Sebastian Holms

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Fear My $50 Charger, For It Controls Your Android Phone's Keyboard

Take note: if I ever proposition you with some free mobile juice via a portable charger, don’t accept.<p>Over the last month, I’ve created chargers that try to brute force open Android phones by guessing the passcode. Then, with a handy bluetooth chip hidden inside, they let me control the compromised …

Android Phones

The shockingly green Mercedes AMG GT R is a track monster

What has 577 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and is bright green? The Mercedes AMG GT R, of course. It's at the top of Mercedes' street-legal sports car range and, fresh off its unveiling on Friday, the car has arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take on the famous hill climb.<p>It's …

Mercedes-AMG GT

Graphic Designer Peter Majarich Redesigns “A Movie Poster A Day” – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Have you got what it takes to be a spy?

<b>Wanted: Tough, intelligent, patriotic person who can keep national secrets.</b><p>I'm not sure Mumsnet would be the first place I would think of to advertise for a spy, but it's part of a new strategy by UK intelligence agencies - MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - to try to broaden their appeal to women.<p>Some Mumsnet …

Surveillance

Take a tour of Tokyo's crazy Akihabara Electric Town and massive Yodobashi Camera (pictures)

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

Use the Rubber Band Method to Build Better Habits Every Day

Building better habits requires reminders. You need something to help you keep your new habits at the forefront of your mind until they’re cemented …

Rubber Bands

Doctor Strange Set Photos & Video: Benedict Cumberbatch in Costume

It has been a while since fans got their first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as <i>Doctor Strange</i> last December. Since then, new images have been scarce …

Marvel Comics Reveals First Look at International Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is always expanding. Phase 3 of its film component begins this year with <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>, which pits Iron Man …

Make your own life-size BB-8 droid for $120

17-year-old engineering whizkid teaches you how to make Star Wars' droid<p>It's not supplanted R2-D2 in the "cute robots we wish were our best friends" stakes just yet, but The Force Awakens' BB-8 is getting close. Sadly, we're at least a few years away from the kind of artificial intelligence that'll …

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This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

Engineering

Microsoft predicts practical quantum computers within 10 years

A new era of ultra-powerful computing will arrive within the next decade, Microsoft researchers have predicted, as quantum computing systems capable …

Astronomers Spotted Strange Ripples "Unlike Anything Ever Observed" Around a Nearby Star

Whoa.<p>There’s something strange and unlike anything we’ve ever seen or predicted speeding around one of Earth’s neighbouring stars.<p>When astronomers …

12 Ways to Achieve Awesome Paint Jobs with Hydro Dipping

There are many names for this process. Marbling, dipping, dip art, hydro dipping, and more. While some aspects of the process may vary, all of these have the same basic core. A paint or colorant of some kind is suspended on water, then an object is dipped through it, allowing the surface tension to …

Tutorials

Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Healthy Eating

The Color Of Your Logo Can Make All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are so many decisions that need to be made when starting a company, specifically when it comes to how you want to build your brand. And of …

Six Inspirational Photographers Shooting Double Exposures

Image by Hayden Williams. Used with permission<p><i>All images used with permission from their original owners.</i><p>Double exposures are tough to do, but if you …

Storytelling

Fantastic Four is The Most Self-Loathing Superhero Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer …

Comics

How to Build a DIY Square Ring Light for Portraits

Photographers are familiar with the ring light, which produces a pleasing ring-shaped highlight (or “catchlight”) in a subject’s eyes. It’s often …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story With Suspense

Occasionally I talk to school children about writing. I begin by asking them how many sheets of paper it takes to write a novel. They guess, and …

Hilarious Science Teacher Adds Creative Additions to Students’ Doodles

Imgur user Squeezymo, a former eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, included more than just grades on his students’ work. The educator noticed that his kids drew a lot on their papers. So, he established a rule in the classroom: if you draw something, the teacher will add to …

Teaching

Disney Announces 2015 Slate Of Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars Movies

Disney officially announced its 2015 slate of films yesterday and it’s time to brace yourself for the Year of the Mouse.<p>The Walt Disney Company has a consistent business model of rejuvenating its film and animation divisions through the strategic purchases of stand-out creative properties while …

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Public Wi-Fi networks—like those in coffee shops or hotels—are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you're sharing a …

Information Systems

Fingers Cleverly Joined into Animal Illustrations by Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez has a knack for creating delightfully whimsical illustrations via Instagram. In the past, we’ve admired his simple line drawings combined with everyday objects; we’re now happy to share works that incorporate this same kind of play. But, instead of using fruit or Scrabble tiles, Pérez …

Drawing

The Most Extreme Food Dishes Around the World (Photos)

The competition for the grossest—er, most extreme—dishes on the planet has many contenders. There are bugs, grubs, testicles, and a seriously stinky …

The Rarest Weapon In 'Destiny' Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming.<p>Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and …