Drunk Brit Arrested For Stealing Campaigning Japan Man's Megaphone

There are obvious rules you must adhere to when in another country—and this drunk Brit just broke one of Japan's most well-known. Instead of shuffling along and ignoring campaigning political parties' megaphone announcements like everyone else, he grabbed the megaphone and shouted something drunken about how loud and… » 4/25/11 1:00pm 4/25/11 1:00pm

Army Tanks of the Future Could Use E-Ink to Become Invisible

What's the best way to sneak up on an enemy? Staying invisible. What's a material which could help something as large as an armored vehicle camoflage with its surroundings? E-ink. Yes, the very same technology that's used in ereaders. » 1/14/11 5:00am 1/14/11 5:00am

Road Sign Translation Snafu Proves Machines Are Less Lazy Than Humans

What happens when you ask a guy to translate something for you into a language you don't understand? This. The top part of the sign is in English, but when they emailed someone to translate that English into Welsh, the response actually said "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated."… » 11/01/08 4:00pm 11/01/08 4:00pm

Dr. Ashen Reviews The Flip Ultra and Creative Vado

Benny may have reviewed a bunch of cheap camcorders for our cheap camcorder Battlemodo, but he's much less British than we'd like. Good thing for us Dr. Ashen of Vii, PolyStation 3 and various other shitty gadget fame has decided to put two of them head-to-head. Spoiler alert: The Creative Vado sucks, even in the UK. … » 7/28/08 1:30pm 7/28/08 1:30pm

Prince Charles' Modded Aston Martin Burns 4.5 Bottles of Wine Per Mile

Prince Charles has discovered the perfect use for crappy English wine: He is using it as biofuel for his classic Aston Martin DB6. The Prince converted the 38-year old car to accept ethanol to play his part in reducing carbon emissions in the UK. The wine in question is a white distilled from the excess stock of a… » 7/01/08 10:05am 7/01/08 10:05am

British Teen Repellent System Irritating US Residents Soon

You remember that lousy mosquito noise device generators in the UK that were supposed to drive teens away because only they could hear them? The ones that actually turned out to be audible to just about everybody? They're coming to the US. People here aren't too happy about it, with some bans and protests after (and… » 4/24/08 1:40pm 4/24/08 1:40pm

Why: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5's High Tech Failings

London Heathrow airport's latest building, Terminal 5, launched last month after almost two decades of planning, $8.5 billion dollars in cost, and 100 million hours in manpower. It is a glass and concrete and steel marvel, the largest free standing building in the UK, with over 10 miles in suitcase moving belts, and… » 4/12/08 5:00pm 4/12/08 5:00pm