Researcher Can Hack Airplanes Through In-Flight Entertainment Systems

If you're about to get on an airplane, you might want to wait until you land before you read this post. Because cyber security whiz Ruben Santamarta says he has devised a method that can give hackers access to a passenger jet's satellite communications equipment through the passenger Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment… » 8/04/14 12:32pm 8/04/14 12:32pm

​Sex 'n Spas: The Future (And Not So Future) of In-Flight Entertainment

Careening through the air 30,000 feet above the ground in seats that get smaller every day are too cramped to recline can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet, and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of… » 11/29/13 10:00am 11/29/13 10:00am

American Airlines to Offer In-Flight Streaming to Your Device

Indulging in in-flight entertainment on American Airlines is going to get much easier—you'll never have to stare at a stupid little screen on the the back of the head rest of the passenger in front of you ever again. » 5/03/11 6:39pm 5/03/11 6:39pm

Southwest Airlines To Better In-Flight Entertainment With iTunes Content

Southwest is partnering with Apple to create a new in-flight service called InAirtainment that allows passengers to purchase iTunes content via the airline's website. They're also going to offer special deals like 20 free songs. [Variety via SlashGear] » 2/23/11 7:48pm 2/23/11 7:48pm

At Last, an iPhone Travel Case That Makes Sense

SeatBuddy is a case with two flexible straps that lets you hang your iPhone on an airplane seat tray, a car seat, a glovebox, and even on a treadmill—for the benefit of Mr. Chen. » 10/05/09 6:40pm 10/05/09 6:40pm

Panasonic Karma Is My Dream iPhone Game Console

I have to agree with Hitler: The iPod touch and the iPhone need actual gaming buttons to be real game machines. The Panasonic Karma looks exactly like that: A true iPhone game console. Unfortunately, the awesome images can be deceiving. » 9/15/09 11:40pm 9/15/09 11:40pm

Gadget-Loaded First Class Seats Make Me Want to be a Gooey Swiss Cheese

Runway Girl Mary Kirby has tried the new Swiss International Airlines' first class on a JFK-Zurich flight. It's so cool and has so much high-tech—like the touchscreen seat-bed control—that it's almost painful to watch. » 8/20/09 12:40am 8/20/09 12:40am

In-Flight Entertainment Could Go Wireless, But You'll Have to Bring…

Personal in-flight entertainment systems are getting pretty close to ubiquitous, at least on long-haul planes. According to the NYT, in-flight wi-fi will soon be just as common. Now airlines are wondering: why not just combine the two? » 5/26/09 8:42am 5/26/09 8:42am