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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus