Tyree Callahan
Tyree Callahan

Nerdy Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

Tyree Callahan
Tyree Callahan

From Jeremy, 15 Gadgets Worth Giving To Nerds. The tablet typewriter is basically my dream come true.
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20 words you probably didn’t know were inspired by real people. All hail thee, Earl of Cardigan!
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The 3-D craze continues, this time: in spaaaace!! 3D printers could make food for astronauts.
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Hilarious: Jeremy Clarkson is exhilarated and terrified to drive the world's tiniest car, which makes him look like a LEGO astronaut.
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The Case of the Disappearing Homing Pigeons. Needless to say, they did not find their way home … but why?
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The only thing that could beat it? Or maybe tie … The Chromatic Typewriter. If only it was real! On the other hand, art can be made from typewriters.
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In light of the horse meat scandal in Britain, an intriguing (scary?) article from the Smithsonian on how not to get duped by six foods that might not be the real deal.
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Neil Gaiman is working on a series of stories that you can help inspire. And yes, it is sponsored by Blackberry but … Neil Gaiman, y'all. Pick your battles!
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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