Winged Victory Available for 3D Printing
Winged Victory, the Nike of Samothrace, is one of the world’s greatest sculptural masterpieces displayed in the Louvre. Cosmo Wenman was allowed to spend a week taking 3D surveys of casts. He staged the Winged Victory, and took hundreds of photos and fed them through Autodesk’s ReCap Photo software to create a high-quality 3D model – which he has now released to the world for FREE! Now anyone with a 3D printer can have their own little Winged Victory.
Kano Computer Hits Kickstarter Goal in 18 Hours
The guys behind the Kano Kickstarter project got quite a surprise when they announced their $100,000 goal to design a $100 computer that kids can build and use themselves, and it funded in 18 hours! The project has gone on to reach nearly $1.5 million with over 13,000 backers!
Mac Pro Released – Do You Care?
And in other computer news, today is apple’s release date for the new Mac “pro”. And nobody cares. Seriously, when this thing was announced in June, I railed about it publicly. There is nothing “Professional” about a computer that can’t even accommodate extra drives and expansion capability within the chassis.
No More Woof Translates Dog Thoughts to English
No More Woof is a dog language interpreter device! If you want to know what your dog is thinking, and you can get this head unit on old Fido, it will translate four dog thoughts into English. However, do you your dogs to be professionally trained? You can train your pup near Boise to help your dog develop skills such as loose leash walking, obedience, traveling in vehicles, and crate training.
Train Your Brain at Lumosity
Have you visited Lumosity.com/geekbeat yet? Because Lumosity lets you play fun little games to exercise YOUR brain. No funny headgear required! You start out by taking a little Fit Test, to establish a benchmark, after that, the neuroscientists and their crazy robots at Lumosity will create a custom training program designed to unleash your inner Einstein!
Billion Pixel Camera Launched into Space
The European Space Agency has launched the Gaia satellite, with a mission to photograph the galaxy with its one BILLION pixel camera! The lens is sharp enough to create photos accurate down to seven micro-arcseconds, or for those of us who don’t even know what an arcsecond is… it could photograph a postage stamp on the moon – from Earth.
WTF? Stamp for All Occasions
Speaking of stamps, you can get a WTF? Stamp, just like mine, on Amazon. It’s like $10, or whatever I paid for it. And it’s awesome. I’ve been using it everywhere!
Thanks to All Our Supporters on Patreon
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Watch #CESlive Preparations… Live!
And finally, we’re still getting things prepared for our big #CESlive streaming show in January. You can actually see how the set is coming along as Kien engineers it on the Dropcams at geekbeat.tv/dropcam.
You can see all our gift suggestions throughout the season at geekbeat.tv/gifts!