They way we buy things is changing. A lot of the focus lately has revolved around the smartphone with services like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but a new company Stratos still thinks the credit card has its place...you just shouldn't have to juggle a whole wallet full of them.
Felix Baumgartner set the record for the world's highest free fall when he successfully jumped 24 miles from the edge of space over the weekend. But you know what he hasn't done? Set the record for the shortest jump.
Surely by now you've heard someone say "Man, with balls that big, I'm surprised Felix Baumgartner even fit into that capsule." You can't deny it, he'd need some serious balls jumping from the stratosphere is just as insane and frightening as it is awesome.
We are covering the supersonic space jump live here. In case you missed it, the launch went smoothly. Here's the video. At the end you can see Felix's mom crying, overwhelmed by emotion as her son went on his adventure.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner wasn't able to attempt his record-setting jump last week on account of the weather. He tries again today, and you can follow his mission live on YouTube. His capsule was expected to launch at 11 AM ET (Update: Doors have opened and he's preparing to jump!), so keep your eyes and ears on…
Total success. After many delays, Felix did it. He reached the highest altitude ever reached by any man in a balloon, more than 127,000 feet. He then jumped and fell faster than any man, breaking Mach 1 (it's unofficial for now, they have to confirm it).
The Red Bull Stratos mission control has announced that, after Tuesday's aborted supersonic space jump, the next launch is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at 8:30am EDT. We will cover the Roswell event live.
Following a five-hour hold due to weather, today's attempt at the first-ever supersonic space jump has been cancelled. The look on Baumgartner's face after the mission-abort was announced, pictured above, says it all: this has been a disappointing day.
When most people skydive, they jump from an altitude between 3,000 and 15,000 feet. Today, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner will leap from a balloon soaring 120,000 feet above sea level.
Felix Baumgartner is going to jump from the edge of space. If successful, he's going to become the first man in history to go supersonic without any mechanical propulsion aid whatsoever. He's now getting ready.
Oh, you've been skydiving? That's nice. Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is underwhelmed by your "achievement."
The Stratos is one of those commercial planes that actually makes me think "this is how the future will look like". Rather than just being the same old basic design that has been with us forever now, the Stratos has a large 237-foot wingspan and two massive engines mounted on the back, giving it a way more stylized…
To the un-rock'n'roll like me, the object above looks like a TV cabinet, or a disco oven - but, like I said, I've never had much of a fever for cowbell. This is the Stratos from Hovland, an amp that was 20 years in the making. And this is the price: $50,000. More on what it has and what it does (and doesn't) after the…