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  1. FAA Clears Electronic Gadgets for In-Flight Use

    The FAA says it is now safe to keep your electronic devices on at all times. After years of stern pre-flight briefings, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined that devices like tablets, laptops and MP3 players cause minimal disruption to airplanes’ radio equipment. U.S. flights will begin allowing passengers to turn on and plug in during take-off and landing within the next few months. But cell phones remain on the no-fly list as the FAA and many airlines continue to assess whether their planes can handle the radio interference from the devices, and their passengers can handle their seatmates’ jabbering.

    Sources: The Economist, BBC

     

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