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Star Wars fashion by Marc Ecko


I can’t imagine when I would ever actually wear any of these but they are pretty cool–meet the Star Wars Collect by Marc Ecko, a series of Star Wars-themed hoodies and t-shirts by Marc Ecko with an urban edge.

The collect includes Storm Trooper and Boba Fett hoodies, a Death Star explosion t-shirt and several designs with prices ranging from $24 to $98.

For more info check them out at shopecko.com.

[Via Gizmodo]


Triumph rips Comic-Con 2008 attendees [UPDATED]

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog made an appearance at Comic-Con 2008 to interview some of the attendees and if you’re a fan of Triumph, hilarity ensued.

At a running time of over 9 minutes it’s a bit on the long side, but if you’re a Triumph fan you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Check it out over at CrunchGear.

UPDATE: Found a version on YouTube so I’m embedding it below (for as long as its alive anyway):

[Via CrunchGear]

Sega announces Homestar Spa planetarium


Sega Toys has announced a new, water resistant planetarium designed for use in the bathtub called the Homestar Spa.

The Homestar Spa is a water resistant device that, when floating in your bath, can project one of three different things:

  • A starry sky onto your ceiling and walls
  • Flower patterns
  • Blue light and illusion of swimming flsh to simulate swimming in the sea


The Homestar Spa will be available only in Japan on September 4th and sell for the equivalent of $70. If you’re not in Japan and want one bad enough, I’m sure you’ll find a way to snag one.

[Via CrunchGear]

Pole dancing fitness game coming to Wii

wii_tipsWhen Nintendo released the Wii they knew that it would inspire out-of-the-box thinking and allow developers really try some new things but I’m pretty sure a pole dancing game wasn’t something that crossed their mind.

Ready or not, looks like Peekaboo Pole Dancing is serious about releasing this title and is actively seeking a partner.

Simon Kay, a representitive for Peekaboo, said via email that “Peekaboo will be all about fun and fitness for a new generation. Peekaboo wants to make the fitness benefits of aerobic pole dancing accessible to millions of Wii users. The goal is to encourage men and women of all shapes and sizes to improve their pole dancing skills while having fun, toning up and burning calories. Ultimately Peekaboo and AT New Media want to do for pole dancing what ‘Guitar Hero’ did for rock n roll!”

Hmmm…I guess it’s just another rhythem game so once you get over the “a what game???” factor I guess it sorta makes sense.

[Via Gizmodo]

Death Star wedding cake


A Gizmodo reader send in a picture they had taken at a wedding they had just returned from.

The grooms cake was the Death Star.

There’s…really not much more to say about it, but you have to admit–it’s pretty well done.

[Via Gizmodo]




New Bluetooth mic inserted into hole in tooth

bluetooth_mic_in_toothIf you’re the one all your friends look to for all the latest in geek stuff, really think about this one before you order it.

The new Bluetooth Microphone Dental Insert is a Bluetooth earpiece with an unusual microphone–it fits into a 2.2mm diameter by 1.7mm deep hole that is drilled into your tooth and “will pick up sound and vibrations from y our mouth to produce incredibly clear sound…never forget your trusty Bluetooth kit ever again.”

Hmmm…except for the ear piece which does not fit into a hold drilled into your ear canal (maybe version two) so you may still forget that piece.

The black spot in the models teeth near the gum line in the picture here is it. Sorry, looks like the only color will be black so no white or spinach color.

For more info check out the product page here. No pricing info just yet.

[Via Gizmodo]

Wikipedia passes the 10 million article mark

nicholas_hillardOnline encyclopedia Wikipedia has passed the 10 million article count with a biography written about 16th century Hungarian painter Nicholas Hillard (here’s an English version).

No prize for hitting that number I’m sure, but still amazing to think about just how huge it has become.

[Via TechCrunch]

Larry Ellison’s yacht too big, will build smaller one


Poor Larry Ellison. Oracle’s CEO has the second-largest private yacht in the world (the 454-foot ‘Rising Sun’), but its too big to dock at most ports throughout the world so he’s often forced to tie it up with oil tankers and container ships at industrial ports, or anchor offshore.

One of Larry’s friends compares walking in the giant ship to “walking in an empty mall.”

What will the wealthy executive do? Build a smaller yacht.

Don’t feel bad for Ellison–the new yacht will be around 262-feet long, so still long enough that his friends won’t laugh at him.

Smaller…but still obnoxious.

[Via WSJ]

10 largest data breaches since 2000


It seems like every few months we hear about another data breach that results in peoples personal information being stolen.

Have you ever been curious what some of the biggest breaches have been in terms of the number of people affected?

FlowingData has a timeline showing the 10 largest data breaches since the year 2000 and when they occurred, using data from Attrition.org.

The three biggest are:

Third place:

A tie!

Citigroup on June 6, 2005
30 million

America Online
30 million

Second place:

Visa, MasterCard and American Express on June 19, 2005
40 million

First place:

TJX Companies Inc. on January 17, 2007
94 million

To see all ten, check out the timeline here.

[Via Consumerist]

Glow Flow Tap changes water color


Equal parts geeky and odd, the Glow Flow Tap is ad add-on you can attach to nearly any faucet that can change the color of water coming out of the faucet using LEDs.

When water passes through the device it turns it on, illuminating your water red or blue. When you switch off your faucet the Glow Flow Tap switches off too.

The device has a built-in temperature sensor and ill glow blue when water is cold and red when it is hot. Can it be set to always be red or blue regardless of the water temperature? Not sure.

Interested? It will set you back £14.99, or roughly $30 US dollars and you can find it here.

[Via Reuters]