We're counting the days until the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy hits theaters on July 20 — tickets go on sale Monday, June 11, FYI! Companies are starting to unveil their movie tie-in products, and get ready for big news: you can have your own Batphone.
As if his voice alone wasn't commanding enough, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has us spellbound with one simple fact: "you can't put a price on space exploration." This video titled We Stopped Dreaming talks about the enormous impact that watching the Earth from the moon had on humans.
Whether you went to Space Camp, watched a shuttle take off on TV, or dreamed of being an astronaut as a child, the big NASA cutbacks last year affected us all. But Neil deGrasse Tyson urges us to go beyond that and see "NASA not as a handout but as an investment." The reason? "The act of discovery empowers." If you're in need of a good cry or hopeful voice today, watch this video ASAP.
The 夜間night charging dock (the Chinese symbols translate to "from dusk to dawn") may appear to be simply an unassuming opportunity to stylishly charge your iPhone, but designer Douglas Wood created the dock with a very specific message: trying to discourage phone use in bed so owners get a better night's sleep.
The 夜間night* charging dock (the Chinese symbols translate to "from dusk to dawn") may appear to be simply an unassuming opportunity to stylishly charge your iPhone, but designer Douglas Wood created the dock with a very specific message: trying to discourage phone use in bed so owners get a better night's sleep.
After the iPhone is placed inside the modern contraption, the hidden connector charges your phone, but it also notifies the dock when email or text message notifications arrive. With no new notifications, the dock has a warm, gentle glow to lull you to sleep, but when an iPhone notification appears, the dock flashes like crazy, upsetting your sweet slumber! Once it's finished throwing a tantrum, you have the opportunity to respond to the message, shut your phone off, or put it in airplane mode, the latter two of which Douglas Wood hopes you'll start doing. And he's not trying to hide it. Interested in how this thing works? Keep reading to check out a video demo of the 夜間night* charging dock.
Budding game designers, have I got a documentary for you! A geeky sweetheart of Sundance and SXSW, Indie Game follows the successes and struggles of the committed — sometimes obsessive — game designers behind Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid. The film gives insight into the creative processes the designers go through in an attempt to fight the corporate system and make their own way in the gaming industry.
If you're not a hardcore gamer, fear not. The underdog story is guaranteed to tug at our heartstrings. And lucky for us, the dynamic Canadian duo behind the film, James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, will also be making the full film available on a ton of different outlets like iTunes, Direct Download, and Steam. Catch a glimpse of Indie Game before its June 12 debut in the trailer below.
Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, Comi-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope hits theaters today. While we're excited to check it out, we've also been reminiscing about some of our favorite documentaries that give insight into the evolution of technology or all-out fervent fandom. Without further ado, here are 13 geek-inspired docs we love to watch again and again. Don't see your favorite as you click through this list? Be sure to add your favorite documentary in the comments below!