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Flight is a paper plane-flinging Time Waster

Who doesn't like folding and chucking paper airplanes? Wouldn't it be cooler if you could collect power-ups for them? It sure would. But since that's not really feasible in real life, head over to Armor Games and play a round of Flight. It's an awesome little Time Waster that's simple to play. Click and hold to pick up your plane, then drag and release to send it skyward. As it cruises along, ...

TSA learns things from the internet too!

As we told you earlier, the TSA recently launched a new blog used to get suggestions from Johnny Everyman for improving the airport security process. And boy is it working. The TSA has already changed a practice in which passengers were required to take all their electronics out of their carry on bags during screening. Oh, so they instituted this national policy some time ago, then due to public...

Virgin America to offer in-flight WiFi, Google Talk

In previous experiments, in-flight WiFi Internet access failed to capture much attention, either because consumers thought it was to expensive or because it wasn't ubiquitous. Ie. if it's not on every aircraft, it's hard to plan your travel time around being productive, sleeping, or watching a movie on your iPod. For those of us who typically only travel on business, in-flight WiFi is a huge produ...

Google pays 1.3 million dollars to land corporate jet at NASA air field

Sure, Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org is offering up $10 million in grants for environmentally friendly transportation initiatives. But that doesn't mean company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don't know how to burn some old fashioned jet fuel. Google has struck a deal with NASA allowing Page and Brin to land their private Boeing 767 at the Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, ...

TSA debuts new website

I just got back from some much needed R & R, and since I left before the most recent Homeland Security PR campaign terror scare, I spent a lot of time on the TSA website the last few days of my vacation trying to figure out the ever-changing array of prohibited items. It wasn't much help. It seemed like they were updating the regs hourly, but the website only every couple of days, and then in ...