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That’s right everyone, the use of electronics is on flights is now always permitted! No more bologna about not being able to use electronics during takeoff and landing. This means we can finally take pictures and record videos during takeoff and landing. Woohoo! The Verge reports that the FAA approved the use of some electronics, though it may take a while for some flights to have the new rule in effect. Either way, it looks like we can be on our phones at all times during our holiday travels!

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source: The Verge

Kedlin’s popular luggage scanning game, Airport Scanner, powers a TSA study at Duke University. Airport Scanner is a casual game where players take the role of a TSA baggage screener and operate a life-like X-Ray baggage scanner to quickly identify illegal items such as weapons, liquid containers, and more, all while getting legit passengers through security on time.

Keldin has teamed up with Dr. Stephen Mitroff of Duke University by providing him with anonymous gameplay data to answer questions about real-life baggage screening that can’t easily be tested in a lab. Mitroff, with funding from TSA, has tried to understand what makes someone a better visual searcher than the next, information that could lead to better airport security.

Dr. Mitroff said in a press release that “It’s vital to understand how individuals learn these skills best and what factors lead to accurate performance, and the data collected from Airport Scanner enable my team to assess and learn from hundreds of thousands of individuals on accuracy, response time, false alarms, the ability to avoid distraction, the ability to multitask and more.”

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Checkpoint Madness HD Review

Checkpoint Madness HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Play the role of a TSA agent as you direct travellers to their relevant checkpoints. It's a surprisingly stressful task, however.

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Jetset: A Game For Airports

Jetset: A Game For Airports

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With Jetset: A Game For Airports, the author's intention was to create a game that air travelers could pick up and play while waiting at the airport for their flights. It makes good on its intentions by using location services that allow you to unlock location specific souvenirs, which can then be shared with friends via Facebook. The game definitely has broader appeal than just for travelers though, with fast paced game play that is humorous and interesting.

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