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Comic-Con 2013: Thor's Hammer takes center stage at Marvel's booth

Brian checks out Marvel's Thor 2 showcase including Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, and their constantly changing stage.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Time to recalculate? Thor's hammer may be a featherweight

Neil deGrasse Tyson's calculations that Thor's hammer weighs as much as 300 billion elephants may be off by about 300 billion elephants.

By Feb. 19, 2013


Thor's hammer gets a Tesla coil, puts out 80,000 volts

According to comic book legend, Thor's hammer can summon lightning. A couple of makers decided to make that concept real with an assist from a Tesla coil.

By May. 3, 2013


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Thor's hammer weighs 300 billion elephants

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the difficult calculations required to determine the weight of superhero Thor's otherworldly weapon.

By Feb. 8, 2013


Man retrieves lost iPhone using dating service - and a hammer

Trombonist Nadav Nirenberg lost his phone only to see someone using it on a dating site. So he set up a date and showed up with a hammer.

By Jan. 7, 2013


Ep. 54: Hammer not included

HP ruins the tablet party for everyone else, Stormtroopers ride in style, and Eric weaves in Geek Pop segment on comic movie news. Plus, some tough love from a listener.

By Aug. 23, 2011


Crave 54: Hammer not included (podcast)

HP ruins the tablet party for everyone else; Stormtroopers ride in style; and Eric weaves in a Geek Pop segment on comic movie news.

By Aug. 23, 2011


MC Hammer launches legit search engine

At the Web 2.0 Summit, the quintessential rapper, fashion icon, and occasional Web entrepreneur launches WIREDoo--a search engine that offers "deep search."

By Oct. 19, 2011


CES: Where you can smash an Acer laptop with a hammer

The Worth Avenue Group offers insurance for your laptop, iPhone or iPad. However, in a stroke of marketing genius at CES, the company allows you to take a hammer and pummel a laptop.

By Jan. 6, 2011


Google's looming patent hammer in the cloud

Judging from a recent patent application, Google appears to have a technology lead in cloud computing. Will the patent also give it a legal club?

By Oct. 30, 2008