Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial Hedonistica

July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010 Archives

  • July 16, 2010
    Note: The additional (high-res) shots of the facility can be seen HERE, HERE and HERE. These are super-secret spy shots taken from inside Apple's $100 million iPhone testing facility. Okay so they're not actually secret, Apple released them today. Unless you wanna pretend th... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    How bout some Street Fighter II inspired sneakers? No? I'm with ya, I only wear flip-flops too. Besides, you've gotta admit the Street Fighter resemblance is subtle at best. They could have at least thrown a hadouken on the side of the Ryus. And, I dunno, maybe some bigass... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    Let's not kid ourselves: you can't watch mixed martial arts without getting aroused. So why not move those amorous feelings to the bedroom with a cage fighting bed? I can't think of a good reason (well, besides the $1250 price tag). Pillow fight! Crafted from poplar hardwoo... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    Unless you live under a rock like a roly-poly you've probably heard of the iPhone 4's shitty antennae sitch (that's cool-talk for situation, FYI). Well Steve Jobs announced today Apple will be giving away free bumper cases until September 30th that alleviate the problem. Hoor... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    This is a movie trailer for God of War in the style of a Wes Anderson film (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou). It was really well made. And I'm not just saying that only because I love the song they used, but I did just marry it. WE'RE GONNA... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    These adaptive-lens eyeglasses were designed by Adlens to correct almost anybody's vision, all with the simple twist of a knob. Holy shit, technology! (Call me when there's a monocle version) How they work: The lenses are hollow, with a plastic sheet stretched across it on t... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    Microsoft Game Studios Software Development Engineer Ray Arifianto's soon-to-be wife had this custom USB wedding band made for him. Why? Because flash memory is the language of looooove. Psyche, it's actually COBOL C++. The gold ring isn't actually a functional USB drive, b... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2010
    These are the ABC's of gaming as drawn by Francis Acupan. Which, TRIVIA!: who knew there were 26 letters in the English alphabet? For some reason (read: bad teachers), I always thought there were 29. I swear, you learn something new every day. Yesterday? Yesterday I learne... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    The BeerBot Bottle Opening Shirt from ThinkGeek is a $20 tee with incorporated bottle opener. I assume BeerBot is supposed to be a copyright-free version of Bender, but I could be wrong. But you're so handsome. Am I STILL wrong? Never been wronger, butterface! ThinkGeek Pr... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    Following in the shallow footsteps of a couple pretty unimpressive teasers that still left us sighing, "Jesus, there's really a Facebook movie...", a full trailer for The Social Network has at last come online for our judgment. With this preview, director David Fincher seems in... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack. Haha, I can't say I'm surprised! But I can say it feels just as good as a real FleshLight AND I saved enough scrilla to pay my WoW subscription for the next two months. SO WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?! Customers Who Bough... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    This is an Optimus Prime statue spotted at the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics aquatic center. He stands life-size and was built entirely out of 10,108 scrap car parts. How tall is life-size? Try 32-feet. Sure you could argue that's not Optimus' actual height, but then I'... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    How paranoid are you about aliens controlling your brain? If you answered, "VERY", it's too late, they already are and just made you think that so you'd still feel in control. I'd check my butt for antennas if I were you. This guy decided that more tin foil the better. He co... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    Look down -- what do you see? A Cheeto-dusted penis? Wash your hands after snacking. But for those of you looking at a nonfunctional lower half, there's new hope, all thanks to Rex bionic legs. After seven years of secret development and and $10 million of investment the hi... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    Well folks, Comic-Con is only a week away and I was denied a booth despite my promise to "only drink from a flask" and "sign the everliving-shit out of some f***in' autographs". So yeah, maybe next year. My Deku-Link costume going unworn aside, members of the gay-hating Westb... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    If there's one thing I love it's anything but standing. I can't stand standing. It makes my legs feel funny. This is 2010 -- where's my hover-chair?! I saw Wall-E, I thought we'd have those by now. I'm being serious -- I'm not gonna take this lying down (but God how I want... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    I swear I'm gonna be dehydrated by the the time I finish posting this article I've been vomiting so hard. *BLAAAAR!* Well at least it's just Pop Tarts now. Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square. A team of "f... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    This is an infographic that allegedly contains 19 facts about the Star Wars franchise that you didn't already know. Me? I already knew all that stuff. Plus other things George Lucas doesn't want ANYBODY to know. "OOH OOH -- LIKE WHAT, GW?!" Like the awkward Luke/Leia relat... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    This is the design for a rocket-powered chainsaw launcher. The idea is that you'll be able to hack up a small group of zombies from a safe distance. Unfortunately, ammo costs will add up pretty quick if you don't retrieve your chainsaws. And, in case you couldn't tell becaus... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    This is a video of Improv Everywhere's rendition of the the opening scene from A New Hope on the #6 train in New York. It's pretty cute, despite the glaring lack of golden bikini. For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene f... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Probably not this. Actually, I take that back. We probably would end up doing this because some nimrod in the bureaucratic system with no concept of how to call Batman in the first place (and thinks he's just a grown-up Bat Boy) would be in charge of signaling the caped crus... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Note: This isn't the whole table (you can't even see General Tso's Chicken!) so click HERE to see the thing in all its super high-res glory and prepare to drool. Or vomit in your mouth so hard it sprays between the cracks in your teeth. I'm not gross you're gross. This is th... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Well folks, I know I'll be sleeping like a baby tonight. You see, I'm gonna get pass-out drunk and curl up on the bathroom floor with a towel scientists claim they now have proof that the chicken came before the egg. Great, now I'm hungry. "It had long been suspected that th... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because robot people aren't really people (like those wolf kids). Also, casual mention of world domination around 2:40. This is a video of a New York Times reporter interviewing a wonk-eyed robot named Bina48. I've got the feeling she isn't the ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Okay, in a battle of epic adorableness, who would win -- Voltron girl or Chun Li? Because my money's on this ninja turtle. This Chun-Li Has Tiny Thighs [kotaku] Thanks to Lisa and pogs, who agree one of the best reasons to have kids in the first place is to dress them up as ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    Drink coasters: I usually don't use them. Occasionally I'll set a beer on a DVD or magazine, but for the most part I just use the floor. That way I can knock over a bottle every time I get up. Haha -- like I drink out of bottles! What do I look like, a f***ing money tree?!... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    This a short little skateboarding/snowboarding video called 'Gnarcade' that features a bunch of video game environments and characters. It was created by Knifeshow Inc. and has a little something for everyone: Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, Pac-Man, Frogger and -- wait for it ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Nathan Sawaya, best known for getting paid ridiculous scrilla to make things out of LEGO blocks all day, decided to get a LEGO tattoo on his thumb. And on my thumb? A lucha libre mask. You know -- for thumb wrastlin'! Every single day, I snap together bricks. Each day I am ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Note: There's no way you can read that version because it's so small which is good because it's filled wiht nothing but seriously NSFW language so make sure your boss isn't looking and then click HERE to see the thing in all its high-res glory. This is the Periodic Table of Sw... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    A footlong cheeseburger for $4. You can't beat that with a stick hardened artery! I mean you could, but that would be f***ing disgusting and you better believe I'd scream like a little girl if I saw you do it. Carl's Jr. simply couldn't sit still too long while KFC hopped in... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Sure it may look like a couple boards nailed together into a T, but just imagine if it were a human body. Pretty creepy huh? What do you mean you're having trouble imagining it's a body? I swear, you have no imagination. You having lost your childlike innocence forever and ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    ROFLASVOMNOMGIB! That's what you get for using a free internet translator instead of hiring somebody. Also, who knew Batman turned into Spiderman after finding equipment under his house? Because I've been under my house before and I didn't turn from one superhero into anothe... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Tired of not having their own manless killer plane, Britain just rolled out the $216 million Taranis, a flying deathbot drone named after the Celtic god of thunder. Or misspelled dinosaur (Taranisaurus Rex). RAWR! It is the size of a light aircraft and has been equipped with... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Look at that picture. Can you tell which one's the humanoid robot? That was a trick question -- those are all real people. Jesus, stop being so paranoid. Two robots with surveillance, tracking, firing and voice recognition systems were integrated into a single unit, a defen... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    Wanna look like Iron Man while you're riding your motorcycle? First things first: you're gonna need a motorcycle. And no, your scooter doesn't count. You couldn't even pull off a Tin Man costume riding that deathtrap. The latest motorcycle suit inspired by a comic book movi... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    A car full of people dressed as zombies crashed Friday night on Interstate 84 in downtown Portland, Oregon, much to the, "HOLY SHIT, THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!" of witnesses. Sgt. Greg Stewart said people who witnessed the crash initially thought the victims' injuries were much mo... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    David Crisp is a British hospital chef. But not on the weekends! Oh no, on the weekends he's a treasure hunter. Which is how he found this pot of Roman coins. Oh man, I remember when I used to metal detect on the beach. One time I found two gold teeth. You should've seen ... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    Need to brush up on your ninja-ing? Well fear not, because now you can take private ninja lessons (provided you live in New York or are willing to travel to New York or pay someone to kidnap the instructor). Are you writing this down, Ninja Boy? Learn the secrets of ancient ... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    The Frame Napkin is a $40 fabric napkin with a frame silk-screened on it. That way, after you're finished stuffing your face like a glutton, you've created a work of art with the smattering of food that didn't make it to your pie-hole (or did but wouldn't stay down). Mmmm, vo... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    So some scientists believe that the BP oil spill may be creating a buildup of methane capable of exploding and causing a mass extinction not unlike the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum that went down 55 million years ago and (arguably) the Permian extinction event from 251 millio... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    Magic balls: every wizard has them. And now you can too thanks to the Fushigi! WTF's a Fushigi? Just read this insightful review: Dudes, if you ever want a relationship with a member of the opposite sex, do not start "Fushigiing". Nothing says "I'm a nerdy social leper" lik... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    Want to look like Dr. Manhattan from 'Watchmen'? Here's what you do: find a magic lamp. Then ask the genie to blow up your wiener like 2X 6X, and paint it blue. BOOM -- it's like you're fighting crime already. Oh, and you're gonna need these contacts. Available from King o... / Continue →