John Paczkowski

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United’s iPad Deployment Lets Pilots Shed Excess Baggage

Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the iPad as a viable alternative to paper-based flight charts, more airlines are adopting it. The latest: United Airlines, which plans to give iPads to some 11,000 pilots, replacing the approximately 38 pounds of manuals, charts and logbooks that accompany them on every flight with a single 1.5 pound tablet.

It’s one of the more massive deployments to date, and once it’s up and running, United expects its paperless flight-deck initiative will save nearly 16 million sheets of paper and an astonishing 326,000 gallons of jet fuel per year.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik