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Twitter buys hundreds of patents from IBM, ending legal spat

IBM's the biggest patent holder of all time, and when it comes to defending them, it tries to work things out amicably. That's exactly what's happened with Twitter, after the social giant today announced it has bought 900 patents from Big Blue and entered into a cross-licensing agreement to limit …

A Complete Guide to Aviation Gifts

Gift Ideas for Pilots, Aircraft Owners and Aviation Enthusiasts<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated April 29, 2018<p>If you have difficulty finding gift ideas …

Tour the Pacific Aviation Museum, from B-25 to F-104 and beyond

With dozens of iconic historical aircraft, the Pacific Aviation Museum is a must-see for anyone visiting Honolulu. If that flight's not on your travel plans, here's a huge photo tour.<p>Spread across two hangars and some open tarmac on Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the Pacific …

The Wright stuff: Ten great firsts in aviation

On 17 December 1903, the Wright Brothers became the first to fly a powered aircraft into the air. BBC Future looks at other aviation firsts which followed them.<p>On 17 December 1903, a pair of brothers who ran a bicycle repair shop in Dayton, Ohio, changed the world forever. Orville and Wilbur Wright …

The year in aviation: Major changes afoot

2013 was a year of changes and challenges in aviation.<p>The airline industry underwent major changes and challenges in 2013, from the creation of a new mega-sized carrier to passengers getting the all-clear to keep their electronics powered up and a crash that caused the first passenger airline …

If you like the Lamborghini Aventador

It has thermonuclear road presence; the horizon seems to shrivel as it approaches. There’s nothing normal about how it looks, how it sounds or how it moves down the road. When teenagers sleep, this is the car in their dreams. Of course it’s Italian. Of course it’s the Lamborghini Aventador …

Game-day gridlock: Car ads of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVIII, in which the Denver Broncos will meet the Seattle Seahawks on 2 February, will be treated as leisure time by most viewers. For advertisers, it will be one of the most pivotal work days of the year.<p>The hours-long American football championship commands the attention of hundreds of …

Last Call- Good Year, Great Idea Edition

It’s not general knowledge, but back in the early 1960s Good Year experimented with illuminated tires. They were made out of synthetic rubber and …