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Goodyear bids goodbye to blimps, says hello to zeppelins

The tire giant is building its next generation of Goodyear blimps -- but the new airships won't technically be blimps at all. CNET Road Trip 2013 discovers the secrets behind Goodyear's new fleet.

By Jul. 13, 2013

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Goodyear's blimps, a century of gracing the sky (pictures)

Visitors to Akron, Ohio, can't help but see the famous airships flying overhead, as they have for a century. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out their legacy.

27 Images By Jul. 20, 2013

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Google said to deploy Wi-Fi blimps in Africa and Asia

The Web giant is reportedly creating airborne wireless networks to bring Internet access to some of the world's hard-to-reach regions.

By May. 27, 2013

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Goodyear unveils next-gen blimp, first in 45 years

The tire company will ply the skies with an all-new zeppelin that will go faster and be more efficient than its current blimps -- and you could name it.

By Mar. 14, 2014

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Watch Goodyear's next-gen blimp get built in two minutes

Time-lapse footage shows the birth of a brand new kind of blimp at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Ohio.

By Mar. 31, 2014

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Behind the scenes with the Goodyear blimp crew

It may be the most visible working icon in the world. CNET Road Trip 2013 stopped in Akron, Ohio, to see what it takes to get Goodyear's famous blimps to fly.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Google’s Project Loon testing LTE in Nevada?

Word has it that the high-flying Wi-Fi balloons may be trying to tap into 4G LTE while sailing above the desert.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Yahoo Labs and Carnegie Mellon forge $10 million partnership

The tech giant and the university will focus on mobile and personalization products, giving researchers access to data from Yahoo users who opt in.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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Look! Up in the sky! It's an antimissile blimp!

Known as JLENS, a new program that could be deployed by next year aims to protect Washington, D.C., by putting surveillance radar on tethered blimps 10,000 feet overhead.

By Jul. 24, 2013

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The long, great history of zeppelins

Road Trip 2011: The last one was decommissioned in 1940, but there was a day when Germany's zeppelins were the royalty of the skies. CNET visits the Zeppelin Museum to look at the history of aerial royalty.

By Jun. 9, 2011