When I switch on the TV and open the programme guide, it can take up to a minute to load the programme information (the programme title, time and description). The schedule shows lots of instances of “no information” where the programme title should be: I have an internet connection in the same house as the TV. Wouldn’t it be great if the TV connected to the internet, downloaded the programme information by itself, and cached it in the TV’s memory?

Luke Geissbühler and his children attached an insulated package containing a video camera and iPhone to a weather balloon and launched it into space from Newburgh, New York. The balloon reached 100,000 feet before bursting and returning back to Earth where it was recovered – just 30 miles away from where they launched it!