Working WALL-E Replica Complete, Melts Hearts EverywhereProp maker and hobbyist Mike Senna has been working on a remote-controlled, life-size replica of Disney-Pixar's WALL-E since 2010. Now, his work is complete, and we get to see WALL-E roam the Earth he never knew. Directive: Make children happy.Read on...
Controlling A 2012 Robot With A 1983 Notebook PC
Technology moves fast. Often, you'll be hard-pressed to force devices that are just a few years apart to interface. Sometimes though, it's surprisingly easy. Aliencurv accomplished quite the feat in that regard by modifying a 1983 TRS-80 with 20kb memory to control a 2012 Wall-E robot. Sure, it's not quite modifying a telegraph key to tweet, but I'd argue this is somehow crazier.Read on...
The 82nd Oscars: Geeky Movies Have Had A Good Year2009 was a good year for geek movies. Of course, there were a few notable exceptions, but we are a culture that can occasionally embrace such duds as secret cinema gold, and usually forget the rest. Usually. Yesterday's announcement of the 82nd Academy Awards nominees shows that Hollywood has also noticed that Science Fiction, animation, and, um, Quentin Tarantino stepped up to the plate and slammed out quite a few home runs this year. This year's awards ceremony includes the 2nd animated nominee for best picture in history, the first Wallace and Gromit movie since 2005, and... Well, we'll be honest with you. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was nominated for an award. But its just Sound Mixing! Nobody even knows the difference between that and Sound Editing. The rest is much more exciting, we promise. Follow the jump for the things we are most excited about in this year's Academy Awards.Read on...