Tag Archive: Flying


Wearables aren’t flying with the IT crowd

A new study suggests that the increased popularity of wearables like the Apple Watch and fitness trackers in the workplace is giving information technology professionals the willies. IT tool and service provider Ipswitch polled 288 workers who feel like the burgeoning devices might present some problems, especially if they’re connected to company-owned Wi-Fi networks. 53 […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Good heavens R2! You’re flying!

Luke Skywalker does his best flying with R2-D2. Now customers of Japan’s All Nippon Airways can fly with the beloved Star Wars droid, thankfully without taking fire from Imperial tie fighters. On the same day as the second trailer for…Read more ›

NASA’s new Mars technology has a familiar look: the flying saucer

Flying saucers from Mars is the stuff of science fiction. But a flying saucer from Earth is part of the mission to get astronauts to the Martian surface. NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory completed a successful spin test of…Read more ›

Flying high again? Sony eagle-cam threatens GoPro

What’s good for endangered birds of prey may actually prey on GoPro’s hold on the point-of-view camera market. Sony’s 2-oz Action Cam Mini has been flying high since its release in September thanks to an organization which has been strapping…Read more ›

Will flying cars ever get off the ground?

The first airplane was in flight for 12 seconds and flew 120 feet. But it was enough to send imaginations airborne.   Not long after Kitty Hawk, aviators were trying to figure out how to fly a car. Glenn Curtiss…Read more ›

Get flying with The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 with camera and free shipping [Deals]

If you’ve always wanted a camera equipped quadcopter but balked at their typically high prices, then you’ll want to keep reading. Back by popular demand! You can get The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, a fully functional, high tech, camera equipped…Read more ›

See What AirPlanes Are Flying Overhead with Siri & iPhone

Have you ever seen a plane flying overhead and wondered just how high up it was, where it was going, or what flight number it identifies as? Now you don’t need to wonder anymore, because your iPhone (or iPad) can tell you exactly what flights are flying above you by way of the ever-useful iOS … Read More

Gorgeously High Flying Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Is Apple’s App Of The Week

Sky Gamblers Storm RaidersApple highlights a new iOS app each week: the iTunes App Store App of the Week. Last week, it was a frustratingly compelling puzzle game, Doodle Fit 2, that Apple chose to spotlight. This week, it’s another game, this time a beautiful dogfighting flight sim called Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders from Atypical Games. It’s the […]

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Sushi Restaurant Delivers Food On iPad-Controlled Flying Trays

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YO! Sushi, a chain of Japanese restaurants based all over the globe, has adopted a novel new way of delivering food to its customers: Waiters and waitresses load up flying trays made of lightweight carbon fiber, then guide them to tables using iPads.

Dubbed the “iTray,” the device can fly at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, and they have a range of 50 meters. They also have on-board  [Read More…]

Poll: Do You Turn Off Your Phone While Flying?

Annoying thing 3,401 about flying: being asked to turn off your cell phone. I know I’ve scoffed to myself at the notion of turning off my cell phone more than once. How could my tiny insignificant piece of hardware possibly have a catastrophic effect on such a large and complex piece of aeronautical machinery? A recent study by the International Air Transport Association makes the argument it might be worth missing those last few text  [Read More…]