Walyou » Geek Culture http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 13 Cutest Geeky Halloween Costumes For Pets & Their Owners http://walyou.com/halloween-costumes-cute-geeky-pets/ http://walyou.com/halloween-costumes-cute-geeky-pets/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180220

Couples costumes for Halloween? Fun to do, annoying for everyone else. Something with your children? Pretty sweet. Something with your pet? It doesn’t get any better, especially with some geek-oriented theme.

The Justice League

Batman & Robin

Mario & Luigi

Harry Potter & Fluffy the 3-Headed Dog

 

E.T. (And someone to carry him around)

Pokemon

The Cat in a Hat & Things

Lorax & Tree

Shaggy & Scooby Doo (But in a role reversal)

 

Big Bird & Oscar

 

Little Red Riding Hood & The Little Bad Wolf

The Wicked Witch & Glinda

 

King Kong & The Empire State Building

 

Hat Tip: LittleThings.com

For a bit more to get you into the spooky holiday spirit, check out these excellent DIY Halloween treats. If a tattoo is your best way of celebrating the holiday, this is the post for you.

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Frozen as an classic retro video game http://walyou.com/frozen-retro-video-game/ http://walyou.com/frozen-retro-video-game/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:40 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180043

Frozen gets the pixel art treatment as it’s depicted as a classic 8 (more like 16, maybe even 32) bit video game. The result, just like the movie, is incredibly charming.

The team at CineFix have created this version of Frozen, retold as if it was an old school, 8 bit classic from the NES days… or maybe SNES, as the sprites are too pretty for the NES to handle! Now, the web gets to relive Elsa and Anna’s story with retro-gaming visuals..Check the video below these lines.

Via Nerdgasmo

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Back to the Future 2 style shoes with LEDs http://walyou.com/back-to-the-future-2-shoes-leds/ http://walyou.com/back-to-the-future-2-shoes-leds/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:00:30 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179717

Back to the Future 2′s most iconic scenes took place in the future, which in theory should be next year! Is the technology we have now as good as in the movie? Well, sort of!

A couple years ago Nike had created their own version of the Back to the Future 2 shoes that Marty McFly wears in the classic movies. Well, this is not the exact same thing, but a pretty good replica at a fraction of the price!

This is a creation by Halloween Costumes, a pair of shoes with rechargeable LEDs that cost less than $100 USD. If there’s any justice in the world, they should be pretty popular this year come Halloween.

So now you have an idea for Halloween. How hard could it be to get the rest of the costume anyways? And, best of all, you’ve saved almost $10.000 USD.

Via Nerdgasmo

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The Top 100 tech blogs & websites you should visit [Infographic] http://walyou.com/top-100-tech-blogs-infographic/ http://walyou.com/top-100-tech-blogs-infographic/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179599

The Internet is so incredibly vast that finding a good source of information can get extremely complicated. Luckily, someone created an infographic with the best tech websites & blogs, where they narrowed the results down to 100.

The Internet, being a product of technology itself hosts a wide arrays of websites that deal with gadgets, technology, and life in the 21st century. It lives and breathes “geek lifestyle”, as evidenced by each one of these major websites that cover the topic of technology. We were very happy to find ourselves in the list, at the 30th spot, which is also pretty nice too! If you’re wondering about who take the other 99 positions, check out this infographic made by the rebateszone team.


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Is This Facebook Policy Offensive to the LGBT Community? http://walyou.com/is-this-facebook-policy-offensive-to-the-lgbt-community/ http://walyou.com/is-this-facebook-policy-offensive-to-the-lgbt-community/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179554

After receiving criticism for its ‘real name’ policy, Facebook will be meeting with San Francisco officials to fix it.

In many places on the worldwide web, such as Twitter and the comments sections of most websites, we don’t have to use our real names. For whatever reason – maybe we’d rather go by a nickname or maybe we really want people to call us ‘SwagMaster420′ – we often embrace the chance to shed whatever our parents and guardians scribbled on our birth certificates and instead choose to go by something else. Except, that is, on Facebook. Understandably plenty of people just go by their real names, Facebook is a tool through which friends and family (who know your name) can stay in touch with you after all, and Facebook even requires us to use our legal names on the platform. But what happens if our legal name and our real names aren’t the same? Well that’s where things get somewhat more difficult.

The issue of Facebook’s real name policy is a difficult one particularly for members of the LGBT and drag communities. For trans* people and drag performers and artists, the name listed on their birth certificates may not be the name that they actually go by and not allowing them to change puts an immense amount of pressure on the person who will have to face the possibility of being misgendered or wrongly titled. No one should have to go through that but despite Facebook saying that users “have several different options available to them” if they want to use a different name, the fact of the matter is that Facebook either gives you hoops to jump through or just locks you out of your account altogether.

That’s what happened to Sister Roma of San Francisco drag group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who was locked out of her Facebook account and forced to go by the name on her birth certificate, Michael Williams, which is a name she says she hasn’t used for almost 30 years. Sister Roma also took to Twitter to voice her concerns, being joined by many others in the #mynameis campaign to express their frustration. The movement even led to a petition being created against the policy which now has just under 20,000 signatures as of the time of writing.

Furthermore, it’s also been noted that not only could Facebook’s policy could cause physical harm to those who are trans*, drag performers as well as those outside of those identities alike. For example, if someone is a victim of domestic abuse and has since fled that situation, they may wish to use Facebook under a different name save their abuser find them again. The same goes for those who have fought custody battles and may be using the site under a different name in an effort to protect themselves and their children.

These are all things that San Francisco officials will have urged Facebook to consider in a meeting that took place Wednesday. It’s yet unclear what the outcome of that has been but given that Google reversed a similar policy on their social networking site Google Plus when pushed to do so, there’s a chance that this round of policy backlash will see Facebook’s ways changed too.

Source: Facebook

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12 Brilliant Bingo Games to Play While Watching TV http://walyou.com/tv-shows-bingo-games/ http://walyou.com/tv-shows-bingo-games/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179557

Some people actually think that Bingo is simply the name of a dog from a song. But it’s much much more, and besides the associations it has for being a great pass time for the elderly, it also makes for an excellent facilitator during TV shows.

Some people watch their favorite TV shows playing drinking games. But what’s the point of losing all your cognitive abilities while doing something you’d like to focus on? It’s better to pay even closer attention to details, while putting yourself in a position to win something.

Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead

Sherlock

True Blood

Family Guy

Supernatural

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

The Big Bang Theory

Community

 

Boardwalk Empire

Downtown Abbey

 

Sons of Anarchy

 

Bingo ‘cards’ via Whichbingo, Kellimarshall, myeveryzinepastemagazine and Northmanspartyvamps. Hat tip to Matthew Young.

Well, we haven’t really been paying attention to Bingo through the years here on Walyou. But there is a mention to it in a funny little post about what some characters do on their day off. Some of them play bingo.

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8 Amazing Pop Culture Mashups Ideas for T-Shirts http://walyou.com/pop-culture-mashups-t-shirts/ http://walyou.com/pop-culture-mashups-t-shirts/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179485

One of the best artists to combine humor with a lot pop culture references in his work is Matt Cowan who came up with another excellent idea for a series of pop culture mash-ups that would make incredibly cool T-shirts.

Prince Jonosnoke

Jon Snow is the most emo of the Game of Thrones characters and Princess Mononoke might be the best of what Hayao Miyazaki gave to the world.

Itchy the Killer

Combining the worlds of a TV show inside a TV show cat & mouse that hate each other with that of a manga series called Ichi the Killer.

Red Dwarf

Gimli son of Gloin is the better known half of this duo. Red Dwarf is a brilliant TV Show which is something of a science fiction standup.

The Kevin Bacon Mix Tape

Go watch Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Star Lord Bros.

Another Guardians of the Galaxy reference, combined with the two most famous Italian plumbers in the world. 

Bender’s Game

Bender, one of the most obnoxious robots in the history of television, and the Ender’s Game book, which turned out to be a slightly crappy film.

Tis Nothing but a Scratch

Combining Darth Vader and Monty Python is a wonderful idea.

Peppa Potts

A combination of the delightful Peppa Pig and the Iron Man duo of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.

These works and a lot more can be found on his Deviantart page.

For a bit more on awesome T-Shirt ideas, check out these 14 brilliant ones with Star Wars themes or these 21 T’s inspired by books.

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15 Best Quotes From ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ http://walyou.com/best-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-quotes/ http://walyou.com/best-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-quotes/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:33 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179439

While the filming of the fifth Game of Thrones season continues, someone is also working on the sixth book, although he’s taking an awfully long time doing so.

George R.R. Martin has created one heck of an epic Fantasy saga, and just like any other memorable series, the number of quotes that linger on forever make a great job of defining i just how good it is.

If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. (Ned Stark)

Art by Brokensicario

You know nothing, Jon Snow (Ygritte)

Art by hodryronja

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. (Jojen Reed)

Art by skansen

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. (Tyrion Lannister)

 

Art by fresco-child

Egg, I dreamed that I was old. (Aemon Targaryen)

Art by zippo514

Sing, little bird. Sing for your little life. (Sandor Clegane)

Art by kyla79

Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died. (Jorah Mormont)

Art by freestarisis

In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining. (Brienne of Tarth)

Art by Enife

There are no men like me. There’s only me. (Jaime Lannister)

Art by Noiry

A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid. (Tyrion Lannister)

 

Art by frogbillgo

Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. (Syrio & Arya Stark)

Art by NewMilky

On the Wall, a man gets only what he earns. You’re no ranger, Jon, only a green boy with the smell of summer still on you. (Benjen Stark)

Art by tamiart

There are old sellswords and bold sellswords but there are no old, bold sellswords. (Brown Ben Plumm)

Art by Pojypojy

Wear it quietly, or I’ll honour you again. (Robert Baratheon)

 

Art by DubuGomdori

Don’t make me rue the day I raped your mother. (Roose Bolton)

 

Art by dejan-delic

For a bit more on epic quotes, check out this list of 15 quotes every geek should know, or focus on Star Wars and it’s top 11.

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Freedom! Apple releases tool to delete that pesky U2 album http://walyou.com/freedom-apple-releases-tool-to-delete-that-pesky-u2-album/ http://walyou.com/freedom-apple-releases-tool-to-delete-that-pesky-u2-album/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:52 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179423

Apple has released a tool that allows users to get rid of that U2 album they never asked for, in a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

You can stand on any side of the iOS vs Android war, and that’s great. But the one thing Android did for you, they never forced you to listen to U2. Or anyone, for that matter. Apple learned the hard way to not force music down people’s throats as the Internet erupted in rage when U2′s latest album, Songs of Innocence, appeared in their phones, iTunes lists and devices without ever asking the users.

Well, now Apple has set up a support website to help people get rid of the album and ensure it’s never downloaded again. Deleting this album means that it won’t show up in the “purchases” tab, so if a user ever wants to download it again, they’ll have to go through the buying process from the top. Songs of Innocence is free, and will remain so until October 13th, after which it the exclusivity deal ends and users will have to buy it regularly.

It really says something about the Internet’s hatred of U2 as users talk about this record as if it was a virus or spyware program. There are people out there who literally, when given the choice of having a record for free or not, would rather delete it and never hear from it again! People would pay to not have to listen to U2, and that is just crazy. Imagine if Apple had gifted its users with a Nickelback album instead.

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Incredible Concept Art From Thor: The Dark World & X-Men: Days of Future Past http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/ http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179314

Concept art is often the visual basis for plenty of the comic book films you see each summer, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Thor: The Dark World, with the work of Jonny McCoy making it look quite brilliant.

McCoy released a lot of the work he did on both movies (he also did some of the concept art on Edge of Tomorrow) through his website, where there’s more of his work to be scene, on this movies and other projects.

Thor: The Dark World

For the second installment in the Thor film series, McCoy did a brilliant work on creating a beautiful Asgard.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

For X-Men, his designs focused on how the unbeatable Sentinels will look like.

 Via: i09 & Katharine Trendacosta

For more concept art you’d like to check out, here are some brilliant artworks that were the basis of some visuals on classic Disney films.

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