Twitch chat successfully barrel-rolled a ‘Flight Simulator’ plane

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Somehow, the chaotic hivemind that is Twitch chat managed to takeoff, fly and land a plane in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took off from Košice International Airport in Slovakia, flew for about an hour, performed …

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‘Airplane Mode’ will let you relive the monotony of economy class this fall

By air travel, airplane mode, AMC, amc games, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, flight, flight simulator, gaming, News, personal computing, steam, Travel, video games

If you spend any time at all on social media, you may have seen how much people have fallen in love with Microsoft’s latest Flight Simulator release. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a well-made title, accidental 212-story monolith and…

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Two more astronauts join SpaceX’s first crewed mission to the ISS

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Two more astronauts have been assigned to the first operational crewed flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and Noguchi Soichi, of the Japanese Aerospace Ex…

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AMC Games’ first title is the intentionally boring ‘Airplane Mode’

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Desert Bus won’t be the only big name in town for games that are purposefully, excruciatingly boring. AMC is marking the start of its game publishing division by unveiling Airplane Mode, a game from Bacronym that tasks you with sitting through a nea…

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Lilium proves its electric air taxi can fly

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Flying taxi startup Lilium has completed its first phase of flight testing. Its Lilium Jet is now flying at speeds over 100 kilometers per hour. Today, the company shared new flight footage and announced that it has completed its first dedicat…

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Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

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Qantas just broke a record for air travel, and it may have helped science in the process. The Australian airline has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project researching the effects of v…

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Japanese airline’s robots could let the elderly ‘travel’ from home

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If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan’s All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy 1,000 “Newme” telepresence robots as surrogates for people whose health p…

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Volocopter proves its air taxi can work with air traffic control

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In order for air taxis and delivery drones to succeed, they’ll have to play nicely with air traffic control systems. Yesterday, a Volocopter air taxi proved it’s ready to do just that. The Volocopter 2X performed a series of tests at the Helsinki int…

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Cellphone interference still poses a risk aboard some Boeing jets

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Even switching your phone to airplane mode won’t keep it from being a risk on some Boeing jets. A 2014 FAA study revealed that some cockpit screens on Boeing 737 and 777 jets are vulnerable to interference from WiFi, cell phone signals or even weathe…

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Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit

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Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It’s an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying version of the Waymo’s self-driving cars. In January, the company’s flying taxi took to the skie…

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