Appeals court rules electronics can stay on planes; Swatch CEO discusses 'revolutionary' battery

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> A Washington, D.C., appeals court ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration did not overstep its authority when it allowed airline passengers to use electronic devices during takeoff and landing. Article

> Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says he met with Apple's Tim Cook to discuss the tech giant's "intervention in the car," suggesting Apple is continuing work on new automotive technologies. Article

> The CEO of Swatch says his company will release a "revolutionary battery" next year, not only for watches, but also for automobiles. Article

> Two Google executives took to the Reddit AMA platform, answering questions about Google's approach to cybersecurity in light of the recent federal rulings against the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata. Article

> Android Wear on Wi-Fi: Using a smartwatch without a phone nearby. Article

> Five of the coolest projects from AT&T Labs' Research Day event in New York. Article

> Are wearables going the way of politics and religion as hot-button topics to avoid if you want to prevent arguments with friends, family and co-workers? Commentary

 > Reliability remains a key concern as the telecom industry implements SDN, according to Chris Emmons, Verizon's director of Network Planning, Corporate Network and Technology. Article

And finally… The mystery behind radio signals that baffled scientists at Australia's most famous radio telescope for 17 years has finally been solved. Article