Via artist and designer Andy Helms comes a damn excellent series of 8-Bit GIFs depicting scenes from SciFi and fantasy classics, along with countless other films. Check out more, including tons of other artwork, over on his blog.
The winners of the 2012 World Fantasy Awards were just announced here in Toronto, Canada - and the Best Novel Award didn't go to George R.R. Martin or to Jo Walton, who'd already swept the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Instead, it went to Lavie Tidhar's Osama, a strange pulp-oriented alt history about Osama Bin Laden.
With the launch of STS-135 today, the US Space Shuttle program will end with a whimper. To celebrate the shuttles' service to both our nation and the sciences, the NASA Space Shuttle Manual by David Baker discusses the launch of the very first, Columbia.
Most boats are confined to boring old water. Most boats are pretty lame. This boat is not. The Sealegs boat has a retractable all wheel drive steering system—yes, with wheels—and will blast its way onto dry land.
I know that Twitter is becoming part of everyone's lives, but Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff may be taking it way too far by announcing executions in real time. Three tweets about Ronnie Lee Gardner's execution by firing squad:
Our man Richard Blakeley went down to the Apple store and interrogated New Yorkers about the new OS (huh? Apple's got a new OS?). It seems that people actually know about Leopard, even though they're not exactly sure what it does. We just hope the new FEEENDER improvements help that poor man with his FEEENDER. Video…
We mentioned the Nokia 7370 Fashion Phone's FCC approval last month, and now the sensuous swiveler (pictured on the far left) is actually shipping. This is one fancy GSM/ EDGE phone for those fabulous females who simply must have it all. Part of what Nokia calls the "L'Amour Collection," the ladies will love its slim…
At $599, this crazy-looking iPod dock better do our dishes. We talked about it a while ago and were alternately impressed and confused. It does pump out great audio, apparently, and is very easy to use and very pretty.