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Ringwraith Coat Will Set You Back Two Large

A lot of people are getting excited about The Hobbit, about to hit theaters. We understand: it is directed by Peter Jackson of LOTR fame, so it’s bound to be pretty awesome. We, however, aren’t quite excited enough to want to don something like the above Wraith Coat. Or at the very least, we’re not willing to fork over the asking price. Made from Italian wool and silk knit sleeves, the coat certainly looks… different and is sure to be a hit among hardcore fans. But only among hardcore fans with a pretty deep wallet, seeing as it’s listed for $2,136.

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AWESOME: Man Sings Chris Brown’s Look At Me Now While Impersonating Family Guy Characters

Holy jumping Mexican beans, this video is great! No, it’s got not a single thing to do with tech, other than hey, it’s on the Interwebs. But we think our fellow geeks will appreciate Paul Vlahos’ talents. He’s able to do spot-on impersonations of Cleveland, Peter Griffin, Herbert the Pervert, Stewie and a few others. But that’s not all. He has them singing Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now’. It’s freaking sweet, as Peter would say.

No really, it is. Watch this vid.

I lost it at Joe’s part.

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Awesome Geek Dad Mods Zelda and Turns Link into a Girl in the Process

Legend of Zelda Mod

We’ve got another awesome parent to add to our list of Awesome Parents of 2012, who will be joining the ranks of the awesome mom who modded her son’s push car into a DeLorean. This time around, we’ve got Mike Hoye who did some modding on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker so that every reference to Link refers to him as a her. In short, Mike turned Link into a girl for his little three-year-old girl named Maya.

Mike explains that he did it because “she’s the hero of the story.” Maybe Maya finds the story more relatable with a female lead or a heroine, so her dad made it happen. It took a lot of work, too, since it probably took Mike a few weeks at the very least to finish modding the entire game.

You can read about how he did it here, if you’re curious.

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3D Printed Success Kid Can Be Yours

Incorporates popular Internet meme? Check.

Related to trending field of 3D printing? Check.

Can actually be bought? Check.

Our ability to turn all that into a funny two-liner that works with Success Kid? Well… we’re still working on it.

No need to wait for our sense of humour to develop to buy 3D Printed Success kid, though. Parting with $13 at Shapeways will do the trick.

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Seiko Japan Launches Limited Edition Star Wars Watches

The Star Wars saga is perhaps the cult classic amongst geeks, so it’s no surprise to see products like the above watch making the rounds whenever they’re announced. Seiko Japan is putting out a series of wristwatches featuring various characters from the films. The one in the picture is the Seiko Brightz R2-D2, and features a 300dpi screen that can display scenes from the movies. Other watches are more traditional looking and come in flavours of Darth Maul, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. Depending on the model, there will be between 500 and 1,500 of each made. With limited supply comes of course the fancy prices: around $1,800, although now that they’re already on the market, you can find some on eBay for less.

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Kitties, Computers, And What It’s Like To Be A Geek

It’s true. We like them kittens.

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The Inventor Of The Progress Indicator Interface Had A Good Sense Of Humor

This. Always. Happens.

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Geeks Vs. Hipsters

By David Ponce

Below is a highly informative graphic. Some might call it an infographic, as it were.

We fall squarely in the “Geek” column. We suspect none of you will fess up to being a Hipster, what with that being Hipster Rule #1.

Still, fun to read. Click it for a larger version.

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Why Geeks Win In The Long Run

By David Ponce

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