Flight Test: Porn and VOIP Confirmed at 35,000 Feet

Jalopnik's Road Test Editor Wes Siler » 11/20/08 11:15pm 11/20/08 11:15pm is currently at 35,000 feet, flying American Airlines from LA to NY. Since his Boeing 767 had the , and since he was already using it to get his work done, we decided to see how far the service could go in terms of in-flight comforts. Hunched over his MacBook in coach "like a…

Febot Concept Recharges AA Batteries With Wind Power

Even though I haven't bought AA batteries in quite some time now ( USBCells » 11/10/08 1:45pm 11/10/08 1:45pm still power my Wiimotes, the only things in the house that aren't Li-ion powered it seems), this concept for a quick and easy re-charger for AA cells is nice looking. Like a torpedo's nose, the Febot (Fembot?), a design by Ji-yun Kim,…

EVOLTA, the World's Longest-Lasting AA Alkaline Battery, Coming to the US

We first heard about the Guinness record-holding EVOLTA » 9/24/08 12:00pm 9/24/08 12:00pm AA battery back in April, but at the time they were only available in Japan. However, Panasonic is bringing their new product to the States staring this October in AA or AAA four and eight packs (priced at $5 and $9 respectively). I would just stick with…

Flight Attendants Are Latest Group to Poo Poo Wireless Network Porn on Planes

Flight attendants are the latest group looking to put the kibosh on in-flight porn, which they say is polluting the airways thanks to the new American Airlines in-flight wireless network. Taking a page from Focus on the Family » 9/13/08 12:00pm 9/13/08 12:00pm, the 19,000-strong union is looking to filter the content web surfers can access in the air.…

Gogo To Bring In-Flight Wi-Fi By Spring; We Can't Wait

We already knew that Virgin America and American Airlines were planning to bring in-flight wi-fi in 2008, but we seriously didn't expect it be ready by spring. Aircell has just launched its US in-flight wi-fi service called "gogo" and they claim it will be available in the first half of 2008. Virgin America and… » 3/13/08 4:05pm 3/13/08 4:05pm

Duracell's Mobile Charger Juices Batteries, USB On The Go

Duracell's Mobile Charger not only has a USB port so you can power your iPods and Zunes, but there's even a slot to put AA/AAA batteries into so you can charge them via wall or car outlet. Those AA batteries work the same way in reverse as well—you use them to charge any USB gadgets you plug in. The charger comes for… » 10/03/07 7:00pm 10/03/07 7:00pm

USBCell Rechargeable Batteries Now Available at ThinkGeek

The latest and greatest in innovative products has been picked up by ThinkGeek. The USBCell USB-rechargeable AA batteries have landed at ThinkGeek for $20 per pair. They could be an excellent addition if you use a wireless mouse without included-rechargeable batteries, or hell, I'm thinking about picking up a couple… » 1/04/07 12:07pm 1/04/07 12:07pm