Most coolers manage to keep things cold, some are sturdy enough to double as a seat, and a few offer built in speakers or a radio, but the Coolest Cooler may change what we expect from our portable cold boxes. Continue reading
Like most people who spend too much time on a keyboard, I have issues with repetitive stress, especially when mousing. To solve (well, postpone) this issue I have taken to using two mice. I switch frequently from right to left hand as pain and typing patterns dictate. On the right is my trusty MX Anywhere and on the left is the ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse. The latter is corded so it also gets more attention when the office is filled with robots and the wireless starts stuttering across the screen. Continue reading
If you missed any episodes of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s awesome series Cosmos, there are many ways to catch up. If you’ve missed all the episodes then what are you waiting for, now is the time to binge watch it all! Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a modern reboot of Carl Sagan’s PBS Series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, with help from producers Ann Druyan, Steven Soter, and Seth MacFarlane, leads us on a fantastic journey to explore the Cosmos, near and far.
Marian Call is making her annual trip through Texas and is playing Poor David’s Pub tonight at 8. Poor David’s is one of the smaller and more personal listening rooms in Dallas with a long history of booking great acts. Doors open at 7 with a $10 cover. If you’re in the Dallas area, please stop by and say hi!
The Dallas Comic Con 2014 kicks off today with many awesome guests, including, Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Most of the rest of the case of Firefly, Alice Cooper, A large part of the Star Trek Next Generation cast including Jonathan Frakes, LeVAR Burton, and Michael Dorn. If you’re in the area, ping me @AntonOlsen and we can try to meet up and talk geek. Continue reading
Earlier this week at MakerCon Printrbot Founder and CEO, Brook Drumm, announced their new CNC router. The CNC sports a wi-fi enable Raspbery Pi, TinyG motor controller, NEMA 23 motors, Makita router, and the familiar laser cut plywood frame of their low cost 3D printers. Continue reading
Longtime friends of GeekDad, ArcAttack, attended the Liberty Science Center’s recent Gala alongside geeky greats like Bill Nye and Dean Kamen. My sources say they stuck Bill Nye in the Faraday cage, but there’s no video evidence of that fact yet. If anyone finds a video, hit me up with a link and I’ll post it.
What the Dreamland Chronicles trading card game intends to do is provide a fun, and safe environment for kids to play online with the Dreamland characters. Game rules are simplified and while there is combat, the battles are sanitized with no actual gore. The game rules are geared for 6 to 12 year old kids, but seem like they could keep an adult interested if you want to play a round or two with your kids. Continue reading
One of my favorite actors, and a man of many talents, Nathan Fillion, celebrates another year in the verse. Most of you are familiar with his roles as Rick Castle or Captain Mal, but I encourage you to explore some of his lesser known characters. My recent favorite is Constable Dogberry in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Continue reading
This is one of the more underappreciated Kickstarters I’ve seen in a while. I love the concept, love the art, and really think this would be a fun game to play. Yet they’ve only achieved a small percentage of their goal. Continue reading
Today marks the release of one of the most anticipated games of the year. Titanfall was crafted by a co-creator of the Call of Duty franchise along with many key developers. The game has been under development for almost three years and is promising to stir up the first person shooter genre. Continue reading
We got a quick sneak peek of the covers for Titan Comics’ upcoming Doctor Who series. Both covers are drawn by the talented Alice X. Zhang do a great job of capturing both of the actors’ likenesses, though I’m partial to the tenth Doctor here.
There’s a new food truck in Dallas and it’s serving up some awesome burritos and tacos. The Texas Burrito Company offers up a spicy Texas take on some classic Mexican street food. The menu for the launch was slightly limited, but gave us a great idea of the taste and quality of the fare.
Just in time for spring time, Skylanders introduces a special Springtime Trigger Happy. This variant is styled after the Big Bang Trigger Happy, who was in turn styled after Major “King” Kong riding an H-bomb to his sure death in Kubric’s Dr. Stangelove. Continue reading
GeekDad Andy Robertson brings us a little more news of from toy Fair 2014. This time it’s a little speculation about Skylanders 4, a brief description of the Mega Blocks leak, and his speculation on the new game. If Andy is right about the direction and timing of the new game it could be a great way to grow the franchise to keep up with the fans as they age. Continue reading
GeekDad and friend Andy Robertson was in New York this weekend for the Disney Toy Fair announcement. He captured the entire presentation, which gives us a great look into the next year of Disney films and toys. Continue reading