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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
A curious story comes out of Taiwan today — paraphernalia depicting miniature Nosferatus with Hitler mustaches have been nixed from the 4,400 7-Eleven convenience stores on the island. The use of Hitler for advertising and sloganeering is not an exactly unknown phenomenon in Taiwan. Reports Haaertz:
In my unceasing quest to bring you the best of the worst of martial arts cinema, here is a battle scene from the 1976 Taiwanese film Monkey King With 72 Magic, an adaptation of the Chinese folktale Journey to the West. This shit is indubitably bananas.
Oh, NMA News. Just when I fear you're becoming too comprehensible, you deliver your own version of The Dark Knight Rises teaser, complete with a vomiting lovestruck Batman and Bane purchasing groceries. Never change, Next Media Animation.
Should you meet your demise in Taiwan, a funerary option open to you is the Electric Flower Car (EFC), a wheeled, neon-lit platform upon which pulchritudinous women strip down to their skivvies for the benefit of audiences...both living and deceased.
The UFO-shaped pods in Taipei's Sanzhi District were constructed as a resort for military officers stationed in East Asia. But a series of accidents ended construction — and started rumors that the site was cursed.
About 9,000 years ago, the Fuzhou Basin in southeastern China fell victim to rising sea levels, pushing underwater the marshy lands needed for rice farming. The marooned people there became seafarers, which eventually led to the colonization of Taiwan.
Please bear in mind that that $50-per-stay fee is only for three hours. Romantic stay with the missus this ain't. Instead, Taiwanese travellers can choose the Bat-lair room in the 46-room motel in Kaohsiung City, and take advantage of the life-size Batmobile.
Roboticists at Taiwan's National Chiao-Tung University have built a robotic arm that can shoot hoops by gauging the position of the basket and the angle the basketball needs to be tossed.
Taiwanese singer-actor Jay Chou will star in a science fiction TV series called Xiong Mao Xia (or Panda-Man.) Also starring: various Taiwanese pop stars, including the group S.H.E. And it'll be a "trendy drama." [CRI]
There are countless homages to the lost space-age architectures of the 1950s and 60s, but none seems more poignant than these photographs by Craig Ferguson of the abandoned village of San Zhr in Taiwan. These saucer-shaped buildings look like crashed spaceships. Apparently commissioned by the government as a…