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Photos: Welcoming 2010

Photos: Welcoming 2010

From freezing swimmers in Finland and bull runners in Spain to fake snow in Pakistan and confetti in Times Square, watch as the world rings in 2010 with Boston.com’s Welcoming 2010.

Fighter Sidecar Mashup

Fighter Sidecar Mashup

Henrik Toth’s Fighter Sidecar Mashup may not be particularly road or air-worthy, but it’s one sweet flight of fancy; it features a mini-WW2 cockpit bolted on to a Yamaha Wild Star.

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Games of January 2010

Games of January 2010

As if our wallets haven’t already been thoroughly ravaged by the holidays: this Games of January 2010 video has us checking the cushions to pay for Darksiders, ME2, Bayonetta, and more.

Website: Resolution Generator

Website: Resolution Generator

Monina Velarde’s New Year’s Resolution Generator takes 50% of the effort out of making yearly promises to ourselves; breaking and/or forgetting them? That’s all on you, buddy.

9 Ball T-shirt/Hoodie

9 Ball T-shirt/Hoodie

We’ve got good and bad news about Flying Mouse’s 9 Ball tee/hoodie; the good: Pluto is back in play; the bad: planetary pool is not what it’s racked up to be if you’re the cue ball.

Teaser: Live-Action Yamato

Teaser: Live-Action Yamato

We were initially unsure of this live-action adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato, but this teaser has us rarin’ to blast some Gamilon ass; the movie is due out in Japan December 2010.

DIY: Most Useless Machine

DIY: Most Useless Machine

Inspired by this gadget, the Most Useless Machine not only reaches new heights for futility but has us waxing morose about the pointlessness of our own lives. Happy New Year, friends.

Zombieland (Blu-ray)

Zombieland (Blu-ray)

Dark undead comedy Zombieland arrives on Blu-ray 2/2/10 with a behind the scenes PiP track, deleted and effects progressions scenes, and actor, writer, and director commentary.

Short Film: Muzorama

Short Film: Muzorama

Muzorama was created in six weeks and based on the work of illustrator Jean-Philippe Masson; it’s a surreal animated short film that literally has us losing our heads over the details.

Orion-Lite Forensic Light

Orion-Lite Forensic Light

Ideal for pros and CSI junkies, Evident’s Orion-Lite is a 455nm LED Forensic flashlight for detecting body fluids, fluorescent powders, dye stains, and trace evidence. Thanks, Mac!

Pastrana New Year’s Jump

Pastrana New Year’s Jump

Watch as Subie-maestro Travis Pastrana rings in 2010 with a New Year’s jump over 269 feet of water in Long Beach with his WRX STI, breaking teammate Ken Block’s 171-foot record.

The Simpsons x Estonia

The Simpsons x Estonia

TV station TV3 puts an Estonian spin on this meticulously reimagined The Simpsons intro, swapping uranium rods for horseshoes and cars for carriages; Bart? A total Baltic brat.

Star Trek Wetsuits

Star Trek Wetsuits

Although perfect for JJ Abram’s new, sexi-fied film, these 7mm Star Trek Wetsuits are styled after The Original Series; choose from Command Yellow, Science Blue, and Engineering Red.

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Jaybird Sportsband

Jaybird Sportsband

Jaybird’s Sportsband hits a small, but underserved niche; ideal for fit multitaskers, the headphones sport an adjustable band, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR/A2DP, button controls, and microphone.

DIY: Iron Man Papercraft

DIY: Iron Man Papercraft

Shunichi Makin’s been busy ever since his mini-HAL 9000; he’s created not one but three super-deformed versions of Iron Man in papercraft, each with 3-4 printable PDF files.

KEO Time Capsule

KEO Time Capsule

End 2009 with a trip to the year 52,009: today is the last day to leave a message with KEO, a time capsule satellite which will orbit 1,800 km above Earth and remain there for 50,000 years.

Freakiest TV Ads of 2009

Freakiest TV Ads of 2009

Adweek’s AdFreak names the Top 30 Freakiest Commericals of 2009; included are Quique the Head and the Palm Pre, but by far the creepiest and most shocking are the PSAs.

Science Fiction Screen Print

Science Fiction Screen Print

It’ll be 2010 before we can name everything on this Science Fiction Screen Print; it’s a giant 14″x34″ poster with 61 robots, 58 aliens, and 30 icons from sci-fi film, tv, books, and games.

Free: LEGO Photo

Free: LEGO Photo

Get your iPhone bricked in a good way with LEGO Photo: it’s basically a free, one-function photo application that’ll convert any of your pictures into a mosaic composed of 1×1 bricks.

Speaker Bot

Speaker Bot

LipsonRobotics’ Speaker Bot will crush lesser docks with ease; this one-of-a-kind robot is made from reclaimed parts and packs a speaker in its torso and iPod Dock in its base.

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Short Film: Quietus

Short Film: Quietus

Quietus (Part 1, Part 2) is a glacially slow sci-fi short but still intriguing; it was shot on an 8k budget, filmed in the style of Kubrick’s 2001, and uses the same Death Valley locations as Star Wars.

Mega Man: Complete Works

Mega Man: Complete Works

Due out 1/6/10, Mega Man: Official Complete Works is 200 pages of Mega-awesome; it’s packed with 20 years of artwork including characters, box art, promo art, and rare art pieces.

Metal Wine Cage

Metal Wine Cage

It won’t stop bottle bandits, but this Metal Wine Cage makes other racks look like grape juice; it’s built out of rustic-finished welded and fabricated iron and sports a padlock with chains.

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey

Actual aviators may want to look elsewhere, but Wings of Prey is ideal for casual WW2 fighter fans; it includes six theatres of war, 50 missions, 40+ planes, multiplayer, and future DLC.

Jag Laptop Bag

Jag Laptop Bag

Bill Amberg’s Jag Laptop Bag keeps things simple yet sporty with perfed calf leather panels and dual compartments with metal zips; it’ll last, too, with reinforced corners and handles.

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Kristy Anne Ligones’ semi-realistic portraits of Family Guy actually paint fairly normal versions of Peter, Lois, Chris, and Brian; that said, Stewie and Meg are as creepy as ever.

Make Art Not War Jacket

Make Art Not War Jacket

Compared to the tee, Obey’s Make Art Not War is a more appropriate medium for Al Rockoff’s iconic DoH photo; it’s styled like an M65 field jacket with Rockoff’s print in the interior.

Justice League: Crisis

Justice League: Crisis

Available 2/23/10, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths pits the League against their evil counterparts from an alternate reality–all with the help of an also alt-reality heroic Lex Luthor.

Video: 2011 Mustang GT

Video: 2011 Mustang GT

Ford’s 2011 Mustang GT is official now, but nothing quite beats seeing it in motion: watch as Motor Trend takes its 412 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque 5.0L V8 for a test drive in the video above.

Funny: Battlestar Rhapsody

Funny: Battlestar Rhapsody

Queen fans may want to plug their ears, but Luke Ski’s Battlestar Rhapsody is a parody fit for an Opera House; best lines: “All the Hell, WTF, FTL!” and “Nothing frakking matters to me…”

Nike Zoom Kobe V

Nike Zoom Kobe V

Now available: Nike’s Zoom Kobe V is 1 oz less than the IV at 10.6 oz, thanks to a lighter midsole, Flywire, and heat welding; it also features Kobe’s heartbeat traction pattern on the sole.

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