A Billion Details and No Precedent—An Inside Look at the TSA's…

Building the TSA from scratch in the months following 9/11 seemed an insurmountable task, unrivaled in both scope and size. In Permanent Emergency, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley vividly reconstructs the breakneck pace at which this gargantuan security agency came about and how it came to be an institutional… » 4/27/12 11:00pm 4/27/12 11:00pm

Packard Bell 'Dot' Netbook, Because Now It's Just Getting Funny/Sad

It's official: Now that Packard Bell has unveiled the Dot, every computer manufacturer in the known Universe has produced the same 8.9", 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB RAM, XP-running system. So what's next for technology? Similar to how mothers' clubs have sponsored bake sales and knitting circles for decades, look for netbooks to… » 9/23/08 6:00pm 9/23/08 6:00pm

DOT Says Fuel Cells Can Fly; FAA Still Afraid They Might Fry

The US DOT has approved transportation of methanol fuel cell cartridges in your baggage and carry-on luggage, according to one fuel-cell maker. If you're lucky enough to own a fuel-cell system, you'll definitely be able to fly with it come October, when the ruling goes into effect. But this ruling only allows you to… » 5/01/08 9:23am 5/01/08 9:23am

Intel and Department of Transportation Avoid Vista Like the Plague

Confirming what everyone pretty much already knew—that Vista upgrades are going to be slow coming—Intel CEO Paul Otellini told attendees at the Bank of America Technology conference that he knew "of no organization doing an upgrade before SP1," adding that "Intel isn't upgrading either (until SP1)." » 3/06/07 8:45pm 3/06/07 8:45pm