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United Airlines offers paperless boarding

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This is one step in the right direction. United Airlines is now offering paperless boarding which lets you scan a barcode from your smartphone to board your flight. This option is only available in U.S., Puerto Rico and Virgin Island flights, but this will probably expand to other destinations as well.

This is long overdue. Let’s get going with credit card transactions and make our lives a lot easier. Paper is so 2009.

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Written by sammyvicious

March 15, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Finally, an affordable jetpack. Only $90,000

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If you’re my age or older, (but not too much older cuz then you’re irrelevant), you’d remember the Rocketeer. Sure, the movie sucked like hell, but it gave kids a dream. Becoming Superman is clearly irrational, but a jetpack that allows us to fly? That’s within the realm of possibility.

Packs like these have been around for a while, but the problem has mostly been cost and capacity. What good is a jetpack if it can only fly for 5 minutes at a time? Finally, the Martin Aircraft Company Ltd. has solved this problem by bringing us the Martin Jetpack, an affordable flight solution that costs just a little more than a BMW 750 Li.

[via: wired]

Written by sammyvicious

March 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM