All the World's a Soundstage: In Praise of Studio-Bound Alien Worlds

Quick, what's the first thing you noticed about the planet we visited in last night's Doctor Who special? That's right: It was a soundstage.* None of Matt Smith's final hour was filmed in a real location. Alien worlds used to be filmed in the studio more often — here's why we miss visiting Planet Soundstage. » 12/26/13 4:56pm 12/26/13 4:56pm

Armari eXtreme Concept Prototype is Liquid Nitrogen Cooled PC Beast

Armari's eXtreme Concept Prototype (XCP) super computer is made of some 100 uniquely designed parts, is either cooled by liquid nitrogen, liquid flurocarbon immersion or thermoelectric cooling and phase change, depending on the model's configuration and has the ability to run 24/7 without needing to shutdown. The XCP… » 3/15/08 11:59pm 3/15/08 11:59pm

Custom-built B9 Robot Ready to Destroy Earth While DJing

If spending $18,000 in a B9 replica did not compute for you, you may want to point your ionic directional probes to eBay and bid for the custom-built bot from 1965's Lost in Space. It's full size, lights up and has built-in radio CD. And looks good in the gallery after the jump. » 6/27/07 9:17am 6/27/07 9:17am