Boeing has won a $1.7 billion contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to create the Next-Generation Air Transportation System.
One of the goals of the system, also known as NextGen, will be to update the current air traffic control system from its traditional radar-based tracking to one that uses a GPS-based technology called ADS-B, the company said Thursday. Such a move is designed to deliver greater accuracy and safety in managing the growing traffic in the skies. To help develop the new system, Boeing said it will rely on air traffic management models and simulations.
In addition, Boeing will … Read more
As iPhone rumors and buzz reach a fever pitch with the approach of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7--where many believe Steve Jobs will unveil the latest addition to the iPhone family--new pictures of a possible white next-generation iPhone have surfaced online.
The recent photos supplement earlier photos of an alleged "iPhone 4G" in white.
However, as the Powerbook Medic blog points out, we wonder if these photos indicate that the next generation iPhone is indeed ready to be released, noting that the serial number in these pictures is "XXXXX," which is typical of … Read more
Software developer MysticBoard specializes in mystical and astrological utilities. Its Mayan Numerology is a free tool based on the astrological concepts of the ancient Mayan civilization. In the Mayan calendar, every day is associated with a particular name, also called a "tone," and each has certain characteristics that believers think give insights into an individual's personality. MB Mayan Numerology generates a user's Day Number based on his or her date of birth.
This free tool opens with a registration screen that enables access to the developer's online discussion forums. These forums, taken together with a … Read more
In quite a few TV commercials lately, Lexus has been touting its hybrid-car muscle. So I figured why not take Lexus up on its boasts and see what their current hybrid line is about? With that thought, I present today's video that takes a look at the 2010 Lexus HS250h.
The Lexus HS250h is the company's entry-level luxury hybrid sedan, and it is also its first dedicated foray into the production of hybrid vehicles. At the 35-second mark in the video, we see in plain print what some of the specs are for comparison with other hybrids. The … Read more
It might not seem like much, but a Monday announcement from Facebook to unveil its new "Community Pages" feature is one of the boldest steps that the social-networking site has taken toward, well, consuming your life.
"Community Pages" take the concept of a Facebook "fan page" and apply them to concepts, places, and ideas, rather than brands. An announcement at the top of Facebook's prototype community page for "cooking" explains that it aims to be "the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic," and sources quite a bit … Read more
I know a lot of people who are looking at the iPad in the same way. They're intrigued by it--and the price isn't too bad--but they're not … Read more
We have to preface this review by saying that RSS Content Generator Premier exists in what we consider to be an ethical gray area. We believe that if you want to improve your Web site's search engine ranking or increase its traffic, the way to do this is to provide high-quality, original content. But if you're too lazy and uncreative to do this, you can use a program like RSS Content Generator Premier to steal content from other Web sites instead.
OK, so maybe it's not technically stealing. RSS feeds exist, after all, for the purpose of … Read more
Earlier this week, iPhone repair site iResQ posted photos of what the blog claims are fourth-generation iPhone parts, received "as a sample from a reputable source." The most obvious change in features of the alleged new iPhone is that the front panel--and therefore, the phone--measures nearly a quarter-inch taller than the iPhone 3GS.
iResQ claims the new iPhone parts contain an LCD that's glued at the factory to the digitizer, which would suggest higher repair costs as both parts will have to be replaced at once (versus the separate LCD and digitizer on the iPhone 3G and … Read more