T-Mobile took notice of Rooney's tweet and immediately went to work wooing him with a personal tweet, promoting itself as an alternative to old-school wireless carriers. However, AT&T wasn't going to stand idly by while one of its customers was sweet-talked over to a competitor, and the following exchange ensued.… Read more
Why make a boring gingerbread house when you can attack Hoth and hunger with this delightful dessert worthy of the Empire itself?
Chef Aaron Lawrence from the Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar at Victoria, British Columbia's Magnolia Hotel & Spa created the gingerbread AT-AT for the fifth annual Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase. Professional and amateur chefs alike are invited to the showcase to build and decorate their own one-of-a-kind gingerbread creations in support of Habitat for Humanity Victoria.
Since the theme this year is transportation, Chef Lawrence decided to pay homage to both "Star Wars" and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. … Read more
I suck at paper airplanes. Though I love origami in general, I have never managed to build a truly flight-worthy paper plane. With the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, though, I could get my revenge on aerodynamics.
No longer will paper airplanes have to rely on clever folding techniques and outdated technology like paper-clip weights to make them fly. PowerUp 3.0 includes a device called a Smart Module that clips onto your paper airplane creation. This contains a small propeller and rudder to power your plane through its flight. Take that, gravity!… Read more
I'm imagining sitting in my home on Tatooine, relaxing with a glass of Bantha-blood fizz, watching the Galactic Broadcasting Service's latest episode of "This Old Death Star." Host Darth Vila suggests a quick and easy way to spruce up your spaceship of terror: wall tiles. Death Star wall tiles.
The wall tiles from Tom Spina Designs were created for a custom home theater project, to really give it that conquering-the-galaxy sort of look. The "Star Wars"-themed theater features 14 different tiles. Each master tile was molded and cast in tinted resin. The designs were plucked right from the surface of the Death Star.… Read more
Some Instagrams look good enough to eat, especially when they're glorious food photos. You could just pop them in your mouth. With a little assist from Boomf, your Instagram-eating dreams could come true.
You start by connecting your Instagram account with Boomf. The service takes your chosen Instagram images and prints them out on edible marshmallows. Imagine the possibilities. You could go meta and eat marshmallows printed with pictures of marshmallows. You could snack on adorable photos of your cats. You could roast your buddies over a campfire.
Each package consists of nine marshmallows with your choice of images and costs about $20 with free shipping in the UK. Boomf recommends avoiding images with large dark areas because the details get washed out.… Read more
When Adafruit Industries, a leader in open-source hardware manufacturing, published a Bitcoin mining tutorial last summer, helping people mine the controversial digital currency to purchase Adafruit products was not the goal.
"We didn't think about that at all," said Phil Torrone, Adafruit's co-founder. "I wish we were that clever."
But that's just what happened. Yesterday, New York's Adafruit, which sells a wide range of tools and equipment designed to help people learn electronics, began accepting payment in Bitcoins, and already, its customers have used Bitcoins they earned using Adafruit's mining tutorial … Read more
Most of us will never have the chance to float about in the International Space Station and look down on the blue globe and swirling clouds of the Earth below. We mostly settle for stunning photographs. Soon, we'll be able to settle for near-real-time streaming video online.
Canadian company UrtheCast is installing two cameras on the ISS today. Once in operation, they will live-stream high-def footage of the Earth through UrtheCast's Web platform. Basic accounts for taking a peek at the views will be free. Users will also be able to access time-lapse compilations.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Kanye West said Zappos sells "sh*t product," and this is their awesome response.
- Kano Computer kit lets anyone build a PC from scratch.
- It's official. Fewer people are watching TV and the numbers prove it.
- Why you're more likely to buy something when shopping on your iPad.… Read more
George Takei, famous for his role as Sulu on "Star Trek", as well as his more recent role as an Internet-conquering social-media star, has joined the ranks of Bruce Willis and One Direction by offering his own branded perfume. The spray-on cologne is dubbed "Eau My," a punny reference to his catchphrase, "Oh myyyyy."
Takei teased fans, asking them to guess the name of the new fragrance. His Facebook followers offered up some real gems, including "Old Space," "Takei Me Now," and "Red Shirt."… Read more