Halloween's not just the time for ghouls and ghosts, it's also the time to get serious about candy consumption. So if you are looking for a few geek-centric candies to pass out to those special friends, check out our candy stash, and get ready for your Halloween night. Grab some of these cute candies and give your geeky Halloween pumpkin a run for its money!
Pac-Man (and his costars) are getting quite a bit of play on the Internet recently, and the love continues with these Ghost Lamps ($70) from ThinkGeek. Coming in a set of four, the lamps will light up your life (or your desk, anyway) with soft colors of red, yellow, green, and white. If nothing else, they'd probably look great in a bookshelf or as a nightlight for your geeky baby.
Aren't making your own Halloween costume this year? No sweat — Spirit is here to save you. The mega once-a-year costume shop has been popping up in towns across the country to get ready for the upcoming frightful holiday, and the good news is, it's got plenty of geek-inspired costumes for you to choose from. I've picked out 10 eye-catching numbers from its 2010 lineup, and now it's your turn to vote. Tell me — do you love 'em or would you rather leave 'em?
On sale and ranging in price from $10 for the smaller ruled pocket on up to $20 for the large gift set, you'll be ready to take notes in class, sketch, or draft your way into handwritten bliss. The only problem? Hand cramps. Moving from the keyboard back to a pen is kinda painful, don't you think?
The wallpaper surrounds your folders and app icons with dots and Pac-Man ghosts to show off your love for retro gaming (get the full image from this Japanese website). Need to know how to set a background wallpaper? Check out my complete iOS 4 guide. Of course, this wallpaper is awesome, but I do wish it was animated a la the Google Pac-Man birthday Doodle (or, ahem, an Android device). Maybe my dreams will become reality with the iPhone 5.
The amazing, addictive Pac-Man Google logo that graced the Google homepage last week may have caused 4.8 million hours of lost productivity, according to a study. The average play time for one game of Google Pac-Man (and, honestly, who played it just once?) was 36 seconds. The research firm that conducted the study says that amounts to $120,483,800, or the amount you'd pay every single Google employee (including its cofounders and CEO) for six weeks of work.
Additionally, companies and agencies with policies prohibiting game play at work had to figure out how to disable the Google homepage for the day — which I can only imagine made Internet searches all the more difficult. When it comes down to it, 30 or so seconds in one day doesn't seem like much to me . . . but it doesn't account for many of my own Facebook and Twitter friends who proudly posted about their immediate addiction to the game. Procrastinators, don't forget: the game will live on indefinitely at google.com/pacman.
The game you know and love as Pac-Man is celebrating its 30th anniversary tomorrow, and in honor, Google has transformed its logo into an interactive, 256-level Pac-Man game. It's a serious time waster in itself, but if you have a friend who wants to play along, just click the "Insert Coin" button next to the Google Search box, and Ms. Pac-Man will pop on the scene so you both can get into some multiplayer action. Just use the WASD keys to play along. Perfect timing, Google — I needed a Friday morning pick-me-up (and I don't even need any quarters). This year's Google Doodle will be active for 48 hours — game on!
If it's your office or living room that gets all the geeky attention, and you're looking to expand your horizons, check out your kitchen. Is it geeked-out enough for you? If not, try a few of these geeky kitchen gadgets on for size.
I was cruising Karmaloop yesterday when I came across these cool Lego belt buckles and pins which are made from real Legos. The brown and cream Damier and green and orange Gucci belt buckles both come in at $75 each, while the Pac-Man brooch and Bow Tie will set you back $100 and $125 respectively. Although I dig the retro feel that takes me back to my Lego-obsessed days, I'm not sure if they're worth shelling out that much dough to own. I'm sure some crafty geek could DIY these suckers. What do you think?
- HP taking on iTunes with preloaded laptop music download service — Gizmodo
- Car thief nabbed while playing Grand Theft Auto — Switched
- Spike Jonze debuts sweet robot love flick at Sundance — io9
- Manage your iPhone minutes with an app — Crave
- Is Apple testing the tablet right now in Cupertino? — Dvice
- New Orleans Saints player spotted with a Pacman haircut during championship game — Kotaku