Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M

Geeky commerce startup Loot Crate is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Breakwater Investment Management, T

The Weekly Good: The Problems Of Today Will Be Solved By The Minds Of Tomorrow

If you're looking for a great story to end your week, here's one. Below is a mission statement that's brief, to the point and something that is easy to get behind: <strong>StudentRND inspires stude

If The Health Care Industry Married Silicon Valley, They’d Have Babies Named “Cure”

I just got back to San Francisco from the 15-year celebration of <a target="_blank" href="">LIVESTRONG</a>, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. It was an interesting time

An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers. The mission of this program is to bring diversity to Silicon Valley by

When Geeks Attack, Shanghai Edition (TCTV)

<img src="" />For some in Silicon Valley, Asia remains an alluring black box. A promising world with pockets of hyper growth, obscured by

Blizzard announces new expansion, "Cataclysm"

<img src="" />Time to clear up all the rumors people. The opening ceremony at Blizzcon just ended, and it ended with a bang. Thankfully,

Unboxing: Blu-ray "Iron Man" Ultimate Edition

This is a gadget blog not a movie blog! Now that that’s out of the way, I’d like to share with my fellow comic book geeks the unboxing of the Blu-ray “Iron Man” Ultimate Editio

Like gadgets? You’re probably an arrogant prick

Well, the secret’s out. People who are into technology and gadgets have a high tendency to be a-holes. Can you believe it? According to Reuters… “An online study evaluating the characteristics o

Swiss resort for geeks features high-powered space telescopes, photography

The Swiss are interesting. For a new hotel, some eggheads got together and created a six-room building that features a domed roof on each suite. Your room will also include a powerful telescope and ph

Geeky Star Wars wedding looks like it was a lot of fun

I’m likely never going to get married. Not that I couldn’t, indeed I do OK for myself, but because I’m not an idiot. Sure, for some of you it works out, but I’m not the type. I

Vintage video game themed cutting boards cut straight through to my geeky heart

Are we as citizens ready for icons from our 8-bit pasts to make their way into our kitchens? Yes, yes we are. Take this Triforce cutting board. It’s fully usable and will remind you of your ques

Top 11 Geeked-out art cars

[photopress:floppy3.jpg,full,center] Slippery Brick has compiled a list of eleven awesome geek cars. My fave is the Floppy Disk Car, which I see puttering around Seattle often. I love it. 11 awesome g

Duck Hunt tattoo should be discouraging, and it is

[photopress:dhts.jpg,full,center] Normally, if I were to meet a girl with a tattoo from an NES game, I’d likely fall in love. But man, this is just mean: The Duck Hunt dog laughing. If you see t

Shirts that give you health when you're close to your other

[photopress:hugshirts_1.jpg,full,center] We’re coming up to Valentine’s Day, 2008, and here I am again without a date. Ok, not true, I have two dates, but it’s not like that. Ok, it

Guess what Merriam-Webster's word of the year is?

Merriam-Webster has named "w00t" the word of the year for 2007. W00t! President John Morse says that it’s the "ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology." &quo

What to get the geeky girl in your life according to a geeky girl got their top 10 hottest tech women of 2007 all wrong when they failed to include geeksugar, in my honest opinion. Anyhoo, geeksugar put together a gift guide for the geeky girl in your lif

It is the day of the dead

This is just plain creepy and weird. I love my Mac and at one point I loved my PC, but…but…WTF is this?! It can’t be a photoshop job, can it? Geek’s Tomb

Best Buy Tech Tells All

Consumerist, the site every CEO loves to hate, just ran a huge interview with a former Best Buy employee who essentially said that Geek Squad techs pirated MP3s, sold amateur porn to amateur porn site

Geek Out Your Dad For Father's Day

Looking for a way to show your pops that you care and that you think he’s a big ol’ tech geek at the same time? Stop over at and check out its list of Father’s Day gi

Downloaded Star Trek Off iTMS? Claim Your $25

Because I actually have a life playing with my Polly Pocket playsets (TOO fun!), I didn’t notice that Star Trek: The Original Series had gone up on the iTunes Music Store, been taken down, and t
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