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August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008 Archives

  • August 8, 2008
    We've posted elf ears before here on Geekologie, but those involved some sort of "surgical procedure" and "money". Well now there's an Instructable on how to do it yourself with the help of a friend! Okay, not really. The article just discusses the things to consider if you'... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    This is a video of lightning filmed in slow motion. It is wicked awesome and restored my faith in God. UPDATE: Lost $5 on a lotto scratch-off. There is no God. UPDATE: Got the prize I wanted in my Happy Meal. God loves me! UPDATE: Wife came home. Definitely no God, at... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    The GoateeSaver looks like the thing they made Hannibal Lecter wear and protects your goatee while you shave in case you have the shakes or are prone to seizures. The $20 device has height and width adjustments (those three silver rollers) so it's one size adjusts to most. Yo... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    Remember that BBC series Walking With Dinosaurs that featured CG dinosaurs wandering around eating and killing each other? Yeah, the one you'd get good and high before watching. Well now it's a live show, and it's coming on a 2-year tour of the U.S.! Maybe even to a city nea... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    Pong. Jesus, at least lie and say Super Mario Galaxy. But to Obama's credit, when McCain was asked the same question he answered "rolling a hoop down a dirt road with a stick", which, to the best of my knowledge, isn't even a video game. So the question remains: can we reall... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    Remember Brian Chan? He's Geekologie's Folder In Residence. Well this morning he wrote to let me know he singlehandedly solved the Montauk Monster mystery: It's a single piece of folded paper! ZOMG, government conspiracy! This just proves the point I've been trying to ma... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    Some guy named Emerson Taymor had himself some 3-D business cards made. It probably isn't a new idea, but hey, it's the first I've seen it. Regardless, I found them kind of questionable (even ignoring the goofy picture). Don't get me wrong: I love wearing 3-D glasses as much... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2008
    This is a spoof of the interrogation scene from Dark Knight. One guy is actually playing both parts and it's moderately funny. Now I don't want to ruin it for you, but I'm going to anyways because I'm that kind of asshole -- Joker can't understand what Batman is saying becau... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    The U.S. military has a goal -- that it's 30% robotic in twelve years. Why? Because robots don't feel pain, and when they die you just solder them back together or build a bitchin' chair out of the scrap metal. While advances in robot technology will probably result in mor... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    The Backball Chair is actually a giant trackball you can use to control a computer. Designed by Interaction Architecture, it was "specifically intended for use in public spaces like airports." Of course, because that makes perfect sense. Seriously, why use a mouse when you c... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    The HowTie from Fred is a tie that features pictorial instructions on how to tie the damn thing. Personally, I think they look like hieroglyphics, but I've never tied a tie before. And for the rest of you out there that can't, or don't want to learn, I've got two words for yo... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    This is a picture from a recent Star Wars themed wedding. They went all out, and every single person at the ceremony was dressed up as a character or in Star Wars fashion. The marriage was even officiated by Princess Leia herself. Which totally explains why the groom decided... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    Spotted at QuakeCon 2008, some guy modded his computer to fit inside a barbecue grill. It (as if you couldn't tell) is the awesome. I especially like how the cooling fans glow to simulate fire. Nice touch. Now I dare someone to slap their meat on it. One more picture of th... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    We heard about the Luxeed Dyamic Keyboard a year ago, and now the rainbow peripherals are finally available, for $200. You can choose between a black model on which only the letters are illuminated, or a white one that has the entire keys light up. Every board has 430 LEDs a... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    This is a public service announcement featuring Batman and The Joker reminding you about the importance of wearing sunscreen. It's one of several announcements made by the Dark Knight and his arch-nemesis for the good of the public. I posted two more after the jump, one on bi... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2008
    Despite their better judgment and several threatening letters from yours truly, researchers in Leipzig, Germany are writing software that allows robots to teach themselves how to move. This is great news. The software mimics the interconnected sensing and processing of a br... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    The Beer Belt costs $18 from Urban Outfitters and holds six cans or bottles. But I assume if you're buying this you'll be carrying bottles. And not just because they're classier (although they are), but to carry six cans, you just put your belt through a loop in one of those ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Remember Radiohead's House of Cards video that was shot with lasers instead of cameras and then all the data was made available to everyone to do whatever they wanted to with it? Well Ian Mackinnon took that data and rendered the video in 3D using LEGOs. Wicked! I embedded t... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Austrian man Martin Bierbauer was minding his own business, you know, getting his crap on, possibly flipping through a magazine or dirty joke book, when KA-BOOM! -- he was ass-blasted off the toilet by a barrage of hailstones from the shitty depths. "I heard the pipes rumbli... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Star Trek Online is going to be unveiled in a little over four days at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (August 10th). Leonard Nimoy is set to make the announcement and show some actual gameplay footage. In case you were wondering, it's going to be a MMORPGLOLROTFLMFAO t... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    These are bunch of designs that you can get on t-shirts, hats, buttons, posters, mugs, mouse pads and Maxi-pads to show support for your favorite Star Wars character in the coming election. There are several more designs, and you can even customize them so that your name appea... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Google recently set up some new Street Views near the Googleplex company headquarters in California. And Google employee Michael Weiss-Malik used the opportunity to re-propose to his girlfriend. That's why his sign says "Proposal 2.0" -- he had already given a traditional pro... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Well we've already seen two different episodes of window Tetris, so it was only a matter of time till people starting branching out. The video above is the opening to James Bond films, and the one after the jump is of a game of Snake. You know, where you go around eating dots... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Bob Dullam went and built himself Batman's Tumbler using nothing but photos of the vehicle and the actual movies. It cost somewhere between $50,000-$70,000 to complete and was built entirely by himself. It looks freaking wicked. Good looking, Bob. Next, he plans to construc... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    The Wake n' Bacon is a collaborative alarm clock design by Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini and Hsiao-huh Hsu. It wakes you up with the delicious scent of bacon instead of beeping. How? A frozen strip of bacon is placed in Wake n' Bacon the night before. Because there is a 10 ... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    This is a video of Obscura Digital demonstrating their multi-touch software with Musion's Eyeliner 3D holographic projector. It's pretty neat. But you know what? I'm getting sick and tired of all these multi-touch demos where it seems the extent of what you can so is shuffle... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    Well folks, it happened. Somebody went and named their energy drink after a slang term for a woman's nether region. Or a cat. The one that starts with p and ends with ussy. Yep. This is almost as bad as the German Poontang Juice. (Our product) is unique. It is made with... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    Well this must be your lucky day. Not one but two delicious eye candy galleries for you today on Geekologie. First were the SDCC costumes, and now, handpainted Darth Vader helmets. The Vader Project , a "reimagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet by some of today's hottest... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    Well we've seen Tesla coils making music before, and we've even seen a pretty wicked plasma speaker, and now -- a Tesla coil guitar amp. Unfortunately, I don't have any more information on the thing, so I'll make some up. The device was actually constructed by the thunder god... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    This $8,550 Periodic Coffee Table features actual samples of all 92 naturally occurring elements. By embedding all element samples in clear acrylic, they are beautifully presented and also protected from tarnishing. This format also helps to addresses health and safety issues,... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    Barack Obama and that other presidential candidate whose face looks like a gnarled tree trunk (EDIT: Wrong John -- I was thinking Kerry, this guy is actually McCain) will star in their own comics made by IDW Publishing, a San Diego comic book company. Don't expect Captain Amer... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2008
    This is a massive gallery of SDCC costumes from Maximum PC's coverage of the event. I picked out about 20 of my favorites, but they have over 400, so make sure to check them out if you want to see even more. But the ones I chose are some of the awesomest. Hit the jump to fin... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    Interesting screencap there. Anyway, this is a video from part of Disney's Star Wars Weekends (which included the now-infamous character dance-off). It features Warwick Davis (the guy that played Wicket the Ewok and Willow) responding to the accusation that Ewoks ruined Retur... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    There's a pretty realistic looking Spiderman costume for sale on eBay right now. I'd bid on it, but the seller doesn't look very trustworthy (81.3% positive feedback). So if you do bid, be warned: they'll probably only send you a stained bedsheet. This costume is one of the ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    Plastinkuzz are little stereoscopic cards that you scratch and allegedly sound like a real record. That, of course, is debatable. They're made by Art Lebedev, and come in a variety of color combinations, because that's important. Hit the jump to see said color options and a ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    Sorry, but I had a bet with a coworker I couldn't use five Z's in a post title. I think it went pretty well, don't you? Barely noticeable. So, Adidas is dropping two new pairs of Hellboy inspired footwear. Those are the two different styles there. They're both limited edit... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    This is a handheld Super Nintendo made by some guy that frequents the BenHeck forums (Ben Heck being that guy that's always modding the hell out of controllers). As you can see, it's looking pretty sleek. Way sleeker than the portable Gamecube, and of equal sleekiosity to thi... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    I don't really like scary movies because I pissed myself in the theater during Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and all my friends still make fun of me. But I did happen to see The Shining in my youth. Remember the tricycle scene (if you don't I posted the original after... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    Spencer Taylor, a 20-year old from Three Rivers, Michigan, dressed up as The Joker and tried to steal a bunch of Dark Knight movie posters and cardboard cutouts at a local theater. At the time of his arrest, Taylor was wearing a purple suit and had made his face up with whit... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2008
    Well forks -- can I call you forks? Good, anyway my loyal sporks, the Montauk Monster mystery has been solved. Turns out it was my sister. Haha, Tracey -- that's what you get for mom and dad always loving you more. Fine, so nobody has identified what the hell the beast is y... / Continue →