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5 Buttons You Hope Your Pilot Never Has to Push

An estimated 25% of all Americans suffer from aviophobia, otherwise known as a fear of flying. And while we know air travel is abundantly safe, there …

Airlines to Trump: Block Rivals and Privatize Air Traffic Control

Donald Trump, a hotelier and former airline executive, has said plenty about immigrants, borders, and free trade. But he hasn’t said much about the …

Donald Trump

Major Headache: The Blue Angels Got Trapped Inside A Costco, And No One Knows How To Get Them Back Outside

Well, this isn’t good.<p>Most people think of Costco as the place that sells bulk quantities of pretty much everything. But the warehouse superstore is …

5 Useful Tips for Gaming Like a Pro

Have you ever heard the quote “fake it till you make it”? Well, we will see if that’s true with these tips for becoming a pro at gaming. If you are …

PC Gaming

Skyrim Is the Best Open World Ever Created, By a Long Shot

On November 11, 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took the world by storm. It’s the fifth entry in Bethesda’s long-running fantasy RPG series, and …

Build Your Own Wi-Fi Drone Disabler With a Raspberry Pi

If you’re looking for an interesting project to work on this weekend, you can turn a Raspberry Pi into a device that will drop Wi-Fi controlled …

American Airlines Boeing 767 catches fire at Chicago O'Hare airport

Several passengers have been injured after an American Airlines Boeing 767 caught fire before takeoff at Chicago O'Hare airport. All 161 passengers …

Boeing 747s Will No Longer Make The World's Scariest Landing

KLM stopped flying the jumbo jet into St. Maarten today.<p>The world's scariest airplane landing—or coolest, depending on who you ask—happens when KLM flies its Boeing 747 flight into St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport. For years, crowds have gathered on Maho Beach to watch the …

Experience: I survived a midair collision

We later learned that we had collided head-on with a Boeing 737. People don’t just walk away from that<p>I was sitting near the front of a business jet my company was delivering from our factory in Brazil to New York. It was 29 September 2006. There were two pilots up front and five of us in the …

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro vs Nintendo Switch: Which is better?

Thanks to the introduction of mid-generation upgrades, the games console market is increasingly populated. It would be easy to fall into the trap of …

I Am Setsuna is a wonderful throwback to the golden age of Japanese RPGs

The game puts you in the role of a mysterious mercenary who is given an unpleasant job: to find a young girl in a remote village, and kill her. Without giving away too much, that girl turns out to be the titular Setsuna, and instead of killing her, you end up accompanying her on a lengthy journey. …

Mashups

15 of the best video games you may have missed in 2016

86-year-old woman uses bacon to fight off thief

An 86 year-old woman from Manchester saved herself from a robbery by using a pack of the bacon.<p>The incident took place in a supermarket in Altrincham, UK and was recounted on the Greater Manchester Police Facebook page on Tuesday morning.<p>They wrote: "Yesterday afternoon an 86 year-old female …

How NASA Wants To Build a Supersonic Plane Without the Boom

Lockheed Skunk Works is ramping up design work on a quiet supersonic aircraft that could pave the way for commercial supersonic travel.<p>When the Concorde, a 1970s design, made its last flight in 2003, few may have guessed how hard it would be to achieve commercial supersonic flight once again. …

Inafune is already talking about plans for a Mighty No. 9 sequel

The first one, of course, hasn't yet launched<p><i>Mighty No. 9</i> hasn't launched yet — still 10 more days to go — and even though its community has been disappointed by repeated delays and jeered the game's launch trailer, creator Keiji Inafune is still speaking expansively about future projects under its …

Grass fire at Denver International Airport may have been sparked by plane that was taking off

DENVER - A grass fire at Denver International Airport may have been sparked by a plane that was taking off, according to airport officials.<p>The grass …

Blue Angel's fighter jet restoration planned for St. John landmark | NOLA.com

The faded Navy fighter jet that has served as a landmark for years in St. John the Baptist Parish will soon be restored back to its original Blue …

7 Things Everyone Should Know About the Game Boy Advance

Get the gist, the skinny, the 411 on Nintendo's classic handheld console as it turns 15<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Russia's Biggest Planemaker Prepares to Take on Boeing

For decades, <b>Boeing</b> and <b>Airbus</b> have dominated the business of building commercial airliners to help globetrotters trot the globe -- but times, they are a-changing. Boeing has new competition these days, and you won't believe where it's coming from.<p>Image source: United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary …

What Those Huge Numbers at the End of the Runway Really Mean

They tell you more than just what number runway it is.<p>Have you ever looked out the airplane window on takeoff or landing to spot the big numbers painted on the end of the runway. Yes, they help pilots tell one runway from another, but they also tell them something more.<p>As Atlas Obscura explains, …

Kirby: Planet Robobot review

Power armor may be the most meaningful addition to the Kirby canon since yarn and sequins.<p><i>Kirby: Planet Robobot</i> ticks nearly every box that a Kirby game should. It's adorable. It's fun. It's inviting. Kirby eats things. At the same time, <i>Planet Robobot</i> also introduces some significant new mechanics …

Rumor: ‘Zelda Wii U/NX’ dungeon amount and theme revealed, dynamic weather

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda for Nintendo Wii U and NX is slated for release in early 2017, but new rumors have surfaced which give light to the …

Retrogaming

How to Stop Mysterious Plane Crashes

When Air France Flight 447 crashed in the Atlantic in 2009, it took two years and more than $25 million before investigators found it. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in 2014 and still hasn't turned up. EgyptAir 804, lost on May 19, is somewhere on the bottom of the Mediterranean, but …

Blackbox

How to write a 3D game for Android using Unreal Engine: Part 1

There are many ways to develop games for Android, and one of the best ways for 3D development is to use an engine. An engine provides the essentials to make 3D meshes from 2D images, physics, realistic lighting and many more features that would otherwise be very time consuming for a developer to …

Game Development

Pope Francis explains to The Game Theorists YouTuber how to deal with haters

The Game Theorists' Matthew Patrick was among ten YouTube creators and channels to meet with Pope Francis over the weekend to discuss how they can use their influence to promote diversity and world peace to a global audience.<p>The meeting took place on Sunday in Vatican City at the 6th Scholas World …

Boeing made a 'major mistake' 12 years ago that left its customers in the lurch

It's a twin-engine narrow-body airliner that's larger than the run-of-the-mill 737, but smaller than wide-body jets like the 787 Dreamliner.<p>It's a true tweener in Boeing's lineup.<p>Though the Renton, Washington-based plane maker booked more than 1,000 orders for the jets over its two decades in …

Aviation

Below: the story behind Xbox One's biggest little indie game

Dark Souls meets tilt shift photography in the latest project from respected Toronto developer Capybara Games – and it’s a big deal for Microsoft’s console<p>In the early 1980s, two computer science students Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman released a program on to the University of California’s Unix …

Game Design Journey

Hey there everyone,<p>As I mentioned in my last blog, we are releasing our prototype of Skorian Tales very soon. If you want to help out by testing the …

How to Make Competitive Gaming Less Intimidating

For many players who have jumped into Overwatch, it’s their very first encounter with the hero shooter or team FPS genre. As long as I can remember, …

Every helicopter and plane aboard a US aircraft carrier explained

A recent video from the US Naval Institute takes us aboard the USS John C. Stennis with the 9th Carrier Wing to detail the role, functions, and capabilities of every single plane and helicopter on the ship.<p>The US's 10 operational aircraft carriers each measures nearly 1,100 feet in length, house as …