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Airbus: So an Inch Does Make a Difference

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October 28, 2013
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Airbus is calling on the industry to make 18 inch aircraft seats standard after a scientific study suggests it would help passengers sleep better on long journeys. Hayley Platt asks if the measures will do anything to reverse poor sales of their larger jets.


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Reuters (Dec. 12, 2013) French-based aerospace company Airbus says it has the solution to a problem that plagues travellers and airlines all year - lost luggage. With a busy Xmas travel season approaching the company is testing new tracking technology in an effort to make air travel less stressful for passengers and keep them in constant touch with their luggage. Pavithra George reports.
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Nintendo Wii Shown to Benefit Children With Dyspraxia

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Reuters (Apr. 30, 2013) Children with dyspraxia, a condition that causes co-ordination and balance problems, have been shown to benefit from therapy using the Nintendo Wii Fit video game. A group of British researchers have been studying the phenomenon and believe it could make a significant difference in the lives of afflicted children.
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Review: Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Kit Kat Smartphone

Review: Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Kit Kat Smartphone

TheStreet (Dec. 19, 2013) Google's new Nexus 5 smartphone runs the latest version of Android, Kit Kat 4.4. The Nexus 5 features a 5-inch HD screen, 2 gigabytes of memory, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and weighs only 4.6 ounces. The smartphone also comes without bloatware, allowing for fast performance. TheStreet's Gary Krakow loves the new Nexus 5 smartphone but has some questions about the design, including an awkwardly-placed volume control and power button and sub-par speakers.
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HTC One Max Android Smartphone Phablet Review

HTC One Max Android Smartphone Phablet Review

TheStreet (Dec. 26, 2013) HTC's new One Max smartphone is HUGE - the phablet has a 5.9 inch 1080x1920 display. Compared to the original HTC One and the Apple iPhone, the size of the One Max is very noticeable. The One Max comes with 2 gigabytes of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 4-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a high-capacity battery. TheStreet's Gary Krakow finds the HTC One Max to be a great performer with a beautiful display, but holding the device for extended periods of time can be tiring.
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