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.
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 can’t wait to play it when it hits this March.
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.
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 he has a turret manning his house too.
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 – check out Limelight Pi, an open source program that lets you stream Steam games to a Raspberry Pi.
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 right from your browser.
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 clapping my hands or yelling “Helooooooo” when I find a space like that.
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 they used something called “Novena” to crack the firmware of the SD cards they tested.
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 Han that she loves him for the first time.
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 over a Norwegian bay to drop to sub-freezing temperatures, the fish swimming close to the surface were flash frozen.
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 a bad-ass.
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 perfect tool for zombie killing and what wasn’t.
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 like anything, maybe even with a hollow caramel maze inside or something.
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 classics such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro.
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 army and Canonical’s vision of a smartphone that’s also an Ubuntu desktop computer.
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 from forgetting I am watching a DVR program and watching the commercials anyway.