World's Biggest LAN Party Had Over 22,000 Computers, Looked Awesome

Over the weekend, Dreamhack Winter went down. Beginning in 1994 with a couple of Swedish dudes who rented out a school hall to play some video games, it's now the world's biggest LAN party, bringing over 25,000 PC gamers together in the one spot for some games, music, cosplay and sweating. »11/30/14 8:56pm11/30/14 8:56pm

Why Sweden Commissioned Its Own Typeface

The idea of branding a place is a fairly new one, and the notion of place-based typefaces is even newer, with national and local governments from Qatar to Chattanooga commissioning their own fonts. The latest country to set its on typeface is Sweden—but it's also questioning whether a national font is a bit too… »10/23/14 12:35pm10/23/14 12:35pm

Spectacular Swedish Marines ad mocks US military recruitment ads

You have to give it to those Swedes: Behind those chiseled marble faces with platinum blonde hair and cold steel blue eyes there's a great, almost British sense of humor that takes the piss out of everything. This Swedish marines commercial mocking Hollywood-style US military recruitment ads is a good example. »10/10/14 7:22pm10/10/14 7:22pm

This Meteor Missile Can Fly Farther Than the Eye Can See

Sweden doesn't readily spring to mind when discussing global military powerhouses, but the European nation is far from being a pushover. In fact, the Swedish military—working in conjunction with a cadre of marquee manufacturers and five other European nations—is nearing completion on the world's first and only… »7/08/14 11:40am7/08/14 11:40am

Crying baby seal found lost in Swedish city

Some people found a baby seal crying for attention far away from the open sea, in the city of Sundsvall, in eastern Sweden. Apparently, instead of calling some emergency service, they just filmed her with their cellphones. A sad sign of the times, I guess. So eventually she was like "wtf, screw you humans," went back… »4/12/14 2:09am4/12/14 2:09am

British architect David Chipperfield was chosen to build Stockholm's Nobelhuset today, more than a y

British architect David Chipperfield was chosen to build Stockholm's Nobelhuset today, more than a year after a competition to design it got underway. This 275,000-square-foot complex will house a museum and administrative center for the Nobel Prize, along with a cafe and a library. Wonder how long before TED will… »4/09/14 6:05pm4/09/14 6:05pm