Electronics

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announces that government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FAA OKs air passengers using gadgets on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not talk on their cellphones — under much-anticipated […]

10/31/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings. The 28-member FAA […]

09/27/2013

Lufthansa economy seats

Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. Officials […]

09/26/2013

An e-cigarette (Wikimedia Commons Photo)

Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

ATLANTA (AP) — Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students. About 2 percent of the students […]

09/05/2013

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FAA moving toward easing restrictions on some devices

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is moving toward easing restrictions on the use of some electronic devices during takeoff and landing. An industry-labor advisory committee was supposed to make recommendations next month to the […]

06/21/2013

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Judge holds self in contempt for his smartphone

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction.

04/15/2013

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Gadget Watch: Electronic fork nags you on eating

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you’ve always wanted a fork that spies on your eating habits, you’re in luck: A company has developed a utensil that records when you lift it to the mouth.

01/09/2013

TSA: Boston bag screeners distracted by cellphones

BOSTON (AP) – The Transportation Security Administration says it has moved to fire six bag-screeners at Logan International Airport in Boston who performed inadequate luggage checks because they were distracted by their cellphones or other […]

08/28/2012

FAA to study use of electronics on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s going to be a while before airline passengers can use iPads and other electronic devices during the whole flight. The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s forming a committee to study the […]

08/27/2012