Google's Flying Internet Balloons May Actually Be Feasible Next Year

The biggest secret on the internet is that most of the world still doesn't have access to it. But while a year after launch there's still the possibility Google's Project Loon balloons may fall on you, it looks like they could actually be the most viable way to enable the 61 percent of humans without a Facebook… » 6/16/14 2:00pm 6/16/14 2:00pm

Afghanistan's Dirigibile War Takes Flight

The U.S. military is serious about balloons over Afghanistan. Not the party kind, mind you—we are not deploying clowns to the front—but the kind that bristle with reconnaissance gear. The spying kind. » 4/03/11 12:00pm 4/03/11 12:00pm

Nokia Gatecrashes HTC's London Event With Balloons and Cheek

In a daring move which will inevitably make Nokia look very silly after HTC's announcements, the Finnish company sent a bunch of balloon-bearing people down to the Desire event in London, boasting of their Ovi Maps service. The cheek! » 9/15/10 6:50am 9/15/10 6:50am