11/27/2013, Today is one of the busiest travel days of the year in the U.S. as people are taking the skies and the roads in order to get to their Thanksgiving destination. If there’s one thing we know about a road trip, it’s the fact that nowadays, you need a way to keep your cellphone charged, especially if you’re streaming media from it to your vehicle. Unfortunately, not all vehicles have […]
09/16/2013, Over the past couple of years, we’ve highlighted the R2-D2 multi-console game system, which allows you to play both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 within the famous droid’s small frame. That R2-D2 housed a built-in projector which allows you to game on any wall in your home at any time, and it looks like a similar R2-D2 multi-console game system has just made its way to Etsy where you […]
03/27/2013, There’s been a lot of talk lately about Star Wars: Episode 7 now that we know all of the original Star Wars actors were accidentally confirmed by George Lucas himself. With that bit of news, Star Wars fans have immediately become extremely excited about the next film and just what kind of role each of the previous film’s stars will have in the new film. Illustrator Adam Schickling created a conceptual […]
08/02/2011, The wonderful world of Lego has clearly seen many imaginative creations in the past, but when it comes to popular pop culture, this Lego R2-D2 clearly beats them all. It looks just like the real deal except for being “bricked” – hmmm, imagine Artoo receiving the latest software update OTA and getting bricked in the process, now that would make for a half decent geek joke.
07/21/2011, What do Motorola and Microsoft have in common? Not much at the moment, but come this fall, both companies will have Droid-themed products up for sale. Droid-themed, you say? To be more specific, we’re talking about the droids from Star Wars – and to be even more precise, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite robot: R2D2.
06/28/2011, You know those operation games that you have tried out in the past, not to mention the Trauma Center series that was a hit on the Nintendo DS? Well, surgeons have to go through operations nearly every day, and the power of life and death are in their hands – and unlike a video game, there is no save game for them to fall back on, so every decision counts. […]
06/16/2011, A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – the opening line of one of the most famous sci-fi franchises to date will remain etched in the memory of many, and so will its collection of zany characters including the affable astromech droid known as R2D2. Having saved the bacon of Jedi-in-training as well as other good guys in the movies, you would have thought that there […]
03/14/2011, Check out this rather unique modification of the R2-D2 droid, where the modder decided to cram an Xbox 360 inside of it, not to mention throwing in a built-in projector to boot. Taking a couple of weeks to build, it comes with glowing blue LED lights, a projector which can throw an image size anywhere from 15″ to 50″, touch sensitive projector buttons, an HDMI port, optical audio out and […]
11/29/2010, Willow Garage, the company developing the real robot PR2 (picture), published the results of their Favorite Fictional Robot Survey that draw over 500 votes: R2-D2 came out on top! (picture) See below the ranking of the 15 robot candidates for this “election”: 1. R2-D2, from Star Wars (81.5% ‘Like It’ votes) 2. Bender, from Futurama (76.4%) 3. WALL-E (73.9%) 4. Marvin, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (66.3%) 5. […]
11/02/2010, We’ve seen some fancy R2-D2 case mods in the past, but this one probably steamrolls most R2-D2 mods out there. We’re talking about a version of R2-D2 that features 10 different consoles, a projector, fancy sound system, blue LED lighting and some more. The back panel allows you to hook up all the consoles at the same time if you so wish to, offering separate audio and video outputs for […]
10/19/2010, Since Halloween is just around the corner, you might want to get cracking on the jack-o-lantern for your home. This R2-D2 jack-o-lantern was specially sculpted out of an average 40-pound gourd. A vertical, smooth-surfaced pumpkin was required to get this jack-o-lantern looking just right, taking around 11 hours for the entire project. Gotta love the way it lights up properly, and Star Wars fans will definitely love to sink their […]
09/27/2010, Verizon Wireless has finally made it official, where the R2-D2 Droid 2 smartphone will be released to the market officially this coming September 30th, albeit only to select stores. Each purchase will net you a custom box that resembles carbonite, not to mention exclusive content that has been pre-loaded into the phone itself such as R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, Live wallpapers, a R2-D2 clock widget as well as an […]
09/27/2010, Star Wars fans will definitely love to have their personal Artoo following them round like a “velcro dog”, but something like this is the stuff of far-fetched imagination, don’t you think so? Apparently not – someone has come up with a homemade R2-D2 who is capable of fitting in a standard person, making this more or less the coolest mobile scooter you’ve ever seen. Made from what is most probably […]
09/23/2010, With the 1.2GHz Motorola Droid 2 World Edition looming on the horizon, will R2-D2 and the Force be good enough to convince you to pick up the Droid 2 R2-D2 edition? With the September 30th launch date inching closer, dummy units of this Star Wars-themed phone have started to appear in Verizon stores. It’s not the real deal yet, but it does serve as a juicy reminder of what you’ll […]