Think your fancy one-cup-at-a-time home coffeemaker is impressive? Meet the ultimate coffee making machine — the Blossom One Limited, which boasts the ability to brew java at the "perfect" temperature. But this cup of joe is going to cost you — $11,111 to be exact. Blossom has boiled brewing down to a science, which comes as no surprise since its creators hail from the likes of NASA and Apple. The Blossom One is slated to ship in Spring 2013, and we'd like to know if you think it's worth the splurge. But first, here's a closer look at the costly coffeemaker's high-tech features.
Ladies, flex your tech know-how and win a trip to the West Coast. Mobile payment pioneer Square is holding a contest for a three day, expense-paid engineering intensive at their San Francisco headquarters — and men need not apply. It's no secret that the world needs more women engineers, and Square is intent on building a brighter future for females in the tech industry. The first annual Code Camp at Square will host 15 of the top female applicants for coding workshops, mentorship sessions with Square executives, plus a little R&R with a tour of Bay Area landmarks.
Women aged 18 or older and enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a computer science, computer engineering or related technical degree, are eligible to enter the contest. Interested applicants must submit a resume and answer several short essay questions online by 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 2. Empowering more women to pursue tech-related fields? Talk about a cause close to our hearts!
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
Is that the ceiling of the Pantheon? Nope, it's a dome made of QR codes. This seriously geeky picture was submitted with our #CoolCapture hashtag on Instagram by user kerrinsuzanne.
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Techies on a mission to make their gear as colorful as possible with the current sea of black and white options, I present your new must-have headphone choice: the Coloud Headphones. Available at Macy's and Target in three listening models — the Dj-sized Boom ($40); the lightweight, easy-to-tote Knock ($20); and the in-ear Pop ($25) — and either block or tonal color profiles, don't be surprised if you spend the better part of an hour deciding which color/headphone combination is the perfect fit. Say farewell to basic, white earbuds and welcome bright ear wear to your music mix. Click through for a peek at just a few of the color choices.
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Most geeks we know love anything that deals with the space-time continuum, so it makes sense that it's a theme commonly used in sci-fi. With the genre seeing new love this year thanks to current box office hit, Looper, we're in the mood to geek out over the films that first got us interested in science fiction. Take a look back at 10 legendary movies that zip through time travel — did your favorite make the list?
Walk by actress Felicia Day at Comic-Con and you're sure to see the geek culture icon surrounded by fans — maybe even one dressed as Codex, her character on the long-running web series The Guild. After making her name on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Felicia launched the series in 2007 as an ode to her love of online role-playing games. The show returns for its sixth season today on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel.
I caught up with the It girl of geek culture to talk the latest on The Guild, the rise of mobile gaming, and what it means to be a geek girl.
What's new in season six of The Guild?
I’m really excited about The Guild this season as far as Codex goes, because she starts to work at the game itself. And for those new to the show, if you start from season one, I know sometimes it can seem a little too "inside gamer-y" for people; so, season after season we’ve been broadening our scope. Geek culture has been broadening over the years, and people who aren’t necessarily MMO [massively multiplayer online role-playing games] players will really love this season.
Have you seen the online gaming world The Guild is based on change with the growth of social-media-based games?
I definitely think gaming is much more mainstream now because of social games as well as mobile games. People are casually playing a lot more games, and that's probably echoing up the gaming food chain. There are still your triple A titles that took five years of work, but a lot more people are considering gaming just a part of their lives. As the seasons of The Guild have gone on, the show has grown past just being about MMO players playing with each other online. The characters have full lives, and in season six, we see Codex go into the actual game to have a job for the first time; so it’s about expanding our world, which is an interesting parallel with gaming, as well.
Keep reading for Felicia's all-time favorite video games and her advice for geek women after the jump.