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August 17, 2008 - August 23, 2008 Archives

  • August 22, 2008
    This is an artsy photo gallery by photographer Steve Schofield containing a ton of people dressed up as Star Wars and Star Trek characters. And, because it's Friday and I've already started drinking, I threw in a Ninja Turtle for good measure. Remember the sexy Comic-Con and ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    Every wonder what it would look like if a bunch of little robots ganged up on a kid and dragged it across the floor? This. The video is 3:00 long, so just let it load and then skip towards the end for the full effect. Youtube Thanks Michael, you wanna come over and help... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    Apple keeps putting out those "Get a Mac" ads and Microsoft has finally decided it's not going to take them lying down with its ass in the air. So what's the company doing? Starting an ad campaign with "key celebrity pitchman" Jerry Seinfeld. Oh, and Bill Gates. The campaig... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    The Vulcanus casemod was designed by Czech blacksmith Sergej and forged in the depths of hell. The whole freaking thing is made from hammered steel weighs in at over 110 lbs. Impressive, Sergej, but not as impressive as my case. It's a little something I like to call my PB C... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    Apparently this rig has been out for awhile, so you may have already seen it. And if you have, you should totally leave a comment about how you rubbed one out to a Discovery Channel special about the thing like a year ago. Because that would be awesome. Anyway, for those tha... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    Would it sound like this? Brentalfloss, in his excitement for the upcoming release of Mega Man 9, made this rendition of the theme from Mega Man 3. Which is ironic, because I was playing Mega Man 3 in between posts yesterday on FireNes. Shadow Man tore me a new blue robotic a... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    Kidtropolis is a company that makes childhood dreams come true, provided your parents shit gold nuggets. This is an almost finished "Magic Treehouse Bedroom" built for the luckiest kid alive. I mean, not only does the youngster get a treehouse, they get one in their bedroom. ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2008
    33-year old Canadian Woody "Wood" Sticksandbranches is making himself a Lamborghini. The vehicle is built on top of a $60 Pontiac Fiero chassis and promises to be one hell of a good looking ride. Nice work Loggy, I can't wait to see the finished product. Maybe you could take... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    The $236 Spy Micro Camera Watch from Brando hides a video camera in the 2 for all sorts of top secret video surveillance missions. The unit packs 2GB of internal memory and can transfer files to a computer via USB cable. Unfortunately, the little bugger only records AVIs in ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    First LEGO, and now cards. Bryan Berg, the world record cardstacker, recreated the Beijing Olympic Village using over 140,000 playing cards. Nice, Bryan, but let's put those cardstacking skills to real use and cheat some girls at strip poker! What do you mean you don't want ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    We've seen mods for Guitar Hero in the past, but this is the first I've spotted for the DS version. Eric Ruckman, unhappy with the gameplay of Guitar Hero: On Tour decided that, instead of cutting his loses, he'd mod a PS2 Guitar Hero controller to play the game. As you can... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    It seems like every video game character out there wants his own damn energy drink these days. So it comes as no surprise that Mega Man (who actually looks like a little boy) in getting one to coincide with the release of Mega Man 9. At first glance the product looks like an ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    Somebody bought an iPhone and found out it it came preloaded with pictures of a cute iPhone factory worker. That's her there! I think this is the just the impetus I needed to finally make the iPhone switch. I hope I get some factory photos too! UPDATE: Some guy's balls. Lu... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    Why shouldn't you kite-surf in tropical storms? Because they'll f*** you up. Not only will they slam you into the beach, they'll fling you across the street and into a concrete wall for good measure. Now I hate to say this is Darwinism at work, but I will mention the Saber-T... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    French-American artist Douglas Edric "Asshat" Stanely "Steamer" has this game on display right now at the '08 Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Stanely says that the exhibit is an update of one he created in September 2001. This time the exhibit is much larger, includes mu... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2008
    John Nouanesing, the same designer behind the drippy paint table and Geekini has come up with a clever window treatment -- Fenêtres 3.1 (Windows 3.1). As you can see, they make your windows look like Windows 3.1 windows. And, if it's particularly crappy looking outside, you ... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Back by popular demand, more stunning Dubai photography from David Hobcote. This batch includes several photos of the main city, along with some of the progress on The World Islands. Just stunning -- really makes me want to take a helicopter up and see what my town looks like... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    This is a commercial for the inappropriately named Tiddy Bear. It's a $15 stuffed booby bear that attaches to your seatbelt's shoulder strap and prevents it from cutting into your skin. But the commercial is funny because *snicker* every time they say "Tiddy" it sounds like "... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Bruno Taylor modified a London bus stop with a swing (and, quite possibly, a MacBook Air ad). But just one, so you'll have to wait your turn or double up and have a stranger's privates dangerously close to your butt. As you can see, there's a cute girl on the swing, and based... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    This solar panel tie collects light and, through a process that even Scientologists don't understand, converts it to usable energy. The tie has a little pocket on the back that stores the gadget you're charging, and is completely impractical. I'm all for green shit (figurativ... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Some cat in Downers Grove, Illinois (just west of Uppers Orchard) was born with four ear flaps. So what do you name a cat with four ears? That's easy -- Barfly. But then you let your son pick another one and he chooses the name of that creepy green goblin from Star Wars. ... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    You see that chick? She's not real -- she's a CG version of actress Emily O'Brien created by facial animation studio Image Metrics. And let me tell you, she definitely kicks the shit out of last week's CG facials. Using (USC's) Institute for Creative Technologies' special sc... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    This is a viral video for Samsung's new touchscreen Omnia i900 phone. I don't want to ruin anything, so you'll just have to watch it. I thought it was cute. Well, not like bunny or kitten cute, but still, it's neat. Just not as neat as my bedroom. I'm OCD. Youtube Than... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    In a turn of events that shocked no one, Bigfoot left a message for reporters in the woods claiming the recent pictures of a creature in a freezer, are, in fact, not him. The message, spelled out with carefully arranged arm-length turds, read "that totally wasn't me". Turns... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    The world's largest digger is a giant trencher built a couple years ago by German manufacturer Krupp. It took more than 5 years and $100 million to design and manufacture. The machine is almost 95 meters (311 ft) high and 215 meters (705 ft) long which is just like almost 2... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    The Burj Dubai tower, tallest building in the world, is soon to be completed. So photographer David Hobcote took a bunch of high-res pictures from the air to commemorate the 2,087 ft structure. As you can see, the results are breathtaking. And, if you don't start again, pote... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Okay, so it's not really Dance Dance Revolution. It's some game called Pump It Up. And you've probably already seen this before. You know, back when it came out two years ago. So make sure to leave a note in the comments about that. Also, one about how you could do way bet... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Looking for a way to flaunt authority in your household? How about a replica command chair from the original Star Trek series? Available for shipping in 2009, the chair will sell for around $1,000 and include lights and buttons and shit. I'm totally getting one. UPDATE, 200... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Kevin Brown is a man. A man who designed an IFO and is now seeking funding to start production. Introducing the VTOHLJATT: A Vertical Takeoff Hover Landing Jet Aerial Terrestrial Transport (you've gotta admit, it's got a ring to it). The vehicle has four models starting wit... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Krispy Kreme, best known for their heart-stoppingly delicious glazed donuts is now making grass sandals. Wait, what? Krispy Kreme questioned over 1,000 UK workers and found that over half (53%) of urbanites believe their stress levels are affected by a lack of contact with ... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Yesterday we had still images of bullet destruction, and today -- video! It's actually a PSA created by a London radio station's "Peace on the Streets" campaign against gun violence. Just watch it. Then argue in the comments section about gun control like you all love to do.... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    Some poor kids' dad nailed their XBox to a tree to teach them a lesson. One about hating your father. My husband had repeatedly warned our 3 boys about their behavior while playing the XBOX. Tuesday, after I arrived home from work, our oldest son told me to look in the backya... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    In an announcement that shouldn't surprise anyone that's seen the majority of women I've slept with, scientists have concluded that beer goggles are, in fact, real. Surprisingly, the beer goggles effect was not limited to just the opposite sex among the ostensibly straight v... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    The Periodic Table of Videos is a project created by University of Nottingham professor Martyn Poiakoff and video journalist Brady Haran to teach the masses all neat facts about the various chemical elements. This is a teaser trailer here, but you can go to their official webs... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    A group of immigrant teens from Trinidad that now live in Queens, New York call themselves the Stereobike crew and add bad-to-the-ass audio systems to their bicycles. Systems that put the boombox I keep in my front basket to shame. The speakers, powered by car batteries and r... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    It's been a while since we've featured some delicious high-speed photography here on Geekologie, but at long last the wait is over, and I'm proud to announce: I am NOT THE FATHER! *high fives* Anyway, yeah, high-speed photos of shit getting shot up. There's a couple more aft... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    As a guy who was raised on Metroid and just finished Corruption on the Wii last week, I have a special fondness for Samus Aran. And it's not just that sexy beam-cannon she sports either, although it certainly helps. Well, here's the same chick (whose name is Jenni Källberg a... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    This is a video of the Galactic Empire invading San Francisco. There's the Death Star, Star Destroyer, some AT-ATs, and a bunch of other vehicles. While it's not the best CG I've ever seen, I still felt it was worth a viewing. I especially liked the part at the end where the t... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    I have no idea what some of you tipsters' obsession is with guys getting their junk stuck in things, but it's borderline disturbing (just kidding, it's totally rad). But here goes: Xing, a 41-year old man, was wandering through LanTian park in Hong Kong late one night when he ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2008
    Similar to the gaming bra we saw before, the Geekini is an NES controller in the form factor of a bikini top and bottom. It's recommended you have a female wear the peripheral, but you can put it on yourself if you're pathetic as hell or have a women's bikini fetish. Just a h... / Continue →