At exactly the same time Batman was becoming an obsessive, a new breed of enthusiast began its rise to prominence. For years they had lurked in the shadowy corners of popular culture, quietly pursuing their niche interests among themselves, keeping their heads down to avoid the inquisitive, judgmental gaze of the…
The trailer for the new movie Jurassic World was released today. It looks fun! But some science-minded folks are already pouncing on the dino-filled movie for inaccuracies.
Sploid reader Kimberly Nguyen has spotted this really neat video demonstrating how computer logic gates work using just strings and weights. "I'm an Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering major and I've never seen anything like this before!" Me neither. It's really clever.
I've seen many gloomy anti-bullying ads. This one uses humor and fear instead—and it may do the trick. The message: The nerds you're torturing today will probably end being your bosses tomorrow. And they won't forget any of the things you're doing to them.
Beer might come with some pretty brotastic connotations, but as with everything else in life, it's the nerds who really do it right. Because when the same passion that gave us NASA and Lord of the Rings is applied to booze, the results are phenomenal, delicious, and (most importantly) geeky as hell.
Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and far-reaching—but he was also an irrepressible nerd in love with mathematics, science and engineering. This is his manifesto.
How do you revive the Shit Girls Say meme that's dead not only because we all grew tired of it but because YouTube productivity assassins (aka movie makers) simply ran out of different types of people to make fun of? You reverse it and switch it into shit people would NEVER say. Like nerds thinking comic books and…
To be considered a true geek in today's geek friendly world, you can't just be smart. You have to dedicate yourself to the right movies and TV shows. You have to be curious about all kinds of computer and technology. You need to know which video games to play, which superhero to root for, which quotes actually…
San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up and E3 has been long over, which means two of the biggest "nerd" conventions are gone until next year. That's okay! If you've ever been to a convention like that, no matter how much fun you have or think it will be you'd know that going too often will take years off your life. But…
I'm from Portland and I hate Portlandia. But this clip from the latest episode is by far the most accurate thing Brownstein and Armisen have ever come up with and it has nothing to do with Portland.
Think of this comic strip as a warning for everybody with a YouTube account who's going to get an iPhone 5 and record a video of them unboxing it. Don't do it. It's weird. It's silly. It's not a thing anymore. And it might be even a little pervy.
TechCrunch Disrupt is a tech conference that makes a lot of money for TechCrunch and gives a little bit of attention to tech startups. It's a place where people are overly optimistic, eye-buggingly enthusiastic and entirely removed from reality. A conference for buzzwords that don't mean anything, hollow phrases that…
Ah, power. You give a person too much and they will abuse it. Such is the case with Thomas Langenbach, a 47-year-old VP at Palo Alto-based software company SAP Labs, who has been arrested for the nerdiest crime in recent memory. His abuse of power: computer skill-based.
For the parents who have obviously forgotten that most children are borderline sociopaths when it comes to teasing one another, this sweater will pretty much guarantee your kid will be bully fodder until he graduates from high school—probably college.
Comic fans can be pretty rabid in their loyalty to their favorite heroes. They hoard crates upon crates of musty old issues. They cosplay at conventions. And they, apparently, buy and sit in pleather gaming chairs with images of their favorite Marvel characters stuck down the middle of them.
When I spied this French press—AKA press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (in the UK) or сafetière à piston (in France)—my heart went a-flutter. I think it's so pretty.
Mat Honan and matt buchanan speak a completely different language when talking about coffee. They banter about extraction and PH and C02 levels. They brew coffee with specially calibrated Japanese doodads, weighing both beans and water with coke-dealer accuracy.