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Archive for August 2011

Necker Nymph: Rent Your Own Underwater Sea Plane from Sir Richard Branson

Necker Nymph: Rent Your Own Underwater Sea Plane from Sir Richard Branson
It’s well established that Sir Richard Branson is both a geek and one of the richest people on Earth. He owns islands and has spent lots of money on commercializing space flight. Overall, he’s the sort of rich geek I wish I could be.

Wizard Infinite Nachos T-Shirt: Roll for Salsa

Wizard Infinite Nachos T-Shirt: Roll for Salsa
This wicked mage picked up his skills by reading both spellbooks and cookbooks. His spell sure comes in handy when you’re needing food badly. I wonder what school of arcane magic teaches this spell. Conjuration? Evocation?

Kandenchi Battery Mouse Feels Like You’re Using a Joystick

Kandenchi Battery Mouse Feels Like You’re Using a Joystick
Computer mice come in a lot of forms nowadays. Gone are the days of the huge and bulky mouse with the humongous scroll balls that I’ve had the pleasure of using over a decade ago. Now there are wireless mice, Oppopets mice that come with adorable animal-themed dongles, and ring mice.

Leather Mouse Pad: Not Made of Dead Mice. At Least I Hope So.

Leather Mouse Pad: Not Made of Dead Mice. At Least I Hope So.
Who says nerds can’t be classy? With Etsy seller doneLeather’s made-to-order leather mouse pads, your desktop will immediately earn +10 style, not to mention +10 armor once equipped. They’ll also blend perfectly with steampunk computer peripherals.

Doctor Who Pixel Animations by Lucile Patron

Doctor Who Pixel Animations by Lucile Patron
To celebrate the fact that Doctor Who started up again last Saturday, it’s only fitting that we find these cute little animated GIFs that Lucile Patron made. Well, technically they aren’t GIFs, they are Flash files, but they’re basically done to look like pixelated animated GIFs.

21KM Apple Logo: A Runner’s Tribute to Steve Jobs

21KM Apple Logo: A Runner’s Tribute to Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs’s announcement that he was stepping down as Apple Inc.’s CEO made waves in the news and in various blogs, which ran numerous stories and articles about his work ethics, the company that he co-founded, the 313 or so patents that are attributed or co-attributed to him, and, of course, about the man himself.

Cuddly Bear Superheroes and Star Wars: Bears Everywhere!

Cuddly Bear Superheroes and Star Wars: Bears Everywhere!
We all know that plush bears are cuddly, but Julius Santiago took it to a whole new level, by having some cuddly bears dress up in some famous costumes, from superheroes to Star Wars. Darth Vader isn’t exactly imposing in his new body, and it’s kind of hard to take Batman seriously when he’s a cute little bear.

Fallout Monopoly: Go Directly to the Vault, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect 200 Bottlecaps

Fallout Monopoly: Go Directly to the Vault, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect 200 Bottlecaps
The Fallout games are awesome and I have wasted many hours just exploring the wasteland and meeting it’s inhabitants. If you are also a Fallout fan, you are going to love this. Fallout Monopoly. Yes, it is an amazing meeting of video and board games.

My Little Cyberman-Pony Could Be Doctor Who’s Cutest Enemy

My Little Cyberman-Pony Could Be Doctor Who’s Cutest Enemy
Fresh from Cybus Industries, in a parallel dimension, I present to you Cybus Industries new product for 2011. My Little Cyber-Pony. It’s designed to kill the Doctor with cuteness.

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App

World’s Cheapest iPad Only Runs One App
With Apple’s wildly successful iPad, everyone and their brother wants a piece of the now lucrative tablet market. Even the low end of the market wants to get in on the action. Take, for instance, this ridiculous Chinese calculator designed to look (sorta) like an iPad.

Two ChatBots Have a Conversation

Two ChatBots Have a Conversation
If you’e ever been curious to know if robots would ever be smart enough to have conversations with one another – without so much as a human in the room. We now have our answer – and it’s not looking pretty for either man or machine.

Researchers Discover Gigantic Underground River Flowing 4km Beneath the Amazon River

Researchers Discover Gigantic Underground River Flowing 4km Beneath the Amazon River
This is one of the strangest stories I have read in a long time. The Amazon River is one of the largest and most treacherous rivers in the world. It’s also stuffed with things that want to eat you if you do get into the water.

Tetris Hits Android Market for Free!

Tetris Hits Android Market for Free!
Tetris is one of those video games that just about everyone is familiar with. The game spawned more copycats than you can shake a stick at. I used to get so frustrated at that game when the wrong parts would tumble down the screen and I couldn’t place them correctly.

Darwin-OP Robot Likes Beer, Needs Counseling

Darwin-OP Robot Likes Beer, Needs Counseling
Darwin has a problem. The first step to dealing with the problem is admitting that he has one, which he won’t do. He likes the drink too much. When he doesn’t get it, well, he hurts those around him.

Halo 4, 5 & 6 Details: The ”Reclaimer Trilogy” Will Reclaim Your Money

Halo 4, 5 & 6 Details: The ”Reclaimer Trilogy” Will Reclaim Your Money
Now that Bungie is out and 343 Industries is in charge, things seem to be in motion for more Halo. Last week at the PAX conference, 343 Industries’ creative director, Frank O’Connor gave some interesting hints about Halo 4.

O Car iPhone Car Stereo Controller: Thankfully not Named iCar Stereo

O Car iPhone Car Stereo Controller: Thankfully not Named iCar Stereo
While most car stereos sold today already have a variety of connectivity options for MP3 players such as a USB port or even a 3.5mm jack, Oxygen Audio has something specifically for iPhone owners. The O Car is a specialized iPhone dock meant to replace a car stereo’s head unit, and with its complementary apps allows users to control their car stereo through the iPhone.

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