1. Entertainment

    Dress Like a Classy Jedi With These Star Wars Ties and Pocket Squares

    Dressing like a geek doesn't have to mean a never-ending series of pop culture T-shirts. You can dress like an adult and a geek at the same time, and this new line of Star Wars ties and pocket squares from proves it. They're gorgeous, subtle, and avoid coming across as silly novelties. It's time to class up your cosplay.

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  2. Tech

    KinderStuff Launches Secondhand Kids’ Fashion Company Online, Sounds Vaguely Familiar

    If you're a regular reader of the site, you know I'm a new father. That's probably why KinderStuff caught my attention. My daughter is less than a month old, and she's already outgrown a lot of the Batman outfits she has. Don't worry, she has more, but it raises the issue that children quickly outgrow clothing, so parents are constantly having to buy new clothes. New online clothing company KinderStuff offers premium, organic clothing, and when your kid outgrows it, you can send it back for a discount on new clothes. The site launched in the U.S. today. Letting kids wear high-end garments for a limited time? Where have I heard that before...

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  3. Science

    Worst. Christmas Sweater. Ever. Researchers Take Steps Towards Making Clothes Out Of Hagfish Slime

    Does wearing a pair of pants woven from the mucky slime produced by a nervous hagfish sound awesome to you? ...Yeah, it's not really a turn on for us, either. That's not stopping researchers at Canada's Guelph University from working to make that possibility an utterly vile reality by transforming the thick, mucus-like strands of sticky slime produced by hagfish as a defense mechanism into a super-strong fabric of the future.

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  4. Gaming

    Sanrio Launches Street Fighter-Inspired Hello Kitty Gear

    Oh goodness. It looks as if Sanrio, purveyor of Hello Kitty merchandise, has gotten a little Street Fighter chocolate in their proverbial peanut butter. They have gone and launched a line of clothing -- and one tote bag -- with Street Fighter x Sanrio branding that is beyond adorable. Beyorable, if you will. If only they'd gone and made a fighting game out of this rather than the crossover with Tekken.

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  5. Weird

    Absurd And Expensive Glow-In-The-Dark Pants Are Probably The Next Big Thing

    What you really need in your wardrobe is a pair of glow-in-the-dark pants. Who wouldn't want to be able to step into a dimly lit bar or restaurant and have their pants light up neon green? Anyone who doesn't want to be the person standing there with the glowing butt, that's who. More likely than not, the joy generated from having these glow-in-the-dark jeans from Naked & Famous is likely to fade after first wear, unless you happen to be a fine purveyor of basement rave parties. For those so inclined, the jeans (which apparently look totally normal under bright light) will set you back around $240. They are available exclusively from Barney's New York. Here's to hoping that this doesn't become a fad, but as with all things fashion, the trend seems to be the weirder the better. Glowing butts across America, here we come. More pictures of the jeans after the break.

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  6. Gaming

    Day of the Tentacle Sneakers and Tie Points and Clicks Their Way Into Our Hearts

    Day of the Tentacle, a time-traveling, point-and-click adventure comedy game designed by video game and geek hero Tim Schafer and industry veteran and "guy poet" Dave Grossman, was--and still is--awesome. It's a sequel to the wacky Maniac Mansion, and featured characters Bernard, Laverne and Hoagie traveling through time to stop the evil Purple Tentacle from taking over the world. At one point, Bernard puts a hamster in a freezer in the present so Laverne, who is stuck in the future, can retrieve the hamster and thaw it so it can power a machine. If that doesn't deserve some kind of clothing line, I don't know what does. Luckily for us, Madrid-based artist Maya Pixelskaya, created these Day of the Tentacle Converse sneakers and a matching tie. Stick a hamster in a freezer so you can travel past the jump and view larger versions of the sneakers and tie. Also, don't actually stick a hamster in a freezer.

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  7. Entertainment

    Obligatory Harry Potter Post: Universal Opens Online Store for Wizarding World Merch

    This much we know to be true: there are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there who have never been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and are not likely to get a chance to visit the Orlando based theme park any time soon. If you're one of those fans, solace has arrived. Solace in the form of retail therapy, at least. And is that really more expensive, on the whole, than conventional therapy? What we're trying to say is that Universal is making the stuff that they sell at the park available for ordering online.

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  8. Entertainment

    Paging Lady Gaga: Spray On Clothes

    When in life has anything with integrity ever come out of a spray bottle? We've already got spray cheese, non-dairy whipped "cream," pungent odors, and global warming; now we can add this prototype of spray on clothing. But hey, it's the future now, right? Maybe the stuff isn't all bad. From Wired:
    A liquid mixture developed by Imperial College London and a company called Fabrican lets you spray clothes directly onto your body, using aerosol technology. After the spray dries, it creates a thin layer of fabric that can be peeled off, washed and reworn. “In my quest to produce this kind of fabric, I ended up returning to the principles of the earliest textiles such as felt, which were also produced by taking fibers and finding a way of binding them together without having to weave or stitch them,” says [fashion designer Manel] Torres.
    So... it's like dryer lint? Actually, after watching the video, we think it looks much more like silly string.

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  9. Entertainment

    Vulcan Hoodie Stealths Like A Klingon Bird of Prey

    As geeks who occasionally have to function in non-geeky parts of the world, we are always on the look out for items that function in both places. Things that let us preserve our secret identity while at the same time telegraphing what's really going on to anyone in the know. This hoodie is right in that niche. For when it's zipped up, it seems fairly normal. But if you adjust it just a bit:

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  10. Entertainment

    When Fashion Meets Rockets: The Geekiest Spring Collection Ever

    Stereotypically, one doesn't think of "geeks" as being the most fashionable of groups, but this new video from Rodarte, promoting their Spring 2010 collection, blows that misconception out of the water. With a wondrous mix of space ships, viscerally organic title credits, a soundtrack by No Age, and some haute couture, 2010: A Space Odyssey is one of the most stunning videos we have seen in a while.

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  11. Weird

    Disney Launching New Clothing Line Aimed At…Goths?

    Disney has a long history of taking its princess characters and turning them into merchandising juggernauts the likes of which the world has never seen (since Star Wars, that is.) Their mission continues, with a movie you may not have thought of, and to a sub-culture that you wouldn't think would be very receptive to overtures from "The Happpiest Place on Earth." But, according to The Wall Street Journal, Disney has licensed a line of clothing, accessories, and fragrances based on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland to Hot Topic, aimed at "young women and teenage girls, particularly those who gravitate to darkly romantic entertainment like the "Twilight" series." Translation: goths.

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