Emirates hat eine geniale Methode gefunden, um das Laptop-Verbot in Flugzeugen zu umgehen

Emirates Airlines hat einen Service eingeführt, der Passagieren ermöglicht, ihren Laptop und ihr Tablet bis kurz vor dem Abflug zu benutzen — ohne das Gerät zuvor mit dem Gepäck einchecken zu müssen, wenn Menschen in die USA fliegen. Der Service ist eine Antwort auf das Verbot von großen elektronischen Geräten in Flugzeug-Kabinen, das die US-Regierung erlassen hat und ab Samstag gültig sein soll. Die Idee: Emirates lässt Reisende ihre Geräte so lange wie möglich benutzen, sodass sie Laptops oder Tablets nicht schon mit dem Gepäck einchecken müssen. „Wir fügen uns natürlich dem neuen Gesetz, gleichzeitig wollen wir aber auch so wenige Unannehmlichkeiten wie möglich für unsere Gäste“, sagte Emirates-Vorstand Tim… Read More

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Judge rules in favor of “Drone Slayer,” dismisses lawsuit filed by pilot

(credit: William H. Merideth) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against William Merideth, the Kentucky man who shot down a drone that Merideth believed was flying over his own property in 2015. During the weeks that followed the incident, Merideth dubbed himself a “drone slayer.” Later, he sold orange t-shirts with that phrase printed on them. The ruling now means the lingering question as to whether American federal law recognizes the concept of aerial trespass will have to wait for another day. Last year, drone pilot David Boggs sued Merideth in federal court in Louisville, asking the court to make a legal determination as to whether Boggs’ drone’s… Read More

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Apple Is Under Fire For Not Paying Taxes in New Zealand. But That’s Not Entirely True

A treaty between Australia and New Zealand allowed Apple aapl to pay taxes to the former, but not the latter for a decade. The tech giant is facing scrutiny for the arrangement that saw its New Zealand unit pay $26 million in taxes to Canberra instead of Wellington since 2007, but Apple has said that it was entirely legal, according to the New Zealand Herald. Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand co-leader James Shaw told the newspaper it was “absolutely extraordinary” that Apple was “able to get away with paying zero tax” in the country. “It looks like their tax department is even more innovative than their product designers,” he… Read More

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