Boeing will offer in-flight wi-fi service to upcoming planes. Read the article here. It’s still disappointing to hear that no US airline has signed up to purchase Boeing’s latest planes. Apparently, wireless service is already available in foreign carriers. Boeing’s in-flight service is called Connexion. It will cost $30 for international flights, $20 for domestic flights for less than 6 hours or $10 for one hour. The service uses a two-way satellite to link to a network of stations on the ground. Maximum throughput is 20 mb per second which translates to about 150-200 kb per user.
Seagate Technology just came out with a 400 GB drive running at 7200 rpm with SATA or Ultra ATA interface. The drive which is composed of 3 disks of 133GB each is being targeted at desktop systems. This is by far the largest drive to date.