The Self-Checkout Security Checkpoint Passed Its First Big Test

Tiresome TSA security lines may be a thing of the past as a new, self-managed security device successfully passed its real world debut at an Australia-Spain World Cup match in Curitiba, Brazil last month. The only folks not excited about the new security measure are die hard fans of the Socceroos. » 7/14/14 10:33am 7/14/14 10:33am

Spain Might Jump Time Zones To Stimulate Its Economy

If your economy isn't doing so well, just jump into another time zone. This is the strategy pursued by Samoa, for example, which rather dramatically leapt across the International Date Line back in 2011 in order to align its work-week more closely with its Pacific neighbors; and a more local version of this might be… » 2/18/14 10:40am 2/18/14 10:40am

Ireland Is Tearing Down Thousands of Empty, Brand New "Ghost Homes"

Phoenix, Madrid, even Astana: These are the cities we tend to hold up as examples of the havoc that construction booms—and busts—can wreak on a housing market. Ireland is in the news less, but its situation is just as dire; thousands of brand-new Irish homes have sat empty for years. And now the government is… » 12/30/13 12:00pm 12/30/13 12:00pm

US Now Claims European Agencies, Not the NSA, Spied on European Leaders

Finger-pointing over the NSA's spying habits ascends to a new level of complexity with the latest revelations of how the United States spies on foreign officials. However, U.S. officials now tell The Wall Street Journal that the phone records at the center of the surveillance scandal in Europe were actually collected… » 10/29/13 1:30pm 10/29/13 1:30pm

There Are 480GB-Worth Of Photos In This Epic Time Lapse Of Barcelona

There are tons of great city time lapses. When you combine beautiful, weird or iconic architecture with changing light at different times of day, and people speeding by you almost always get a winner. But its not easy to make these shorts. This time lapse of Barcelona, shot in the past few months from August to… » 10/12/13 11:27am 10/12/13 11:27am

Video: BASE Jumper Fails and Miraculously Survives Unharmed

BASE jumps! If they go wrong, most of the times they are fatal. But not for Maria Steinmayr, who has miraculously survived a failed Extreme BASE jump from the top of the Gran Bali Hotel in Benidorm, Spain. Her parachute failed, making her crash against the building. Hard. Miraculously, she only got a few contusions. » 6/07/13 10:17pm 6/07/13 10:17pm

Anonymous Invades the Spanish Academy Awards Ceremony For Real

Rather than just crashing web pages, Spanish anonymous members had the balls to crash the equivalent of the Oscars ceremony in Madrid today. Three members of Anonymous sneaked past extreme police and private security controls to jump onto the stage as the event was at one of its highest points, as this image shows. » 2/19/12 10:31pm 2/19/12 10:31pm