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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Watch Live In-Flight TV on Your Laptop

Yet another reason to take your laptop with you when you fly... and yet another distraction from getting work done in-flight. This summer, Connexion (a subsidiary of Boeing) will begin offering satellite-linked in-flight TV available through laptops.

The initial offering will be five channels, including MSNBC, CNBC and BBC News. This service -- initially to be offered on Singapore Airlines -- is a first for transcontinental flights.

Depending on the plane's configuration, laptop users will be able to receive the programming through either Ethernet cable or 802.11b wireless connections.

Source: Silicon.com