An expert FAA advisory committee has recommended that airline passengers be allowed to use most personal electronic devices below 10,000 feet. Leonardo Patrizi/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The new Microsoft Surface tablet on display after a press conference in New York in October. The Microsoft tablet goes up against products from Apple, Amazon and Google. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The new iPad Mini is displayed after its unveiling at an Apple event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Kindle vice president Peter Larsen holds the Kindle Fire HD at the introduction of the new tablet in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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