Kickstarter backers really, really want to fill 100 water balloons in a minute. They express their joy by pouring money into an entertaining water-balloon gadget project.
Microsoft will pay approximately 70 percent of that sum and Nokia will pay the remaining amount.
A group of high-altitude balloon enthusiasts from Stanford successfully captured what they think is the first-ever photo of a balloon, the horizon, and space -- from above. And they were under budget. CNET was on hand to see how it worked.
The company needs to find new ways to generate revenue off those customers as its traditional sources are being squeezed by messaging apps.
The tech giant may have found its darling with Ibis-167. Surfing air currents and dodging the polar vortex, the Wi-Fi carrying balloon beat all odds in its recent journey.
Researchers watch the light show that happens in the brain when study participants are faced with a risky decision in a nondescript video game.
Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.
The cutting-edge balloons that Google built for its Wi-Fi broadcasting will be able to travel around the world three times, or for 100 days.
World View's giant helium balloon will take you high into the stratosphere for just $75,000.
You won't confuse World View's near-space balloon rides with a trip to the International Space Station, but the views will still be incredible.