Category archives: Events

At Last Its The Official Halo 4 Live Action Trailer

Fresh from the Comic Con is this official live action trailer for the much waited for game Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn game. This trailer is only three and half minutes long and yet it is hot, that is all we can say about it well it’s not because this video brings the whole Halo experience to life.

This is what Machinima have to say about the cool and official Halo 4 trailer;

It’s finally here! The first full-length, official, live action Halo series is here on Machinima Prime! “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a live-action digital series that takes fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel: the UNSC Infinity.

This video may be cool and show us whats in store, but it still doesnt alter the fact that we have to wait until November for the games launch!

Source [Geeky Gadgets]


City In China Builds Its Own Tower Bridge

It used to be Las Vegas where all of the worlds iconic buildings can be seen in one day, but it seems that China are taking this to another level by building actual working replicas of iconic buildings, such as this Tower Bridge, normally you would only expect to find it in London. But in this case, this version can be found in Suzhou City in the east of the country. Just out of interest, they are making the most of their version by opening up the top tier as an English style coffee house, whatever that is, I would have preferred Starbucks!

Source [New Launches]


Free Olympics Results App For Android Users

Android users will be able to stay up to date with all of the action of the London 2012 Olympic Games through a free app that is already available from Google Play! With this app, the user will be able to see results, live updates, medals won and there is even an athlete profile section.

These are features for the Official London 2012 Results App for Android devices;

Official London 2012 Results App – The Official London 2012 Results app provides all the latest news, schedules and results, allowing users to keep up-to-date with the latest action LIVE across all Olympic sports (25 July to 12 August 2012) and Paralympic sports (29 August to 9 September 2012).

Source [Tech Cinema]


Whats Wrong With Being A Hufflepuff

It is always the way with long running movies, games and books, there is always the team, club or house that nobody wants to join or be placed in. In popular Harry Potter series of movies and books, it seems that this is Hufflepuff. However there are those who feel that being a Hufflepuff is cool and one such group known as Not Literally have produced a cool video to show us all why using the words of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, what else!

Here is a little bit of information on Not Literally who are behind this brilliant video;

Dana and Ginny started working together after Ginny’s Friday parody, Ravenclaws, accidentally went viral. The demand for House Pride videos was surprisingly high, so they worked their hardest to accommodate. By now, they’ve set their sights far beyond the four Hogwarts houses! With plans for expanding into The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Disney, and more, there is no end in sight for how far the Not Literally girls’ reach will extend.

So, do you want to be in Hufflepuff now?

Source [Nerd Approved]


Is This Geekiest Wedding Ever

Here is something that you do not see at every wedding, it is a gothic, geeky and Star Wars style wedding with a touch of the zombie uprising thrown in for good measure. It was held at the Gatehouse at Lionsgate Event Center, Lafayette, CO in the US! It is the idea of Deyanna & Dustin and to be honest isn’t this how we would all like to get married, if we had the chance. Congrats to the happy couple!

According to the bride and groom, this is what the wedding was all about;

We basically scrapped a cohesive theme and dubbed our wedding a “hodge-podge of awesome.” We took wedding party photos at a graveyard. The groomsmen were Stormtroopers. Two zombies followed me down the aisle. We chopped up a zombie head with a machete in lieu of a unity candle. Our ceremony music included Guns N’ Roses, The Beatles, Queen, and AC/DC.

Source [Off Beat Bride]


Human Powered Helicopter Takes To The Air



The idea of a human powered helicopter is no longer the domain of the movies or comic books! For this is the Gamera II it’s the second pedal powered helicopter from a team of students at the University of Maryland. The first Gamera hovered for just eleven seconds, but after improvements this is Gamera II and as you will see from the video, it stays hovering for fifty seconds, but if they are to claim the $250,000 (£160,000) AHS Sikorsky Prize the human powered helicopter must remain in the air for one minute!



These are the details for the Gamera II HPH 50 second flight!


Turns out this video is “only” a 45ish second flight, click the link above for the real 50 second record flight! Gamera II is the second human powered helicopter from the University of Maryland’s Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. This flight was piloted by Kyle Gluesenkamp.



Source [Geeky Gadgets]



NASA Probe Finds Mickey Mouse On Mercury



This is something that you could not make up, well you could, but nobody would listen! However, this is not made up, these are actual images sent back to Earth from the NASA Messenger spacecraft close to Mercury! Clearly, this is not mercury but the Disney Planet and image is branding to make sure that there is no mistake. Alternatively, it is an image of a rock formation and shadows, but I prefer the Mickey version, what about you?



According to a statement by NASA, this is what they have to say about finding;


“The shadowing helps define the striking ‘Mickey Mouse’ resemblance, created by the accumulation of craters over Mercury’s long geologic history,”


Source [Neatorama]



The Truth About The Baltic Sea UFO



A while ago, we featured the project that was setting off to explore the depths of Baltic Sea, where sonar images had picked up on a circular shape, which of course hinted at being a sunken UFO. Well the Ocean X Team have done their stuff and concluded that it is definitely not a UFO although the team still have yet to come up with definitive answer as to what the object is.


The Truth About The Baltic Sea UFO


According to Peter Lindberg, who is one of the founders of the Ocean X Team, he said;


“We’ve heard lots of different kinds of explanations, from George Lucas’s spaceship – the Millennium Falcon – to ‘It’s some kind of plug to the inner world,’ like it should be hell down there or something,”


As to what the object actually is, he said that it was surrounded by;


“Something resembling soot. Since no volcanic activity has ever been reported in the Baltic Sea, the find becomes even stranger,”


Source [RT]



Is ET Waiting For Us To Call



Over the past couple of years there has been change in how we see the galaxy and beyond, as technology improves and more earth like planets are discovered, it stands to reason that at some point life beyond our planet will be found, be it intelligent or some other life, eventually ET will be found as Dr. Seth Shostak explains;



According to TED this is a little bit about the ET lecture;


Dr. Seth Shostak participates in the search for extraterrestrial life at the SETI Institute. He heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Committee, and hosts a weekly radio show, “Big Picture Science”. Shostak has published more than 400 popular articles on science, and his most recent book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter, A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life (National Geographic). Shostak is also an accomplished photographer. His photos have been featured on the cover of Time magazine.


Is ET Waiting For Us Call


Source [Geeks Are Sexy]



Darth Vader Tries To Buy Guns



Here is the answer to that burning question, just where does the empire get its weapons from? Well clearly not from the gun makers FN Herstal’s factory in Belgium! Even when the big guy steps out of his limo, they are not having any of it. This is on fact a video made to highlight the debates on the arms trade being organised by the UN in July.



This is the information that comes with the video to put into perspective;


Air has put together a persuasive little video for Amnesty International. It shows a black limo pulling up at the entrance of arms manufacturer FN Herstal. A gangster-type in suit and sunglasses gets out and asks the security guard if he can buy some arms. His boss, who is waiting in the limo, is looking to make a big purchase. The guard is a little surprised but eventually calls the marketing department…you can see what happens in this video. Sufficient to say that the aim of this stunt is to collect a maximum of signatures for a petition demanding that the treaty on arms trade is applied effectively.



Source [Geeks Are Sexy]



One Image All Five Star Trek TV Series Captains



We have to first thank the Wizard World Philadelphia event that took place the other day. However, this is something very special indeed; This is the event that could down in history as being the first and only place where the five captains from the Star Trek TV series were all captured in a single image. This is all fine, but now we have to ask the question, which one of these five captains was the best?



Source [Nerd Approved]



Its Star Wars: The Radio Play



There is a new Star Wars doing the rounds and this time there are no special effects, animations or hundreds of actors, this time it’s Star Wars for the radio, yes that’s it, the radio! Check out the video below to see what the all of the fuss is about, it took place at the Emerald City Comic Con and there were some interesting surprises that evening.



This is whats happening in the video;


It’s the Star Wars Trilogy like you’ve never heard it before! Join voice actors Billy West, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jess Harnell and Rob Paulsen as they re-create the magic of the Star Wars films, albeit in their own special way! You never know what you’ll hear when this cast gets together.



Source [Geeks Are Sexy]