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September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008 Archives

  • September 19, 2008
    Uh-oh. It's been discovered that some of the images used in Microsoft's new 'I'm a PC' commercial were created with Macs. Four of the images that Microsoft made available on its PressPass site today display the designation "Adobe Photoshop C3 Macintosh" when their file proper... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    Okay, last time it was text messages, but still. Apparently close family members of Chuck Peck, a passenger who died on impact as a result of the recently crashed Metrolink train, received 35 calls from him the night of the accident. It is logical to assume that the phone c... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    I'd definitely do the one on the left, but I don't know about the other. I mean, what the hell are those things on his chest? Caption Contest: Vader Love [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    This little guy must be the L337 computer repair kitty because that's exactly how I fixed my printer. Watch it to the end. Youtube Thanks to Matthew, whose cat could hack your dog's myspace profile if it wanted.... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    We've seen all sorts of portable console mods here on Geekologie, including the good, the wooden, and the made by a third-grader. And now, Benheck forum user hailrazer went and made himself a nice little portable Nintendo 64. Good looking, sleetblade, I wouldn't mind having o... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    These fold-it-yourself cat playhouses from suckUK are made from grade-A cardboard and there is no way in hell my cats could fit through that little hole in the top without utterly destroying the thing. But if you have small cats, each one costs about $27, making them some of t... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    The $90 Home Swimmer is a tether that prevents you from going anywhere while you swim imaginary laps in your home pool. Alternatively, it makes a great dolphin leash. Mush you stupid Flipper, mush! Oh hell no you didn't just squeak at me. Home Swimmer: Unleash your inner Mi... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2008
    Well folks, after the two Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld commercials, Microsoft has shifted their advertising campaign to a more head-on approach to Apple's 'Get A Mac' ads. Introducing the 'I'm a PC' commercial! As you can see from the video, people with PC's do all sorts of ... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    That's right folks, this is not the light at the end of the tunnel, it's a star and orbiting planet some 500 light years away. While scientists have found numerous planets by detecting gravitational "wobble" in stars, "this is the first time we have directly seen a planetary... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    Some guy, tired of little ships, decided to build a PC in a bottle. As you can see, it's pretty damn good looking. Inspired, I made my own and brought it into work to show off. Hold on, I'll take some pictures of it and post them after the....goddamnit, who drank my computer... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    Allegedly KITT, from the new Knight Rider series, was stolen during a publicity event in Toronto last week. I call FAKE and VIRAL. The car was making a stop in Toronto for a publicity stunt in front of Union Station on Front Street. The car was being unloaded from its transp... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    Weapons Against Robots (WAR) is a company started by internet millionaire Ben Way (not to be confused with ballmaker Ben Wa) as a means to defend humanity against the inevitable robot uprising. The company will "combat the potential threats posed by artificial intelligence thr... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    Most of you daily readers out there that aren't brainwashed every night will recall yesterday's ninja cat post. And, as testament to my L337 unbiased reporting, here comes a ninja dog for all you canine lovers. This little guy could certainly teach these two ninjects a thing ... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    Some guy went and made himself a steampunk Bluetooth headset to accentuate his tophat and monocle. The fully functional earpiece is made out of Sculpey clay with watch parts stuck in it. And whether you're a fan of steampunk styling or not, I think we can all agree that I wis... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    First of all, what in the hell is a 'toilet paper researcher', and how do I become one? Secondly, this is ridiculous. I've been wiping with the comics for years, and let me tell you -- you could probably read Garfield on my buttcheeks. Yes, there is such a thing as a toile... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2008
    The Royal Society of Chemistry in London recently held a contest to rename the Large Hadron Collider. The votes are in, and the doomsday machine's new name is *drumroll please*....Halo! After sifting more than 2,500 responses, ranging from The Big Banger to Infinite Devil M... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    In this installment of money doesn't buy class comes a Ferrari station wagon. It was custom built by Ferrari for the Sultanate of Brunei and is making me sick to my stomach. The only thing worse than paying Ferrari to build a station wagon is to make one yourself. I just don... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    The best way to dispose of a sex doll is to hump it until it melts. But if you don't have superhuman stamina or a laser penis, your options are limited. So what do you do? Dump it like a dead hooker. A 60-year-old man, having lived with his rubbery companion for a few years... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    The Guinness Book of World Records held an event yesterday in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the release of the 2009 edition. Among the attendees were Svetlana Pankratova, world's leggiest woman (at 52"), and He Pingping, the world's shortest man (at 2' 5.37"). As you can see,... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    I don't know if this is real or not, but it certainly could be. Apparently some pirates got a copy of Star Wars Episode III before its release and decided to subtitle it themselves. The result? A homoerotic space thriller! Skip to about 1:00 to get past the explanation. ... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    The Fish 'N Flush is a 2.5 gallon aquarium that replaces your regular ceramic tank. It consists of two pieces: the actual fill tank, and the aquarium, which surrounds the fill tank for the "fish in your toilet" effect. It costs $300 and is great for pocket fishermen and peopl... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    Etsy seller hesslerk is selling this sleek Heineken mini keg amp for $120. My liver suffered to bring you this awesome amp, don't worry... the beer went to a good cause! The sleek design and sound quality will blow you away! Works great for Guitar, Bass, and MP3 players. Plug... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    Remember when you were a kid and your parents wouldn't let you have dessert until you ate everything on your plate even though they convinced you it was rattlesnake and Rocky Mountain oysters (fried bull nads). Yeah, that sucked. But at least you would have had some entertain... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    Sorry for the late start today folks. You see, my girlfriend and I got in a fight last night over how I like my eggs cooked, and she, in a fit of rage, broke my interwebs. But I've pieced them back together and am ready to roll. So let's do this! Here's a video of a ninja c... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    Jenni Källberg, aka Pixelninja, aka the hottie that made and posed in the two Samus Aran suits, aka my future wife, aka my future ex-wife, is back at it -- this time with a Princess Peach cosplay costume. As you can see, it looks great, and so does Jenni (who is half Swedish ... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    Jetpack Brontosaurus is a video game being developed by Flashbang Studios. It combines two of the sexiest things alive, jetpacks and dinosaurs, to create the awesomest game ever. My loins tingle at the thought of a Hot Coffee mod. Vimeo Thanks to Michael, who knows a go... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    A 40-year old virgin in Tallahassee, Florida was tasered and arrested last Friday night for walking his dog in the nude (him, the dog had a collar on). Apparently the man become belligerent and refused to obey a cops orders, which led to the zap zap action. And here comes the... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    This hands-free cellphone holder was designed by Francesca Lanzavecchia and doubles as an excuse to park in handicapped spots. It comes complete with a stretchable rubber skin that fits over it so you can store your phone and cigarettes in there when not in use. Seems pretty ... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    There's nothing worse than nagging your mommy to pack you a really good lunch only to have it stolen by some dick of a coworker. Enter the Anti-Theft Lunch bag, a Zip-Lock with moldy looking splotches printed on both sides. Created by designer Sherwood Forlee, you can email h... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    Tokyoflash is back at it, this time with a wicked new design -- The Negative. The appropriately named device tells time using the negative space created by lit LEDs. Available in polished silver or polished black, Negative's LCD screen is always displaying the time, allowing ... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    This is a little movie made by sketch group The Imponderables combing Where's Waldo? and The Bourne Ultimatum. Man, I freaking loved finding Waldo. Sometimes he would hide so good! I remember one time there was a guy that looked almost identical, but it wasn't really him! G... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2008
    A researcher at the Pentagon recently gave a presentation at the Director of National Intelligence Open Source Conference explaining how terrorists could potentially plot attacks by meeting in a virtual world. In it, two World of Warcraft players discuss a raid on the "White K... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    This picture (and the others after the jump) were created by Dutch architecture firm NL as a creative exercise in design and were recently presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale. I have no idea what this has to do with anything, but now I want to be an architect. And a... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    This isn't actually made from real bones (although for $22,000 it damn well should be), but it is an accurate skeletal statue of a young Tyrannosaurus E-rex (it does me anyway). Hit the jump to see the statue's movement and hear its roar, both of which are pretty freaking impr... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    You know that Watchmen movie that's coming out? The one based on Alan Moore's graphic (but not that kind of graphic) novel? Yeah, well somebody went and LEGOfied the character poster of Dr. Manhattan. Pretty impressive work. Hit the jump for a comparison shot, showing the i... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    Tina Fey, who appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend to play Sarah Palin, also made a political endorsement at the end of the show. Who did she choose? Princess 'I'd hit that shit like a ton of Death Star' Leia. The shirt is actually one from this collection that we p... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    This homebrew LED coffee table is packing 65 microcontrollers and 4,092 LEDs. Why? So you can play 4-person co-op Pong of course. Note: That's a mirror under the table and not a secret passage to Wiretown. We'd seen designs with interactive LEDs that responded to objects on... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    The Snuggie (as seen on TV) is a $15 blanket with sleeves that requires an $8 shipping and handling charge. Per the ditty at the beginning of the commercial: You want to keep warm when you're feeling chilled But you don't want to raise your heating bill Blankets are okay, but... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    Star Wars sheets: no man's bed is complete without them. I had Dukes of Hazzard sheets growing up, so I think it's about time for some Star Wars action. Sold by Pottery Barn, the set is expensive, but well worth it. Just imagine: a bottle of wine, some aromatic candles, a wh... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    Last week a group of hackers busted all up in the Large Hadron Collider's network and did stuff. Okay, so they didn't really do anything. That we know about. Calling themselves the Greek Security Team, the interlopers mocked the IT used on the project, describing the techn... / Continue →