geek

  • Wear This R2-D2 Swimsuit And Show Off Your Tatooines

    Ain’t nothin’ wrong with flaunting it. Your geekiness, I mean. What did you think I was talking about? Read More

  • 8-Bit Vintner retiring geek wines

    Geeks generally aren’t associated with drinking wine; soda, beer, sometimes even mead, but rarely do you connect wine drinking with being a geek. Mike James worked really hard to change that perception, and made great strides in bringing a more civilized drink to the unwashed masses. He was at least partly successful, and became known for producing limited runs with names like Player 1… Read More

  • Zelle 1337 jewelry, for the lady who pwn3d ur lyf

    I’m not so sure the average non-geek girl would love necklaces and earrings made of resistors, fuses, and floppy disk parts but there’s no harm in trying. Besides, I suspect real geek girls would definitely squeeeeeee at these. All of these handmade pieces are created out of used electronics and are actually quite striking. The best part? Each comes with an offical… Read More

  • Build your own Death Star from the blueprints

    Now you can get the Death Star plans without having to depending on those Bothan spies. Some enterprising publishing company has licensed and released the penultimate Star Wars geek accessory: poster sized blueprints. Read More

  • iPhone ARider: Futuristic iPhone-based HMD navigation system (video)

    It seems the iPhone really tickles the fancy of some Japanese gadget freaks. Following the DIY iPhone digital signage system bag, Tokyo-based Ubiquitous Entertainment now gives us something even cooler: The “iPhone ARider”, a futuristic, portable navigation system. The ARider, an experimental project, mainly consists of an iPhone 3GS and a retractable head-mounted display (model… Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Columbus, Ohio


    Geek Weekend is a continuing travel series about geeky things to do in cities around the world. Want your city featured? Write us at tips@crunchgear.com. It’s a common opinion — even amongst its residents — that Columbus, Ohio is “Cow Town, USA” with nothing to do. As a life-long resident, I disagree emphatically with that notion. Columbus is the 15th largest city… Read More

  • "Still Alive," bedroom electropop style

    An act of unparalleled nerddom. This talented fellow performs the gamer anthem “Still Alive” with the piano part on his keyboard, the other orchestration with a midi controller, and his own voice through a Rocktron Banshee Talkbox. Nicely done. Read More

  • Excellent old chart of frequencies and their applications

    If you’ve ever wondered exactly what UHF, VHF, UV, LFO, gamma rays, cosmic rays and so on are and what exactly it is they do, this awesome old chart should do you right. Among other things, it has frequencies of quartz transparancy, FCC-allocated RF bands, the range of the human eye (distressingly small, top right), absorption rates by air, water, aluminum, copper, and lead, and about… Read More

  • How much would you pay for an original lightsaber?


    Say you had to bid on an original lightsaber that Mark Hamill wielded in both Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Go ahead, pick a number. $1000? $5000? $50000? How about a quarter of a million dollars? Yes indeed, some fanboy laid down $240,000 for what is perhaps the holy grail of sci-fi memorabilia. I don’t know that I’d pay that much for a real lightsaber. For… Read More

  • Geek Gift Guidance

    My buddy Owen wrote up his short list of geek gifts for 2008. His list includes some pretty interesting items.  I particularly liked this one: Algin and Calcic Algin and Calic are two additive ingredients for food that will let you do something called “Spherification” in a cooking discipline known as “Molecular Gastronomy”. The basic process is this: First, mix… Read More

  • Crowbar successfully delivered to Gordon Freeman at Large Hadron Collider


    Well well, a happy ending! Or possibly only the grisly beginning, depending on what happens when they fire that thing up again. The crowbar, sent from Reddit and Destructoid, has been given directly to Doctor Freeman in case of… unforeseen consequences.

    Gallery here, and remember, Half-Life is still a buck! Read More

  • Guy proposes to his girlfriend with hacked Chrono Trigger ROM

    Oh man, this is deeply nerdy. This fellow Phill’s girlfriend was playing Chrono Trigger using an SNES emulator, and he hacked the ROM she was using, adding an entire new area (“Koma Kulshan,” an old name for Mt. Baker, I’m guessing this guy is from the NW like me) filled with NPCs acting out the couple’s favorite memories. At the end, there is apparently going to be… Read More

  • XKCD raptor attack simulator


    Deeply geeky. As if the nerdy humor and nerdier meta-humor of XKCD weren’t enough, this enterprising coder (apparently with a little too much time on his hands) created an interactive simulation of the raptor attack scenario brought up here and solved here. It takes a little imagination for those squares to look like raptors — although it’s not a stretch for yourself …… Read More

  • PAX 2008: Video of Omegathon final round, plus Gabe vs. Tycho

    Time to geek out. I believe if you click “play” above, you’ll be the first people other than those present at PAX to witness this momentous event. A truly epic Excitebike battle. Not only that, but after the victor was celebrated and ushered away to what passes for a green room at PAX, Gabe and Tycho themselves settled down for a Penny Arcade-style duel. And we got that on… Read More

  • Sexy EEPROM cufflinks


    ROM — James ROM. I know this kind of thing gets done every once in a while, but that doesn’t change the fact that these are lava-hot. The colors are tasteful (although the white balance in the photo was irreparably messed up, silver and black are classic), and the design is understated. If someone looks closely, you get credit for geekiness and stylishness. How often does that happen? Read More

  • Funny: "Signs You're on a Summer Vacation with a Geek"

    OMG, this is so true. BBspot has a list of the Top 11 Signs You’re on a Summer Vacation with a Geek. I totally do most of these things. 11. The GPS unit sounds an awful lot like Majel Barrett.
    10. Spend more time on the free wi-fi at the hotel looking up places to visit than actually visiting them.
    9. The luggage has a million tiny feet and is virtually indestructible.
    8. You get… Read More

  • Wired magazine is not for geeks anymore

    After reading an article about Wired Magazine in the New York Times, I realized why I stopped reading it a few years ago. During the late 90’s new Geek and Tech Magazines were popping up like weeds in a garden. Then the dot com era came to an end, and so did most of the magazines. Magazines like The Industry Standard, Red Herring, Business 2.0, eCompany Now all went down the digital… Read More

  • Polarity hilarity: nerdy makeshift Christmas lights using an old CD-ROM drive

    <div class="center" Dear Santa, this year I would like:
    -A bunch of miscellaneous electrical junk
    -Nerdy friends who will not make fun of me for doing DIY electronics in a bar
    -No shame
    -Robotic dinosaur
    P.S. I have been a good boy. -Devin Boys, beers, and ‘boards at the Bohemian [Sethop's Interesting Times] Read More

  • Dorktastic Wedding Cakes


    Merciless Cake of the Gladiator The miracle of time known as Digg gives us yet another reason to laugh at our peers. This time, it’s wedding cakes that feature extremely geeky themes. From Homestar Runner to C++ code to THE FRICKIN’ ALLIANCE CREST from World of Warcraft, these cakes couldn’t possibly embarrass you any more than your wedding already did. Hit the jump for… Read More

  • Fake Tattoos For The Macho Nerd

    Nerds being macho. Right. Never gonna happen, but you can always pretend to be tough! Why not pick up a set of these geek tattoos available from Archie McPhee? You’ll get 16 of silliest, geekiest rub-on tattoos available. All the classics are there, including “Pwn3d!!!”, “w00t!”, and “127.0.0.1”. If these don’t bag you a blind, 400-pound chick… Read More