The Incredible Calculations That Keep Google's Project Loon Aloft

When we last checked in on Project Loon—Google’s moonshot project to blanket the world with internet-packing weather balloons—one had just circumnavigated the globe in a very quick 22 days. I just attended a talk at Google I/O and got some more info about the challenges the team faces in making this wild-ass project… »5/30/15 11:05am5/30/15 11:05am

Hindenberg Anyone? GM Offers Free Fuel-Cell Cars to Consumers

Once again taking the free sample approach, the company that killed the electric car has decided to give 1,000 drivers the chance to drive the hydrogen-powered Equinox SUV's for three months. The company will also offer free hydrogen services (because who has hydrogen lying around the house?). The catch, other than… »11/01/07 5:45pm11/01/07 5:45pm

Allstate Giving Away 20,000 Gallons Of Free Gas In Warren, MI Today!

Allstate's rewarding the city of Warren, MI for its improvement in their national ranking of safe drivers with 20,000 gallons of free gas — to be handed out today in ten gallon fill-ups to any and all comers. The insurance company studied the driving records of residents of cities across 'merica and found Warren… »6/14/07 9:45am6/14/07 9:45am

Keith Crain Opens Gates, Lets Peons In: Automotive News Free For The Week

The usually subscriber-only daily auto rag from the behemoth that is Crain Communications — the maker of such delightful reads as AdvertisingAge, TelevisionWeek, AutoWeek and the always fun Tire Business — has opened the doors to you, the everyman (or woman), for the rest of this week only. That's right, it's a… »12/05/06 1:34pm12/05/06 1:34pm