Tagged: geek

The Fall of Gondolin: ‘new’ JRR Tolkien book

JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called “the first real story” of Middle-earth, will be published...

Amazing science toys and gadgets

Enjoy 10 minutes of oddly satisfying scientific curiosities feauturing various engines with candles, ferrofluid toys, kinetic art that uses physics, optical illusions, various forms of dices, math toys/shapes and more mindblowing stuff…

The Internet Archive put your favorite LCD handheld games online

The Internet Archive has launched a Handheld History Collection filled with about 60 emulated versions of retro handheld games to take you back to the long car rides of your childhood. Archived games include Tiger Electronics’ Mortal Kombat, Bandai’s Burger...

Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge by Hasbro

At Toy Fair 2018, Hasbro announced their most ambitious Star Wars vehicle in the 3-3/4 inch action figure scale to date: Jabba the Hutt’s Khetanna, commonly known as his Sail Barge. The proposed toy...

Star Wars: the complete canon timeline

Watch ten thousand years of Star Wars history! The films, books, comics, and television shows summarized into the most important moments in the canon. [Updated Mai 2017]  [Via: Star Wars Explained]

The Ataribox gets an official name

Atari has renamed its upcoming retro mini-console from the Ataribox to the Atari VCS, according to VentureBeat. The device, similar to Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles, uses a design aesthetic inspired by the Atari...

SpotMini and the rise of creepy robotics

SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 30 kg. SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what...

The engineering of the drinking bird

While most references credit Dr. Miles V. Sullivan as the inventor of the drinking bird because he patented it in 1946, the idea of using heat-driven oscillating liquids to repeatedly tip small mechanisms has...