Since I saw the first Iron Man trailer a few months ago, I’ve been feeling like a little boy getting behind the wheel of his dad’s car for the first time. Ok, in this case, the comparison may be just a bit exaggerated, but you understand the feeling, right? Preview after preview, Paramount has successfully [...]
By Mark O’Neill You have to feel sorry for the Imperial Stormtroopers. When they’re not getting their butts kicked by the Jedi Knights, they’re getting caught in the middle of a legal battle over who owns their clothes. Andrew Ainsworth, the British prop designer who designed and made the original stormtrooper outfits for George Lucas [...]
The BBC has recently released a short animation depicting the evolution of Stonehenge through the ages. If you are like me and are deeply fascinated by prehistoric monuments, you’ll definitely want to check this out. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury [...]
By Mark O’Neill If you ever want to disable me and render me motionless, just hand me a game of Tetris and I guarantee I will be there in the same spot for hours. I am a total Tetris nut. I can’t get enough of it. So much so that when I found this guy [...]
By Mark O’Neill It seems that 1983 was Year of the Geek. The arrival of the Compaq Portable. The invention of the Domain Name System. The first cellphone. The launch of Nintendo. Who would have thought that so much could happen in one year?
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] In this two-post series, I will share my thoughts and recommendations on what I consider to be great books for the geek nation. I have paid attention to cover a wide variety of topics that fall into one large common category: technology. These must-read books can all be purchased [...]
By Mark O’Neill I don’t know about you, but I am eagerly awaiting the crack of Indy’s whip again as Harrison Ford dons the famous battered brown hat and goes off making archeology look downright sexy. I must have been the only boy in my class who told his careers officer that he wanted to [...]
This Tron remake, made almost exclusively with the aid of cardboard, looks like a very accurate, shot-for-shot representation of the entire light cycle battle part of the movie. Enjoy the 2 minutes of pure and awesome cheesiness.
By Mark O’Neill Bad news geeks. A psychiatrist is pushing for internet addiction – “excessive gaming, sexual pre-occupations and e-mail/text messaging” – to be classified as a mental illness which means the most serious cases could warrant medication or even a stay in a hospital, like all those gamers in China. Do you get broadband [...]
By Mark O’Neill A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that more Americans would prefer to give up the television than lose their internet connection by a margin of 45% to 43%. It also found that losing their internet connection for a sustained period of time would make people [...]
By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] “The golden age of science fiction” is a term used to describe a particularly fertile period in science fiction, when old conventions of “the space western” were challenged with new ideas, new themes, and new energy. There are many names associated with that period—Heinlein Bradbury and Asimov, among others—but [...]