Boeing has been granted a patent for technology that can charge the battery of a drone in-flight via a tether that connects temporarily to a ground-based power supply.
To address the stringent data security requirements in highly regulated industries, BlackBerry is teaming with Boeing in the aerospace giant's project for a highly secure Android-based smartphone known as the Black phone.
If ever there's a place you want to see an impeccable records management system in use, it's the aviation industry. Boeing announced this week it is acquiring Netherlands-based AerData Group for an undisclosed sum. AerData provides integrated software for managing airplane leasing, maintenance and other fleet records.
Check out the latest in mobile IT news for Feb. 27, including the unveiling of the Boeing Black smartphone, how Burger King could improve its customer communication, predictions about the eventual decline of the smartphone market, the future of LTE across the globe and the rise of wireless gigabit connections.
By the end of this month, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel is expected to recommend removing most restrictions on using mobile devices on airplanes, the New York Times is reporting.
IT behemoth Cisco this week unveiled a new security services division.
The Boeing Company has developed a new approach for linking business IT networks with industrial-control systems, and the initiative has spurred a standards initiative that could enable a new kind of virtual private network.
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