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Archive for January 2014

Video Game Character Tombstones: Sad Spoilers

Video Game Character Tombstones: Sad Spoilers

Etsy shop Chinook Crafts is a treasure trove of geeky trinkets. I was going to feature its Pokémon Kanto gym badges by way of GoNintendo when I spotted an unusual category in the shop’s list: tombstones.…

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Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller

Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller

If there’s one game I’m really excited about that’s coming soon to the Xbox One, it’s Titanfall. I feel like it’s been way too long since I played a good game with mech battles, so I…

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R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

A while back, I came across a remote-controlled flying version of the Starship Enterprise. Now, the guy behind that build is showing off the next member of his flying fleet, a Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.…

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Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun Miniature: Ain’t That a Cute Little Gun?

Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun Miniature: Ain’t That a Cute Little Gun?

Valve has a life-size model of the Sentry Gun from Team Fortress 2 to guard their office. Programmer and 3D artist Jeff Wong may not be a big shot like Gabe Newell and his employees, but…

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Limelight Pi Lets You Stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi: Streaming Pi of Shield

Limelight Pi Lets You Stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi: Streaming Pi of Shield

We already saw a very cheap way to emulate the NVIDIA Shield’s game streaming function using a smartphone and VNC. But if you want an even cheaper way – assuming you don’t already have a smartphone…

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Mixee Bobblers 3D Printed Bobbleheads: Collect Yourself

Mixee Bobblers 3D Printed Bobbleheads: Collect Yourself

3D printing shop Mixee Labs – makers of awesome geeky jewelry – will soon launch a custom bobblehead printing service called Mixee Bobblers. As with the jewelry, Mixee Bobblers will let you design your own bobblehead…

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Scientist Sounds off with World’s Longest Echo

Scientist Sounds off with World’s Longest Echo

If you’ve ever found yourself in a room where you discover that the acoustic properties create a great echo, you’ve probably tried to see how long you can make the echo last. I’ve certainly found myself…

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Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat

Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat

The last time we featured Bunnie Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross, they revealed that SD cards are computers too. If you look closely at one of the slides in their presentation (pdf), you can see that…

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Star Wars I Love You./ I Know. Cufflinks Are Perfect For Well Dressed Scoundrels

Star Wars I Love You./ I Know. Cufflinks Are Perfect For Well Dressed Scoundrels

Growing up I always liked the action scenes in the Star Wars movies much more than I liked the romance parts. For instance, I do recall the scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Leia tells…

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Norway Cold Snap Freezes Fish in Their Tracks

Norway Cold Snap Freezes Fish in Their Tracks

It’s gotten ridiculously frigid here in Chicago, what with the recent Polar Vortex and colder than normal winter. But I’ve never seen anything like this scene, recently captured in Norway: Apparently, when harsh winds caused temperatures…

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Daryl Dixon Walking Dead Action Figure Includes Crossbow, No Hog

Daryl Dixon Walking Dead Action Figure Includes Crossbow, No Hog

One of my favorite TV shows is The Walking Dead. I’d be hard-pressed to choose my favorite character from the series, but Daryl Dixon is right up there. The dude uses a crossbow and is generally…

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Crovel Extreme II Ready for More Zombie Killin’

Crovel Extreme II Ready for More Zombie Killin’

Way back in 2011 I wrote a little story about a product that was perfect for surviving a zombie horde called the Crovel. That story set off a tirade by several folks about what was the…

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Hershey’s and 3DSystems to Offer 3D Printers for Chocolate

Hershey’s and 3DSystems to Offer 3D Printers for Chocolate

Chocolate. It may arguably be better than bacon. And today we have some important chocolate news. Hershey has just announced a partnership with 3DSystems to produce a 3D printer that prints in chocolate. Imagine chocolate shaped…

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Limited Edition Hayao Miyazaki Figurine: My Neighbor Miya-san

Limited Edition Hayao Miyazaki Figurine: My Neighbor Miya-san

Last September the brilliant Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki said that he’s retiring from making animated movies. As a tribute to his idol, artist Martin Hsu designed Miya-san, a 6″ figure of the genius behind modern…

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ICE xPC Modular Computer: Pocket PC 2.0

ICE xPC Modular Computer: Pocket PC 2.0

The past couple of years saw the launch of tiny computers meant to replace the traditional desktop setup. We have Android mobile devices that dock into larger devices, Android-on-a-stick HDMI devices, Windows 8 and its hybrid…

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Dish Network and Southwest Airlines Extend Free TV Streaming Service During Flights

Dish Network and Southwest Airlines Extend Free TV Streaming Service During Flights

I am a fan of Dish Network, thanks mostly to the slick Hopper whole-home DVR system they offer and the AutoHop feature that removes the commercials so I don’t have to fast-forward. That also keeps me…

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