Philadelphia

  • If you live in Philadelphia, you have plenty to do this weekend

    Philadelphites (Philadelphanaes? Philadelphonistas? Philadelphonzos?) – Philadelphians! You have your weekend all mapped out for you, assuming you’re a geek. Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Philadelphia, PA

    In this new series we’ll be offering you a list of cool things to do in cities across America and around the globe. This Geek Weekend we present Philadelphia, the city of geek love, where you can check out ENIAC, a Star Trek exhibit, and buy a geeky faucet. For questions about Philly, Tweet VisitPhilly. Want your city featured? Drop us a line at tips @ crunchgear.com. Read More

  • Attention East Coast Star Trek fans

    We have some good news, Trekkies. We’ve got the inside scoop that the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be hosting one of two traveling conventions in May. If you recall, the Franklin Institute was home to the kick ass Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit we covered last year. Hit the jump for details on Stark Trek: The Exhibition, nerd. Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • Philly's Wi-Fi is back on track

    A Wi-Fi signal broadcasts in Philadelphia. Let’s all celebrate! Right. The municipal Wi-Fi system in Philadelphia that was abandoned a few months ago is now back, thanks to a local gaggle of investors. The network, which was started by Earthlink some three years ago, is about 80 percent complete. The goal is to cover as many of the city’s 1.6 million residents in Wi-Fi. The new… Read More

  • Phillie Phanatic p0wns Darth Vader

    My buddies Tim and Eric from Geekadelphia sent this over and I just couldn’t stop laughing like a hyena for five minutes. Storm Troopers invaded the field and Darth took on the Phillie Phanatic in a deadly lightsaber duel. Why can’t Storm Troopers show up to everything? Read More

  • Nintendo-based art to be displayed in Philadelphia

    I guess Philly is the new hotbed of geekdom because on top of the Star Wars exhibit that’s still going on at the Franklin Institute, they’ve got Don Miller aka No-Carrier who’s a bit of an artist. His medium happens to be NES consoles and magical game cartridges programmed to create visuals that might cause flashbacks from your Dead/Phish/Techno/whatever days (if, of course… Read More

  • Sailor Jerry + Rock Band = my dream life

    As the resident tattooed freak at CG, I feel inclined to inform those of you with Rock Band that you’ve got some great Americana included besides those classic rock tracks you’ve been jamming to the last few months. Being able to tattoo your band members in the game isn’t anything new, but do you know any of the history behind some of the tattoo flash that’s available? Read More

  • Day in the life of a (Star Wars) biker scout

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A%2F%2Fgeekadelphia%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This is a video of Tim whom Doug and I met while in Philadelphia for the Star Wars exhibit. His biker scout outfit was pretty bitchin’. I should probably make myself one. I hear it gets… Read More