The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
Update: It looks like Amazon pulled the listing last night. Hopefully it will still honor any pre-orders it accepted last night.
Humanity’s future in space is very much in the planning stages. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly?
Back in February, Lego announced that it would be putting Angus MacLane’s WALL•E Lego Ideas model into production. Which is fitting, because Angus is actually a Pixar animator who worked on the film. And today, courtesy of the SmythsToys website, we might finally have our first look at the official Lego version of…
Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker from the 2008 Pixar film.
You might not think it at first, but WALL-E and Interstellar share some similarities in their premise - what with a ruined Earth being abandoned by Humanity for pastures new among the stars. But their realities become even closer in this trailer that shows you just how editing can completely change a movie's tone.
It's no surprise that I love this. This movie trailer uses footage from Wall-E, my favorite Pixar movie ever, and transforms the story to match the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which from what we've seen so far, is going to be fantastic. The result? An absolute thrill ride.
Here's the closest thing we have to a real life Wall-E. Or at least, the wheels of Wall-E. The Sphero 2B is a new robot toy from Orbotix that can move as fast as 14 feet a second. That's supposedly the equivalent of a 6 minute mile and twice as fast as the Sphero 2.0. The spinning tube has comically rugged tires that…
Oh Wall-E, our adorable reminder that our current path on technology will lead to environmental devastation and the end of useful humanity. In maybe our last great act as a species on Earth, a team of geniuses led by Michael McMaster has built a real-life, RC Wall-E accurate to the most painstaking details.
German modder Thechoozen loves Wall-E and PC casemods so much that he combined them into this swanky build that, yes, actually moves around his garden.
That cute little dog, now named Wall-E, isn't supposed to be alive. He (along with the rest of his littermates) was abandoned in front of a shelter and since the shelter didn't have any room to care for him, was put to sleep.
This is how it was meant to be: Wall-E and Eve, hand in flipper, together in perpetual robot harmony. At least until I take a fork and knife to their delicious, cake-filled cores.
As data visualization has become more popular, bad infographics have started to crop up more and more frequently. Thankfully, we can always rely on Michael Paukner to make very, very good ones. Here he shows the satellites orbiting our planet.
Wall-E was a pretty great robot on his own, but apparently somebody in Japan thought he needed an upgrade. So say hello to Wall-E the Transformer.
While on vacation in Mexico, Alberto downloaded Wall-E over his wireless carrier's network, only to be slapped with an insane $62,000 bill.
Ho-lee crap. This is one serious case mod. The incredibly precise and detailed project took one dedicated Russian modder 18 days to complete, which is an accomplishment by itself. Jaw = dropped.