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From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

An apocalypse tale is never going to be the source of the most upbeat music and you don’t get any less upbeat than a young pregnant girl struggling to find salvation while dealing with the memory of her lost husband. ‘From Inside’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name, written and illustrated […]

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Thus, the fate of all villain cars!

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Thus, the fate of all villain cars!

When mine car doth breaks, my friends and I will seek out the lady Death to undo whatever we must to make things right. For that, we will need an army. I shalt ask thee to gather and join me in battle… All of us. For no one of us could smash this Nissan Micra […]

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The Tweed Album.

September 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Tweed Album.

From Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer‘s latest work, ‘The Tweed Album,’ we have some rather spiffing chap-core, specifically, a song called Bullingdon Breakdown. In the best tradition of the genre, Mr B. has a very interesting dis-agreement on with steampunk rapper Professor Elemental. Now, I won’t swear to it, but it rather looks like Mr […]

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Wil Wheaton vs Matt Smith. Who wins, who dies?

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wil Wheaton vs Matt Smith. Who wins, who dies?

It’s a Doctor Who versus Wil Wheaton slam-down in this bowling tourney, where Team Timelord (Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Arthur Darvill) take on Wil Wheaton’s motley regiment of geeksters (Wil plus Chris Hardwick, Alex Albrecht, Chloe Dykstra). Who wins, who dies (forgive the pun). Watch the video to find out, my nerdlie readers.

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Telepathic robot bunny ears.

Here’s an interesting concept. Telepathic robot bunny ears, from Japan (of course), where sporting a pair of ‘Necomimi‘ ears – a headset with bunny ears that move according to the user’s feelings and emotions in real time – is frankly becoming de rigueur. Three emotional states create bunny-like reactive movements that show how interested or […]

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

Thanks to Boingboing for highlighting the existence of this amusing documentary on the real Dude that the character of the same name was based on in the Coen Brothers’ movie, The Big Lebowski. It seems that The Big Lebowski has become more of a cult hit than I was aware, with its own cons and […]

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Robo Sandcastle Builder.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robo Sandcastle Builder.

While everyone may be familiar with Robocop, they might be less familiar with its arm-like cousin, Robo Sandcastle builder. Actually, the project is called Stone Spray, and was set up by three architects, Petr Novikov, Anna Kulik and Inder Shergill. Sandcastle competitions are big events in many places where there is sand and sun (most […]

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Just married or just assimilated?

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Just married or just assimilated?

Now to many of those with a sarcastic bent, getting hitched is a lot like getting assimilated by the Borg. But here’s a couple of Star Trek love (and loving) birds who decided to go that one step further with the metaphor and have actually designed a wedding cake in the share of a Borg […]

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The pirates who couldn’t lose.

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The pirates who couldn’t lose.

The New York Times is carrying an interesting article today, and after you’ve read it, that sound you heard is a clue being got by the mainstream media. Yes, indeed, fighting Internet piracy is a global game of Whac-A-Mole. They seem to have picked up on the fact that not making your content available and […]

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Makey the makies.

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Makey the makies.

Here’s a novel concept, and one that is trail-blazing the way for a slew of such future offerings – a new toy called Makies. Now, if you’re over 30 and in the family way, you no doubt have already been subjected to the pester power of such brands as Build-a-Bear, where you customize a cuddly […]

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