“Pa, I got me another one, that’s over 1,400 pounds of meat!” “Son, We can only carry back 10 pounds…”
Time marches on since the Green Tokyo Gundam Project built a full scale statue of a Gundam in Tokyo, Japan. Even though the original anime dates back to 1979, seeing a project like this come to life is really exciting for an anime fan like myself.
I’ve written about octopuses in art before, but today I bring you their cousin, the squid. Squid typically have two tentacles and eight arms, which most people confuse. We often refer to all cephalopods as having tentacles, but that just isn’t the case. A tentacle is a long projection with suckers only on the end; […]
Comic-Con is over, and attendees have been back to the real world for a few days. Meanwhile, we’ve had a chance to look at some of the pictures that our readers sent in, taken at the event. Here are some of our favorites! From Daniel, a stormtrooper with a new batch of hardware (and a […]
While the publishing industry, and indeed readers themselves, are still figuring out just exactly what to do with e-readers and e-books, Amazon’s certainly not flagging. Engadget, and about 200 other media outlets, reports that Amazon’s new Kindle—in WiFi only format, of course—is going to be a paltry $139, just in time for the new school […]
Behold: A picture of Chewbacca fighting Nazis while riding a giant squirrel. [Via Huffington Post]
A Growing Demographic The statistics and the research may vary, but it’s quite clear: girl gamers are here, and they’re here to stay. Especially in the online realm, women make up a growing demographic of gamers who are just as passionate about playing as your typical gamer guy. But as a girl gamer myself, it’s […]
Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. In the following video, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.
If you’re in the United States you might know that there’s this very confusing copyright law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, that (in short) criminalizes certain means of circumventing copyright protection (i.e., digital rights management, or DRM, i.e., that stuff that wouldn’t let you play your MP3s wherever you want). The DMCA […]
You may recall that last year after Comic-Con we scoured Flickr for some of the best pictures from the event. Which isn’t exactly a chore as far as looking through a ton of neat photographs goes – and living vicariously through those of you who can actually be there. But since we’re sure that some […]
If you’ve noticed, I’ve got a thing for swords and castles and whatnot. My love of all things medieval is, as far as I can tell, the springboard for geekery in my life. In fact, the whole medieval vibe is so strong with me that I followed it all the way through graduate school. (My […]
Just like last year at the end of Comic Con 2009, we scoured Flickr for some of the best CC cosplay photography of the event. Once again, we were not disappointed. By the way, these pictures are not the ones we asked you guys to send last week. You have until Wednesday for that. Must […]