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Christopher Goscinski

Christopher Goscinski is Pando's membership coordinator.
  1. The hidden cost of "Bring Your Own In Flight Entertainment"

    Engadget’s Zach Honig has written an interesting piece about airlines’ quiet move towards the future of in-flight entertainment (IFE). As Honig points out, the new Boeing 737 has barebacked seats with no obvious IFE to speak of. There are no drop-down monitors and the new seats don’t even have headphone jacks with access to in-flight radio. In short, Honig reports, the future of IFE is in passengers' hands, literally.

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  2. SquadUP launches with Millennials in mind to reshape mobile event planning

    We’ve all been there: You’re out with a few friends and one of them decides that an everyone-is-invited barbecue is in order for next weekend. Everyone agrees it’d be great, but now what? At the very least you want to know what everyone's bringing to the table, maybe even charge them; you’ll want to formalize a date and time, making sure everyone is on the same page and nobody is left out.

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  3. You can spy on Google's spy balloons using regular flight-tracking tools

    Google’s Project Loon -- "balloon-powered Internet for everyone" -- is something you've likely heard about. You might even have read concerns about how they could, in theory at least, be used for spying. But, unless you live near South Island, New Zealand, it's unlikely you'll have actually seen one of Google's fancy hi-tech balloons.

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  4. Google emails users, telling them to kiss Orkut goodbye

    Orkut, Google’s first attempt at a social network, is closing in a few months. In an email sent out last night, Google warned Orkut’s users that their accounts would close on September 30th, though their data would be retrievable by Google Takeout through 2016.

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  5. FAA publishes drone guidelines, including this handy infographic

    As more and more drones take to the skies, the FAA has just released guidelines explaining where hobbyists can fly commercially available drones and model airplanes.

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  6. Starwood just offered luxury hotel rooms for $30, by mistake. So I booked one

    I’m the first to gripe about the travel industry’s struggle with consumer technology: The apps are slow, the websites are terribly designed; Wi-Fi in transit centers- if present at all- is slow and expensive.

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