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Apple reportedly won’t make AirPort WiFi routers anymore

apple_airport_express Apple has been releasing new WiFi routers every now and then since 1999. While the AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme could use an update, don’t hold your breath for it. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company has disbanded the team that was working on wireless routers. Engineers are now working on other projects. The AirPort product line probably doesn’t drive a lot… Read More

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Romain Dillet

November 21st

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Watching These Airplanes Try to Land in Crazy Winds Is the Scariest Thing

Watching These Airplanes Try to Land in Crazy Winds Is the Scariest Thing

Here’s some truly frightening footage of airplanes landing at Birmingham Airport in the UK. “Landing” actually might not be the best term for these though because the airplanes look more like they’re spinning sideways and tilting out of control and praying that their wheels touch the ground instead of bouncing off like a basketball. These giant flying machines look more like toys than actual airplanes holding hundreds of people.

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March 23rd

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The TSA’s Full-Body Scanners Are Now Compulsory ‘For Some Passengers’

Until now, you had the ability to opt-out of a trip through the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners and instead undergo of a thorough physical screening. But a new document issued by Homeland Security allows the TSA to make the scans mandatory ‘for some passengers.’

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Jamie Condliffe

December 23rd

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The TSA’s Full-Body Scanners Are Now Compulsory ‘For Some Passengers’

Until now, you had the ability to opt-out of a trip through the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners and instead undergo of a thorough physical screening. But a new document issued by Homeland Security allows the TSA to make the scans mandatory ‘for some passengers.’

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Jamie Condliffe

December 23rd

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The TSA’s Full-Body Scanners Are Now Compulsory ‘For Some Passengers’

Until now, you had the ability to opt-out of a trip through the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners and instead undergo of a thorough physical screening. But a new document issued by Homeland Security allows the TSA to make the scans mandatory ‘for some passengers.’

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Jamie Condliffe

December 23rd

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Where Your Luggage Goes After You Check It (And Why the Airline Keeps Losing It)

I just cannot stop watching this hypnotizing video created by Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and edited by Thrillist. They strapped a 360-degree camera on a checked bag and documented a dizzying POV as the luggage made its way through an insane maze of elevators, conveyor belts and endless shelves.

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Attila Nagy

August 17th

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Musician Collapses Wearing All His Clothes to Beat Budget Airline Fees

Musician James McElvar used a sitcom-style idea to beat easyJet’s baggage restrictions, taking all of his clothes out of his bag and wearing them to avoid a fee to check his case – only to collapse on the flight from heat exhaustion.

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Gary Cutlack - gizmodo uk

July 10th

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North Korea’s New Airport Has a Chocolate Fountain and a Dark History

Kim Jong-un showed off North Korea’s modern international airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, “espresso-based drinks,” and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport’s design is unmistakably tyrannical.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

June 26th

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Anonymously tracking phones through airport security cuts waiting time by a third

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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport says that anonymously tracking smartphones through airport security has enabled it to cut the average waiting time by a third.

The system, developed by Danish company Blip Systems, scans both WiFi and Bluetooth connections to look for MAC addresses of mobile devices passing through security. Counting the number of devices in each queue enables the system to estimate the length of the queue. The queue length is displayed to passengers in minutes, so they can choose which queue to join, and also used to help the airport allocate the right number of security personnel.

Blip says that it anonymizes this data, and only uses device counts. You might think iOS 8 users don’t have to take the company’s word for it since Apple introduced MAC address spoofing when scanning for networks, but the protection offered by this was last year shown to be rather limited.

The same system is used in a number of other airports around the world, but this is the first time it’s been used in the USA.

Via The Verge


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: AirPort, Airport security, BLIP Systems, Bluetooth, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, iPhone, MAC address, Wi-Fi

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Ben Lovejoy

March 13th

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Beijing’s new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates:

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Jesus Diaz

February 24th

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