The above image - the "Xune" - is a years-old fantasy of A.J. Kandy's. It's an Xbox 360-inspired version of Microsoft's mp3 player, the Zune, which has been in competition with the far-more-dominant iPod for years now.
Apple's iPod was the product to beat for years, but now the iPhone is more ubiquitous.
Guy Ritchie’s awesome movie gave me a vital realization: we don’t spend
enough time thinking about Sherlock Holmes. Everybody knows that he was
a detective, he was smart, he wore a deerstalker cap, and he smoked a
pipe. But there’s so much more to the man who could tell the difference
between 140 different types of tobacco ash.
Fiber-optic Christmas trees are nice and all, but they're so boring. Where's the drama? If your Yule needs a touch of Burning Man, nothing will fix you up faster than a Tesla coil tree -- just check the video. (The sparks start flying around 0:25, for you impatient types who need their plasma-filament-spewing Christmas tree now
sleigh bells, gift wrap, and tinsel -- Christmas is really about
Daleks, Sontarans, and Cybermen. (Who were mostly tinsel themselves
back in the old days, but we digress.) That's because since 2005, the
BBC has brought us a Doctor Who special each Christmas, and
this year, we get the king hell bastard of them all: the story of
(spoiler!) the end of David "Number 10" Tennant's tenure as Doctor and
the introduction of Matt Smith as the 11th actor to take the role.
Christmas programming schedules have officially taken over our TVs. Not that we don't want to watch It's A Wonderful Life back to back with Miracle on 34th Street, but ... actually, we don't want to watch those films again. We'll just admit it.
Whovians and other sci-fi fans will find relief from the holiday onslaught on BBC America and the SyFy channel.
"Harry Potter: The Exhibition"
arrived at the Museum of Science in October, much to the delight of
wide-eyed urchins, fantasy fans, and twenty-somethings who never got
over their childhood dreams of receiving a Hogwarts letter (not to
mention Phoenix art critics). Since then, visitors to the exhibit (on display through February 21)
have noted that although the show is sparkling with enchantment and
imagination and all that good stuff, it’s kinda lacking on the, well,
1. The Christmas Toy
Tonight is our last night of latkes and lights! To close the occasion, let's watch this adorable small child lighting all eight candles on his last night of Hannukah.
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