Your Technology Aug. 2, 1999

RUNNING EMPTY Worried about toting a potentially incendiary jug of extra fuel in your trunk? Your answer may be Spare Tank. It's a gasoline derivative much less combustible than ordinary gas, thus less likely to explode. Still, it packs enough punch, when mixed with residual fuel in your tank, to get you to the next station. Cost: a high-octane $24.99 a gallon.

YOU'RE E-VITED If you think it's a drag to send out invitations by snail mail, consider a new website called All you need to do is fill out one of the site's prepared invitations and, with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!