All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘flight’

Twitter’s Flock Developer Series & Hatch Contest: What You Need To Know

Twitter is wooing developers more than ever in 2015. It’s hard to believe, but the company only recently held its first-ever developer conference, Flight. The October event saw the unveiling of Twitter’s Fabric developer kits and Digits sign-in. There are three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. Fabric combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its …

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Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight

As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps. It’s made of three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. It combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its Crashlytics and MoPub offerings and other …

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Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference

Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon. The report comes from The Information, which says the Fabric platform includes developer tools “to help people sign up for their apps …

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Amelia Earhart Flying Around the World … Now

The story of Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated 1937 solo flight around the world is the stuff of legend, including urban legend. The rumors that Earhart might still be out there somewhere, surviving on an island, waiting to be found, have fueled stories ever since. Earhart is known most readily for the flight that did not make it. But she was already …

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Grounded Passengers Cope with Rousing Rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly”

On an Allegiant flight scheduled from Las Vegas to Phoenix, some delayed passengers, “delirious from heat,” decided to make the best of a bad situation. What did they do? Well, join together and sing R. Kelly’s hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” of course. “Flight attendants leave us alone to our devices after 5 hours, 2 planes, no snacks, no …

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How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO]

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the east coast and various locations inland earlier this week, and her destruction left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and property damage, and halted ground transportation in many cities. It also disrupted air travel on a massive scale, as many are still feeling the effects of thousands of flight cancellations over the …

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NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch Next Week

NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since the space shuttle program was retired just over one year ago. The launch of the SpaceX CRS-1, or “Dragon”, spacecraft …

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Apple iPad to be Used by American Airlines Pilots

American Airlines this week became the first airline to receive approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use Apple iPads “during all phases of flight.” The tablets will be used as an “Electronic Flight Bag” and will be replacing the thick stack of reference manuals that pilots carry in their carry-on kitbag. American estimates that removing the 35-pound …

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“Son of Concorde” To Fly Twice As Fast As Concorde

Until the fatal 2000 crash that signaled the beginning of the end for the Concorde, it was widely considered the pinnacle of consumer based aviation. The Supersonic plane could fly from London to New York in half the time that a typical jet did it because it flew at supersonic speeds. The trip was not inexpensive though. Since the grounding …

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Watch A Giant Paper Airplane Fly Over The Arizona Desert

Anyone who has ever built a flimsy paper airplane out of torn-out notebook paper and sailed it majestically across the classroom behind your unsuspecting all-knowing teacher’s back is sure to appreciate what the these guys just did. The PIMA Air & Space Museum, one of the biggest of its kind in the world, just made aviation nerds and the kid …

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Delta Adds Pay to Download Content

Delta Airlines is adding pay-to-download content to their ever-growing selection of a la carte services. Passengers can access the airline’s wifi to get TV shows for 99 cents, and movies for $3.99. This content can be ordered without having to pay for wifi access as well, on longer U.S. flights, according to Delta. Delta has been expanding upon a variety …

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