Ding! FAA May Roll Back Stupid Restrictions on Electronic Device Use

Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September. » 6/23/13 2:53pm 6/23/13 2:53pm

'Siri, Do A Powerslide' To Be New Most Common Last Words of Ferrari…

In Geneva this week, Ferrari offered more insight into its recent collaboration with Apple. (No, not that apple, which is all Mercedes). The House of Enzo showed a Ferrari FF with two iPad Minis built into the front seat-backs for rear passengers' enjoyment. It's also got Siri smartphone integration. » 3/06/13 6:00pm 3/06/13 6:00pm

This iPad Car Holder From Hammacher Is An Exciting New Way To Die In A …

You know how you've always wanted your mangled corpse to be pried out of the remains of your smoldering car, but have always been too ashamed to make it happen because of the crappy paperbacks and magazines you read while driving? Then, buddy, are you in luck. » 8/28/12 2:30pm 8/28/12 2:30pm

Why turning off your devices during takeoff might have merit

When you're flying these days, you'll usually hear the flight crew instruct you during takeoff and landing to turn off "any device that has an off button"—not just activating airplane mode, but physically turning off the device. This makes very little sense to most tech-savvy types, but James Fallows at The Atlantic has… » 11/30/11 10:30am 11/30/11 10:30am

How the iPad ate the auto show display

Two years ago, video displays at auto shows were beginning to look like iPhone interfaces. This year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the transformation is complete. Gone are the custom video panels and touchscreen PC’s: pretty much every manufacturer has ditched them for a line of iPads. » 9/14/11 12:00pm 9/14/11 12:00pm