“PlaneSpotting” would have been the perfect name


Daily iPad App: FlightRadar24 lets you spot planes using your iPhone

FlightRadar24 Pro is a universal app so it runs on the iPhone and the iPad. It’s convenient on the iPhone, but I prefer the slightly larger screen of the iPad mini, which is perfect for a visual, mapping app like FlightRadar24. When it launches, FlightRadar grabs your location and shows you the planes that are near you. The app is regional so you can see planes even when there are none directly overhead. It’s also a real-time view so the planes move along their flight path while you have the app open. When you tap on a plane, a pop-up window shows information about the plane model, the flight and the plane’s current speed and altitude

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The Ultimate Computer Workstation

Via ars technica:

Science fiction is filled with cherished seats of power, workstations that put the universe a finger-touch or a mere thought away. Darth Vader had his meditation pod, the Engineers of Prometheus had their womb-like control stations, and Captain Kirk has the Captain’s Chair. But no real-life workstation has quite measured up to these fictional seats of power in the way that Martin Carpentier’s Emperor workstations have.

The latest “modern working environment” from Carpentier’s Quebec City-based MWE Lab is the Emperor 1510 LX. With a retractable monitor stand that can support up to five monitors (three 27-inch and two 19-inch), a reclining seat with thigh rest, a Bose sound system, and Italian leather upholstery, the Emperor 1510 LX looks more like a futuristic vehicle than a workstation. And it’s priced like a vehicle, too—it can soon be yours for the low, low price of $21,500.

Of course it won’t truly be “The Supreme Seat of Supremacy” until certain essential plumbing is available

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