Photobomb: Any time the background of a picture hijacks the original focus.
Photo tip: Make sure the background of you picture stays in the background!
Here are some awesome photobomb backgrounds:
Everyone has a least one techie in their life. It’s a matter of tech survival. But geeks are in demand, so how can you insure you get moved to the front of the queue the next time your PC crashes and you call your geek friend for tech support?
Solution – a Holiday gift for the geek(s) in your life.
But what do you get a techie for Christmas that doesn’t seem like something that escaped from the island of misfit toys?
Geeks love t-shirts. And geeks love The Big Bang Theory (who doesn’t). The Sheldon’s T-shirts website features the best t-shirts worn by Sheldon and Leonard, plus Howard’s belt buckles, and cool stuff seen on the show. (Periodic Table shower curtain, anyone?)
The ThinkGeek website is Nerdvana of cool geeks gifts.
It serves the market that is passionate about technology, from programmers, engineers, students, lovers of open source, to the masses that helped create the behind-the-scenes Internet culture.
So just about anything on this website will be an awesome techie gift.
The ThinkGeek light sabers look amazing. If you give this as a gift, the Force will be with you in the eyes of your techie buddy and you will always be on the top of the list when you need tech support.
Geared toward the working techie, the Kleargear website features stuff you can use in the office. It boasts that it has hard-to-find geek items.
The Batman Desktop Bat Signal is something any geek would want on their desk.
A geek gift is a great way to say thanks for tech support favors.
Let’s turning back the tech clock and time warp to 1983. It was the year Apple introduced the Lisa, their first graphics-based PC with a hefty price tag of $9,995. And it was the year a young Kevin Costner was featured in a Lisa commercial.
Wow! What a difference three decades make, for Apple and Kevin Costner.
Lisa Fun Facts
It was also in 1983 that the “The Big Chill” came out where Costner played the corpse (and was never really seen). Both Apple and Kevin Costner have come a long way since 1983.
Creepy Umbilical Cord Charger
The Grow Cable is an iPhone charger shaped like an umbilical cord. And just to add to the creepiness, it pulses and throbs while charging. Check-out the video:
I feel like I need to take a shower after watching this.
Got Wood – Get Charged
Woodtec makes docking stations made from different types of wood. Perfect for the mountain cabin where you go to get away from everything but can’t part with your iPhone.
The iCharger in The Rye
Booksi has made J.D. Salinger’s beloved book “The Catcher in the Rye” into a iPhone charger for the bibliophile. I’m so sure J.D. Salinger would approve. (Where’s my sarcasm sign?)
Everyone knows the famous Star Trek line, “to boldly go where no one has gone before.” Now the Internet is penetrating the final frontier of privacy – your underpants – literally. Fundawear is technology that “beams” your touch to someone’s private places using a Smartphone App and Internet connection. Oh yeah, you also need specially made female lingerie and/or male underwear with tiny vibrating motors.
Durex in Sydney, Australia invented Fundawear—underwear allowing your partner (or yourself, we don’t judge) to remotely operate sensors sewn into undergarments to simulate touch over the Internet. It seems fitting that Fundawear comes from “the land down under.” (Sorry, it has to be said.) But they are serious and marketing this as the next big thing for relationships. Here’s a promotional video that tries to make this seem legitimate:
Fundawear claims that it allows you to transfer touch over vast distances. But let’s get real – this is high tech foreplay. And it can take masturbation to a whole new level. Not to mention the practical joke potential. Simply replace your friend’s underwear with Fundawear. Later in the day when they are at a business meeting you can provide them with some surprising stimulation!
There is also the potential to make otherwise mundane tasks A LOT more exciting. Imagine how Fundawear could spice up a day at the DMV waiting to get your license renewed. Your partner (or yourself) brings up the Fundaware app and the next thing you know you are smiling at the DMV, something you hardly ever see.
Will Fundaware bring a whole new universe of exotic fun? Or will it fall in the black hole of creepiness such as products like the Stadium Pal.
FYI – The Stadium Pal is an apparatus that attaches a tube to your “manhood” that connects to a bag attached to your leg. So you can drink all the beer you want and pee without having to actually go to a toilet. You don’t miss a single second of the game because of pesky bodily functions. And your legs stay warm to boot. Weird, right!
Not sure if this tingly tech for underwear is cool or creepy? But it is, as Spock would say with a raised eyebrow, “Fascinating.”
Even more impressive is that the nerd-centric show is in it’s sixth season and it’s ratings are still on the rise. Most TV shows of this age are watching their ratings decay and “jumping the shark” to keep viewer-ship. (Idol anyone?)
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do the math. With other “nerdy” shows like Glee on the air and self-proclamation nerds like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the top of their game, it’s a golden age for geeks. Even the 2012 presidential election felt the power of geekdom. Nate Silver, who is sometimes described as a nerd, became all-the-rage after using math to accurately predict the landslide victory for President Obama. Go math!
Speaking as a geek, all I can say is – may The Force be with us.
Watch The Big Bang Theory Thursday nights at 8PM on CBS. Or you can catch the reruns in syndication just about anywhere (check your local listings).
Here’s a clip from The Big Bang Theory to wet your appetite.
The video features 27-year-old Havard Rugland from Norway performing awesome tricks and kicks, which includes nailing 60-yard field goals and a precision kick hitting a football that is in flight with another football.
Here’s the amazing video appropriately names “Kickilious” with over 1.7 million views (and growing):
The video got Rugland noticed and was invited to the US to work with a kicking coach. He also got a tryout with the New York Jets. It’s rumored he has been ask back for a second Jets tryout, which is a really good sign.
A little online exposure can go a long way to making dreams come true.
Hey, if viral video discovery worked for Justin Bieber, it could work anyone.
You enjoy reading, but like most of us in the modern world, it’s hard to find the time. Whispersync allows you to switch back and forth between the Kindle book and the Audible audiobook on your iPhone or Android device without ever losing your place.
Here’s how it works:
Available on any Kindle E Ink Reader, Kindle tablet, or Kindle reading app. Get the free Audible app for your iPhone or iPod Touch (from iTunes) or your Android device (from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, and sign in using your Amazon credentials.
I’ve been using Whispersync on my iPhone. I downloaded the free Audible app and free Kindle reader app. Then I purchase a Kindle book with narration. So far it’s been working great. I was waiting for an appointment so I pulled out my iPhone to read the latest book I downloaded. Just I was getting to an exciting part it was time for my appointment. Afterwards I had to rush to the car to make my next meeting. So I put on my headphone and brought up the Audible app. When it started it ask if I wanted to sync with the Kindle reader. I relied yes and narration picked-up where I had left off reading. Cool!
Here’s a video commercial about Whispersync.