Two students at MIT have spent the past school year transforming their dorm room into an extremely automated living area. The Multifunction In-Dorm Automation System (MIDAS) controls various aspects of the room, including the lights, electric window blinds, text displays, security cameras, alarms, and music system. The MIDAS is controlled by various computer interfaces and buttons, one of the most prominent being the "party button," which cuts out the lights, shuts the blinds and starts pumping intense techno with random laser lights. Unfortunately, if you spend your entire first year of college working on your computer-controlled dorm room, you might lack the friends required to host an actual party. Oh, wait. They have a fog machine. Well then, the parties will come to them.
This is a video of a heavily modded PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV that has a functional time traveling DeLorean added. Like, you can actually use the car to time travel in-game. Plus there's a Marty McFly skin. I'm actually playing through GTA4 on the PS3 right now while... / Continue →
This is a time-lapse video of Richard "8-bit Builder" Clinton building a Link computer case inspired by the SNES classic 'A Link to the Past'. Now I don't know about you, but I, for one, would be stoked to have that sitting on my desk. A grown man in a diaper demanding I span... / Continue →
These are a couple videos from Geekologie Reader/Skyrim lover Benjamin S. of a mod he created that allows the PC version of the game to accept dragon shout commands through a microphone. The first video is of him briefly talking about the mod and demonstrating it, the second, ... / Continue →