Massive Hack Reveals Nude Pictures

Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet. Anonymous posters to online message boards boasted of having nude images of scores of female stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, pop icon Rihanna and […]




Zelda Returns to Twitter

Three weeks after Zelda Williams quit Twitter and said she was “deleting this from my devices for a good long time,” the only daughter of the late Robin Williams is back. She tweeted Monday for the first time since Aug. 13 with a message of “Thank you,” which came with a link to her Tumblr. […]




Purrari 458

Earlier this year, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman), decided to give his Ferrari 458 Italia a unique wrap. It entailed turning the whole car into a tribute to the Nyan Cat. It seems that adorning a Ferrari with a cat with a Pop-Tart body that flies through space leaving a rainbow trail in its wake did […]




Bulletproof BMW X5

Buyers looking for a vehicle that will coddle them while protecting them from gunfire and shrapnel are in luck, because many of the world’s top automakers all offer armored versions of their vehicles. One of these automakers is BMW, which is set to produce an armored version of its latest BMW X5 SUV. First shown […]




China’s Bullet Trains

China is already home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line and some of its fastest bullet trains, and the government is pouring billions of yuan into building new capacity. In fact, China plans to add more than 3,100 miles of high-speed rail track by 2015, bringing the total length of the system to about […]




Meet the Android people

Meet the Android people: Models pose at a Samsung Galaxy launch event in Korea. We have recently been examining the case that Android phones are bought by poor people while Apple’s iPhones serve the 1% (or at least the richest 11.7% of the market). “Poor” is a relative term here, and some people don’t like […]




Robin Williams Tribute in Zelda Game

A fan-petition for Nintendo to include a character named after Robin Williams, who died earlier this week, has so far collected almost 90,000 signatures. Nintendo tonight responded to Polygon’s request for comment on the Change.org petition, which asks that Nintendo name one of its non-player characters ‘Robin’ in the next Zelda game. Williams, who had […]




The Great Chinese Exodus

Even when the emperors did their utmost to keep them at home, the Chinese ventured overseas in search of knowledge, fortune and adventure. Manchu Qing rulers thought those who left must be criminals or conspirators and once forced the entire coastal population of southern China to move at least 10 miles inland. But even that […]




Sexualized Culture of Game Industry

China’s rise as a gaming nation was best captured at ChinaJoy, the huge expo that drew more than 250,000 attendees to more than 100,000 square meters of exhibit space in Shanghai. The event was a huge spectacle, but it bore little resemblance to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game-business showcase that drew 48,000 […]




Eugen Sänger

Of all the scientists who brought rocketry to maturity during the Second World War, Eugen Sänger is not a figure who stands out. But he is an interesting and important historical figure. Like his more familiar contemporary Wernher von Braun, Sänger worked on developing liquid propulsion for vehicles that could eventually send men into space, […]