Guy in a lawn chair gets lifted by giant balloons like in the movie Up

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. » 12/23/14 2:03am Tuesday 2:03am

How Many Balloons Would You Actually Need To Lift a House?

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… » 11/20/12 10:27am 11/20/12 10:27am

FCC: "Broadband" Now Means 4 Mbps Down

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… » 7/23/10 12:29pm 7/23/10 12:29pm