Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spock or Kirk Blue Tooth Speaker? At Shop Star Trek?

I think this is really cool and really nerdy at the same time. It is also neat since I am a Trekkie. It is blue tooth speakers that are made to look like either Spock or Kirk from Star Trek. It is available at the online store at Star Trek web site.
Since this is Spock, I think this is cooler than Kirk. It is my preference.

This shows where the speaker really is.
While Spock is cooler than Kirk, they go well together. 

This shows where the speaker is on Kirk. It shows it connected to a phone. 

The Spock one is going on my wish list. 

a guy is not only Goofy but also nerdy

my art on items but it is a work in progress

Sunday, January 15, 2017

TRON Car by Timur Bozca?

It is a concept vehicle but I am hoping there is a real world version of it that closely resembles this concept. I think it is very well done. 
I was doing a Google searching for a TRON car. This was one of the results. The first article was at This Is Why I Am Broke and the Timur Bozca - TRON car. 

I think this is really cool looking car. I think it could have been used in the movie TRON; first or second one. It goes quite well with the theme of the movie. 

Timur Bozca has some neat looking projects at their site.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Super Retro Gameboy?

New Atlas has an article - Party Like It's 1989; Super Retro Boy resurrects the Game Boy - is very informative.

I had a Nintendo Gameboy many years ago. It was a lot of fun. I had bought many accessories - screen magnifier, game cheat ad-on, speaker system etc - and an extra Gameboy. I had a large variety of games. I played some more than others. Some games were easier with cheat codes and the cheat code device. I had a bag to carry it all in. It came to a time where my eyes had trouble with the smaller screen. I gave it away many years ago.
It seems the Super Retro Gameboy recreates the original Gameboy; at least per the review. The person trying it indicated it was a prototype and the not the finished product. I look forward to seeing and trying it at the stores when it is released; per article in August for about $79.99. It seems even the price is retro. I like the look of it. I don't know if my eyes would be able to view the small well but it could be worth the nostalgia.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

FreeDOS; Free Open Source Operating System

With MS-DOS and PC-DOS no longer around, one would assume that one can no longer DOS programs. With FreeDOS, this is not true. FreeDOS is not only a clone of either but it has also been updated. It is free to download and share.
'FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS.
It doesn’t cost anything to download and use FreeDOS. You can also share FreeDOS for others to enjoy! And you can view and edit our source code, because all FreeDOS programs are distributed under the GNU General Public License or a similar open source software license.'
(from the FreeDOS site).

I have installed it on older laptops. I was able to install where other operating systems would not install. I was able to install it with an USB optical drive and with the optical drive that was built into the laptop. I have downloaded and installed DOS games. 

It seems some newer laptops don't have optical drives but one can still buy an USB optical drive. The laptops that I have tried it on do have USB slots. I believe there is a trend where one can install from an USB flash drive. 

With FreeDOS, one can install and use older DOS games and software. There are still sites where one can find DOS games and software. Sites like Dos Games Archives, and Dos Games

As of 12/29/2016, the latest version is 1.2 and the latest news is 12/29/2016. 

ReactOS: Free Open Source Clone of Windows?

I have been watching / monitoring ReactOS. It is an open source clone of Microsoft's Windows. It is still being developed but many are using and testing it. As the site indicates, it is in deep alpha mode. One can install it but some have limited success. I am hoping to one day use it instead of Windows.
There is a forum there is informative and helpful to anyone who is trying / testing ReactOS. One can report any problems and find help. One can also find information on development and assist - if one can - in doing programming. 

The download page is where one can download the source code, the installation and live version. One can use the ISO files to create / burn a CD with it. One can also download the source code. 

I have downloaded different versions - each one newer one than the previous - but have yet to get it to work. There are others that have gotten it to work. I am hoping to do the same. I have some older laptops that I have tried it on. It seems it needs to be installed by - currently but they are working on it - via an optical drive but one that is not attached via USB. They are working on USB drivers. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

AT-ACT Play Den?

I saw this on Geeky Gadgets. It is a 'play den' made to look like an AT-ACT from Star Wars. I think it is not only way cool but also very nerdy. There are some videos at the site. It indicates the source is CF. In one of the video's, it shows how one gets into it and what is inside it. I think Star Wars fans of all ages would really like this.
(photo from Geeky-Gadgets).
Videos from the site.

I wonder if one could build it a little bigger and create a 'tiny house' or perhaps a 'nerd cave' for adults as well as kids? I like to think out loud on possible variations on the same theme. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Drone that slides into a cell phone case?

I saw and read an article at New Atlas (formerly Gizmag) about a very compact drone that slides into a phone case. It seems it is used for selfies. It is by Air Selfie Camera.
(photo from New Atlas)

The article indicates it slides into a cell phone case. I think that makes it cool and portable.
(photo from New Atlas).
I think it makes it convenient to use and easy to bring it with you when taking selfies. I think it could also be used in other way besides taking selfies. 

They have a Kickstarter program where one can pre-order it. There are some videos at the Kickstarter page.

Here is a review of it by New Domain. Here is another by DP Review.