Christo Janse van Rensburg

69 Flips | 7 Magazines | @Christo77 | Keep up with Christo Janse van Rensburg on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Christo Janse van Rensburg”

Michael Cheika accepts he did not adequately prepare Australia for Scotland, and defends Craig Joubert

Cheika made the striking admission that his team were not "prepared very well" before leaping to an impassioned defence of Joubert<p>Michael Cheika has given a bracingly candid verdict on his own deficiencies as a coach, claiming that he did not prepare his Wallabies team adequately for their</b> …

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

Travel

'No Man's Sky' Packed With Activities -- Space Combat, Trading, Mining, Even Terraforming

As a recent Elite: Dangerous fan and general space game enthusiast, I’ve been cautiously optimistic about No Man’s Sky since its admittedly stunning debut. No, it wasn’t the breathtaking procedurally generated planets that left me leery, and it certainly wasn’t the hypnotic soundtrack from …

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

A Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica Photographed by Alex Cornell | Colossal

<p>While on an expedition to Antarctica last month, photographer Alex Cornell witnessed a massive iceberg flip, revealing a strangely translucent blue …

Photo Lesson: Evoking Mood

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts, interacting with guests aboard the <i>National Geographic Explorer.</i><p>On a recent trip to the <b>Macaronesia …

Facebook's Thoughtless Artificial Intelligence

This year saw Google acquiring an artificial intelligence startup and two of the smartest people around, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, warning the …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Simon Mignolet compared to Barney The Dinosaur: best Memes as Liverpool goalkeeper feels the heat

Liverpool goalkeeper's error-ridden display against Leicester becomes hot topic on Twitter. Here are some of our favourite Memes<p>Simon Mignolet is feeling the heat at <b>Liverpool</b> for a series of shaky performances this season and his display against Leicester on Tuesday night did not help matters.<p>The …

Soccer

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

Images reveal the most Antarctic ice on record and the Aral Sea before it dried up.<p>Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years.<p><b>The</b> …

Bayonetta 2: How Early Is Too Early For Review Embargoes?

Have you heard the news? Bayonetta 2 is great! It’s received a few perfect scores from major sites, and overall ratings have been pretty stellar, with reviews heralding the sequel as having huge improvements over its predecessor and declaring it a must-have exclusive for the Wii U. That’s enough to …

'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor' Paid Branding Deals Should Have #GamerGate Up In Arms

In the laundry list of complaints gamers have about video game journalism and its ethical quandaries, being in bed with game developers and publishers is very near the top. Gamers see ads for a video game plastered all around a scored review and question whether there’s some pressure from these …

The Athens 2004 Olympics Site Is Being Left To Rot 10 Years After The Games

"We simply made the biggest mistake in our history."

'World's Smallest High-End Desktop PC' from Silent Power Cooled By Copper Foam Not Fans

A German start-up says that it has invented the world's smallest high-end desktop PC, which uses a block of exposed copper foam at the top of the …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

SDCC 2014: Mako to Return in Next Mass Effect Game

The infamous vehicle is heading back to BioWare's universe.<p>BioWare revealed that the Mako vehicle from the original Mass Effect will be making its …

Agile Enterprise Architecture Finally Crosses the Chasm

In my first article for <i>Forbes</i>, I asked whether Enterprise Architecture (EA) was completely broken. My conclusion: executives seeking digital transformations of their organizations require a more agile approach to architecture than traditional EA has been able to offer. Instead, architects must …

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - Graphics Comparison - Eurogamer

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

World Cup Fans

<b>Fans at Brazil 2014 have been bedecked with colour and smiles...apart of course from those from England.</b>

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Britain's secret beaches: The beautiful shores hidden around our country

Losgainter beach in the Outer Hebrides was once mistakenly used in a Thai tourism brochure [BNPS]<p>Travel writer Daniel Start has compiled a list of …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Rise of Incarnates is a free to play, 2v2 PC fighter | PC Invasion

Terrible things have befallen Earth, so the only obvious solution is to pair off in teams of super-powered weirdos and fight until everything is …

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel