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R2-D2 Boeing Dreamliner proves the Star Wars bandwagon knows no limits

R2-D2 Boeing Dreamliner proves the Star Wars bandwagon knows no limits

By 17 April 2015

We've seen the toys, mugs, pajamas, and dinner plate set. We've used the water bottle, dressed in the costume, watched the films at the cinema (twice), own the VHS edition(s), own the DVDs, own the Blu-rays. But at least we now know there's no boundary... >>

Force fields are finally real and Boeing is working on them now

Force fields are finally real and Boeing is working on them now

By 24 March 2015

Force fields are no longer restricted to the worlds of Star Trek, Halo, Star Wars and the like - Boeing is working on its own version right now. Rather than deflecting lasers or even bullets this force field will protect against the shockwaves from explosions.... >>

High-tech Virgin Atlantic 787 takes off for the first time, superfast Wi-Fi on board

High-tech Virgin Atlantic 787 takes off for the first time, superfast Wi-Fi on board

By 24 October 2014

Virgin Atlantic's latest plane, a 787 Dreamliner, made its first public flight yesterday and to illustrate one of its high tech talents, the airline streamed a live gig from the plane online while it was in the air over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft... >>

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first flight

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first flight

By 22 April 2014

British Airways has introduced the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, promising a host of new benefits to new and frequent flyers, as well as a number of technological goodies for travellers to experience. But does travelling on a brand new aircraft... >>

Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

By 14 April 2014

BA has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet of planes including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We jumped on a flight on the newly opened Austin, Texas, route to see what the new entertainment system is like, and whether... >>

Boeing creates phone to keep secrets top secret

Boeing creates phone to keep secrets top secret

By 27 February 2014

Boeing has launched its first smartphone, the Boeing Black, but you probably won't be able to get your hands on it.  The futuristic handset takes a security approach, rather than trying to compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple or HTC. The company... >>

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

By 9 July 2013

The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner might not be as exciting as the new British Airways Airbus A380, but there is a stronger chance it's an aircraft in which you're likely to travel. It will fly from Heathrow to Toronto from 1 September and to... >>

Potatoes used as human stand-ins in Boeing Wi-Fi test

Potatoes used as human stand-ins in Boeing Wi-Fi test

By 20 December 2012

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been testing Wi-Fi signals on its planes using potatoes as human beings. Sacks of spuds apparently replicate the way people reflect and absorb wireless signals. Around 20,000lbs of potatoes were used in the experiments... >>

Boeing Android smartphone confirmed as aviation giant enters mobile market

Boeing Android smartphone confirmed as aviation giant enters mobile market

By 13 April 2012

A Boeing smartphone will be hitting stores this year, the aviation company has confirmed. Not content with dominating the skies with its 747s and alike, Boeing will be tackling the smartphone market with its own Android device. Before we get too excited,... >>

Boeing's onboard Wi-Fi service Connexion bites the dust

By 18 August 2006

Boeing has killed off its in-flight Wi-Fi system, Connexion. The company was apparently hemorrhaging money on the scheme, so decided to “exit the high-speed broadband communications connectivity markets”. Although Lufthansa, SAS, and Japan Airlines,... >>