireless strategy, not all aircrafts have been Wi-Fi enabled. In fact only Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and Delta have deeply embraced the technology across most (if not all) of their fleets.

Ubiquitous Internet Approaching but Not Here Yet

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

While current 3G networks are fine for using a smartphone for e-mail, texting and limited Web access, they are not generally adequate for serious use of a computer or iPad-like device.

United Airlines Kills In-Flight Video Chat Over Terrorism Fears | By Terrence O'Brien — Mar 12th 2010 at 11:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Yesterday, tech journalist John Battelle was minding his own business, video chatting with his wife and children from 30-plus thousand feet in the air...

I Hate Airplane WiFi: The Last Bastion of Unreachable Tranquility Disappears Forever...

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marc Ruxin

For me airplane trips, long and short, have always been an oasis of productivity and introspection, professional and personal. For as long as a plane was in the air you were theoretically unreachable.