Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Those who fly will still have to stow their electronic "toys'' until their aircraft reaches cruising altitude -- at least for a while longer. The Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee to look into whether such devices can be used throughout the entire flight -- or still have to disappear during preparation for takeoffs and landing. But there's a catch. The panel's indicates the work won't be done until next March -- if by then. Back in March the FAA raised hopes that it might ease restrictions on electronic devices aboard aircraft by saying it would study their use. And even if devices like iPads are cleared for use during takeoffs and landings, the use of cell phones in flight will remain grounded.
Now that it has emerged the victor in its legal battle with Samsung, Apple is now trying to collect what it sees as the spoils. The company has turned in a list of eight Samsung products it wants pulled from store shelves -- and banned from the U.S. market. The products are: the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail. Apple came up with the list after a jury last week found Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. A judge will decide the issue later.
The September 11 Museum at Ground Zero is offering a hand for other organizations that plan commemorations elsewhere. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is out with a remembrance guide. It includes a list of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks, interactive timelines as well as ideas for sharing reflections through social media.
Attention fliers: FAA to study policies on electronic devices http://t.co/bjXhqQyI
The FAA will review its policies regarding electronic devices on planes. http://t.co/OTXTYNOQ
Apple puts 8 Samsung phones on its hit list http://t.co/BvkrjFIN
RT @RWW: Here's the list of phones that #Apple wants to stop #Samsung from selling... http://t.co/IAj3uzuy
Here's the full list of Samsung devices that infringed on Apple's patents: http://t.co/SHx6dwBJ