Get ready to ride a Hoverboard

This is a guest post by Daris of Triple Tremelo. In recent times we have seen a number of objects entering the real world from the pages of science fiction. This is happening particularly due to crowdfunding websites that are helping developers to turn these imaginary devices into real gadgets. One project that involves incorporation of fictional technology into real devices is the Oculus Rift project. It was originally crowd funded by Kickstarter, the world’s biggest funding platform. After being funded by Kickstarter for one and half years, the project…

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Create your Own Smartphone: Introducing Motorola’s Project Ara

image courtesy of Motorola Blog   The “build-your-own” concept has always been around for years. From IKEA’s furniture to kit cars, consumers are given a chance to choose what they want: color, style, and make. With this concept in mind, Dave Hakkens came up with an idea: to design a phone that is modular enough for customization. He called his concept “Phonebloks,” which looks like a set of Lego bricks but functions as a smartphone. Each “blok” contains the phone’s screen, battery, camera, gyroscope, or Wi-Fi receiver that can be…

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6 Things Connected to the Internet You Didn’t Know About

This is a guest post from David Gonos who has been writing online for over a decade, and has been published on websites like CBSSports.com, FOXSports.com, MLB.com, NFL.com and SI.com. He discusses fantasy sports, television, beer, traveling, music, movies and food on his own website, when he’s not at his day job working as the content manager for DigitalLanding.com.   image courtesy of bitponics.com   As we’ve realized over the past two decades, it’s a small world and it’s getting smaller every day. With over 2.5 billion people on the…

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The New Halo TV Series To Be Produced By Steven Spielberg

When we think of Steven Spielberg, the first thing that comes to mind would be “E.T the Extraterrestrial”, and admit it, it made us all cry. Can he spin his magic for one of the most-popular video game franchises of all time as well?   This billion dollar-earning movie cemented its name in history. But when we mention the word Halo, you know it’s one of the best games ever developed. Since Microsoft wanted to go big with the launch of the Xbox One, they wanted something different this time.…

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What Kind of Geek Are You?

  Geekiness has become a new brand of hotness. Now, many are even embracing their inner-geek, to the point that it’s becoming overrated at times. No matter, a true geek will know how to shine through. You’d have to say thanks to shows like Glee and Big Bang Theory in really putting geek culture to a mainstream pedestal. The question now is, what kind of geek are you? Or what kind of geek are you dating? An infographic entitled “Are you dating a Geek?” illustrates that challenging question in this…

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Gadgets to Help Geeks Stay Healthy

  Who says geeks are only those that focused on just their video games and glued to their PCs. There are just so many variations of being a geek now, just see the infographic of Visual.ly about dating one. So this time, let’s go cater to our clever geeks who are both health and tech savvy. Listed by Peter Koch of TheActiveTimes.com, below are gadgets that will give you reasons to challenge yourself as if you are a character in a game. Call it as a gamificationof life as Koch…

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The House of Coates Tweet

Many homeowners have are often wondering about what’s happening at home whenever they are out. Tom Coates, a San Francisco based British designer was able to answer this by giving his house its own Twitter account. Home Tweet Home Coates’ house posts regularly on its Twitter account @houseofcoates. These tweets alert the owner of what’s happening at home, even when he’s away. The house tweets status updates about the weather, temperature, whether it turned the lights on or off. It even sends tweets to its owner regarding the state of…

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Despicable Me’s Minions Get Their Own Spin-Off Movie

Behind every successful super-villain are hard-working, ill-acknowledged, and often oh-so-cute minions. Take Gru,the ambitious yet fatherly super-villain of the Despicable Me movie franchise. Without his genetically-mutated, tiny, yellow-skinned, denim-wearing, and ever so loyal minions, he wouldn’t be able to unleash his “evil schemes” into the world, right? Well, since Gru’s minions are now successful in their own right, Illumination Entertainment decided to give them their own movie. “Minions” is the working title of the planned spin-off movie and it will be some sort of a prequel. They have been serving…

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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is Coming

New and old school fans of Super Mario Bros. Crossover are in for a blast with the official announcement of the third iteration of the hit online 8-bit mash-up game. Game developers Exploding Rabbit led by Jay Pavlina officially unveiled a five and a half minute-long trailer showcasing the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0. The trailer was aptly released on the 27 of April 2013, marking the three year anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. Crossover game. The upcoming Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 is based on a…

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Why Do We Love 8-Bit?

  If there’s one aesthetic that’s seen a huge resurgence as of late, it’s 8-bit. There are 8-bit games, clothes, music, toys, posters… the retro vibe is strong with pop culture lately, and it’s curious simply due to the strength of its influence on everything from fashion to mainstream music in 2013.   The main reason for it’s come back into popularity is because recent years have yielded the inevitable mix of retro-fashion (a concept that never goes out of style) with the games of our youth. There are few…

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