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Furby

Nerd Talk: Dude Makes Hellish Instrument Out Of Too Many Furbys

Before it felt certain that robots would take our jobs, we had things like Tamagotchi, 1986's Short Circuit, and the creepy/cuddly Furby. Ah the good old days. Now, Google finishes you searches for you, and Amazon puts ads in your Facebook feed for the things you speak of in front of Alexa. (Also,... Read More

Nerd Talk: RIP The CD (1982-2018)

Mega-retailer Best Buy has announced that they're done selling you music via Compact Disk. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I take full responsibility for being that jerk who assumes everyone is technologically growing with the times, because I was shocked to find out how many people still buy physical media to consume... Read More

Nerd Talk: Elon Musk Is Straight Up Selling Flamethrowers

The cool part about being a gazillionaire is that you get to do whatever the crap you want. "I wanna go to Mars" builds a rocket company. "I hate traffic" builds a tunneling company for an underground rollercoaster. "I wanna sell hats" comes up with a scheme where if people buy a total of 50,000... Read More
white pill

Nerd Talk: Finally, a Pill For Tracking Your Farts

Australian "scientists" have invented an ingestible pill whose design allows it to track the build-up or depletion of gas in your guts. It's a fart pill ... for tracking farts. Seriously though, understanding how all those craft beers turn to farts in your guts is an important element of... Read More

Nerd Talk: The First Text Message Was Sent 25 Years Ago

It was before the notorious Nokia brick phone, that along with cockroaches will survive the (not) imminent nuclear war, the first text message was sent between one awesome computer engineering nerd and the CEO of a giant cellphone company. It was December 3, 1992. Unlike today, there was no sending... Read More
Lyric speaker

Nerd Talk: This Lyric Speaker Brings Music To Life

Look, you can pretend that you don't like karaoke - I certainly keep that charade up... until I'm at the bar with a couple pops in me and a song comes on that I love. Just try and fight that urge to sing and gesticulate - it's nearly impossible. I think that's what makes the Lyric Speaker from... Read More

Team USA Goes Full NASA With New Olympic Snowboarding Suits

All hands on deck. These new USA Snowboarding threads are hotter than glowing red part of the earth's surface after being smashed into by another terrestrial object thus creating our immediate planetary satellite, the moon (in theory). I have no idea how hot that is. They're hotter than the heat... Read More
Gaming

Dropleaf is Like the Netflix of Indie Gaming!

Indie music took some much-needed spotlight with the accessibility and affordability of home recording. Sure we still got stoked for a big new Foo Fighters record, but now someone could realistically write and record their own album in their closet - someone who previously might never have their... Read More
plastic Godzilla

Nerd Talk: The new anime Godzilla trailer looks incredible!

Listen, humans have it easy. We have no natural predators other than ourselves with our guns and drunk driving and whatever other stupid things we do to one another. A scenario where gigantic radiation beasts rise from the ocean to smash our cities and squish our flimsy humans has fascinated us... Read More