You might think the flying car is a cliché of 1950s Sci-Fi – or a silly, impractical toy for billionaires. Or it could be a versatile vehicle with an 800km range that “perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes”, running on petrol, capable of taking off or landing on just a few […]
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IKEA parodies Apple with a ‘Holmes-Ginsbook Device’
Here’s a funny video from IKEA, introducing “a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar”. The “device”? The IKEA catalogue. It comes with no cables and “eternal” battery life. The navigation is based on “tactile touch technology”- and there’s no lag. “Each crystal-clear page loads instantaneously, no matter how fast you scroll”. Isaac […]
Confessions of a Late-Life Doctor Who Fan
There are two kinds of people in Ireland: those who grew up with British TV and those who didn’t. For the second group, there will always be references that go right over our heads and for me, until recently, Doctor Who was among them. I missed the reboot of Doctor Who in 2005 because, by then, […]
Bohemian Rhapsody Star Wars Version
Star Wars meets Queen and the result is both entertaining and brilliantly executed.
Want To Watch All 6 Star Wars Movies At Once?
Have you ever wanted to watch all six Star Wars movies at once? I’m not sure why you’d want to, but now you can: [youtube]http://youtu.be/smdMh3Ew6IU[/youtube] Enjoy! Via
Geektastic Traceroute Gives Star Wars
If you’re not a geek you probably won’t appreciate this .. A Sysadmin who obviously likes Star Wars and had a bit of free time has put together a pretty neat hack which you can see via traceroute: traceroute -m 100 18.104.22.168 traceroute to 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199), 100 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 202-194.ge0-0-2.acc-r01.bk2.39122.as (188.8.131.52) […]
Millenium Falcon Ice Cubes Anyone?
Why settle for normal “boring” ice cubes when you can get a Millenium Falcon shaped ice cube? Or how about a Death Star one? If you’re a Star Wars fan, or know somebody who is then maybe this is the perfect Christmas gift?
Science Fiction Movie Supermix
If you’re a sci-fi fan you’ll probably appreciate this video which features clips from over 100 movies. Everything from some of the earliest black and white silent movies through to Planet of the Apes (the latest iteration) It took them about a month of editing.. Enjoy! [youtube]http://youtu.be/w2gXF72Ie-4[/youtube]
Video: Disney Turning Plants Into Interactive Interfaces
No, this isn’t science fiction or fantasy. Disney is experimenting with using plants as interfaces to computers. The concept may sound a little different, so here’s a couple of videos to demonstrate the technology in action. [youtube]http://youtu.be/_uTJiEYI1ik[/youtube] From the description: The visitors communicate with living and artificial plants by reaching to and touching them and […]
Cooking with Patrick [Podcast #26]
This week’s guest is Patrick Ruddell, a domainer, and the owner of sciencefiction.com. With a background in real estate, he became interested in domains as an investment career when the property slowdown hit in the US. But he’s quick to point out that the real-estate analogy for web domains is over-used and not very accurate. […]