Can you believe that the LEGO minifigure is officially 40 years old? Humanoid LEGO figures were introduced in 1975, but they had no faces and no moveable limbs, then in 1978 they began to look like the articulated minifigures we have now.
I never really put much thought into what it would cost to actually make and operate the things we see in sci-fi movies. Take the Death Star for instance. It never crossed my mind to think about how much it would cost to build.
If you can believe it, The Sony Walkman has been around for 36 years now. In fact, the player was born on July 1, 1979. In celebration of the Walkman, Sony put together this handy infographic which shows the evolution of the music player.
Did you know that the Apple Watch is probably more powerful than the iPhone 4? Or that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is five times more powerful than the PlayStation 2? Those are just two of the comparisons that technology education website Experts Exchange made in its new infographic about the processing power of some of the most popular devices.
The website arrived at its gadget currency exchange by comparing the CPU speed, RAM and FLOPS rating of the chosen devices.
Ever wondered just how big all those dragons are in fantasy movies and TV shows? Check out this visual comparison of dragon sizes compiled by The Daily Dot. Spoiler alert: Most of them are huge compared to humans.
Have you ever wondered if the zombie scourge one day came ambling across your lawn, just how prepared you would be to face it? The geeks at Estately have ranked each state on how well they believe the states will survive a zombie apocalypse.
I think that many of us have a mental image of what the average person that uses certain types of devices might look like. For instance, I picture the typical Apple as a person with designer glasses and a penchant for overpriced coffee.
The iPad 2 was just announced this week and it’s interesting to see it compared to the other tablets that are currently on the market. GeeksAreSexy compares the iPad 2 to the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Sliding PC 7, and the Notion Ink Adam.
I can admit that I have a hard time making anything other than what the instructions show with LEGO bricks most of the time. I think when geeks can take the bricks and make cool things out of them sans instructions it’s really cool.
Whenever a friend or your significant other wonders why you keep watching 30-year old Doctor Who episodes, with what seems to be terrible special effects, then you can forward him/her this image that was created by Bob Canada.
How much do you know about geeks? At what stage of geekiness are you? Amazingly, the work geek comes from ‘gecken’, which referred to circus performers biting heads off chickens. Wait, does that mean that Ozzy is a geek?
The word geek was eventually associated in the 1950s with people who were passionately obsessed with technology.