Angry Birds Control Humans in New Viral Video

As one of the first big hits of the mobile gaming market, the Angry Birds franchise is now bigger than ever. The series spans nearly a dozen games, a popular cartoon series, and a mountain of Angry Birds-branded merchandise. What…

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to a Girl

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Christopher O’Neill welcomed a baby girl Thursday night in New York. The Swedish Royal Court wrote in an official announcement: “The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that H.R.H.…

Netflix Hits Com Hem TiVo Boxes In Sweden

Last year, Netflix started emerging on a few TiVo boxes from cable providers, beginning with Virgin Media in the UK. Among the deals announced was one with Swedish provider Com Hem. Now, according to reports, Netflix is available on Com…

Two Teenage Girls Take Selfies Before Robbery

When you’re a teenager influenced by a hubris culture, taking a picture of yourself (a “selfie” as they say) and your friend wearing ski masks and clenching knives is the only way to show how cool you are, even if…

Winter Tires Cause Health Problems, Swedish Medical Researchers Claim

At a time when Sweden will soon get hit with its usual seasonal winter weather, medical researchers are asking for a ban against winter tires. In the 1960s, these tires were first introduced to consumers in the United States. Metal…

Winter Tires Risk Being Banned After Research

It’s 32 degrees with a low of 28 in Sweden right now, and medical researchers there are calling for a ban on studded winter tires. Many people worldwide use the drop in weather to determine when its time to change…

Archaeologists Uncover Skeletal Victims of Ancient Raid

NBC News reports that Swedish archaeologists have discovered a terrifying scene that is being called the “Swedish Pompeii.” An island off the Swedish coast named Öland held the remains of a 5th century fort, and after discovering the foundations of…

Will U.S. Cable Companies Embrace Netflix?

Netflix has been achieving all kinds of new milestones. Its original shows were able to garner a total of fourteen nominations (while also managing to win a few), marking the historical entrance of online video into the television awards. Earlier…

Sweden’s King Celebrates 40 Years On the Throne

On Sunday, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated 40 years on the throne with a dance in the Stockholm Royal Palace Courtyard. Other weekend festivities included a dinner and concert on Saturday evening and a Sunday morning church service…

Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing

Toys “R” Us, UK, this week joined a number of other British retailers in supporting the Let Toys Be Toys campaign with plans to stop explicit gender-based marketing. Toys “R” Us Managing Director Roger McLaughlan said, “We will work with…