Atari 2600 Lamp [Video]

The innovation in geeky home decor never ends. Monkey Labs has designed a working table lamp composed of a dead Atari 2600 and a stack of cartridges, with a handmade shade of AtariAge box scans. Order one here: Monkey Labs Production AtariAge Lamps Or just the shade for $25 [via]

Review: The Daily – The First iPad Exclusive Daily Newspaper

The first iPad exclusive daily newspaper — known simply as The Daily — has now launched, along with Apple’s new option for customers to pay for subscriptions within an application itself. I’ve downloaded and read the first two issues, and here’s my take. The Daily certainly makes use of the iPad’s multimedia capabilities, and largely […]

The Geekiest Super Bowl Commercial Ever

It’s that time of year again. This Sunday millions of Americans will huddle around their televisions and stuff their faces with snack foods while cheering on their favorite group of overpaid athletes. Ah yes, the Super Bowl. For many of you non-Americans out there who don’t consider the United States the center of the universe, […]

Yumminess: Ham Solo in CandyBaronite

For those of you who tried our Bacon Fudge Brownies, you may want to check out Booturtle’s Ham Solo in CandyBaronite. Chocolate? Check! Bacon? Check! Peanut butter? Check! Well, it looks like we have all the proper ingredients to make a killer geek treat here! Check it out: [Ham Solo in CandyBaronite] Thanks Gisel!

Book Review: Across the Universe

In a sea of vampires and wizards, sometimes it’s hard to find the “science fiction” in the genre of YA (young adult) fantasy and science fiction. But for someone whose first real love affair with a book came in the form of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, I have a soft spot in YA […]

IBM Centennial Film: 100 Years of IBM [Video]

A short film featuring one hundred people, who each present the IBM achievement recorded in the year they were born, from the oldest person to the youngest one. Enjoy! [Via Reddit]

Wired Tales: Science fiction inspired by science fact

Wired is a science and technology magazine. Weird Tales is a fantasy and horror pulp fiction magazine. And Wired Tales is a new project from freelance writer Will Hindmarch. The challenge? To write a couple of short stories every month based on features in Wired magazine. The first issue launched yesterday and I heard about […]

US kids’ scientific proficiency brought into question

Newly published test scores suggest most school students are falling short of proficiency in science study, with a high proportion failing to reach even a basic level. The figures, which cover tests in 2009, come from the National Assessment of Educational Assessment Progress, which is also known by the catchier brand name “The Nation’s Report […]

Crafty Cthulhu [Pics]

There are some searches on Etsy that always bring you to something awesome, and I’ve found that “Cthulhu” is one of them. So here are a few Lovecraft-inspired crafts to get you through to doomsday. Cthulhu ski hat

Geeky Pics: Vampire Photography

In this installment of we-find-the-coolest-stuff-on-Flickr, we examine the undead of the blood-sucking variety. From the sexy to the scary to the… weird, or furry, here’s a look at some vampires lurking on film. Got blood? – drurydrama (CC)

Wizard/ToyFare Magazines Shut Down

The big news coming out of the comic book world yesterday has been the apparent shut-down of Wizard Magazine and ToyFare Magazine, both long-standing print publications that revolutionized the reporting of all things nerdy for the last 20 years.  Wizard World, started in 1991 by Gareb Shamus, was at one time the voice of the […]