Lucas Eden de Brouwer

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Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

The new HTTP/2 spec ushers in hopes for a faster web

HTTP, or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a central part of the World Wide Web. On Wednesday, Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working …

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.<p>Private photos and videos of more than 100 mostly female American and British stars were released …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Researchers get record broadband speeds out of old-school copper wire

While telecoms companies around the world are investing millions into the development of fiber-optic networks, the standard copper telephone line may still have some life in it yet. Experts at Alcatel Lucent's Bell Labs research division are claiming a new world record by achieving super-fast …

Sprint's LivePro is the most ambitious mobile hotspot ever made

A mobile hotspot, mini projector, media streamer, and backup battery all in one box<p>Back in January, at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, ZTE showed off what it called the Projector Hotspot, a multi-function device that served as a mobile hotspot, mini projector, back-up battery, and stand-alone …

Was Dolly Parton miming at Glastonbury?

Dolly Parton's Glastonbury set has been mired in a 'mimegate' controversy, as television viewers accuse her of not singing live<p>Dolly Parton may have been the most popular act at this year's Glastonbury Festival, drawing a crowd of 100,000 and earning enthusiastic reviews. However, her appearance on …

Music

Fleshlight Releases iPad Case You Can Hump

After more than two years of development, the sex toy company behind the male masturbatory aid <i>Fleshlight</i> has sprung a product that finally allows men …

Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality

There’s a lot going on in the virtual reality space lately.<p>The up-and-coming Oculus Rift VR headset was recently purchased by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion. And PlayStation 4 maker Sony announced their own VR headset, Project Morpheus, this year at GDC.<p>Everyone’s been waiting for the other big …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

Help Us Curate a News Magazine About Your Favorite World Cup Team

Inside Flipboard / May 15, 2014<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil begins on June 12, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard …

Dudes On Pinterest Are Even Rarer Than You Think

Most of Pinterest’s users are women; this we know. But as the visual social network grows and matures, its audience composition is actually becoming more and more female, to a remarkable degree, according to a new analysis of public data by RJMetrics.<p>In terms of total users, women outnumber men on …

"City of Dreams" Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Zaha Hadid Architects</b> has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” …

23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

'Mischievous Pets' photography competition - Telegraph

This is the thinnest LED that anyone can make

Companies have been racing to slim down LED backlights as devices get ever thinner, but the University of Washington may have just beaten everyone to the finish line. Its scientists have developed an LED that, at three atoms thick, is easily the thinnest LED to date -- in fact, it's <i>impossible</i> to …

Cotton Candy

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the "Legography" series, starring a …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Manchester United have little hope in second leg, David Moyes has turned Theatre of Dreams into Poundland

When Sir Alex Ferguson faced his lowest point, United pointed to work behind the scenes, can the same be said for David Moyes?<p>“We’ve got a great chance in the second leg.” After his side were utterly useless in their <b>Champions League</b> tie in Greece, David Moyes appeared to have been mainlining …

Soccer

Valve challenged over anti-cheating tools

<b>Game maker Valve has sought to defuse a row over data it gathers about people who play its games.</b><p>The row started on social news site Reddit after someone reverse-engineered the software Valve uses to spot cheats.<p>Screenshots of data logged by the software suggested Valve was building a list of every …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …