Microsoft Un-Cancels Campus Pub, Because They're Totally Cool Dudes

Last week brought a distressing tale of sobriety and job loss from Redmond, but following a concerted internet scorn-fest, Microsoft has come back around to the idea of a corporate campus pub. Mostly. » 4/16/09 7:14am 4/16/09 7:14am

Microsoft Teetotalers Hate Fun, Cancel Nearly-Completed Pub

Unlike my alma mater, Microsoft has decided that booze and good times have no place on their campus. They've abruptly cancelled the almost-finished construction of a new pub, claiming it would not be "appropriate." » 4/11/09 11:00am 4/11/09 11:00am

Peewee RC Spitfire Can Only Destroy Panzers Driven By Nanonazis

With a 6-inch wingspan and a military-style remote control box, I wish this minuscule 1/72-scale $150 Spitfire actually had two micro-guns and a micro-camera to dogfight against wasps this spring. [Plantraco via Oh Gizmo] » 3/09/09 7:20pm 3/09/09 7:20pm

SpitFire 360 Controller Gives Xbox Modders a Not-So-Tactical Advantage

I have no clue how I missed this great hack from earlier in the year, but AcidMods has released a tutorial on modding an Xbox 360 controller to do all sorts of neat, cheatie stuff—like adding rapid fire to pistols in Call of Duty—through programmable macros. But since I know that you have almost no interest in… » 6/22/08 12:30pm 6/22/08 12:30pm

Build Your Own Spitfire Plane from a $263,000 Kit

Flying enthusiasts with $263,000 to spare can now build their own Spitfire aircraft from a pack. The Supermarine Aircraft Mark 26 kit, a 90 per cent scale model of the iconic WWII fighter plane, costs » 7/13/07 5:27am 7/13/07 5:27am