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CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.

By February 22, 2015


3D-printed 'Star Wars' Buddhas: Zen and the art of the Force

Amusing "Star Wars" mashup Buddha figurines power an Etsy store full of geeky Zen statuettes ranging from Groot to Iron Man to Judge Dredd.

By January 12, 2015


Geek Buddha statues and the zen of 3D printing (pictures)

Etsy seller Chris Milne combines buddha bodies with "Star Wars," "Battlestar Galactica" and superhero heads to create geeky 3D-printed figurines.

11 Images By January 12, 2015


The CraveCast fails to grasp the desire to die on Mars

It's official: the CraveCast is piloted by a crew of cowards who love space but love watching space operas here on Earth more. Also, we find "Star Wars" everywhere, except in that golden Buddha statue, which had other surprising contents.

By February 24, 2015


Point and shoot, then print in 3D (video)

New free software enables users to create 3D objects from their photos. Autodesk gives SmartPlanet a demonstration with an assist from a little garden buddha.

By February 21, 2012


'Buddha phone' launches, plays Nirvana

A single tap of the phone's dedicated lotus-leaf button will load a private, customizable, animated altar. The idea is to let Buddhists perform their dedications and rituals conveniently when away from home.

By May 27, 2009


Photos: Japanese 'Buddha phone' launches, plays Nirvana

The phone for Asian Buddhists: Odin 99. In addition to having a built-in altar for worship on the go, it's got... hell, what else do you need?

7 Images By May 26, 2009


My encounter with the 'Buddha phone'

If you can put up with its hideous keypad design and tacky 24k-gold plating, you can put up with anything.

By April 23, 2008


A 'Buddha phone' for serenity now

It even has a jade-like scroll button.

By April 17, 2008


Crave: A moment of Zen with the Buddha phone

It's everything from the Crave blog with Brian Tong and guest hostess Bonnie Cha. This week they gab about a new futuristic ride, USB bling bling, the Nokia N95 8GB, a Buddha phone, and an Allen Iverson Zune to stay away from.

April 27, 2008