The amateur aeronautical engineers from YouTube’s Flight Test are known for their massive flying experiments that are often surprisingly successful. But it’s this tiny creation, an RC version of the flying house from Pixar’s Up that’s held aloft by actual helium balloons, that we’d most like to see available as a kit.
Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented.
Every person who has seen the movie Up and also enjoys dreaming about fanciful things every now and again has thought about flying away in balloons like Carl Fredricksen. Professional daredevil and crazy person Erik Roner just did it. He bought tanks of helium to pump up giant balloons to make him fly.
Have you ever thought how great it would be to fly, only to look up, and see the dangers of wires, tree branches, and street lights in your way? (Ah, then I'm the only one.) The point is, there's a lot over our heads, all the time. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, shoot straight up.
Jawbone is acquiring BodyMedia, makers of health monitoring armbands, for over $100 million. No further details have been made public about the deal.
Last night we reported about Jonathan Trappe, a man who's hoping to fly a tiny balloon-tethered house across the Atlantic ocean. But his Up-inspired planning would probably have been a lot easier had he access to this online calculator that lets you know exactly how many helium filled balloons you'd need to hoist your…
We'll forgive you for mistaking Jonathan Trappe for Carl Fredriksen of the Pixar movie UP. Like Fredriksen, Trappe is a "cluster balloonist" who likes to fly around the world with a bunch of balloons. He's attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean soon.
Jawbone has given its life-tracking Up bracelet a second chance. The original was promising, but had a sky-high failure rate. The new band, Jawbone hopes, will fix the massive problems of the original, and deliver on its equally massive potential.
Bjork's fifth album, Vespertine could come out 10 years from now and it would still sound startlingly ahead of it's time. Quiet, meditative and stark, the LP is absolutely perfect for these winter months.
We all know Jawbone best for their small things that make sound—Bluetooth headsets and speakers. But their newest concoction doesn't make any noise at all—it's a bracelet. The Up band will keep tabs on your body, 24/7.
We were all amazed when we saw the real life Up House that could fly with balloons. I might be more amazed at this Up House though, it's an exact replica of the one Carl and Ellie lived in. Exact.
Every American knows (or should know) they've got a right to an attorney. But when you're being arrested at 2 AM, legal counsel may prove hard to find. Not so with LawyerUp.
Please, let's never take Pixar for granted. And if we ever do find ourselves somehow deadened to the animation kingpin's charms, let's watch this gorgeous montage of their 12 feature films, 20 short films, and countless memories and moments. That should fix us right up. [Slashfilm]
This is really nuts. The people from National Geographic have built a house inspired by the Pixar movie Up! Yes, a house tied to gas balloons that actually flies. I'm so giddy I can barely type.
Ordinarily I'd assume this victim was pulling our leg, but Sook Shin just doesn't look the type. The university researcher's laptop contained years of work in the cancer field—and nope, she didn't back it up. D'oh! [CNET]
If you haven't watched Inception, spoilers alert. If you haven't watched Up!, spoilers alert. For the rest of you, this Inception/Up! trailer mash-up will make you flip out. In the words of Mark Wilson: "holy shit that trailer is amazing."
The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me…
As if the movie wasn't good enough—the first ten minutes alone make it worth it, even if they kill me every single time—now you can get a real Luxo Jr. lamp with this limited edition of Up!
Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old girl suffering from terminal vascular cancer, told her mom that she wanted to live to see Pixar's Up. But before she could visit the theater, her condition became too unstable for her to be moved.