Earlier this week, Taiwanese hackers tricked ATMs into unloading piles of cash—more than $2 million dollars, in fact—without using a credit card. Instead of using a stolen credit card like most ATM thieves, these masked robbers used a computer program and walked away with piles of cash in a backpack.
Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 150 mph. According to the Weather Channel, three people have died and over 100 were injured due to the super typhoon. Seeing the incredible strength of the storm is truly terrifying—you can see the powerful winds tossing cars, shaking buildings, and…
Hoverboards ruined Christmas, burst into flames, look foolish, are widely banned, and don’t hover. Lame all around. Except when you turn one of them into a famous magical item from one of the world’s most beloved anime series. That’s what this guy did when he dressed up as Goku from Dragon Ball and motored around…
We’ve seen plenty of dead malls reborn as unusual things, from high schools to greenhouses. The Taiwanese city of Tainan is one-upping them all by tearing down an aging mall to create a network of sandy, shady lagoons.
Mass dampers are designed to counteract the swaying of a skyscraper as it’s buffeted by strong winds or earthquakes. But it’s incredibly rare to see one of these huge devices moving more an a few inches. Unless, of course, there’s a typhoon nearby.
The first known prehistoric human from Taiwan has been identified and may represent an entirely new species that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.
I knew traffic in Taiwan was crazy, but this video is even crazier than my worst nightmares. Look at a gazillion mopeds going down a highway ramp. No, this is not a moped race. It's just normal daily traffic. Unbelievable.
The giant rubber duckie that has been going around the globe for the past few months—bringing peace and joy to all of humanity—has exploded in Taiwan. RIP good old yellow duckie.
Like the Samurai's mempo, the uniforms of many of today's Special Forces units play dual roles. Not only do they protect the wearer's face and conceal his identity, they terrify the pants off of the enemy. Take the newly unveiled uniforms of Taiwan's Special Forces for example. They look like something out of Army of…
Sometimes companies do stupid things to market their products. A silly commercial here. A ridiculous junket there. That's all fine and good, but sometimes companies overdo it, companies like Samsung who just got slapped with a $340,000 fine in Taiwan for illegally paying people to trash talk HTC in forums.
Pilots and passengers landing in Taiwan this weekend had a very rough time as the Super Typhoon Usagi tried to make them crash. But, except for a few rough landings and go arounds, it wasn't that bad. Just check these other scary landings out and judge for yourself.
Uh oh. Apple Maps, for all of its blurry, melting world faults, was actually a little too clear in one area: it revealed a top-secret, $1.23 billion ultra-high-frequency radar of Taiwan for everyone to see. Um, that's not good.
This Taiwanese girl just learned the laws of gravity from her iPad. Not the apps inside the iPad, but the iPad itself. While holding the tablet over her head in bed, she dozed off. That's when Newton decided to deliver his first and second laws directly to her face, in the form of a mouthful of Apple technology.
Meth and drones, meth and drones—there's hardly a more imaginable combo that pairs better. The PB&J of espionage. At least according to a Taiwanese duo, accused of an attempt to smuggle out military secrets and drugs to China.
The Taichung City skyline could have been a lot more alien. The city government recently held an architecture competition to design the Taiwan Tower, and Soma Architecture proposed this alien beauty.
When you're in Taiwan and you use the ATM, you should be wary of the English interface. Apparently the gangster will use this to cheat you.
It was great to see the Muppets back in theaters, but Kermit plucking away on a banjo is no match for the incredibly lifelike performances of these Taiwanese martial arts hand puppets that can even breathe fire.
While predicting the next big earthquake is probably impossibility, there's still a lot we can learn about what causes severe earthquakes. We've now identified the trigger for some of the most destructive recent earthquakes, including the 2007 quake in Haiti.
Ai Wei Wei, arguably China's most famous artist, has a new exhibit in Taiwan right now. The piece you see, called Forever Bicycles, features thousands of bicycles welded together to stunning visual effect.
The animators at Taiwan's NMA News have cornered the market on recreating popular superhero movie trailers using crude humor and even cruder computer animation. In their latest magnum opus, they turn The Avengers trailer into a collage of butt shots. As nonplussing as this all is, NMA cartoons are the only media…