You wouldn’t think Iron Man’s armor could be cooler, but these mashups designed by DeviantArtist JonBolerjack in collaboration with JJKirby prove otherwise. He’s taken the Avengers and given them Star Wars Clone Trooper makeovers. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and even the Hulk are sporting brand new armor and look ready to save the world from pretty much anything.
See more StormVengers after the break…
Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are a non-stop party with plenty of events to keep fans happy. One of the most ridiculous yet awesome shows on the schedule is the Hyperspace Hoopla. It always involves beloved characters dancing, singing, or acting in other atypical fashions. It’s a spectacle I long to see in person one day.
Until then, I’ll just enjoy the videos. Part of the show is “Dance-Off With The Star Wars Stars,” and it’s intense. You can watch Palpatine groove, Ewoks party, Ahsoka dancing alongside Leia and Padmé, and so many more. It’s hilarious and terrific. I’m especially impressed they can all move and shake in their costumes.
Watch the show after the break.
I bet most of you don’t know that GIF actually stands for Graphics Interchange Format and even more of you don’t know you’ve been saying it wrong. Steve Wilhite, inventor of the GIF, received a Lifetime Achievement Webby Award on Tuesday and gave an acceptance speech in GIF format. The rules say awards speeches can be just five words, so the GIF read “It’s pronounced “JIF” not “GIF.” And with that, the internet blew up into a battle of computer nerds and grammar Nazis the likes of which the world has never before experienced. So, how are you going to say it now that you know?
See video of his acceptance “speech” after the break…
If there’s one truth about video game companies and comics publishers, it’s that they don’t seem to listen to as much fan feedback as we’d like them to. This comic illustrates what it would be like if the reveals of new consoles – like the Xbox One – were truthful. It makes a lot of sound points.
Check out the rest of the comic after the break.
The most recent Man Of Steel trailer is gritty, explosive and gives every indication that this is not the Superman and Zod fight we all remember as kids.
But if I don’t hear “Kneel before Zod”, I’m gonna be soooooo peeved.
Check it out after the break.
Having a good posture (regardless of whether you are a guy or a gal) is always a plus point, especially when you are “on the market” so to speak and are looking for a life partner. After all, there is always that air of authority that one emanates whenever you sit up or stand with the proper posture for sure. For those of us who due to a lack of self discipline and “could not be bothered” attitude, perhaps a gizmo like the $89.95 Biofeedback Posture Trainer might come in handy in the long run.
The Biofeedback Posture Trainer is a biofeedback device whose sole intention is to train users to develop good posture as it will beep or vibrate whenever it detects anyone slouching. Specially designed by an occupational therapist, this is a lightweight trainer that can be worn like a backpack over clothing, where it will teach the right spinal alignment which would then help prevent back pain and promote good breathing and joint health. Sporting soft, adjustable shoulder straps and a belt that are connected to a central strap which holds the biofeedback monitor over the spine, each time you slouch, the straps will tug on the monitor, triggering a buzzer or vibration. As to whether you prefer to be alerted by a buzzer or a vibration, that really boils down to the settings of your choice. Silencing the alarm is a snap – all you need to do is straighten that back up, and you’re good to go. It is said that wearing the Biofeedback Posture Trainer for three weeks for two 20-minute sessions a day would help you develop the kind of muscle memory required so that you employ good posture all the time.
Meet little 4-year-old Mia Grace who knows more about the Marvel universe than possibly anyone alive accept Stan Lee. Heck, she may know more than Stan. Her Dad, redditor sooperskip, posted this video of his daughter answering all sorts of questions about who’s who and what’s what and she has all the answers. He’s been reading comics to her because she’s too young for the movies just yet, and although clearly Dad is a comic book fan, he says, “She’s a super hero junkie all on her own as much as I’d like to take credit.”
Parenting, you’re doing it right, sooperskip!
See the video after the break…
This basement isn’t just an arcade, it’s a shrine to classic video games. The whole thing was pulled together by redditor mertzlufft and his Dad over the course of about 6 years of buying, selling and trading. He said many of the games only cost about $200, but that’s because a lot of them needed some help before they worked again. If this was in my basement, I would never ever leave the house.
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Being a cyclist might be the healthier and more environmentally friendly option for you to get to work (short of walking within reasonable distance and time limit, of course), but cycling too, comes with its fair share of hazards. I am referring to other motorists on the road who do not really bother with your safety, preferring instead to honk in your direction just for fun, seeing you jump out of your skin, to others who really did not see you because they were driving too fast or were inebriated. Not only that, whenever you want to make a turn to the left or to the right, letting go of the handlebar to indicate the direction with your hand carries its fair share of risks, which is where the $59.99 Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal comes in handy.
The name of the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal itself gives the game away, where its main purpose is to increase your visibility especially in low light conditions while reducing the chances of mishaps or accidents happening. This wireless turn signal unit will attach to your rear seat post and the push button controller is attached to the handlebars for easy accessibility. The ultra bright LED signal and audible beeping sound do their parts to alert other bikers and motorists of your intentions way in advance, and it is water resistant as well as powered by a replaceable CR2032 battery for the remote, with a trio of AAA batteries powering the pod.
Bones could diagnose anything with that handy medical tricorder, and now we are one step closer to having our own version of his handy gadget. The Scout is a small diagnostic tool that can tell you your vitals, temperature, oximetry, ECG, heart rate and stress levels after holding it to your forehead for just ten seconds. The results from the Scout are then synced to your smartphone so you can track your health on a daily basis, not just when you’re sick.
The idea for the Scout came from company founder and CEO Walter de Brouwer after his son was hospitalized following an accident. He spent a lot of time staring at constant readouts of his son’s health and once they were gone, realized there should be a way for all of us to access that information anytime.
Scanadu, a company based at the NASA Ames Research Center, released a prototype about 6 months ago and has just now gotten to the point where they are launching it as an IndieGoGo campaign. The first 1000 people to back the device for $149 will get theirs ahead of the general public with additional backers being able to grab theirs for $199.
Devices are expected to ship in 2014.
See the video after the break…
Newly created Wiplabs Design LLC has huge plans for the future, and in order to kick things off, they will first need to launch their maiden product that they have dubbed the iDockAll. IdockAll will not be made available to the masses right away, as it needs to have that crucial user base before things can happen at the production line, considering how iDockAll is a crowd-funding project over at Kickstarter. Just what makes the iDockAll so special from all the other docks that are available in the market? For starters, the iDockAll dock will boast of a unique design which enables continuous charging of the iOS devices. For the layman, that would mean you are able to answer calls even when your device’s battery is running low, checking out private messages while synchronization, writing emails on the iPad, just about anything and everything is possible.
In a nutshell, you can do all of the above mentioned while ensuring that the lithium battery is being charged up. The iDockAll sports a minimalistic design that is so well executed; users might actually figure out that the iDockAll was a creation by the folks over at Apple themselves. The iDockAll project kicked off on Kickstarter earlier this month, and it has until the end of June to gather the relevant funds.
Here is a little bit of context on how the iDockAll came about. Apple enthusiasts Nathalie De Clercq and Kevin Wippermann are old mates who hail from Belgium and were frustrated with the difficulties of docking and displaying their iOS devices (be they iPhones, iPads or iPods) considering how docks kept on changing with each device iteration released. March 2013 proved to be the turning point, as they decided to tackle the issue themselves, resulting in the iDockAll. This is the maiden non-constraining dock that plays nice with the whole iOS product range (Lightning and/or 30pin connector) and their covers, and in line with Apple’s design philosophy, it has been crafted out of a single block of aluminum for that added touch of class.
So you happen to be in the market to pick up a spanking new tablet, but are not quite sure whether you want to take the iOS powered route, or to handle things from the Android perspective. Sony Mobile might want to help nudge you to arrive at a particular solution with the introduction of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, which is currently made available to the masses around the world. Yes sir, we are referring to a worldwide roll out here, so it should not matter just which continent you are residing on, you ought to be able to get hold of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z at a consumer electronics store near you in no time at all.
What makes the Sony Xperia Tablet Z so different from the other tablets that are in the market right now, vying for your attention as well as money? Well, how about this being the slimmest and lightest tablet in its category in the world? Touted to be the “ultimate entertainment tablet” (which is obviously an extremely high standard to live up to), you will be able to choose from black or white colors, where it will also come in either 4G or Wi-Fi connectivity. Just to get an idea on how design centric Sony Mobile has gone with the Xperia Tablet Z, it managed to pick up the gong for the Red Dot Design Award 2013.
The world’s slimmest and lightest premium Android tablet also has the proud distinction of having received the largest number of pre-orders of any Sony tablet to date. Not only does it look good, it also packs the relevant amount of technology underneath the hood to make this one stylish water-resistant tablet. Thanks to the now familiar OmniBalance design which perfectly complements its smartphone sibling, the hip and happening Xperia Z, the Xperia Tablet Z is also touted to be the best connected tablet available, where it continues with Sony’s unique one-touch function story thanks to the implementation of NFC connectivity.
I know I’m a little advanced in age to be a gamer… I guess most people that look at me wouldn’t guess that behind closed doors I’m likely to be found yelling at my screen, controller in hand, completely lost in battle. I’m a huge fan of first person shooter games, and dabble in just about anything else that even looks remotely entertaining. Yup, I’m addicted.
Xbox, Playstation, Wii (gasp) Have them all, but what about handhelds, shouldn’t they have a place in our hearts by now? Check out Nvidia’s Shield, a brand new handheld console, that at first glance, looks like surprisingly like an Xbox controller. This handheld has a 5-inch attached multi-touch flip screen, is wifi enabled, has high quality speakers and it runs on, um.. Android? Okay, in all fairness, the Shield ships with access to Google Play and Sonic 4, TegraZone, Rearmed and some other stuff like Hulu Plus. It also allows some Windows games running on a compatible PC to stream to your device via your local network. But I ask you all, is it enough?
The Nvidia Shield comes with a pretty hefty price tag, around 350 bucks, but I’m not exactly sure where the Shield fits in. There are certainly cheaper dedicated handhelds like the Vita, we already had Sony’s Remote Play and we run Android on our phones. I’m also not sure I love the analog joystick placement, and yet, why do I feel like I must have one?
So, if you find yourself similarly inclined, and a 350 dollar price tag doesn’t deter you, Nvidia has already started taking pre-orders for the Shield with what is expected to be a June release date. I don’t expect there will be a huge rush to the stores, but just maybe the Nvidia Shield will bring Android gaming to the next level… what do you think?