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How VR and AR Headsets Can Help Avoid The In-Flight Laptop Ban

If you own a mobile VR or AR headset, the laptop ban might not be as bad as you think. The US and UK large electronics ban stops thousands of fliers from using their laptops or tablets every week. But the rules — which impact six Mideast countries for the UK and 10 for the US — don’t mean you can’t use augmented or virtual reality headsets to browse the web, play games or get work done. Sean Ong, a mixed reality developer, demonstrated in May how the Microsoft HoloLens can serve as a desktop-like workaround on an affected US-bound Emirates flight from Dubai when paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. ….[READ]

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