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As our society continues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out of Austin, Texas, is fighting back with its passionate community of data nerds. Today…

Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society

Jocks and nerds haven’t always gotten along in years past, but Code.org aims to bring them together for the third annual Hour of Code with a sports-themed coding campaign. The campaign,…

Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial

Airbnb just announced that it has open-sourced Chronos, the company’s replacement for the standard time-based Cron schedule that is probably familiar to everybody who has ever used a Unix-based system. Chronos…

Airbnb Open Sources Its Chronos Scheduler, A More Flexible Cron Replacement With A Web-Based GUI

Heads up Stargate fans, the prop auction starts on the 25th. They’ve got pretty much everything from uniforms to animatronic Asgaard puppets. Always wanted a Zat gun to use on…

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Star Trek onesies for young nerdlings

3:00 pm PDT • October 26, 2009

While scores of parents the world over may worry endlessly about the distinct possibility of their children growing up nerdly, I say get ‘em started early with stuff like these…

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Great Moments in Nerdery

5:30 pm PDT • September 21, 2009

Above: Nicholas and Dave talking about World of Warcraft in the CrunchGear chat room. I threw in some stuff about EverQuest to try to be funny and they ignored me.…

So that’s Ravage in case you were wondering. I thought it was Voltron at first. Anyway, the Bay posted a list of “Fun Facts” about the upcoming Transformers sequel on…

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What the hell is a SyFy?

3:40 pm PDT • March 16, 2009

Oh man, Dave Howe should be tarred and feathered today at Sci-Fi’s presentation to advertisers today in NYC. “What we love about this is we hopefully get the best of…

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Video: Transformers 2 sneak peek

11:49 am PST • February 22, 2009

Spoilers ahead! Well, maybe not, but I’ve vowed not to watch any and all trailers or videos from the upcoming sequel. You may also be interested to know that Bay…

I know you were all wondering what this moment looked like. The jealous, huddled masses were sitting outside while we flimsily credentialed press got to lick the first public playables…

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.…

Look, I’m as excited to see the new Indiana Jones film as you are, maybe more so, as it’s my favorite series after the original Star Wars trilogy. And while…

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Order this beer pong table NOW!!!

5:09 pm PDT • May 9, 2008

I played a lot of beer pong and flipper in college. It was fun, but it got a little unsanitary when people forgot to wash the balls after each throw.…

[photopress:Original.jpg,full,center] If you’re in Salem, Oregon, and you left a full freakin’ suit of armor at a bus stop, the local police would like to have a word with you.…

[photopress:astrology_planet_chart.jpg,full,center] Over the weekend, my friend Jimbo and I had a pretty good conversation about hippies, and about my uncanny ability to get into fights with them every weekend. He…

Where does a video like this come from? I’m sure it went down like this. Steve: Guys, we need an idea for Mariah’s next video. Mike: I’ve got it! We…

[photopress:tags_bestwick01_i.jpg,full,center] I’m a huge Star Wars fan. Very big. But I realize it’s the results of the imagination of a guy from Modest, CA. See, George Lucas is a creator.…

[photopress:swlegos.jpg,full,left]If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are good that you like Star Wars. And like Legos. And like Star Wars legos. So why not head over to…

Do you often find your Wiimote airborne? Is the included strap too wussy for your bulging Bowling muscles? Are you tired of beaning your roommate in the melon each time…

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Lonely Nerd's Guide to the Galaxy

8:52 pm PST • November 5, 2007

Apparently, some of you nerds out there are having a hard time getting laid. Not me. I have many methods of tricking my internet date into having sex with me.…

Image from Bonniegrrl The Star Wars 30th Anniversary took place this weekend and played host to nerds of all shapes and sizes. I’ve been sorting through some of the pictures…

While I agree that pocket bloat is a problem that needs a solution, the gadget holster is not it. In short, it’s a belt that has a bag attached with…

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R2-D2 Trashcan

2:27 pm PST • February 22, 2007

Since its release a bunch of decades ago, “Star Wars” has been the ultimate fare of geekdom. Anyone who can legitimately call oneself a nerd has seen the films, probably…