* VIRGIN AMERICA LAUNCHES IN-FLIGHT WIRELESS: Our wireless tech reporter pal Glenn Fleishman was on the first Virgin America flight with airborne WiFi service. BBtv caught up with him over video chat from a Virgin America Airbus A320 aircraft (named "My Other Ride Is A Spaceship") 35,000 feet above San Francisco. Also joining us: Jack Blumenstein, the CEO of Aircell, the company providing the "GoGo" air/ground 3G connectivity. The bottom line: no content filtering on Virgin, so you can visit any blogs you like, and they will not block streaming content or video. But, voice over IP will be blocked because the general consensus among airlines and travelers in the US seems to be that nobody wants other people on the plane to be talking on the phone when you're all confined to close quarters. Disclaimer: we really like Virgin America, in part because they carry Boing Boing tv in their in-flight entertainment system.
It makes me very happy that the “Bad Lip Reading” folks took Zuck’s recent testimony footage and made this gem of a video. Could they have been a little harder on Mr. Facebookman himself? Probably so. Still worth a watch though! Previously: Bad Lip Readings on BB
Entertainment just gets weirder and weirder, as evidenced by this Tonight Show clip. Magician David Blaine SEWS HIS MOUTH SHUT as part of his latest trick (which I won’t spoil, of course), as Indian actress Priyanka Chopra documents it with her iPhone. The studio’s cameras filmed the trick too. You can see the full footage […]
This tornado on the Gulf Coast started out as a water spout when a couple first started recording it from their condo across the water on Sunday. The woman then realizes it’s a tornado, but at first the man disagrees, insisting it’s still a water spout. Finally it builds up speed and starts crossing the […]
Our computers are home to a myriad of files and documents, many of which contain sensitive information. While storing this data on your computer is convenient, it’s not exactly safe, and with news headlines highlighting data leaks and ransomware attacks on what seems like a daily basis, moving them to a safer location is a […]
Total versatility isn’t something you’d typically find in a telescope. While magnification tech has come a long way, most telescopes are designed to either gaze upon the stars or view the landscapes beneath them. The Omegon Maksutov Telescope MightyMak 60 lets you do both, and thanks to its compact design, you can easily incorporate some sightseeing into […]
The web is an invaluable tool for connecting small businesses with their target audiences. However, when it comes to building a website and marketing online, the learning curve can be steep if you’re doing it on your own. The WordPress Essentials Lifetime Bundle can help you out by getting you up to speed with the platform […]