Mr. Potato Head is going trekkie this summer. The first set of the Star Trek Potato Head series will feature Captain Kirk and his Klingon nemesis--Kor. The set should be perfect for play or display as it will include a variety of components to mix and match and should be well designed and detailed.
If you are a big fan of games, sci fi and Star Trek, you are probably already familiar with the really cool Star Trek MMO game called Star Trek Online. The game is a MMO that is set in the Star Trek universe and lets the player build his or her own starship and crew for some adventuring in space. Atari and Cryptic Studios along with Intel and Alienware are having a cool new contest for gamers called the "Design the Next Enterprise" contest.
Sort of! This is MakerBot Industries' Thing-O-Matic, a home 3D printer for just over a thousand dollars ($1,225.00). Holy crap that's awesome. It's approximately 12 inches by 12 inches by 16 inches and can print 3D objects that you design on your desktop "continuously for hours at a time." This is the same sort of machine we had (probably still have) at my alma mater the Minneapolis College of Art and Design - last I checked they were using it to carve 3D replicas of human heads. All this stuff gets cut down from MakerBot ABS Plastic, which you get 1 pound of to work with for starters when you buy the Thing-O-Matic kit. Make a thousand rabbits!
Today it is one gigantic batch of little gadgets and fun items for loving and gifting if that's your deal because guess what, the season for giving these things as gifts is soon approaching. All of these things, Overclocked Radeon HD 6850 video card, Multimedia Color Book IO52 eReader, ApplePeel 520 for iPad, Cobra PhoneLynx, Explorer Camera & Video Recorder for kids, Sharp BD-HP90 3D Blu-ray Player, Puppy Tweets Medallion, Tiny LED Push Pin Lights, Tactile+Plus Stickers, FLEXiT Light Flexible Sheet of LEDs, all of them, they are wild. Then we've got a myTouch 4G review, a column by the name of iVote Therefore I Am, and a column on some Motorola DEFY first-impressions. Read em ALL.
I like Star Trek and I like pizza, not the overacted original series, but Piccard and Number Two mind you. ThinkGeek really has my attention with its latest product with is a pizza cutter that looks like the Enterprise NCC-1701.
When I was a kid, I didn’t like reruns of the original Star Trek series. I did enjoy watching the feature films with my dad though and I really liked Star Trek: The Next Generation when it was on the air. Most all of the movies and episodes of the varied series have a tricorder involved in some way.
I may lose some of my geek cred for saying this, but I never liked the original Star Trek series. Kirk even bothered me in the films with the original cast that I did watch when I was a kid. I much preferred Piccard and Number One to Kirk and Spock.
Nokia has something rather interesting up their sleeves. They've just announced that they will be releasing a special edition of their 5800 XpressMusic phone that ties in with the new Star Trek movie. Cool, huh?
I've used an English language keyboard for years, mainly because it's the only layout I feel comfortable with. Though it's not my preference, I've forced myself to just grit my teeth and make the best of a bad situation. I've long desired a keyboard for a language I'm more comfortable with, and finally, that prayer has been answered. I present to you - the Klingon keyboard.