Gaga showed up wearing a white flight suit that made it look like she was arriving for her first day at space camp. Naturally, she shed the bulky flight suit to reveal a more Gaga-esque skin-tight outfit for the Volantis dress test flight.… Read more
Now this is a tough one: BMO or Marceline? We love them both, of course, but which one would you rather wear on a dress? Or even a swimsuit?
Australian geek clothier extraordinaire Black Milk has given us this dilemma with its most recent range: officially licensed "Adventure Time" dresses, leggings, T-shirts, and swimsuits. The aforementioned BMO and Marceline appear in the massive collection, alongside Finn, Jake, Gunter, Ice King, Lumpy Space Princess, Party God, Princess Bubblegum, and Tree Trunks.
No Flame Princess, though. We'd be all over Flame Princess. … Read more
Most people are shedding no tears over Blockbuster's decision to close its remaining stores.
Still, there was one last special moment to commemorate: the final rental. And that movie was (drumroll, please)..."This is the End," a 2013 comedy about the apocalypse.
It was the perfect kiss-off to a voyage that began with the first store opening in 1985.
The final rental at the once-ubiquitous video rental chain took place in Hawaii at 11 p.m. local time November 9. The moment was captured in a photograph for posterity, though posterity probably won't spend a lot of time looking at it.… Read more
Think you have enough midi-chlorians to be in the new "Star Wars" film? Perhaps you're the droid director J.J. Abrams is looking for? Or maybe you just want to test out your best impression of Jack Lemmon imitating Chewbacca?
Open auditions for the new "Star Wars" film started Saturday in Bristol, England, but with long lines turning people away, Lucasfilm is now accepting video applications through Cast It Talent's Web site
The site reveals generic bios of characters that most likely will not be exactly the same in the movie (Abrams undertook a similar style of casting with his 2010 film "Super 8"). … Read more
Ever notice how none of the modern tools we use these days has a dedicated purpose anymore? From cell phones to smartwatches, everything has a camera, apps, and a million other extra functions.
That multipurpose icon, the century-old Swiss Army Knife (now with USB drive), has had a profound impact on how we conceive of and use tools.
But there's often a tradeoff between function and quality. "You won't find professional photographers using Android phones to take wedding pictures," design consultant Dan Saffer noted in the Wall Street Journal. "The advanced features of a professional-grade camera outweigh the inconvenience of carrying it around."… Read more
Making a panoramic image by taking one photo after another is so 2013.
On Tuesday, Panono, a startup based in Berlin, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to develop its throwable camera, a small, ball-shaped device built with 36 integrated lenses that is designed to capture a high-quality 360x360-degree image all at once.
The idea is simple: A user tosses a Panono in the air, and just at the moment it reaches its peak height, all 36 lenses fire simultaneously. Immediately, a low-res version of the image is viewable on a smartphone app, and within a couple of minutes, … Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- In this corner, it's Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. In that corner, it's phone phreaking pioneer Captain Crunch.
Over there, it's Apple employee No. 1 Bill Fernandez, and across the room, there's Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the world's first mass-produced portable computer, the Osborne.
Welcome to the Homebrew Computer Club reunion, an extremely rare gathering at the Computer History Museum tonight of dozens of the earliest home computer makers. Thirty-eight years after the first meeting of one of the most famous groups in the world of technology, nearly 100 of its … Read more
With the PlayStation 4 arrival inching ever closer to November 15, Sony has decided to amp up the excitement level for customers with an official unboxing video that will probably make the real experience feel like a big letdown.
In Sony's world, you're in a dark room surrounded by massive blinking mainframe computers with a blue light shining down from above onto a PS4 box. Computer consoles, buttons, and LEDs with unclear purposes surround you. It looks like someone turned the lights off on the bridge of an alternate-universe Enterprise.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Compelling interview with a 15-year-old girl who can feel the emotion of machines.
- Xbox One preorders ship early, reveal large game file sizes.
- Amazon to begin offering Sunday delivery option for purchases.
Bicycle helmets can help keep your precious and vulnerable head intact in case of an accident, so why do so many people shun the safety devices? Some folks just don't want to carry a helmet around or risk locking it up with their bike. The Morpher bicycle helmet hopes to make the noggin-toppers much more portable.
Morpher is raising cash via a flexible funding campaign on Indiegogo to put its unusual helmet design into production. The basic idea is that the helmet squashes down into a flat shape to tuck away into your briefcase, backpack, or just under your arm. Pop it back into shape, strap it to your head, and go biking.… Read more