Did the Oscars 2015 Win Your Attention Span?


Sure, the Oscars were last night, but it’s what everyone’s talking about today. It seems appropriate to give a nod to the projects that were nominated and the people who entertained us (whether intentionally or otherwise) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

As a side …continue reading

Don’t Need the Sun for Blind Bag Toys Fun


Why go outside when you can have perfectly good fun indoors? In this CPU, I open three so-called “blind bags” that are randomly selected by Diana! What mysteries are revealed? Well, all of them if you skip ahead to the end of this …continue reading

Favorite Tech of 2014? Tell It to Ocho and Be in My Video!


Show me your favorite tech product of 2014 as a video response to this video in the free Ocho app and I may include you in a compilation video! Use the hashtag #TopTech — and thank the kind folks at Ocho for …continue reading

Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Hot, Hot, Hot!


While I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for ages, the company keeps surprising me with new benefits every year. I took advantage of Amazon’s offer of an Amazon Fire TV Stick for only $19 and an early release date. My quick impression …continue reading

Panasonic HX-A500 from a Pirillo Eye View


When I first got wind about the Panasonic HX-A500, I was really excited — mainly because I misheard it as coming with “four cake” capabilities.

Once the misunderstanding was cleared up and it was explained that the Panasonic HX-A500 …continue reading

Tech Trends for Holiday 2014: Streaming


Yes, this is a sponsored post for Staples, but — as always — all opinions are 100% mine.

Sure, I used to love browsing the aisles of video stores for movies that I wanted to see back in the day. Know what …continue reading

LEGO 3MP Digital Camera for the Junior Nerd in All of Us


Sure, anybody can take photos with their smartphones these days (and anybody does). But it takes a truly fearless LEGO geek to venture onto the streets with an eye-blindingly colorful LEGO 3MP Digital Camera!

This thing has 3MP resolution (as you may …continue reading

Top Five Audio/Video Gadgets I Use Every Day


I’ve done a lot of audio/video work during my day-to-day tasks at LockerGnome. During that time, I’ve gone through my fair share of equipment here in the home office. Some of this equipment I’d rather not speak about, but there are a handful …continue reading

HDE 55x Zoom Compact Monocular Keeps Your Eye on the Prize


One of life’s simple truths: you can see more with one eye open than with two eyes closed. And when that one eye is enhanced with the power of an HDE 55x Zoom Compact Monocular, then you can see a whole lot …continue reading

Lily Allen Responds to the URL Badmen Among Us


When trolls try to bring you down on the Internet, you can feed into their negativity like a sucker, or you can get back at them through the power of music. Lily Allen took the latter approach, and I think it’s the better approach. What …continue reading

A Wide and Personal LG 34UM95 Review


This is a sponsored post written on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. If you’d like to know more about specs and features of the LG 34UM95, I talked about them over here!

For the longest time, I’ve …continue reading

Star Theater Pro Turns Your Ceiling into the Night Sky


If you live in a brightly lit city or a place that’s cloudy all the time, you may not realize the heavenly splendor of an unobstructed night sky that hangs right above your head. But you don’t have to move out to the boondocks to …continue reading

The Game of Thrones Bunch?


The Wil Wheaton Project promises us some pretty twisted laughs ahead if this Game of Thrones/Brady Bunch opening title mashup is any indication…

I can’t wait to see how they kill off Cousin Oliver.

[From The Game of …continue reading

LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD Monitor


This is a sponsored post written on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. If you’d like a more personal review of the LG 34UM95, I did one over here!

Multiple monitors might be one way to display visual …continue reading

How to Win at Recording Video


Oh, Internet! We like to have fun with you. Jon Prosser and Brian Shoop from Front Page Tech and I have been making these OMG videos for our patrons; here’s how you can win at recording video… in a reverse psychology …continue reading

How to Get Started with Doctor Who


Hello World, I’m Chris Pirillo — and this is another TGIF, filled with Tips, Guidance, Information, and Facts!

Today’s Topic? How to get started with Doctor Who.

A lot of people have been lucky enough to grow …continue reading

30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters Infographic Saves Monday


For the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, Mike Seiders of SDRS Creative crafted a beautiful infographic of interesting tidbits about not just the first movie, but Ghostbusters II, as well. RIP, Harold Ramis.

I was having a lousier than usual Monday until I saw this. Bustin’ …continue reading

Bad Lip Reading Makes American Idol Weirder Than The Gong Show


About the only way I’ll tolerate a televised talent contest is when it’s a Bad Lip Reading televised talent contest. (Or The Gong Show, but let’s focus on what we do have instead of pining for what we don’t.)

“You don’t really want a …continue reading

Transformers Season One DVD Set Beats Bay Any Day

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Before Bjork ever sang about cars being asleep inside mountains, Transformers Season One began airing and set a course that has ultimately led to this weekend’s blockbuster release of Extinction. Regardless of your opinion of the Transformers movies (I happen to believe that Michael Bay …continue reading

Beer Bottle Music: Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean


For most of us, it’s what’s inside of beer bottles that tends to coax the music out. How else could karaoke have become such a phenomenon among otherwise shy coworkers and moping barflies when happy hour’s had its way? Anyway, the Bottle Boys from Denmark …continue reading

Star Wars Theme as Interpreted by a Swedish Street Musician


Anders Flanderz is a Swedish one-man band who does no disservice to the epic theme from Star Wars by bringing it to the streets of Stockholm on accordion, xylophone, horns, and various percussive implements.

His multitasking is impressive… most impressive.

[From Swedish Street …continue reading

Gummy Night Light is Wireless and Colorized


This Gummy Night Light is wireless and colorized and a shining beacon in the darkness for those of us who are either afraid of the dark or afraid to trip over things in the dark. To anyone who has to get up …continue reading

Simulating Summer Week with Great Realism


Now that Memorial Day has heralded in the unofficial beginning of summer, let’s call this… Summer Week? Will you be going outside a lot more (not something that I’d ever recommend), or would you rather spend it indoors playing a Realistic Summer Sports …continue reading

Pondering Science in the Game of Thrones Universe


Most of us are big fans of Game of Thrones here at LockerGnome. We’re also fans of science. So when the PBS-produced YouTube series It’s Okay To Be Smart decided to explain some of the anomalies of the Game of Thrones universe with science, well, …continue reading

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series 71% off – TODAY ONLY!


If you’re a fan of the Battlestar Galactica reboot and you’ve been saying that you’ll “get around to” getting the complete series on DVD “one of these days,” I’m here to tell you that the wait is over. Today is the day!

Why the urgency? …continue reading

Doctor Who: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Daleks


You just knew there had to be an entry for Daleks in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Andrew Orton’s Channel gives us the skinny:

“Daleks are powered by static electricity and hate…”

[From Doctor Who: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Daleks (The …continue reading

David Lynch’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi


Most of us have a strong opinion about whether David Lynch’s version of Dune is a barely watchable piece of sandworm dung or a visionary masterwork. (For the record, I like it, but I agree that it’s not for everyone.) But what …continue reading

Nintendo Marriage Equality is Virtually Eventual


If you haven’t caught Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Sundays at 11 p.m.) on HBO, I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t have HBO, you can catch a lot of great clips on YouTube the day after the show on which they appeared …continue reading

Bad Lip Readings of the Twilight Saga


Sparkling vampires are certainly an appropriate way to wrap up Glow Week — especially if they know where to find that assassin pig you’ve been looking for. It only seems like nonsense until you allow the Bad Lip Reading people to explain.

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Voldemort’s Final Horcrux Discovered in Unlikely Place


The PistolShrimps discover the awful secret about why their trusty relic of a Nokia 3310 is so resilient.

“It’s indestructible! I’ve smashed it, like, a million times. Never breaks!”

[From Voldemort’s Final Horcrux by PistolShrimps]