This promo for BMW M5, the world’s fastest sedan, utilize slow-motion bullet effects synchronized with Beethoven’s divine 5th Piano Concerto to manifest power and elegance.
Going to an outdoor event during the steamy months of summer generally involves packing a miniature fan and slathering yourself in sunscreen, as most venues do little to shade attendees in the cheap seats. This is something Wolfgang Kessling, of the German climate engineering firm Transsolar, would like to change. In a talk at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Kessling describes the challenge of designing an open-air stadium in Qatar…
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL--Last week, Harvard professor Niall Ferguson argued that volatility induced by the Greek elections could cause a "Lehman moment" in Europe, a wave of bank runs that could lead to either the collapse or resurrection of the European Monetary Union.
While the events of this weekend do not seem to have caused this to happen, Feruguson still believes that the climax of pressures on Europe is yet to come.
McChic: McDonald's has hired a designer to create Mad Men-era uniforms for its UK employees for the 2012 Olympics. Next: "Do you want a martini with that?" (The Daily Meal)
A nut in The Nutmeg State: A Twitter account makes fun of people from Connecticut. (BuzzFeed)
Spin of the day: A Conservative group called Right Change parodies the Dos Equis' …
And now we come to the end of our CEO dinner, when the wine kicks in, and I lose complete control of the interview.
We start by asking everyone for their mediocre super powers...and.... I'll just let you watch the rest.
Given that coding lessons are the new Baby Mozart, we are in no way surprised at the existence of Code Club, the latest educational initiative launched across the pond. We are, however, quite amused at this promotional video, in which a sassy panel of children considers the Internet's biggest names for open advisory positions. Most do not meet their exacting standards.
So why does the Facebook photo posting experience suck so much?
I compared posting a photo on Facebook to posting a photo on Google+ just this morning. The difference is frankly startling.
LifeProof has made a name for itself as a maker of super rugged iPhone cases that you can take in the ocean, to the beach, or even to the top of Mt. Everest. This thing can survive in some surprising environments. But today, the company has finally answered the call for a LifeProof iPad case, the Nuud. The case vacuums against the glass panel on the iPad so that there's no front screen protector, allowing for the same tactile interaction we've all grown so fond of on Apple' tablet.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Tagline: President by day. Hunter by night.
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the history-horror mashup novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, gets to adapt his own book for the screen (ka-ching!) in a film that purports to delve into the legendary American president's secret journals. What do we learn? Only that "Honest Abe" had a double life as history's greatest ever hunter of the undead.
The Power Struggle of the Divided Brain: Extract from 'The Master and His Emissary' by Iain McGilchrist22 Jun
Originally published in 2009 Iain McGilchrist's The Master and his Emissary explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history and culture. The book, which has been an enormous critical success and has sold widely across the world, is now available in a beautiful new paperback format. In this extract, McGilchrist sets out his pioneering argument.
India's GDP slowed to 5.3 percent in the January to March quarter. Since then S&P has warned that the country could lose its investment grade, and Fitch revised India's outlook to 'negative'.
Sentiment has turned against India not just on a slew of weak economic data, but also the country's political unwillingness to implement reforms, and on allegations of corruption.
One minute and 18 seconds of awkwardness draws millions of viewers on YouTube
FORTUNE: The low point of Microsoft's (MSFT) Surface unveiling Monday came when a prototype tablet crashed in the middle of the keynote. It was bad enough when Steven Sinofsky's embarrassment was couched in nearly 50 minutes of films, presentations and demos that worked. But isolated into a…