Since we’re on our phones so much each and everyday, it’s only practical and convenient to have some sort of USB charger in your car to keep your phone juiced up on those long road trips with your favorite allies. But wouldn’t it be great if that car charger was also your favorite new droid from the Star Wars universe?
ThinkGeek is here to serve both your desires with a BB-8 car charger that will fit adorably in your car’s cupholder and charges a couple of USB devices. However, don’t count on getting a look at that map to Luke Skywalker. Read More »
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Most people like having a tasty snack when they go to the movies. That’s why movie theater chains charge an arm and a leg for M&M’s, nachos, pretzels and the classic movie snack popcorn. Even at home people like popping their own popcorn to enjoy a flick from the comfort of their own couch. The only downside is you get your hands all salty and buttery, and who has the time for napkins, washing hands or being a decent human being?
That’s why Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage teamed up with Swedish inventor Simone Giertz to create a popcorn helmet that automatically dispenses popcorn and feeds it into your mouth. After all, you’re trying to watch a movie, you don’t have time to feed yourself with the hands you were born with, right?
See the popcorn helmet in action after the jump. Read More »
If you’re the kind of person who likes to display your nerdiness at every turn, even in the way you listen to music from your mobile device, then we have some good news. Advancements in technology now allow for you to listen to music from a Death Star Bluetooth speaker that actually levitates and spins around while blasting the Star Wars score from John Williams (or any music for that matter). That thing’s operational!
Check out the floating Death Star Bluetooth speaker after the jump. Read More »
There’s plenty of Star Wars stuff out there to clutter your house with, but it’s always nice when some of those items are also functional as well as representative of the sci-fi saga you love. That brings us to this cool new R2-D2 desk lamp that’s now on sale. Basically, it looks like Luxo from Pixar Animation had a baby with R2-D2. We almost said Luxo Jr., but that lamp is just a child and doesn’t need to be having any droid/lamp babies.
Anyway, check out the R2-D2 desk lamp after the jump. Read More »
You might recall that late last year on Back to the Future Day (October 22nd 2015) it was revealed that Nike’s Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer hand-delivered a prototype of self-tying Nike Mags to Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox , with the promise that the real sneakers would be released in spring 2016. Now Nike has released a trailer for their self-lacing sneakers. Watch it now, after the jump.
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According to Back to the Future Part II, we were supposed to have hoverboards and flying cars by last year. The deadline has come and gone, and while we certainly got a real working hoverboard, flying cars still remain a challenge. The good news is that the next iconic milestone year that has flying cars in the sci-fi realm is 2019, from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, so we’ve got three another three years to make it happen.
In the meantime, Ford is looking to a future that has driverless cars, which seems to be the next frontier in automobile technology instead of flying cars. And along with that comes a perfectly American innovative idea from Ford Motor Company: a windshield that turns into a movie screen so you can watch Mad Max: Fury Road while speeding down the highway at 75 miles per hour, or while sitting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.
Get the details on the windshield movie screen after the jump. Read More »
Various GPS systems have adopted plenty of famous pop culture voices to deliver audio directions to drivers on the road. You can get directions from character in The Simpsons, Darth Vader, Bert & Ernie, KITT from Knight Rider and more. Last year the navigation app Waze added Arnold Schwarzenegger to their line-up, but they’ve hit the jackpot with their latest addition. Read More »
If you’re one of those people who has always wanted your own lightsaber, and you’re not scared of potentially blinding yourself with science, then you might want to pay attention. Allen Pan, the engineering whiz who built a version of Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, has constructed himself a real lightsaber. He shows off the power of this custom creation by first lighting a cigarette with it, and then setting one of his friends on fire. See the real lightsaber in action below. Read More »
Virtual reality is about to take off in a big way. Just recently we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing new Star Wars stories, directed and written by big name filmmakers and screenwriters, for virtual reality, to connect with the upcoming films. Plus, VR showcases such as The Martian VR Experience from Ridley Scott have been getting quite the buzz and we’re a bit bummed we couldn’t check it out while it was at Sundance last month. Now another heavy-hitting filmmaker looks to be making the journey to VR as well.
Steven Spielberg previously signed on to be an advisor to Virtual Reality Company (VRC), and now he’s reportedly working with them on a project that is solely for VR. Find out more about the Steven Spielberg VR collaboration below. Read More »