Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope hits (limited) theaters today, a documentary that peers into the lives of Comic-Con attendees and fans. The focus of the film shifts from comic book artists and toy collectors, to costume designers. Costumes at Comic-Con are always a highlight, so if you need ideas for what to wear to your next geek convention, click through this gallery and get inspired.
While we'd never forgo classic fairy tales and Dr. Seuss riddles, we think a modern kid needs to be brought up with the right mix of mental stimulation. A proper diet of daily computer programming lessons, alien language tutorials, and the ins and outs of life with the leader of the Death Star is necessary for raising a well-rounded geek. Help your little one get ahead with one of these nerdy literary selections.
While the tech industry continues to grow with new products and start-ups, there's something missing — the ladies. Noticing a serious lack of women in their engineering department and that of expanding companies nationwide, Etsy announced this week the new Etsy Hacker Grants, a scholarship and sponsorship program for women in technology, hosted in conjunction with Hacker School in New York City. Etsy will provide 10 needs-based $5,000 scholarships for Hacker School's three-month Summer session (the school is already free; living in Manhattan isn't) to women interested in a career in computer engineering.
Billing the Hacker School program as a “three-month, immersive school for becoming a better programmer. It’s like a writers retreat for hackers.” With the school's focus on a supportive learning environment and exploring coding through open-source software, Etsy hopes that raising awareness for the program will help bridge the gender gap at Hacker School and eventually computer science as a whole. Plus, there's a twist in the 2012 Summer program — it'll be on location at Etsy headquarters; we're already jealous.
Are you a budding female engineer or know some lovely ladies with a calling in coding? Help Etsy spread the word on the Hacker Grants program. Here's to a women-driven technology future!
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Finally, a closer look at the Terrafugia Transition flying car at the 2012 NY Auto Show! With a (expected) late 2012 delivery date, you can get your hands on the first street legal flying car for $279,000 and a $10,000 deposit. Would you drive one? Get a better look at the car with more photos in the gallery.
- A Thursday must: robots performing The Beatles — GeekTyrant
- Six awesome indie video games made possible by Kickstarter — Cracked
- 3D chess set doubles as robot action figure — Geekosystem
- Half a million Mac users hit by Trojan virus — Tecca
- Hybrid cars take years to pay off — Newser
- 26 signs you need to sign off Facebook — BuzzFeed
- Apple's planning a revamp to the online store design — SlashGear
Spring is in the air, so let's keep that air smelling fresh, shall we? If you aren't able to use public transportation for your daily commute, and biking is out of the question, these electric, hybrid, and small cars are able to step in when all other earth-friendly options are exhausted. We love them all for various reasons, but mostly it's because they make us feel like we're giving mother earth a little hug every day they're on the road.
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In terms of geek street credibility, nothing gives you more one-ups than painstakingly re-creating a historic film so intensely that a state-of-the-art submarine is used to investigate the story line's artifacts. James Cameron may win the '90s geek medal of honor for his attention to detail in Titanic and its celestially accurate (thank you, as always, Neil deGrasse Tyson) rerelease this week, but his love of all things sci-fi and nerd culture extends far beyond the tragic tale of the "unsinkable" ship. Take a look back at the director's creations, from the mysteries of the ocean to a future of terrifying alien life.