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Airlines Looking Into Dropping Their Cell Phone And Laptop Ban!

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The people have spoken! Into their cell phones, even when they weren't supposed to!

More and more passengers are demanding to use their cell phones, tablets, and laptops on flights, and it looks like they might be winning! An FAA statement reads:

"The FAA recognises consumers are intensely interested in the use of personal electronics aboard aircraft; that is why we tasked a government-industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions."

So what did the report find? The rule just does NOT seem to be working?

According to the report, nearly a third of passengers go full Alec Baldwin and disregard the rules about turning all devices off at takeoff and landing! And so far, no disasters!

So, we have to ask…

Should airlines relax their gadget policy?

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Should airlines relax their gadget policy?

  • No, it's not worth the risk! (40%)
  • Yes, it's about time! (60%)

Total Votes: 6,940

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'Crazy' Ants Are Taking Over! Eating Electronics!!

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Uh oh! The U.S. is being INVADED!

By 'crazy' ants!!

The Nylanderia fulva, or "tawny crazy ant," is a tiny little ant that can cause some pretty BIG problems!

They're originally from Argentina and Brazil, but they're making their way into the U.S. in places like Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.

These crazy ants are even worse than red fire ants! They're actually eliminating the fire ant population! But that's not exactly a good thing…

'Crazy' ants eat everything from livestock to electronics!!

Hide yo laptop, hide yo iPhone cause crazy ants are coming!!

They once caused over $140,000,000 in damage to electrical equipment in Texas in one year!!

Check out the video (above) to learn more about these insect invaders!

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Apple Dumps Green Products Program

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Apple abandons green program

Boo!

Apple has decided to abandon its green products program! The maker of the iPhone will no longer be complying with EPEAT's eco-friendly standards, which the company actually helped develop under Steve Jobs' leadership.

Robert Frisbee, the head of the the green electronics registry, explained that

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Airlines May Loosen Ban On Electronics In Flight!

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“At this time, please turn off all portable electronics” may SOON be a phrase of the past!!

Looks like the government is taking baby steps in getting airlines to allow passengers to use their favorite electronic gadgets for the WHOLE flight…even during takeoffs AND landings!

About time!!!

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in talks to see if they can find out practical (and safe) ways to test the use of devices like tablets, e-readers and music players during critical flight moments.

The tricky part? Not all electronic devices have the same amount of power, making testing difficult. Also, with technology quickly changing, different generations of devices would EACH have to be tested and approved.

…that makes for a LOT of devices!

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Vending Machine Offers Raw Meat

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Yummy?

We're all used to slipping in a few dollars into a vending machine for soda or candy, but would you trust an automated machine to serve you fresh cuts of raw meat?

Customers at a Birmingham, Alabama minimart are and seem to be quite satisfied!

A new kind of vending machine is dispensing new york strip steak, ribeye, sausage, beef sirloin, and pork tenderloins to customers at a cheaper price than the grocery store.

Since electronics and DVDs have leapt off of the shelves into vending machines, we guess raw meat was the next logical step.

If you're like us and have never seen this before, check out the video above to catch a glimpse of the future.

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