I have a space dream. I've been invited to the NASA prom by Mohawk Guy. He's going to pick me up in the Mars Curiosity rover. What on earth am I going to wear? I'd better head over to Etsy and order a Mars panoramic skirt.
Ever wondered what Neptune tastes like? Vintage Confections on Etsy has the answer. It comes in your choice of either strawberry or cotton candy.
A complete set of solar system lollipops costs $17.50. You get the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Yea for including Pluto! Sorry, Moon, you don't rate high enough to get your own sucker.… Read more
The Angry Birds bra came to our attention last year. Little did we suspect at the time it was just the tip of the undergarment iceberg in an upcoming flood of geek-themed bras.
If "Star Trek" is more your thing, then you can get a blue sciences division bra complete with insignia in vaguely the right location. Other options include a Portal bra and a nod to every 12-year-old boy's favorite calculator joke, "BOOBIES" done up in numeric style.… Read more
Some people watch the Wampa cave scene from "Star Wars" and think, "Look out! Wampa attack!" Others watch it and think, "I could make a dress out of that!"
Nerd Alert Designs falls into the latter camp. The geeky Etsy store is full of custom dresses with "Star Wars" themes.
One of the most impressive of the lot is the $130 Wampa dress crafted of fake white fur with a bomber-style horned hat and clawed boot covers. A little touch of blood on the chest really makes it pop.… Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung did not comply with multiple guidelines set forth by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, according to the group's former top board member.
During testimony, Dr. Michael Walker -- who served as ETSI's chairman of the board between 2008 through 2011 -- said that Samsung had failed to disclose two of the patents it's using in its case against Apple to the standards group in a timely manner.
As a result of that, Walker says that Samsung should not be able to use them as ammunition in the case.
To prove that, Walker … Read more
Tuesday's top tech headlines are formatted to fit your second screen:
At the Gamescom conference in Germany, Sony announced several new PlayStation games and new methods for playing. Sony talked more about PlayStation Mobile for Android devices, but we still don't know exactly when it'll hit the market or how many games will launch in the store.
And there are some perks for those that own both a PS Vita and the PS3. For one price, you can get a game for both systems, starting with "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale," "Sly Cooper: Thieves in … Read more
Just when it seemed like Etsy was the perfect place to pick up some human bones, poison, or drug paraphernalia, the online artisan e-commerce site announced it was banning these products and more.
It actually seems a bit laughable that Etsy had to earnestly state that it was forbidding these items, which include all smokeable products, human remains or body parts, hazardous materials, motor vehicles, and drugs -- but it did.
Here's what Etsy policy manager Lauren Engelhardt wrote in a blog post last week:The Policy Team at Etsy is continually working to ensure that our rules balance … Read more
Etsy has turned into quite the geek-craft haven. Case in point: you can pick up a pair of custom hand-painted Super Mario high-heel shoes.
The $115 paint job from Etsy seller magicbeanbuyer doesn't actually include the shoes. You'll have to send along a pair of your choosing to have the design applied. There is one pair of ready-to-go peep-toe heels available in size 8.5 for $142 if you can't wait.… Read more
Some people drift off to sleep on a bed of clouds. Customers of Etsy store Craftsquatch drift off to sleep on Google, Twitter, and Facebook pillows.
You won't need sheep anymore when you can count your Google+ friends while laying your geeky head on a $28 Google+ pillow handcrafted from fleece with a polyester filling. A matching Plus One pillow is available to complete the set.
If Facebook is more your thing, you can get a blue and white Facebook pillow for $24.99. Go ahead and poke it with your finger for a truly tactile social-media experience. … Read more
There have been rumors running around for a while that the next Doctor Who could be a woman. If that's the case, I would recommend accessorizing her with a Dalek or Tardis felt purse.
Etsy seller Krukrustudio uses felt purses and bags as a creative outlet. The purses are crafted in detail from natural felt with linings and zipper openings. These are no mere change purses. The $190 Dalek purse stands over 9 inches high while the $180 Tardis is nearly a foot tall. For $140, you can pick up a slimmer Tardis bag that will hold a 14-inch laptop.… Read more