FAAJust in time for the winter holidays, we’ll now finally be able to use our gadgets during takeoff and landing. On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration—following the approval of its advisory panel and nearly a year of pressure from a United States senator—announced that “passengers will eventually be able to read e-books, play games, and watch videos on their devices during all phases of flight, with very limited exceptions. Electronic items, books, and magazines must be held or put in the seat back pocket during the actual takeoff and landing roll.” In other words, your device can’t be in your lap or on a tray table—you gotta keep your paws on it. “We believe today’s decision honors both our commitment to safety and consumer’s increasing desire to use their electronic devices during all phases of their flights,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement.

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