by Jules Wang | February 9, 2016 11:15 PM
Before you start worrying about "the potential risk for a catastrophic hull loss" — or better yet, hearing that the Federal Aviation Administration is just starting to realize the potential for the batteries in our smartphones and hoverboards to cause havoc on aircraft — just know that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and single-use lithium-metal batteries are already classified as hazardous materials. To be clear, Lithium-ion batteries have been and can still be legally carried on both passenger and cargo aircraft while lithium-metals can only be carried in cargo planes. But the ...
by Jaime Rivera | October 31, 2013 9:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the FAA, and how they've finally changed their flight rules to allow the use of mobile devices through a full flight, even though the airlines now have to change their procedures to match it. Nokia is next as we talk about their patent lawsuit against HTC, and how this could ban the HTC One in the UK. Rumors of a Nokia Lumia 525 are back, for those of you who remember project Glee. Verizon is next as we have leaked renders of an Ellipsis 7 tablet. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5, the official launch, and what to expect ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 31, 2013 12:38 PM
The issue of being allowed to use mobile electronics on airplanes has been around for decades, pre-dating the smartphone itself. But as such gadgets become more ubiquitous, we've been feeling the impact of restrictions concerning just how and when we can use them all the more. We've brought the situation up time and time again, but when it came to actually changing rules, little progress was made. Today, however, we get hope for a future where we can keep our phones and tablets on gate-to-gate, with the FAA deciding that such operation is safe, and announcing plans to advise airlines on ...
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